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Hurricane Beryl: Insurers See Minimal Impact, Brace for Active Season

Insurers’ losses from Hurricane Beryl will be “low and readily absorbed” and the storm is not expected to change pricing conditions in the P&C and reinsurance sectors, Moody’s Ratings said. Beryl made landfall along the Texas coast as a category …

Texas Steel Plant Fined $269K for Endangering Workers

Two years after the U.S. Department of Labor added Kyoei Steel LTD to its program for severe violators of federal safety and health regulations, inspectors returned for a follow-up inspection at the Vinton, Texas steel fabrication and recycling facility and …

Half a Million Will Be Under Houston Outages a Week After Beryl

Days after Hurricane Beryl crashed through the city, Houston is still grappling with the aftershocks. Large swaths of America’s fourth-largest city are still without power, shutting stores and snarling traffic at non-functioning lights. Gas stations are either closed or swamped …

People Moves: Rice Joins Alliant Insurance Services’ Employee Benefits Team

Brandon Rice joined Alliant Insurance Services, based in Irvine, California, as a vice president for its employee benefits group. Rice is based in Dallas. He most recently served as vice president at Lockton Companies, where he worked for over 18 …

No Shops, No Gas: Large Swaths of Houston Are Still in the Dark

Days after Hurricane Beryl crashed through the city, Houston is still grappling with the aftershocks. Large swaths of America’s fourth-largest city are still without power, shutting stores and snarling traffic at non-functioning lights. Gas stations are either closed or swamped …

Texas Tank Cleaning Company Faces $800K Fine After Worker’s Fatal Injury

A La Porte, Texas tank cleaning company faces over $800,000 in fines after the company allegedly disregarded federal safety standards that may have protected their employees from hazardous working conditions and prevented another employee from suffering a fatal injury. In …

‘We’re All Going to See the Impact’ – Beryl Could Worsen Texas Insurance Crisis

Insurance agent Ian Hartgrove was one of many Houston residents caught off guard by the size of Hurricane Beryl, which made landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast Monday morning. Beryl had weakened to a Category 1 hurricane by the time …

People Moves: Incline P&C Group Appoints Galiardo as Chief Actuary/Chief Underwriting Officer and Urban as Chief Development Officer

Incline P&C Group, headquartered in Austin, Texas, appointed Scott Galiardo as chief actuary and chief underwriting officer for commercial and specialty lines and Tony Urban as the chief development officer. In this newly created role, Galiardo will develop Incline P&C …

Houston Struggles With Beryl’s Blackouts and Searing Heat

Houston is struggling through Hurricane Beryl’s chaotic aftermath, with blackouts, blocked roads, internet disruptions and spotty access to gas expected to linger well after the storm’s floodwaters recede. More than 1 million homes and businesses are likely to be without …

Last Survivors of Tulsa Race Massacre Challenge Oklahoma High Court Ruling

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Attorneys for the last two remaining survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre asked the Oklahoma Supreme Court last week to reconsider the case they dismissed last month and called on the Biden administration to help …

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