August 22, 2019
New England Insurance Group
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:25:22 +0000
Liberty Mutual has appointed Jon Tellekamp as chief underwriting officer for National Insurance – Excess Casualty, and Doug Manwaring as chief underwriting officer of National Insurance – Public Entities and Programs. Tellekamp is responsible for t...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:19:28 +0000
Investigators probing an engine explosion on an Air France A380 in 2017 are studying a possible manufacturing flaw in a recently salvaged cracked part in a move likely to trigger urgent checks on dozens of Airbus superjumbos, people familiar with …
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:06:04 +0000
A New Jersey woman has been sentenced to two years in prison for her role in a widespread fraud scheme involving public employees and compound prescription drugs. Kristie Masucci appeared before a judge in Camden on Tuesday. The 37-year-old Cedar …
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:01:54 +0000
Ryan Specialty Group LLC (RSG) has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the assets and operations of The Suitelife, a program manager specializing in boutique hotels, premier and full service hotels, hotel management companies, condo hotels and re...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:57:41 +0000
China on Tuesday added 148 drugs to its list of medicines covered by basic medical insurance schemes, part of a push to lower patients’ out-of-pocket costs in one of the world’s largest drug markets, state media reported. AstraZeneca’s Kombiglyze and …
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:52:51 +0000
Newark’s large-scale bottled water distribution is continuing as officials try to understand the failure of two filters intended to eliminate lead from water. The Environmental Protection Agency, which earlier called for the water distribution, said Fr...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:51:54 +0000
Some of the Irish businesses most exposed to the risk of Britain crashing out of the European Union in 10 weeks are not very well prepared, Ireland’s government warned on Thursday. The Irish economy is considered the most vulnerable among …
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:48:22 +0000
Alliant is continuing to grow its presence in Albany, N.Y., with the addition of Vice President Chris Spofford. The property and casualty specialist will leverage his regional expertise and technical background to deliver a range of insurance and risk ...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:35:24 +0000
From Thailand to Kenya, trains run on tracks from steel mills in China’s northeast, a rust-belt region that is trying to capitalize on a multibillion-dollar national initiative to build ports, railways and other projects abroad. Announced in 2012, the ...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:57:13 +0000
Chubb has introduced CoverPlus – a new platform offering expanded liability-driven products tailored to the evolving risks faced by middle market manufacturers from new technologies and processes. CoverPlus offers a custom-tailored suite of coordinat...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:43:59 +0000
The Personal Insurance Federation of Florida (PIFF) has appointed Scott Matiyow as the organization’s new vice president of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs. Matiyow will serve as a lead lobbyist on property and casualty insurance issues and will dev...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:29:20 +0000
Strong storms that knocked down trees and limbs left thousands without power in north Alabama. Decatur Utilities says service was restored by early Tuesday to most of the 8,600 homes and businesses that were left in the dark after storms …
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:27:29 +0000
An environmental report poses a new problem for the proposed site of David Beckham’s Major League Soccer stadium in Miami: Tests show the soil is far more toxic than expected. According to the Miami Herald, the analysis found arsenic contamination …
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:09:19 +0000
Adult learners want a personalized educational journey — one in which they are able to choose what they want to learn, as well as when and how they want to learn it. That’s the premise behind the Kaufman Institute, a …
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:00:36 +0000
An Oklahoma judge will rule on Monday on whether Johnson & Johnson should be held liable in a lawsuit by the state’s attorney general who argues the drugmaker should be forced to pay $17 billion for fueling the opioid epidemic. …
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:00:12 +0000
In a viral State Farm commercial, Oscar Nunez, playing the role of a friendly, helpful insurance agent, disparages any insurance company that utilizes artificial intelligence in support of customer service activities. “Nothing compares to an actual hum...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 04:33:01 +0000
Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has expanded its presence in the Southeast United States with the acquisition of National Insurance Consulting Group, LLC (NICG), an employee benefits and human c...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:51:34 +0000
Los Angeles Opera said it will immediately open a “thorough and independent investigation” into allegations of sexual harassment against the opera star Placido Domingo, the company’s general director. In a brief statement this week, the opera company s...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:37:51 +0000
Severe wildfire seasons have made it harder for homeowners to find insurance in high wildfire-risk areas, according to new data collected by the California Department of Insurance. The data released this week from the CDI shows a 6% increase in …
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 16:50:54 +0000
American Integrity has appointed industry veteran Dick Dowd as executive vice president. Dowd will report to Bob Ritchie, president and CEO, and be responsible for all sales and marketing staff and initiatives. He will spearhead initiatives that furthe...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 15:24:41 +0000
Earthquake coverage is available mostly from private insurance companies. In California homeowners can also get coverage from the California Earthquake Authority (CEA), a privately funded, publicly managed organization. Only about 10 percent of Califor...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 15:11:41 +0000
Michel Laurin has been named president and chief operating officer of Lussier Dale Parizeau insurance firm. For the past 17 years, Laurin has worked for Industrial Alliance (iA) as president and COO of iA Home and Auto Insurance, and also, …
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:58:07 +0000
The wind dropped overnight in the Canary Islands, allowing firefighters to make progress Tuesday against Spain’s biggest wildfire so far this year. Canary Islands President Angel Victor Torres said 16 water-dropping aircraft took off at first light ami...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:54:06 +0000
Russia has resumed sharing data from its radiation monitoring stations in Siberia after some were taken offline following a deadly explosion at a missile range, a nuclear weapons watchdog said Tuesday. The mysterious accident at a naval weapons testing...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:50:15 +0000
Two weeks after Louisiana patients began receiving medical marijuana, the program is humming along without supply disruption and with thousands of people receiving the drug for medical use, regulatory officials and the head of one growing operation sai...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:48:24 +0000
Insured losses from Memorial Day tornadoes that ravaged parts of Ohio will be among the largest in the state’s history. The Columbus Dispatch reports Ohio Insurance Institute data puts the total insured losses from the storms between $465 million and …
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:47:37 +0000
India’s top court handed out a reprieve to Facebook Inc. in its battle to preserve the encryption feature of its Whatsapp messaging service which prevents it from sharing details of users or messages with the authorities. The court stopped short …
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:42:58 +0000
This spring’s heavy rainfall and flooding left 1.3 million acres of land unplanted in Arkansas. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports Lawrence County farmers saw nearly 74,000 idled acres. Jerry Morgan is one of the county’s farmers who says his farm h...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:34:54 +0000
Hamilton Insurance Group said it has completed its acquisition of Liberty Mutual’s Pembroke Managing Agency at Lloyd’s and its Ironshore Europe DAC business. The acquisition, first announced in mid-March, will double the premium volume and size of Hami...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:24:27 +0000
The U.S. Geological Survey is greatly increasing funding for the region’s seismic network, putting it on track to send public alerts of impending earthquake shaking within the next two years. The Seattle Times reports the federal agency gave $10.4 mill...