October 15, 2018
Garner Insurance Agency, LLC.
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 01:12:20 +0000
Energy Transfer Partners LP said on Monday that a West Texas pipeline would resume operations on Saturday as planned after the pipeline spilled water with nontoxic green dye and residual crude oil near Abilene, Texas. The spill went into Button …
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:58:46 +0000
California’s largest public utility cut off electric power to about 60,000 customers in an unprecedented move to prevent wildfires such as those that erupted in the state’s wine country last fall, as high winds threatened to topple trees and power …
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:03:57 +0000
Court documents show that two Minneapolis landlords accused of improper licensing and other violations have agreed to pay out $18.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by their tenants. The Star Tribune reports that the settlement was filed ...
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 23:53:03 +0000
Ohio’s Central Insurance Companies announced the election of Evan Purmort to chief marketing officer and Cindy Hurless to chief operating officer. As CMO, Purmort is responsible for the company’s regional operations, communications, distribution and in...
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 23:34:18 +0000
A New Jersey man who died from a rare “brain-eating amoeba” was likely exposed to it during his visit to a Texas water resort last month, health officials said. The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District said testing done by the …
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 20:48:58 +0000
San Francisco, Calif.-based Woodruff Sawyer has named Luke Parsons has a vice president in the private equity and transactional risk group. Parsons has experience working alongside private equity firms, family offices, alternative asset managers and th...
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 20:35:38 +0000
A.M. Best has revised the outlooks to stable from negative and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B+ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “bbb-” of Aspire General Insurance Co. in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Aspire General is a …
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:59:19 +0000
Power outages caused by Hurricane Michael are likely to linger into early this week for some of the hardest hit communities in southwest Georgia. More than 188,000 homes and businesses still didn’t have power Friday. Crews and property owners worked …
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:54:27 +0000
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has approved a filing from the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s that makes amendments to uniform statistical reporting and experience rating. The WCIRB submitted a regulatory filing and ensuin...
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:50:48 +0000
The Springfield, Missouri, school district has reached a settlement with a longtime secretary who claimed in a lawsuit that the district tried to fire her because of her age. The Springfield News-Leader reports the district agreed to pay Lynn Neff …
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:43:43 +0000
Desirée Binion has joined managing general agent and wholesale insurance broker, RPS, in the company’s Dallas office as an underwriter/broker. Binion will report to Rhonda Fomby, RPS area vice president and branch manager. Binion was previously with M...
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:35:34 +0000
A report by a federal agency says some of the tactics used by the San Antonio fire department to battle a shopping center blaze last year that killed one firefighter made conditions worse inside the structure. The San Antonio Express-News …
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:33:42 +0000
An estimated 130,000 Houstonians affected by Harvey were overlooked in the city’s original housing needs assessment, according to the Houston Housing and Community Development Department. To fix the previously neglected damage, the city needs an extra ...
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:28:14 +0000
Apex Benefits, headquartered in Indianapolis, has named Stan Jackson as chief innovation officer. In this newly created role, Jackson will be responsible for leading the development of products, services and capabilities necessary for Apex to continue ...
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:20:46 +0000
American Financial Group Inc., based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is acquiring ABA Insurance Services Inc. (ABAIS) from American Bankers Mutual Insurance Ltd. (ABMI). Based in Shaker Heights, Ohio, ABAIS provides directors and officers (D&O) and other compleme...
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:17:41 +0000
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Justice Department have concluded their competitive review of the proposed acquisition of London-based re/insurance broker Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group (JLT) by New York-headquartered Marsh & McLennan Companies (M...
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:53:54 +0000
Two more Washington State Patrol troopers plan to sue the state over carbon monoxide poisoning, bringing the total number of troopers intending to sue to seven. KOIN-TV reported Trooper Chad Prentice of Vancouver and Trooper Beth Joswick of Tacoma are …
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:49:38 +0000
Rapid population growth and the desire to live near forests means new housing in western Montana is being built in wildfire-prone areas, increasing taxpayer-funded fire suppression liabilities and putting lives and property in danger, according to a ne...
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:45:10 +0000
Potentially powerful winds combined with dry weather are raising the threat of wildfires in California. State firefighters say they are preparing for potential extreme fire weather early in the week. The National Weather Service has issued warnings for...
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:24:16 +0000
Valerie Butt has been named Head of Casualty for Zurich North America Commercial Insurance. Butt will lead the casualty business with responsibility for new and renewal business. Butt takes on the role that was vacated when Brandon Fick was named …
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:48:30 +0000
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it is moving to allow advanced headlights known as “adaptive driving beams” to be used in vehicles on U.S. roads that could help prevent nighttime crashes. The agency said it was acting in …
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:23:09 +0000
Statistics show the number of opioid-related overdoses in Maryland increased 14.8 percent over the first six months of 2018 compared with the same period last year. According to data released Friday by the Maryland Department of Health, opioid overdose...
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:17:08 +0000
State officials say an Albany-area contractor has pleaded guilty to scamming hundreds of thousands of dollars out of minority-owned businesses and failing to pay dozens of his employees. Attorney General Barbara Underwood said Friday that 47-year-old M...
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:05:13 +0000
Utility crews will be working throughout the weekend to restore power to Virginia customers affected by Tropical Storm Michael. Dominion Energy said in an outage update Saturday morning that more than 6,000 personnel were working to get power back up …
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:50:59 +0000
JLT Fac, a division of reinsurance broker JLT Re North America, has appointed Joe Ameruoso as head of North America Construction Casualty, Facultative. Ameruoso joins from Starr Insurance Cos. where he was for more than six years, most recently as …
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:44:30 +0000
Dozens of people remained missing on Sunday in Florida Panhandle communities reduced to ruins by Hurricane Michael as rescuers said they expected the death toll to rise and survivors grappled with power outages and shortages of food and water. Already …
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:40:45 +0000
Cyber attackers stole data from 29 million Facebook accounts using an automated program that moved from one friend to the next, Facebook Inc announced on Friday, as the social media company said its largest-ever data theft hit fewer than the …
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:56:05 +0000
A weakened Hurricane Leslie slammed into the coast of Portugal, leaving 27 people injured as it uprooted trees, brought down power lines and smashed store windows with gusting winds and heavy rain. Over 60 people were forced to leave their …
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:07:53 +0000
Canada’s biggest life insurer is under pressure from shareholders to explain why it failed to disclose details of an ongoing court case which came to light after a short-seller released a report detailing the litigation. The stock has dropped 11.5 …
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 10:58:25 +0000
AXIS Re, the reinsurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd., announced the appointment of Ann Haugh as president of its Global Markets division. In this role, Haugh will oversee AXIS Re Strategic Partners, global Specialty Re and AXIS Re’s …