November 30, 2021
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Tue, 30 Nov 2021 17:28:57 +0000
The Texas Surplus Lines Association announced the election of Justin Kotrla as its new president following the group’s annual meeting held in Austin earlier in November. Kotrla is senior vice president, Property & Inland Marine Amwins, based in Dallas....
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 17:17:31 +0000
Louisiana regulators have established new rules for oil field tank batteries after an explosion killed a 14-year-old girl, and plan to identify all such storage tanks across the state to encourage compliance. The state Department of Natural Resources c...
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 17:03:13 +0000
A lawsuit filed by a teacher who was fired from his job at a Catholic high school in Indianapolis for being in a same-sex marriage can proceed, a state appeals court ruled. A panel of the Indiana Court of Appeals …
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 16:55:29 +0000
CFC Underwriting, the specialist managing general agent, has released a new tool designed to help customers understand the potential cost of a ransomware attack to their business. “Ransomware threats are one of the most serious cyber threats facing mod...
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 16:50:15 +0000
The Ohio Department of Insurance is urging people to winterize their property and review insurance now in preparation for the state’s harsh winter weather. Ways to winterize include: Clean debris from gutters and downspouts Address missing shingles and...
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 16:39:45 +0000
A former West Des Moines, Iowa insurance agent was recently charged with one count of insurance fraud – presenting false information, a Class D Felony. Tanya A. Schettler, age 48, was arrested on Nov. 24 and booked into the Polk …
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 15:47:27 +0000
A minor earthquake struck parts of southern Utah, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. The quake struck on Friday morning, had a preliminary magnitude of 3.0 and was centered about 7 miles west of Panguitch, the USGS said. It happened at …
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 15:44:44 +0000
The devastation starts on the western slope. Many of the cabins that once lined the highway between here and Sacramento are now gone. Instead, brick and stone chimneys stand sentinel, visible through blackened toothpick trees that dot the mountainsides...
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 15:42:46 +0000
Although more than half (57%) of U.S. employers say they require or plan to require COVID-19 vaccinations of employees, much of that support depends on whether courts approve the Biden Administration’s emergency workplace safety rule requiring vaccinat...
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 15:39:35 +0000
A raging fire gutted a textile business in a large commercial building south of downtown Los Angeles. The fire, which occurred on Thursday, was the second fire at the site that week. The fire was reported just before 8 p.m. …
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 15:38:43 +0000
If federal workplace safety requirements had been followed, a 24-year-old Georgia worker would not have been killed in a front-end loader accident in May, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said. OSHA fined Mathis Grading Inc. $20,4...
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 15:01:48 +0000
The Tennessee commissioner of commerce and insurance has ratified a 5.6% decrease in workers’ compensation loss costs for voluntary market in 2022, which will result in the ninth straight year of rate decreases for many businesses in the state. “These …
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 14:47:25 +0000
Milwaukee-based Insurance technology firm Zywave reports it has acquired Santa Barbara, Calif.-based ClarionDoor, a seller of insurance product distribution software for the property/casualty market. Zywave said ClarionDoor’s digital distribution produ...
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 14:00:48 +0000
A firefighter in Delaware is accusing the Wilmington Fire Department of years of racial and religious discrimination that he says created a hostile work environment. The News Journal reported that the lawsuit was filed in federal court by veteran firef...
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 13:58:34 +0000
Applied Specialty Underwriters has launched a new infrastructure and construction practice and named Christopher Day as president. Additionally, John Schlosser has been named to lead the infrastructure underwriting section. The newly formed practice wi...
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 13:53:47 +0000
Delaware Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro announced that workers’ compensation insurance rates in the state will decrease for the fifth year in a row, effective December 1, 2021. The voluntary market is seeing another double-digit decrease in vo...
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 13:48:18 +0000
This edition of International People Moves details appointments at the insurer QBE Canada and brokers Amwins Global Risks and Ardonagh Group. A summary of these appointments follows here. QBE Appoints Liberty Mutual’s Hunter as Director of Canada QBE h...
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 12:55:48 +0000
China’s banking and insurance regulator on Tuesday issued new rules governing the risk management of insurance groups, which will step up supervision, limit holdings of non-core units and regulate their investments in other companies. The move is aimed...
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 12:12:42 +0000
Convex Group Ltd. announced that Convex Insurance UK Ltd. (CIL) and Convex Reinsurance Ltd. (CRL) have received approval from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and the California Department of Insurance to operate as a reciprocal juri...
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 12:04:44 +0000
Bain Capital has made a final pitch to members of British insurer LV= to back its takeover bid, after a lengthy sale process that’s drawn a dozen offers as well as political heat about preserving mutual firms. The deal will …
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 09:47:05 +0000
BEIJING – China outlined new rules on Tuesday to safeguard the rights of drivers in its giant ride-hailing industry, requiring operators of the services to provide them with social insurance and make their earnings public. In a statement, the transpo...
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 09:14:50 +0000
Westpac Banking Corp. agreed to pay A$113 million ($80.6 million) in penalties after the Australian regulator alleged the lender had widespread compliance failures that included charging dead people. The case includes a claim that Westpac charged more ...
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 08:50:03 +0000
The controlling shareholders of Thai insurer Syn Mun Kong Insurance Pcl are exploring the sale of a majority stake in the firm and have picked several strategic players to advance into the next round of bidding, according to people familiar …
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 06:23:28 +0000
Charlotte-based Insurance broker McGriff, a subsidiary of Truist Holdings, announced the promotion of two long-time officers. Crystal Sanderson, now senior vice president and director of McGriff’s sales center, will become practice leader for national ...
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 06:16:20 +0000
Two Southern states have taken steps to provide improved benefits for first responders who suffer from mental conditions and from cancers that may be linked to workplace hazards. In North Carolina, lawmakers approved a state budget that includes a supp...
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 06:00:36 +0000
A group of former Google employees sued the Alphabet Inc. unit on Monday alleging that it breached their employment contracts by not honoring its famous motto “don’t be evil.” In the lawsuit filed in California state court in Santa Clara …
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 06:00:28 +0000
While a Cleveland jury concluded Walmart Inc., CVS Health Corp. and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. exacerbated Ohio’s opioid epidemic with lax oversight of prescription painkillers, the verdict may not survive on appeal, according to legal experts. The ...
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 06:00:18 +0000
Ever heard of a gram shop law? It’s a thing, and if you’re an insurance broker in Michigan focused on the cannabis space, then you and your clients are well aware of the term. The law, signed by Gov. Gretchen …
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 06:00:03 +0000
After his local library had to shut down because of a ransomware attack, Indiana state Rep. Mike Karickhoff realized the state didn’t know much about the frequency of such security breaches. Spurred by similar crimes across Indiana last year, he …
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 17:55:12 +0000
A Florida Senate committee has drafted a bill that would extend health care providers’ COVID-19 liability protection for another 14 months. The Legislature in 2021 created the lawsuit protections for doctors, hospitals, nursing homes and others, but th...