December 13, 2019
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Fri, 13 Dec 2019 06:58:46 +0000
Drivers younger than 18 would be prohibited from using cellphones except for emergencies under legislation approved by the Michigan House. Michigan now bars drivers with a learner’s or intermediate permit – those as young as 14 years, 9 months to …
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 06:56:47 +0000
J.M. Wilson has promoted Jennifer Councell to senior fleet underwriter in its Portage, Michigan, office. She is responsible for evaluating transportation fleet submissions (11-plus units); quoting new and renewal transportation fleet business, binding ...
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 06:46:20 +0000
Wholesale insurance broker Midlands Management Corp. has appointed Michael Robbins to a brokerage position in Dallas. Robbins will be responsible for the solicitation of new and renewal commercial business for large and complex accounts. Through techni...
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 06:41:04 +0000
A Texas man convicted on workers’ compensation fraud charges must repay $16,727.70 in restitution to Texas Mutual Insurance Co., the insurer reported. Texas Mutual Insurance reported that Richard R. Gutierrez of Seguin was sentenced in a Travis County ...
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 06:35:24 +0000
If it weren’t for Hurricane Katrina, Chris Greene might not have become an expert in all things flood related. Greene, a Georgia-based independent flood insurance agent, and founder and owner of The Flood Insurance Guru (floodinsuranceguru.com), never ...
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 06:02:15 +0000
The U.S. telecommunications regulator voted on Thursday to advance a plan to split a key spectrum block set aside for auto safety to accommodate the burgeoning number of wireless devices, but the Transportation Secretary warned that doing so could lead …
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 06:00:38 +0000
Vermyttya Miller, 37, of Santa Clarita, Calif., was sentenced this week to five years in county jail and ordered to pay $22,500 in restitution after pleading no contest to one count of felony insurance fraud for a wedding fraud scheme. …
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 06:00:36 +0000
Two businesses whose Northwest Portland, Ore. storefronts were destroyed by a 2016 gas explosion have filed new lawsuits against the company that was digging at the time. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Portland Bagelworks owners Kim and Rik Bartel ar...
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 06:00:10 +0000
United Valley Insurance Services Inc. in California has named Nichole Alanis a member relations specialist. Alanis is focused on assisting members and vendors with on-boarding and training. Nichole previously worked as an underwriting support represent...
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 06:00:04 +0000
Burns & Wilcox has named Sylvia Ornelas associate vice president in addition to her current role as director, personal insurance, in the Los Angeles, Calif., office. Burns & Wilcox also promoted John Heaner to associate managing director from underwrit...
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 06:00:01 +0000
A March fire at a petrochemical terminal that spread a blanket of black smoke across Houston began when part of a manifold, which includes a pump and motor, on one storage tank broke, according to a report by local and …
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 05:36:59 +0000
Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) Commissioner Hodgen Mainda has named two longtime Tennessee captive insurance experts to new roles in the department. Michael Corbett has been named to the newly created director of Business Developme...
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 05:27:38 +0000
Burns & Wilcox has promoted John Heaner to associate managing director from underwriting manager, commercial insurance. Heaner is based in the Burns & Wilcox Tampa, Fla., office Heaner will oversee and manage day-to-day operations and team growth to su...
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 02:14:55 +0000
China-based cloud fintech platform OneConnect Financial Technology Co. expanded its U.S. initial public offering to raise $312 million, partly reversing cuts to its share-sale plans disclosed one day ago. The company, one of several Ping An Insurance (...
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 01:36:20 +0000
Faced with imminent new global marine pollution rules, shipping companies and insurers are puzzling over the risks. To reduce emissions of toxic sulfur that cause premature deaths, shipowners who have long relied on the dirtiest residues of oil extract...
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 00:22:17 +0000
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s potential liability for a deadly excursion to a volcanic island in New Zealand could hinge on whether the eruption was an unforeseeable “act of God,” according to maritime lawyers. Cruise ship passengers were among the to...
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 22:24:48 +0000
Topa Insurance Group President and CEO John Donahue has announced his resignation from Topa Insurance Group at the end of this year. Donahue relocated to Southern California nearly six years ago for the leading role, and his decision to resign …
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 17:57:39 +0000
A judge is allowing a South Carolina hemp farmer arrested after authorities said he grew the crop in unregistered fields to harvest some of his crop and put the money in a trust as he awaits trial. The State Law …
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 17:37:47 +0000
A Utah woman sued Mississippi’s Fair Commission for negligence and emotional anguish, saying she went airborne on a 40-foot (12-meter) super slide and injured her back. Lindsay Casperson of Kaysville, Utah, filed the lawsuit against the State Fair Comm...
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 17:24:03 +0000
Ten former National Football League (NFL) players have been charged for their alleged roles in a nationwide fraud on a health care benefit program for retired NFL players, the Department of Justice said. The alleged fraud targeted the NFL Player …
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 16:40:55 +0000
The U.S. Supreme Court this week declined to hear an appeal brought by insurance agents of American Family Insurance Co. who have claimed they were wrongly classified as independent contractors and denied benefits. The high court’s decision to not revi...
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 15:55:27 +0000
The votes have been tallied and the results are in for the 2019 Best Independent Insurance Agency to Work For survey by Insurance Journal. The winners have been chosen by employees. Employees of the Best Agencies to Work For in …
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 14:46:43 +0000
China-based cloud fintech platform OneConnect Financial Technology Co. cut its planned U.S. initial public offering set for Thursday by almost half. The company, one of several Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. businesses backed by SoftBank Group Corp., sa...
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 14:42:02 +0000
AXA XL has welcomed Senior Underwriters Odette Novoa and Erica Delaney to its Environmental insurance team in New York. Both have joined AXA XL’s Northeast regional environmental underwriting team and report to Hiral Shah, head of Environmental for the...
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 14:33:36 +0000
In a television commercial that’s become part of the lore surrounding Donald Trump’s affinity for McDonald’s Corp., he embraced a purple, lumpy denizen of the fast-food chain’s “McDonaldland” and said, “Together, Grimace, we could own this town.” He wa...
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 14:18:40 +0000
Omaha National, an Omaha, Nebraska-headquartered workers’ compensation insurance and payroll services provider serving small and midsize employers, has announced it is expanding coverage to New Jersey. New Jersey is the eighth state in which Omaha Nati...
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 14:03:01 +0000
The two main parties in Britain’s election on Thursday offer contrasting plans on spending, tax, the role of the state, trade unions and Brexit. Below is a summary of the main economic policies of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party …
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 13:52:07 +0000
North Korean state-backed hackers appear to be cooperating with Eastern European cybercriminals, a report said on Wednesday, a finding that suggests digital gangsters and state-backed spies are finding common ground online. Mountain View, California-ba...
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 13:50:51 +0000
Steven Cote initially entered the insurance business because of a neighbor, and now as president of Chalmers Insurance Group, he aims to ensure the agency always gives back to its neighboring communities. “Understanding the hard work, collaboration and...
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 13:26:54 +0000
A $1.7 million email phishing fraud that included phone calls with a fake lawyer and an intervention by a Wells Fargo fraud investigator is still a fraud and Ironshore Indemnity is liable for the claim, a split panel with the …