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Important Facts about Texas Fertilizer Blast May Be Sealed in Lawsuits

Valuable health and safety information about the 2013 fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, could be hidden from the public forever because a judge has approved confidentiality agreements for more than a dozen lawsuits relating to the case. The agreements …

Fertilizer Makers Place Blame on City in West, Texas, Explosion

Two fertilizer companies sued following a deadly Texas explosion are claiming the small town deserves blame for failing to properly train volunteer firefighters and first responders, who made up most of the 15 people killed by the blast. El Dorado …

ITC Expands Comparative Rating System, TurboRater, to Nevada

Insurance Technologies Corporation (ITC), a provider of marketing, rating and management software and services, has expanded its comparative rating system TurboRater with its release of automated insurance rating information for personal lines insurance in Nevada. The insurance carriers available today …

Home Emergency Insurance Solutions Relaunches Home Protection Plans in California

HomeServe USA’s subsidiary Home Emergency Insurance Solutions (HEIS), is relaunching its optional Water Service Line Insurance plans as home protection plans to more than 425,000 households across the state of California. A mailing outlining the new benefits of the Plans …

Climate-Driven Firefighting in West Takes Cash From Prevention Budgets

Wildfires blamed in part on climate change are consuming timber in the U.S. West at such a furious pace that half the Forest Service’s budget is now spent fighting them — up from 21 percent in 2000. Add in the …

In New Mexico, Arizona Fire Danger and Drought Spark Fireworks Concerns

The fire season has been relatively mild across the West this year, but officials in New Mexico and Arizona are doing what they can to rein in the use of fireworks given the dry conditions plaguing both states. New Mexico …

NAS Insurance, Swett & Crawford Launch Cyber Liability Program for IIABCal Members

NAS Insurance Services and Swett & Crawford have created new cyber liability products for IIABCal members and their clients. Members can now log on to NAS Online to quote and issue cyber liability policies for their clients through the program …

Capital Insurance Group Launches Risk Mitigation Resource

Capital Insurance Group (CIG), a property and casualty insurer serving the Western United States, has launched a new, online risk mitigation platform, CIG RiskAlly. The new resource is currently available for CIG commercial, apartment and restaurant owner insurance policy clients …

MMIC Expands into Colorado

Minnesota-based MMIC Insurance, Inc. is now doing business in Colorado. The company offers medical professional liability insurance, health IT services and patient safety options to hospitals and large health systems, long-term care, and allied health care providers. The expansion also …

Crestbrook Insurance Expands into Arizona

Crestbrook Insurance Co., an affluent market personal lines carrier, has expanded into Arizona. Independent insurance agents and brokers appointed with Crestbrook in Arizona are now able to offer the property and casualty carrier’s products and services to their affluent clients. …