December 13, 2018
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:00:57 +0000
Slice Labs Inc. said it is now making its Insurance Cloud Services (ICS) available in the United Kingdom and across the European Union. The ICS allows subscribing insurers to Iaunch on-demand insurance products customised to locale, language and demogr...
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:55:36 +0000
A driver of a Walt Disney World bus was ticketed for careless driving after a crash that sent 14 passengers to a hospital with minor injuries. The Florida Highway Patrol says one bus rear-ended another at a parking booth near …
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:38:31 +0000
Acquiring and retaining talent remains the top challenge for Michigan’s small- to mid-sized business leaders, according to a survey commissioned by Accident Fund Insurance Company of America and the Michigan Business Network. The latest Michigan Future...
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:32:48 +0000
Millennial business owners are more likely to work with insurance agents than those in other generations. What’s more, they’re seeking agent counsel on a variety of financial issues, according to Nationwide’s fourth annual Business Owner Survey. The in...
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:32:17 +0000
Drilling company officials ignored multiple warnings that safety equipment at an Oklahoma gas well was malfunctioning before an explosion that killed five workers and badly injured another, the family of one of the dead workers contends in a recent cou...
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:30:21 +0000
Police at the University of Tennessee are investigating a fraternity after two women reported being drugged and sexually assaulted. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the university sent a safety notice Friday around the Knoxville campus, saying it ha...
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:30:18 +0000
The Independent Insurance Agents of Austin and the Texas Surplus Lines Association Inc. joined efforts in December to collect food and money for the Capital Area Food Bank located in Austin, Texas. At the IIAA Christmas luncheon held at the …
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:29:15 +0000
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin will soon consider food safety rules on marijuana edibles, which advocates say should help bring clarity to the cannabis-infused food market. The Oklahoman reports that the Oklahoma Board of Health voted Tuesday to send the ru...
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:26:13 +0000
A popular upscale restaurant in North Dakota’s capital city is being sued for allegedly firing a server after she became pregnant. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the federal lawsuit against East 40 Inc. on Monday. The company do...
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:25:21 +0000
Brightway Insurance has added a new agency location in Illinois — Brightway, The Nadelhoffer Family Agency in Warrenville opened by Matt and Rebecca Nadelhoffer. The Nadelhoffers come to Brightway with experience in business, teaching and coaching. R...
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:52:24 +0000
A sleeping child is more likely to be awakened by voice alarms than by traditional tone alarms, new research finds. The researchers found that a sleeping child is about three times more likely to be awakened by one of the …
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:35:22 +0000
Hub International Ltd. has acquired the assets of G.P. Barich Insurance Agency Inc. in Redlands, Calif. George Barich, president of Barich Insurance, will join Hub California and will report to Jim Jesser, executive vice president of Hub California. Te...
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:32:09 +0000
Allstate this week announced estimated catastrophe losses for the month of November 2018 of $685 million, pre-tax ($541 million, after-tax). Catastrophe losses occurring in November comprised six events at an estimated cost of $679 million, pre-tax ($5...
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:32:35 +0000
The Hilb Group LLC (THG) has acquired Massachusetts-based Mackintire Insurance Agency Inc. The transaction became effective December 1, 2018. Mackintire is a commercial and personal lines retail insurance agency founded in 1991. Located in Westborough,...
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:21:06 +0000
A Rhode Island insurance agent and agency owner who specializes in providing equine insurance coverage has admitted to operating schemes which defrauded customers, insurance companies and finance companies of approximately $1.3 million. Randall N. Leve...
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:00:41 +0000
Hub International Limited (Hub), a global insurance brokerage, has acquired the assets of Nolen Associates Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Located in Springfield, Penn., Nolen Associates is a full-service medical malpractice insurance...
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:50:30 +0000
New York legislators are pledging to change laws that have allowed predatory lenders to use the state court system to seize the assets of thousands of small businesses across the country. Brad Hoylman, incoming chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committe...
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:08:04 +0000
Average world temperatures are on course to far exceed the main goal set in the 2015 Paris Agreement on limiting global warming, a study showed on Tuesday [Nov. 11]. But the overshoot by the end of this century could be …
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:34:17 +0000
A poll of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and micro businesses in the UK shows over half are confused by or even unaware of the rules around the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), while more than eight out of …
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:45:21 +0000
Gallagher Bassett, the risk management services subsidiary of Arthur J. Gallagher, has boosted its size and offering in the United Kingdom by acquiring Property Claims Management Services Ltd. (PCMS). With origins dating back to 1991, Tamworth, England...
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:49:05 +0000
A hack on Italian oil services firm Saipem that crippled more than 300 of the company’s computers used a variant of the notorious Shamoon virus, Saipem said, a development that links the case to a massive attack in 2012 on …
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:31:52 +0000
Revolut, the London-based financial technology startup, has obtained a European banking license as Brexit looms, with plans to launch checking and savings accounts as well as retail and business lending. The Bank of Lithuania, the eastern European coun...
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 06:50:04 +0000
Nikki Spicer has joined the Independent Insurance Agents of Oklahoma (IIAO) as the association’s new workers’ compensation program account manager. She will be working alongside Susan Starr and is replacing Niki Wigington, who has taken on a new role w...
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 06:00:36 +0000
The new head of the U.S. consumer financial watchdog on Tuesday said she intended to continue some of the work begun by her predecessor Mick Mulvaney, including a review of decades-old rules preventing lending discrimination against minorities. Industr...
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 06:00:29 +0000
A landmark U.S. bill that would speed adoption of self-driving cars is now “a long shot” to pass before the current Congress adjourns in the coming weeks, a key Republican senator behind the legislation said. Many automaker lobbyists and congressional …
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 05:58:52 +0000
Tennessee Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak will continue to serve as the state’s top insurance regulator, according to a statement from Governor-elect Bill Lee. Lee announced four appointments this week to his cabinet for departments including C...
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 05:56:49 +0000
Citizens Property Insurance Corp. will file for a statewide average increase of 8.2 percent for personal lines policyholders – homeowners, condominium owners and renters. The Florida insurer of last resort’s Board of Governors on Wednesday approved a...
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 05:43:40 +0000
The PURE Group has expanded its excess & surplus (E&S) high net worth offering, PURE Programs, into California. The coverage is tailored to high value, high-risk homes with broader coverage than is typically found in the high net worth E&S …
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 01:54:17 +0000
The House cleared farm legislation that renews agricultural subsidies and food aid for low-income families without a controversial provision backed by conservatives and President Donald Trump that would have toughened work requirements to qualify for a...
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:50:54 +0000
The Workers’ Compensation Rating Bureau of California issued its quarterly experience report on Wednesday showing premium for the first nine months of 2018 was 3 percent below the same period for 2017. The WCIRB issued a report in September that …