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Takeaways from Our Conversation on State Cannabis Regulations and Their Impact on Insurance

Ever heard of a gram shop law? It’s a thing, and if you’re an insurance broker in Michigan focused on the cannabis space, then you and your clients are well aware of the term. The law, signed by Gov. Gretchen …

Confie Expands Portfolio with Two Acquisitions

Largest Personal Lines Insurance Distribution Company Continues Growth With Purchase of ASAP and Axiom Insurance HUNTINGTON BEACH Calif. (July 15, 2021) – Confie, the largest personal lines insurance distribution company in the U.S., today announced it has completed the acquisitions …

Experienced Insurance Provider Launches New Non-Standard Auto Program in Texas

IRVING, Tx., May 3, 2021 — Breckenridge Group has launched Breckenridge General Agency (BreckGen), a non-standard auto insurance managing general agency providing Texas insurance agents with a new outlet for affordable coverage for their insureds. Leading this program are two …

Tornadoes in Texas Panhandle, No Injuries Reported

Several suspected tornadoes touched down Saturday afternoon in the Texas Panhandle between Lubbock and Amarillo, according to the National Weather Service, but no injuries or fatalities were reported. Two possible tornadoes touched down south of Amarillo, near Palo Duro Canyon …

Texas Reports Nearly 9,200 New COVID Cases, 245 Deaths

Texas health officials reported almost 9,200 confirmed new coronavius cases Tuesday as a convention center in the hard-hit Rio Grande Valley opened as a makeshift hospital for COVID-19 patients. The Department of State Health Services on Tuesday reported 245 confirmed …

300 Homes, Buildings Damaged by Tornadoes in Louisiana

Though tornadoes were reported in Arkansas, Lousiana and Texas over the Easter weekend, in the South Central region, northern Louisiana bore the brunt of the storm system that swept across the South on Sunday. The weather service reported multiple tornadoes …

Judge Rules Army Corps Not Responsible for Harvey Flooding Damage

A federal judge has ruled the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers isn’t liable to damage to thousands of Houston homes that were inundated by two federally owned reservoirs in the days following Hurricane Harvey because they would have flooded regardless. …

Report Shows Fire at Texas Facility Caused by Equipment Failure

A fire at a Houston, Texas-area petrochemical storage facility that burned for days in March was accidental and caused by equipment failure at a storage tank, according to a report released Friday by local and federal investigators. The report by …

3 Hurt At Texas Chemical Plant Hit By Two Massive Explosions

Two massive explosions 13 hours apart tore through a Texas chemical plant last week, and one left three workers injured. The blasts blew out windows and doors of nearby homes and prompted a mandatory evacuation of a 4-mile radius from …

EPA Eases Safety Requirements Enacted after Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

Days before President Barack Obama left office in 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule aimed at preventing tragedies like the 2013 explosion and fire in the tiny Central Texas town of West that killed a dozen first …