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Normandy Insurance Expands Workers’ Comp Coverage to Texas

Florida-based workers’ compensation carrier Normandy Insurance Co. is now offering workers’ compensation insurance to small, mid-size, and large businesses in Texas. This marks the fourth major expansion by the multi-state insurer in the past two years. Normandy now offers workers’ …

Rich Joins EPIC Insurance Brokers in Houston

EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants has added Brandon Rich in its property/casualty practice in Houston as a client advocate, reporting to EPIC’s Southwest Region Managing Principal and Director KJ Wagner. Rich will be responsible for new business development and the …

AIG’s Bernal Joins AXA XL’s Broker/Client Management Team in Texas

Roman E. Bernal has joined AXA XL’s broker and client management team in Houston as client distribution leader for the US South Central region, reporting to Wayne Speeg, US South Central regional leader. Bernal will be one of AXA XL’s …

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Oklahoma

Officials say there are no reports of damage after a 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck northern Oklahoma on Tuesday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was centered near Hayward, or about 50 miles north of Oklahoma City. It had …

NetVU’s Ambers Named Chief Growth Officer at AVYST in Dallas

AVYST, a provider of sales and risk management produces and services for independent insurance agents and brokers and their carrier partners, announced that Kitty Ambers has joined the insuretech firm in Dallas as chief growth officer. Ambers will be responsible …

Johnson & Johnson Acquires Louisiana’s Strickland General Agency

Charleston, South Carolina-based Johnson & Johnson is expanding its footprint into Louisiana by acquiring the assets of Strickland General Agency of LA Inc. (SGA LA), located in Harahan, Louisiana. Strickland General Agency was established in 1995 as a full service, …

TDI Shares Consumer Concerns About Contractors, Roofers with Lawmakers

While not making any specific recommendations to lawmakers regarding the licensing of building and roofing contractors, the Texas Department of Insurance noted in its 2018 Biennial Report to the Legislature that the department has “heard concerns about roofing and contractor …

Nelson Named President of Dallas-Fort Worth RIMS Chapter

Penni Nelson has been named president of the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) for 2019, the Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas (SLTX) announced. Nelson is a member of the SLTX board of directors. …

Magnitude 3.6 Earthquake Shakes Part of Northern Oklahoma

The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake shook parts of northern Oklahoma early in the morning on Jan. 14. Geologists say the 3.6 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 2:20 a.m. Monday near Waukomis, about 80 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. …

Bill Would Prevent Texans from Unknowingly Buying Homes in Flood-Prone Areas

State Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Houston, has legislation that would require sellers of residential properties to notify buyers if a property is located in a flood-prone area — and whether it has previously flooded. Senate Bill 339 would change a provision …

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