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If Ash Cloud Lingers, Economic Impact Could Rise Sharply

April 19, 2010 - The economic impact of the volcanic cloud halting flights across Europe will increase sharply the longer disruption continues, forcing holiday cancellations, delaying deliveries and reducing jet...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2010/04/19/109110.htm

TimeWise: The Magic Time-Saving Box

March 17, 2010 - A slender boy of 14 moves slowly across the room. His full head of long red hair bounces as he walks. His mind is racing. He sits at the oak table near the window of the vast room. On the table is...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2010/03/17/108238.htm

IRS, States Target Employer Abuse of Classification of Independent Contractors

March 7, 2010 - The Internal Revenue Service and 37 states are cracking down on companies that try to trim payroll costs by illegally classifying workers as independent contractors, rather than as full employees,...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/magazines/features/2010/03/07/159419.htm

IRS, States Target Employer Abuse of Classification of Independent Contractors

March 7, 2010 - The Internal Revenue Service and 37 states are cracking down on companies that try to trim payroll costs by illegally classifying workers as independent contractors, rather than as full employees,...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/magazines/features/2010/03/07/159453.htm

Declarations

February 21, 2010 - Dumb Fraud "This ranks as one of the dumbest things." —Maryland Judge Michael J. Algeo, who gave a five-year suspended sentence for insurance fraud to Joseph Francis Brooks, 46, of Philadelphia....
https://www.insurancejournal.com/magazines/features/2010/02/21/159342.htm

IRS, States Target Employers’ Use of Independent Contractors

February 16, 2010 - The Internal Revenue Service and 37 states are cracking down on companies that try to trim payroll costs by illegally classifying workers as independent contractors, rather than as full employees,...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2010/02/16/107364.htm

Philadelphia Man Helped Stage Robbery to Collect Workers’ Comp

February 5, 2010 - A Philadelphia man who staged a fake robbery and shot his own cousin as part of an elaborate conspiracy to help the cousin collect workers' compensation insurance has pleaded guilty in Maryland to...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2010/02/05/107155.htm

Companies Offer Aid for Haitians; Caribbean Risk Pool Pays $8M

January 13, 2010 - Companies pledged millions of dollars in aid Wednesday to help victims of a powerful earthquake in Haiti that devastated much of the impoverished country's capital and killed thousands. Digicel...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2010/01/13/106607.htm

Special Reuters Report: America’s Route to Recovery

December 29, 2009 - When Bob Hagan was a boy in Youngstown, Ohio, people equated the coke dust they swept off their doorsteps each day with opportunity, for it came from the steel mills that built this city. After...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2009/12/29/106269.htm

Michigan Driver Sues, Claims UPS Fired Her For Refusing Drug Delivery

November 4, 2009 - A former United Parcel Services driver in Michigan who claims he was fired for refusing to deliver a package containing marijuana has filed a lawsuit against the delivery company....
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2009/11/04/105062.htm

Old Insurance Inspection Photos Make Meaningful Gifts

January 25, 2009 - Are you ready for a quick excursion down memory lane? It's a short trip, so there's no need to fire up the old DeSoto. Instead, just walk over to your nearest filing cabinet and dig deep into your...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/magazines/ideaexchange/2009/01/25/157622.htm

‘Made in China’ Label Battered by Product Contamination Scandals

December 8, 2008 - Milk, toothpaste, cough syrup, pet food, eels, blood thinner, car parts, pork, eggs, honey, chicken, dumplings, cooking oil and rice -- if you can fake it or taint it, you can almost guarantee it's...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2008/12/08/96101.htm

Willumstad Replaces Sullivan as AIG CEO

June 16, 2008 - American International Group, the world's biggest insurer [by capitalization], replaced CEO Martin Sullivan on Sunday, June 15, after it suffered two quarters of record losses from risky mortgage...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2008/06/16/91004.htm

People

May 19, 2008 - MyNewmarkets.com, the Web site with a searchable online directory that brings together agents seeking property/casualty insurance markets with the market providers, is expanding its content to...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/magazines/people/2008/05/19/156305.htm

Bloomenkranz Named Chief Marketing Officer for Progessive Corporation

May 5, 2008 - Larry Bloomenkranz has been named chief marketing officer for The Progressive Corporation in Cleveland, Ohio, The announcement was made by Paul-Lawrence Associates, an executive search firm....
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2008/05/05/89716.htm

China, European Union Vow to Work on Trade, Ease Tibet Tension

April 25, 2008 - China and the European Union vowed on Friday to seek balanced trade and foster cooperation in climate change in high-level meetings as they sought to ease tension over Tibet protests and the...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2008/04/25/89471.htm

UPS Brand Exec Bloomenkranz to Head Progressive Insurance Marketing

March 27, 2008 - The Progressive Corp. has named Larry Bloomenkranz as chief marketing officer effective April 28, 2008. Bloomenkranz joins Progressive from United Parcel Service (UPS), the package delivery...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2008/03/27/88621.htm

UPS Agrees to Offer Benefits to Gay Partners in N.J.

August 1, 2007 - After persuasion from New Jersey's governor and attorney general, UPS Inc. said Monday that it would extend health insurance benefits to the civil union partners of gay employees in New Jersey...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2007/08/01/82186.htm

States’ Civil Union Laws May Not Apply to Benefits Regulated by Feds

July 13, 2007 - United Parcel Service has denied health benefits to some same-sex couples in New Jersey, a decision gay rights advocates say starkly illustrates the limitations of the state's civil unions...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2007/07/13/81593.htm

Greater competition, higher prices challenge A&E market

July 2, 2007 - For architects and engineers (A&E) the new mantra is: "They want it done better, cheaper, and faster," according to Mark Henderson, architects and engineers product line manager for Chicago-based...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/magazines/features/2007/07/02/81775.htm