Articles by Elizabeth Blosfield

Hurricane Florence Could Pressure Congress to Extend NFIP, IIAV’s Bradshaw Says

Hurricane Florence could put pressure on U.S. Congress to extend the National Flood Insurance Program, but “it is still an open question as to whether it will lead to a comprehensive reform bill passing,” Robert Bradshaw, president and CEO of …

Virginia Insurers ‘Actively Preparing’ for Florence; State’s Top 10 Home Insurers

The Virginia Bureau of Insurance says it is “confident that insurers are actively preparing for this storm” as the potential impact of Hurricane Florence is anticipated in the state. “The Bureau’s focus is first – to encourage everyone to prepare …

Mass. SJC Says Hospital Does Not Have Duty of Care in Former Patient’s Stabbing Suit

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that Steward Carney Hospital does not have a duty of care after a patient released from an involuntary psychiatric commitment fatally stabbed his neighbor. The court found the order of civil commitment did …

New Jersey Investigating NRA-Sponsored Carry Guard Insurance

The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance is investigating the marketing and sale in New Jersey of insurance sponsored by the National Rifle Association for potential violations of state insurance laws. The Department is examining Overland Park, Kansas-based Lockton …

Proper Insurance Coverage for Construction Crucial in Avoiding Costly Litigation

If residential property owners don’t confirm proper insurance coverage and carefully consider labor laws when hiring contractors, they could be in for some costly litigation, according to two speakers at a July roundtable held at Anderson Kill’s offices in New …

New Jersey Investigating NRA-Sponsored Carry Guard Insurance

The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance is investigating the marketing and sale in New Jersey of insurance sponsored by the National Rifle Association for potential violations of state insurance laws. The Department is examining Overland Park, Kansas-based Lockton …

Mass. SJC Says Hospital Does Not Have Duty of Care in Former Patient’s Stabbing Suit

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that Steward Carney Hospital does not have a duty of care after a patient released from an involuntary psychiatric commitment fatally stabbed his neighbor. The court found the order of civil commitment to …

Millennials in Insurance Talk Age and Tech Gaps, Insurance Being a ‘Well-Kept Secret’

What is the best part about working in insurance? For a group of millennials speaking with Insurance Journal at a July roundtable, the answer was simple. “The people,” roundtable participants agreed. At the same event, when asked about one challenge …

Maryland Appeals Court Says Insurer Has Duty To Defend in Hidden Camera Case

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals has concluded Harleysville Preferred Insurance Co. has a duty to defend the limited liability company that owns and operates Rams Head Tavern in underlying litigation regarding a hidden video camera in its women’s restroom. …

Surplus Lines Bill Among Laws Vetoed by R.I. Governor As she Cleared Desk

Among the three laws vetoed by Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo as she cleared her desk of all pending legislation in early July was a bill relating to surplus lines insurance. The bill – 2018 – H 7909 Substitute A …