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New York Company to Pay $200K in Penalties for Safety Violations

A home and personal care fabric products manufacturer will correct hazards at its five manufacturing facilities in New York and pay $200,000 in penalties to resolve safety violations after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and …

Global Risk Solutions Acquires Connecticut’s William Kramer & Associates

Global Risk Solutions Inc. (GRS), a provider of claims adjusting and environmental risk management solutions, has acquired William Kramer & Associates (WKA). Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. GRS Complex Claims Solutions (CCS) specializes in large and complex claims, …

The Central Insurance Companies Promotes Zollner to Northeast Regional VP

The Central Insurance Companies has promoted Matt Zollner to vice president of the Northeast regional office. In his new role, Zollner will be relocating to the Boston area this fall. He will replace Vice President Jocelyn Pfeifer, who is being …

Connecticut State Trooper Charged with Workers’ Comp Fraud, Larceny

A Moosup, Conn., man has been arrested and charged with illegally collecting workers’ compensation benefits while being employed as a Connecticut state trooper. Kevin Moore, age 41, was arrested by inspectors from the Workers Compensation Fraud Control Bureau in the …

Markel Specialty Taps Elzer to Lead Newly Launched Risk Solution Services

Markel Specialty has launched Risk Solution Services, its newly expanded loss control department, and has tapped Allison Elzer to lead the department along with her team. This department will support clients and production partners by offering risk management solutions and …

Fire Marshal Says Delaware Church Fire Causing $250K in Damages Was Arson

A fire inside the sanctuary of a Delaware church was started by an act of arson, authorities said. State Fire Marshal Chief Deputy Robert Fox said multiple fires were started inside Reach Church, in Glasgow, news outlets reported. Fox said …

Northeast Insurer Plymouth Rock Assurance Launches Umbrella Coverage

Plymouth Rock Assurance, an auto and home insurance provider in the Northeast, has launched a new umbrella insurance product for customers across the six states in which it does business. Plymouth Rock’s new umbrella product was designed to give customers …

First Charges Filed Under New York’s Cyber Reg Involve First American Data Leak

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has filed cybersecurity charges against a title insurance provider for exposing millions of documents containing consumers’ personal information. The charges are the first to be filed under DFS’ cybersecurity regulation, Part …

AIG Will Move to New Manhattan Headquarters in 2021

American International Group is moving its global headquarters in 2021 as part of a continued push to modernize its operations, the company disclosed on July 21. The property/casualty insurance giant will still maintain a Manhattan corporate address, which it has …

New Jersey’s BCA Insurance Group Partners with NJM Insurance Group

BCA Insurance Group has contracted with NJM Insurance Group (NJM) as an NJM Premier Agent, expanding its ability to connect the business needs of its clients with NJM’s insurance solutions. As an NJM Premier Agent, BCA can provide access to …

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