March 22, 2019
New England Insurance Group
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:57:55 +0000
Rose Barrett of the Berkshire Hathaway Group was reelected as the chair of the California Workers’ Compensation Institute board of directors for 2019. Barrett, who has served on the CWCI board since 2014 and has been a member of the …
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 18:27:25 +0000
Service was at the heart of Timothy J. Noonan’s main message. The Lockton Cos. president and CEO was talking about the service insurance professionals give to their clients and about the service the industry gives to communities. “Lockton associates are …
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:58:32 +0000
Coalition, a cyber insurance company for small and midsize businesses, has launched a full-spectrum coverage to insure manufacturers against security failures and data breaches. The Coalition policy encompasses the physical, technological, and financia...
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:52:55 +0000
Norsk Hydro, one of the world’s largest aluminum producers, is still struggling to return to full production, after a ransomware attack shut down its operations on Monday. “We are continuing to make progress towards a resolution, but the situation rema...
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:50:33 +0000
A bill that would make it harder for people to sue Mississippi property owners for some injuries is headed to Gov. Phil Bryant for his signature or veto. The state Senate on Tuesday voted 31-21 to concur with changes that …
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:46:29 +0000
Federal employment regulators say BlueCross/Blue Shield of Texas (BCBS), based in Dallas, will pay $75,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit. According to the suit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Comm...
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:30:36 +0000
Food manufacturers will soon have to comply with “truth in labeling” legislation that aims to protect Arkansas’ meat and rice producers from outlets who, the bill’s sponsor says, mislead consumers into thinking their products are something they are not...
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:28:43 +0000
Floodwaters that devastated swaths of Nebraska and Iowa rolled downstream on Thursday, swamping more Midwestern farmland as waterfront communities in Missouri and Kansas hurried to shore up strained levees. Flooding of the Missouri River triggered by l...
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:27:36 +0000
A bitter, partisan debate erupted on the Minnesota House floor on March 20 when Republicans tried to bring up a health care reinsurance bill that House Democrats oppose as a giveaway to the insurance industry. Back in 2017, when Republicans …
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:23:41 +0000
H.W. Kaufman Group, a global network of companies headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, has added Kori M. Johanson to its executive team as corporate vice president and chief compliance officer. She will be based at the company headquarters. In ...
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:19:14 +0000
The state of Indiana has announced a free smoke alarm program with a goal of installing 10,000 of the lifesaving devices in homes within two years. The Get Alarmed program managed by the Indiana Fire Marshal offers up to three …
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 15:38:27 +0000
Texas state senators unanimously approved a multi-billion dollar Harvey aid package aimed at helping communities still struggling to recover after the historic storm and prepare for the next one, according to an announcement released by the Texas Senat...
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 15:18:29 +0000
“The problem is that those of us who are lucky enough to do work that we love are sometimes cursed with too damn much of it.” ― Terry Gross, All I Did Was Ask: Conversations with Writers, Actors, Musicians, and …
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 15:00:47 +0000
In the era of #MeToo when the ills of sexual harassment are regularly in the news, a recent article published by Bloomberg Businessweek indicates that some men working in the London insurance market still haven’t gotten the message about appropriate …
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:51:46 +0000
Three California police departments have reached a settlement with a man who was paralyzed after being shot by officers. The Fresno Bee reported this week that 19-year-old Adonis Serna has reached a $2.5 million settlement over injuries sustained when ...
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:51:12 +0000
Mitchell International’s product management and strategy group leader, Shahin Hatamian, recently spoke with Insurance Journal’s Elizabeth Blosfield about how technology has been transforming the workers’ compensation industry. “There’s going to be a lo...
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:28:15 +0000
Artex Risk Solutions, the Bermuda-based alternative risk management solutions provider, announced that Peter Mullen has re-joined the company as chief executive officer, with David McManus assuming the new role of chairman. The move was first announced...
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:19:30 +0000
NJM Insurance Group, a property and casualty insurer in the Mid-Atlantic region, has named Chris Malone as chief financial officer. Malone joins NJM with more than twenty-five years of financial and leadership expertise. In this role, he will oversee t...
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:07:56 +0000
SterlingRisk Insurance, a Woodbury, N.Y.-based independently owned insurance brokerage, has hired Debbie McLaughlin as program sales executive. In this position, McLaughlin will conduct market outreach on behalf of SterlingRisk Program Products. Founde...
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:04:39 +0000
A Bronx County, N.Y., man has been arrested and arraigned on a felony complaint for an alleged insurance fraud scheme. Barrington Mayne, who is not an insurance broker, allegedly used his position and contacts at various car dealerships throughout Broo...
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:33:11 +0000
FWD Group, backed by billionaire Richard Li, has revived talks about a potential acquisition of the life insurance operations of Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank Pcl after a two-year hiatus. Siam Commercial reached a preliminary pact with FWD on a poten...
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 08:54:25 +0000
Commodity giant Glencore on Friday said it had suspended operations at its McArthur River zinc mine in northern Australia as a cyclone approaches. Authorities have declared a state of emergency in the region as Tropical Cyclone Trevor nears, with the …
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 08:26:03 +0000
John Pasquesi will replace Constantine “Dinos” Iordanou as Arch Capital Group Ltd.’s chairman of its board of directors in September when Iordanou completes his term. Iordanou joined Arch in 2002 to create its insurance segment and went on to serve …
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 08:03:37 +0000
The Bank of England will soon spell out how it wants banks, insurers and investment companies to manage the financial risks from climate change, Governor Mark Carney said on Thursday. The central bank under Carney has been vocal in highlighting …
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 07:43:38 +0000
European Union leaders staved off the threat of the U.K. crashing out of the bloc without a deal next Friday by giving Theresa May an extra two weeks to work out what to do. At a summit in Brussels on …
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 05:43:15 +0000
More than $40.5 million was recovered for Florida insurance consumers in 2018, including $17.4 million recovered for Hurricane Michael victims, by the state’s Insurance Consumer Helpline, according to a statement from Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis. Patron...
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 05:06:42 +0000
Police in West Virginia say an electric company employee has died in an accident at a customer’s home. News outlets report the accident happened Wednesday morning in the Harts community of Lincoln County. State police say an Appalachian Power truck …
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 05:00:53 +0000
The deluge that devastated so much of the Midwest over the last week could be a preview for one of the worst years for flooding in the U.S., according to federal weather officials. Now flooding is occurring at St. Joseph, …
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 05:00:52 +0000
Bayer AG had hoped a new trial strategy focusing jurors on scientific evidence could stem a burgeoning tide of U.S. lawsuits over its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup, but a second jury finding on Tuesday that the product caused cancer has …
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 05:00:52 +0000
Medicines proven to treat opioid addiction remain vastly underused in the U.S., the nation’s top medical advisers said Wednesday. Only a fraction of the estimated 2 million people addicted to opioids are getting the medications, according to a report by …