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New York Drywall Installer Arrested for Failing to Provide Workers’ Comp Insurance

New York State Inspector General Letizia Tagliafierro has announced the arrest of a capital region area drywall installer who allegedly failed to provide legally required workers’ compensation insurance to his employees. Dennis R. Hammonds, 40, owner and operator of Hammonds …

Boston Insurance Brokerage Appoints Driscoll as CEO

Boston Insurance Brokerage LLC (BIB) has appointed Keith Driscoll as CEO. Driscoll has been a member of the BIB team since 2013, beginning as vice president of the Workers’ Compensation Division before being promoted to executive vice president and chief …

Pacific Resources Benefits Advisors Names Judd as CEO, Vaughan as President

Pacific Resources Benefits Advisors LLC, a Boston, Mass.-based subsidiary of Brown & Brown Insurance and a non-medical employee benefits consulting firm, has announced Chris Judd as the company’s new CEO and Ken Vaughan as the company’s new president, along with …

Two Wounded in Connecticut Workplace Shooting, Suspect in Custody

A shooter opened fire and wounded two people outside a Connecticut business Tuesday and was taken into custody at gunpoint on a highway in Massachusetts, police said. Both victims were treated at a hospital and discharged. Authorities identified the alleged …

Reliance Global Group Acquires New York’s UIS Agency

Reliance Global Group Inc. has acquired the assets of UIS Agency LLC, a Thiells, N.Y.-based insurance agency serving the commercial transportation industry. Reliance Global Group CEO Ezra Beyman said in a company press release that UIS will compliment Reliance’s existing …

World Insurance Associates Acquires New Jersey’s Gateway Agency National

World Insurance Associates LLC (WIA) acquired Gateway Agency National of Highlands, N.J., on September 1, 2020. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1981, Gateway specializes in home, automobile, boating and life insurance needs for clients across New …

MMG Insurance Company Hires McPherson as Senior Vice President of Operations

MMG Insurance Company has hired David McPherson as senior vice president of operations, effective September 1, 2020. McPherson will work closely with Matt McHatten, current executive vice president and chief operating officer, to transition into his role. This new position …

The Hilb Group Acquires Connecticut’s Ganim Group

The Hilb Group LLC (THG) has acquired Connecticut-based Ganim Group Inc. (Ganim Benefits) from Ganim Financial Inc. The transaction became effective on September 1, 2020. The Ganim Benefits team, including Valerie Koch, will join THG of New England and continue …

Small Plane Crash Lands on Street in Pennsylvania, Two Injured

A small plane traveling from Vermont crash landed on a residential street in Pennsylvania, injuring the pilot and a passenger. The single-engine aircraft was trying to land at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport on Sunday night when the pilot apparently had engine …

New York Calls on Insurers to Address Climate-Related Financial Risks

New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) Superintendent Linda Lacewell today implemented several new initiatives to address climate-related financial risks, calling on insurers to begin integrating these practices into their risk management and business strategies. This move comes amidst …

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