Articles by Elizabeth Blosfield

Startups Selected for Inaugural InsurTech Acceleration Program in Hartford

Hartford InsurTech Hub, an initiative established in 2017 by Hartford, Conn.-based insurance companies, the city of Hartford and CTNext, has selected the 2018 group of 11 startups that will participate in its inaugural acceleration program, The InsurTech Accelerator. Hartford InsurTech …

N.Y. Supreme Court Says Coverage Applies in World Trade Center Asbestos Injury Suit

The Supreme Court of the State of New York has ruled that American Home Assurance Company must defend contractors and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey against asbestos claims from construction workers who became sick after performing …

Massachusetts SJC Issues Decision in Auto Insurance Dispute

The Supreme Judicial Court in Massachusetts (SJC) has answered a question regarding the priority of coverage for two automobile insurance policies covering a single motor vehicle accident. In its ruling, the SJC decided both excess policies cover the accident equally …

Anderson Appointed as Commissioner of Massachusetts Division of Insurance

Governor Charlie Baker has appointed Gary D. Anderson as commissioner of the Massachusetts Division of Insurance (DOI), a regulatory agency under the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. Anderson has served as acting commissioner since February of this year …

Massachusetts SJC Issues Decision in Auto Insurance Dispute

The Supreme Judicial Court in Massachusetts (SJC) has answered a question regarding the priority of coverage for two automobile insurance policies covering a single motor vehicle accident. In its ruling, the SJC decided both excess policies cover the accident equally …

A Family Environment at New York’s Seely & Durland Insurance

As a fourth generation, family-run organization, Warwick, N.Y.-based Seely & Durland Insurance understands the importance of creating a welcoming, family environment in the workplace, according to President Garrett Durland. “We like to treat both our clients and our employees like …

Pennsylvania’s KMRD Partners Works Hard to Never Stop Improving

One of the first messages that appears on KMRD Partners Inc.’s website is a slogan that says, “We never stop improving for you.” The Warrington, Penn.-headquartered, boutique risk management and human capital solutions firm works hard to take that idea …

New York’s Mackoul & Associates is a Business About People

Working toward joining the Minor Leagues as an umpire to becoming the CEO of an insurance agency may seem like a big career change, but for Ed Mackoul, CEO and president of Mackoul & Associates Inc. in Island Park, N.Y., …

Allstate Sues Former Agent Over EA Agreement in Mass. Federal Court

Allstate is suing one of its former agents in United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, alleging the agent breached a one-year non-compete clause by misusing Allstate’s confidential information and trade secrets. Defendant Abner Joseph executed an exclusive …

Cyber Risk Is Putting Pressure on Property Insurance Underwriters

Property underwriters are feeling the pressure as cyber has become an increasing source of risk within the property insurance industry, according to panelists at Advisen’s 2017 Cyber Risk Insights Conference, held last week in New York City. “I think ‘under …