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Patients in Louisiana Could Get More Details About Medication Costs

Louisiana patients could soon get more details about what happens at the pharmacy counter and whether they’ve gotten the most affordable medication for an ailment. In the regular legislative session, lawmakers passed a package of bills requiring more transparency about …

Missouri’s GM Peters Agency Joins Agency Partnership, CAA

Combined Agents of America (CAA) is expanding its presence in Missouri with the addition of GM Peters Agency, based in Liberty, Missouri. Current owners Shane Davolt and Peggy Marrs acquired the agency in 1999, however, GM Peters has been serving …

Maximum Builds Texas Property Team with Addition of Lally

Insurance wholesale broker Maximum has added Bill Lally to its property team in Texas. He will be based in Houston. With previous experience as a property broker and several years spent developing a property underwriting expertise at Axis Insurance, Lally …

Last Defendant in Louisiana’s Camp Minden Explosion Case Owes $149K

The last defendant pleaded guilty to conspiracy and agreed that he owes the federal government $149,000 in a case involving a huge explosion at a Louisiana National Guard-owned site. William Terry Wright’s plea agreement was described in news release June …

Feds Sue G2 Corporation, Alleging Sex Harassment at Texas Facility

G2 Corporation, doing business as Screen Tight, violated federal law by subjecting a female worker in the Patio Screen Door Fabrication warehouse in Corsicana, Texas, to unwelcome physical and verbal sexual harassment at the hands of her production manager and …

Appalachian Underwriters Hires Duran as Texas External Marketing Rep

Appalachian Underwriters Inc. has added Armando Duran as external marketing representative for Texas. He is based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and will focus on agent relationships throughout the state. Duran comes to AUI with over 10 years of experience …

4.0 Mag Earthquake and Aftershock Shake Parts of Central Oklahoma

The U.S. Geological Survey says a 4.0 magnitude earthquake has shaken parts of central Oklahoma, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The USGS says the earthquake was recorded at 3:56 p.m. about 7 miles (12 kilometers) north of …

Texas Insurance Wholesalers Find Strength in Independence, Relationships

There’s no denying the robust mergers and acquisition trend among wholesale brokers in the property/casualty insurance industry nationwide, and Texas is no exception. But some Texas wholesale brokers and managing general agents (MGAs) with fiercely independent streaks say that while …

Smith Joins UK’s Miller as Onshore Energy Specialist for North America

Ryanne Smith has joined London-based insurance broker, Miller, to further strengthen its energy capabilities for North American intermediaries and clients worldwide. Smith specializes in onshore energy. At Miller, she will be working with Daniel Nicholls and Graeme Valentine, focusing on …

Former Cowboys Cheerleader Sues Team, Citing Wage Discrimination

A former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader has filed a federal lawsuit against the team, alleging she wasn’t paid for all her work and made less money than the team’s male mascot. Erica Wilkins, who worked for the Cowboys from 2014 to …

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