June 22, 2021
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Wed, 23 Jun 2021 05:11:32 +0000
State inspectors on June 21 were at a roller coaster attraction in the popular Missouri tourist town of Branson, trying to determine how a 12-year-old boy was badly injured in an accident. The accident happened around 7:30 p.m. June 20 …
Wed, 23 Jun 2021 05:00:51 +0000
Businesses worldwide are fighting sophisticated data scientists as they battle to protect their data-rich computers from cyber crime —and the costly attacks are not going to stop, a top expert at insurer Sompo Holdings Inc. said on Tuesday. “It’s like …
Wed, 23 Jun 2021 05:00:43 +0000
Extreme weather events and shortage of labor and materials for repairs will push property insurance rates higher in the next several years, the chief executive of U.S. home insurer Hippo said on Tuesday. As homeowners stayed home during the pandemic, …
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:53:29 +0000
Specialist insurer Beazley is now offering the telehealth sector a new tool designed to help navigate the complex digital health regulatory landscape. In partnership with law firm BakerHostetler, specialist insurer Beazley has created a multi-layered i...
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:44:39 +0000
Federal regulators have brought a complaint against a zinc mining company, claiming that an employee in Tennessee was illegally fired for making safety complaints about the mine. U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh filed the complaint earlier this mont...
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:40:30 +0000
A task force has been formed with the aim of saving the main highway on North Carolina’s Outer Banks from storms, erosion and sea level rise. The Virginian-Pilot reported last week that the task force will focus on protecting seven …
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:37:14 +0000
These international People Moves include recent appointments at Howden Australia, which hired three people from Marsh; a new hire at Strategic Risk Solutions in Luxembourg and a promotion at Liberty Specialty Markets in London. A summary of these new h...
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:30:21 +0000
An Oklahoma City physician has paid more than $300,000 to settle civil penalty claims related drug abuse prevention and control laws, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Oklahoma reported. Albert T. Nguyen, M.D., paid $325,000 to set...
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:19:06 +0000
A tornado damaged several buildings and knocked down power lines and trees in eastern Iowa Sunday night; a tornado near the Ohio-Indiana border damaged houses and other structures; and several parts of Missouri were cleaning up Monday after strong over...
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:17:38 +0000
Mercury Insurance has made its usage-based insurance app, MercuryGO, available to drivers in Oklahoma. The app acts as a virtual driving coach, providing skill scores that give real-time feedback about driving behavior, the company said. Mercury auto i...
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:15:24 +0000
Several Indiana cities have opted out of the state’s pending lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors, reasoning that they will likely see more cash from their own litigation filed in response to the nation’s opioid epidemic. The suburban...
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:14:08 +0000
AM Best has upgraded the Financial Strength Rating to A- (Excellent) from B++ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) to “a-” (Excellent) from “bbb+” (Good) of Illinois Casualty Co. (ICC), based in Rock Island, Illinois. Concurren...
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 15:42:55 +0000
Europe’s insurance industry is emerging from the coronavirus crisis with a stronger appetite for mergers and acquisitions (M&A), along with expectations for strong earnings growth in 2021, according to Moody’s annual survey of chief financial officers ...
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 15:19:02 +0000
A judge has ruled in favor of a group of hotels whose owners sued their insurance carriers over lost business during the coronavirus pandemic. Businessman Mark Stebbins of Schleicher & Stebbins Hotels LLC, one of the plaintiffs, said the pandemic …
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 15:12:20 +0000
ShoreOne Insurance Managers Inc. is launching its admitted, residential homeowners policy with full flood insurance protection in New Jersey. This product is already live in South Carolina, and there are plans to expand into other states on the Eastern...
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 15:10:00 +0000
Merchants Insurance Group Promotes Lasante in New England Office Merchants Insurance Group has promoted Regional Underwriting Manager Kevin Lasante to regional vice president of its New England office in Bedford, New Hampshire, effective June 7, 2021. ...
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:22:52 +0000
Island Insurance Co. has promoted Toby Tonaki to vice president, claims. Tonaki will continue to oversee the claims division’s casualty unit. Tonaki joined Island in 2013 and has more than 25 years of litigation experience. Previous positions include l...
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:21:07 +0000
Creditors who say they were swindled out of more than $200 million by the former owners of the liquidated CastlePoint group of insurance companies may proceed with most of the claims they made in a New York lawsuit, a California …
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:17:32 +0000
New Mexico’s largest city has sued companies involved in the design and construction of a rapid transit system over light fixtures that have fallen or weren’t secured. The Albuquerque Rapid Transit bus system has been plagued with problems that include …
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:04:05 +0000
California’s weather moderated after a long siege of extreme heat but firefighters still faced the difficult task of trying to contain a large forest fire in rugged coastal mountains south of Big Sur. The Willow Fire covered 4.4 square miles …
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:00:00 +0000
The “king of beers”—Budweiser— is venturing into the Canadian insurance industry with the launch of Budweiser Insurance. The major brand made its intentions known in two separate announcements. Addressing those who doubted the seriousness of the ef...
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 13:54:54 +0000
The size of wood pellet stacks and low water pressure may have contributed to a spectacular blaze that burned for days in May at a warehouse on the Georgia coast. The Brunswick News reports that Georgia Ports Authority Chief Administrative …
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 13:28:51 +0000
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) announced it has launched Energy and Technical Lines Casualty products in the UK and established a dedicated London-based Energy & Technical Lines underwriting team. The company’s UK Casualty Energy & Techn...
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 12:59:31 +0000
Accenture has invested in Imburse, a cloud-based, payments-as-a-service enterprise platform that simplifies the way businesses access the global payments ecosystem. Financial details of the investment, which was made via Accenture Ventures, were not di...
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 12:57:29 +0000
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday allowed a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office tribunal that has gained a reputation for canceling patents to continue operating, but reined in the power of its in-house judges. The justices, in a 5-4 ruling …
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 12:46:12 +0000
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has opened a probe into last year’s SolarWinds cyber breach, focusing on whether some companies failed to disclose that they had been affected by the unprecedented hack, two persons familiar with the in...
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 10:30:05 +0000
Hong Kong Broadband Network Ltd. (HKBN) is now offering customers an “All-in-One Home Kit,” complete with fiber broadband service and home insurance from AXA Hong Kong and Macau (AXA). The kit also has a home network security solution and smart …
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 09:38:14 +0000
MILAN/PARIS/KUALA LUMPUR – Italy’s top insurer Generali has agreed to buy AXA’s insurance assets in Malaysia and take full ownership of a joint-venture it runs in the country to strengthen its local presence. The deals will turn Generali into the …
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 06:39:52 +0000
Louisiana parishes recovering from two hurricanes that struck last year are now in line to get a total of more than $176 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Gov. John Bel Edwards said. Edwards discussed the funding at a …
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 05:00:42 +0000
Liberty Mutual Insurance Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David Long today announced key executive leadership appointments. “Today’s announcement marks an important chapter for the company. These new executive leadership appointments better positio...