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Deadly Northern New York Crashes Spur Bill Requiring Truck Side Guards

A bipartisan bill introduced by two U.S. senators would change truck safety standards to prevent crashes like the one that killed four people in northern New York this summer. The law introduced by Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand and Republican Marco Rubio …

New York-Based Marsh & McLennan Appoints Mills as VP and Controller

Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc., a New York, N.Y.-headquartered, global professional services firm, has appointed Stacy Mills as vice president and controller, effective January 1, 2018. In this role, Mills will serve as the firm’s chief accounting officer and report …

Brightway Insurance Continues U.S. Expansion with First New Jersey Store

Brightway Insurance is continuing its expansion across the U.S. with the opening of its first store in New Jersey. Brothers Michael, Robert and Ray Norton will open Brightway, The Norton Agency in Blackwood, N.J., on December 18. Brightway also opened …

Drone Easily Pierced New York ‘No-Fly’ Zone, Exposing Risk

A recreational drone operator whose device smashed into a U.S. Army helicopter in September flew undetected into a no-fly zone over New York set up to protect President Donald Trump and the United Nations. The National Transportation Safety Board on …

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 …

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Promotes Haagen and Soja

Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), has announced that effective December 31, Henning Haagen will take over as North American regional head of specialty lines, and Rich Soja will become the North American regional head …

Female Workers in Massachusetts Sue McCormick & Schmick’s

Female kitchen workers at the McCormick & Schmick’s seafood restaurant in downtown Boston were subjected to constant groping and lewd comments from male supervisors and co-workers, and their complaints to the company were routinely ignored, five women said in a …

New York’s Greene & Associates Hires Del Priore as Sales Manager

Greene & Associates, an East Aurora, N.Y.-based underwriting manager and wholesale broker, has hired Theresa Del Priore as a sales manager. Del Priore comes to Greene with more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, most recently serving …

Alliant Hires New Jersey-Based Blazier to Further Eastern U.S. Growth

Alliant’s ongoing growth campaign in the Eastern U.S. is continuing with the addition of Senior Vice President Devin E. Blazier. The New Jersey-based industry veteran has joined the company’s Alliant Americas division with technical expertise in professional liability, group captives, …

Ten Appointed to Newly Formed New York State Insurance Advisory Board

Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo has announced the 10 appointees who will serve on the newly formed Department of Financial Services (DFS) State Insurance Advisory Board. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation to create the board earlier this year. …

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