October 19, 2020

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 20:45:39 +0000
California’s insurance commissioner on Monday pledged to step up efforts to protect the state’s residents from wildfires and address a pullback of private insurers from the state’s riskiest areas. Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara convened a “virtual...
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 17:55:52 +0000
A Snohomish County, Wash., woman faces two charges of making false or misleading statements to collect more than $67,000 in workers’ compensation benefits from the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries. Brenda Lynn Cavoretto was police chie...
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 17:28:51 +0000
The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services’ Division of Financial Regulation has issued a new wildfire emergency order. The order took effect after the current emergency order expired on Oct. 18. The order means that insurance companies mu...
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 17:24:21 +0000
Newport Beach, Calif.-based NARDAC Insurance Services was recently launched by Jatin Sharma and co-founding partners Bill Kost and Brandon Statton. The new brokerage offers general products and services with highly specialized offerings to serve the re...
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 16:59:56 +0000
An insurance company magnate and major North Carolina political donor convicted on corruption-related counts months ago must begin his federal prison term next week, a judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Max Cogburn rejected Greg E. Lindberg’s request...
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 16:57:08 +0000
Black firefighters in a North Carolina city have filed a grievance alleging that white captains talked about running over protesters and a firefighter made a noose during a rope and knots class. The grievance filed by Black firefighters with the …
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 16:54:28 +0000
SageSure, a homeowners insurtech, has launched a new line of commercial insurance products in traditionally underserved coastal markets. Launching in South Carolina followed by Florida, SageSure’s commercial product line, including businessowners polic...
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 16:50:34 +0000
FCCI Insurance Group will be paying its first-ever dividend – for the 2018 program year – based on favorable results for its Contractors Select program to the three Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) chapters of Ohio: Central Ohio, Northern ...
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 16:34:26 +0000
Three Riceland Rice employees were injured, none seriously, in an explosion at a Riceland plant in Stuttgart, Ark., according to company spokesperson Kevin McGilton. The employees suffered minor injuries that were not life-threatening in the Thursday b...
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 16:31:01 +0000
The Nebraska Department of Insurance is planning brief, one-hour, biannual workshops for insurance agents each October and April to discuss the changes in the Flood Insurance Manual. The first such workshop will be held on Oct. 29. The department said …
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 16:20:00 +0000
A Minnesota-based transportation company will pay $165,000 and furnish other relief to settle a retaliation case, federal officials say. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sued Stan Koch & Sons Trucking Inc. after the company refused to...
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 16:15:18 +0000
The Trump Administration has approved a major disaster declaration for Louisiana, making federal assistance available to supplement state and local recovery efforts after Hurricane Delta. President Donald Trump’s action makes federal funding available ...
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 16:14:28 +0000
An arson investigator and an arson suspect were killed during a shootout early Friday in Houston after the investigator pursued the suspect, city police and fire officials said. Investigator Lemuel Bruce, 44, died at a hospital where he was taken …
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 15:15:25 +0000
A Black man who said he was prohibited from buying gas by a white gas station attendant in Oregon has filed a $350,000 racial discrimination lawsuit against the station. Dominique DeWeese said in the lawsuit filed Wednesday that he asked …
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 15:13:16 +0000
A light earthquake shook Alaska’s major population center, but there were no reports of damage, the Alaska Earthquake Center confirmed. The magnitude 4.0 earthquake shook Anchorage and nearby communities, including Wasilla about 50 miles north in a nei...
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 15:10:46 +0000
New Mexico’s congressional delegation is calling for more oversight of a federal agency after some farmers and ranchers were shortchanged on disaster aid and Hispanic farmers who rely on traditional acequias to irrigate their crops have been told they’...
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 14:07:29 +0000
Officials said an investigation was underway into the cause of an explosion and large fire at a shopping center in Harrisonburg, Virginia, Saturday morning that injured several people. Three people were hospitalized as a result of the incident that was …
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 13:49:57 +0000
National wholesaler insurance broker CRC Group announced changes to the company’s senior leadership team effective January 1, 2021. Ron Helveston currently CEO, Commercial Solutions, is retiring and will be succeeded by Mike Brennan, who is currently p...
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 13:42:45 +0000
The Catholic Diocese of Richmond announced Thursday that it is paying $6.3 million to 51 people who experienced sexual abuse as minors by clergy. The diocese released details in a report on its website. In February, Bishop Barry Knestout directed …
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 13:39:41 +0000
Alera Group has acquired Gordon Atlantic Insurance Agency, effective October 1, 2020. Gordon Atlantic joins Alera Group through local firm Sylvia Group. The Gordon Atlantic team will continue serving clients in their existing roles. Terms of the transa...
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 13:15:31 +0000
Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. has appointed Tony Rai as head of claims for Aspen Insurance UK (AIUK) and Aspen Managing Agency Ltd. (AMAL). Rai will join Aspen in early 2021 from Hiscox, where he has been head of London market …
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 13:10:01 +0000
While the pandemic has highlighted the resilience of public sector cyber officials, it has also called attention to chronic challenges facing state information technology organizations including securing adequate budgets and talent, and coordinating se...
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 12:54:26 +0000
The insurance industry’s loss footprint for the April 2020 Central Queensland hailstorms is estimated at A$604 million (US$423.2 million), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance ...
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 12:40:15 +0000
Three years into the #MeToo movement, there may be more awareness around workplace sexual harassment. But a new report finds that almost three-quarters of people reporting such harassment suffer from retaliation if they complain. More than 7 out of 10 …
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 12:35:08 +0000
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) announced it has developed proprietary directors & officers (D&O) liability and professional indemnity (PI) policy wordings for customers in the UAE and throughout the Middle East. “Companies in the Middle ...
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 12:16:01 +0000
If COVID-19 behaves like other workers’ compensation lung and disease claims, about two out of 100 cases may result in some degree of permanent partial disability and one out of 5,000 may result in permanent total disability, according to a …
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 11:45:34 +0000
Current rules on company disclosures to help markets price in risks from climate change will become mandatory, a senior Bank of England official said on Friday. It is the latest push in the financial sector to harmonize standards globally so …
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 10:09:20 +0000
Britain’s data protection watchdog said on Friday it has fined British Airways 20 million pounds – its biggest such penalty to date – for failing to protect data that left more than 400,000 of its customers’ details the subject of …
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 07:52:19 +0000
Britain should tweak financial rules after full Brexit to keep London’s financial hub competitive and deepen ties with growth markets in Asia, a think tank said in a study on Monday. Britain accounted for nearly a third of financial activity …
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 06:50:25 +0000
Curi—a provider of professional liability and other lines of insurance, as well as services for physicians—has appointed Jason Sandner as its next chief executive officer. Sandner will take the helm on July 1, 2021, when current CEO Dale Jenkins st...

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