January 18, 2022

Tue, 18 Jan 2022 19:47:32 +0000
Homeowners of America, a property/casualty insurance provider and subsidiary of Porch Group Inc., launched service in Montana. With the addition of Montana, HOA now operates in 14 states. HOA launched its service in New Mexico earlier this month. Seatt...
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 17:41:51 +0000
Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz has disbanded an alumni advisory committee that was created after a 2020 investigation found evidence of racial bias against Black players in his program and bullying behavior by some of his assistants. The Gazette repo...
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 17:37:14 +0000
A woman who said she was injured after slipping on a lemon wedge has failed to revive her lawsuit against a popular Detroit tavern. The Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court’s decision in favor of Old Shillelagh. Connie …
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 17:30:24 +0000
High Street Insurance Partners announced its December acquisition of Hershey Insurance Agency, a full-service insurance firm based in Troy, Michigan. Founded in 1979, Hershey offers personal insurance, business insurance and group benefits. This acquis...
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 17:20:12 +0000
A little over five months after Hurricane Ida devastated Grand Isle, Louisiana’s barrier island, electricity is fully up and running, the mayor’s office said. Ida made landfall Aug. 29. Grand Isle was nearly inaccessible in the days immediately after t...
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 17:16:43 +0000
A pilot and passenger are presumed dead after the crash Jan. 14 of a helicopter in a south Louisiana marsh, a local government official said. The sheriff’s office in coastal Lafourche Parish got a call from a witness who saw …
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 17:14:35 +0000
Former Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin, a longtime leader in North Carolina government and state Democratic Party politics, was named the next Division of Motor Vehicles commissioner on Friday. Goodwin, the elected state insurance commissioner fro...
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 17:11:43 +0000
U.S. and British authorities Monday continued an investigation into the weekend standoff at a Texas synagogue that ended with an armed British national dead and a rabbi crediting past security training for getting him and three members of his congregat...
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 17:09:51 +0000
Heavy snow during a winter storm Sunday caused part of a roof to collapse on a dorm at Brevard College, but all 50 students inside got out safely, authorities said. Emergency crews responded to Jones Hall just after 3 p.m. …
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 16:49:01 +0000
A year of unprecedented cyber-attacks, business interruption and supply chain disruption, along with natural catastrophe activity has pushed these three perils to the top of the list of global business risks in this year’s Allianz Risk Barometer. Cyber...
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 15:54:09 +0000
Los Angeles County announced it is suing tenants and property owners of a warehouse where a fire released illegally stored chemicals into a drainage channel and caused a stench that lasted for weeks. The hydrogen sulfide gas odor caused a …
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 15:51:59 +0000
A retired San Jose Police officer who owns a security business pleaded no contest to insurance fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, and worker exploitation and is expected to be sentenced to three years in jail, prosecutors said. Robert Foster, who …
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 15:51:15 +0000
Zurich North America announced the following changes: Jason Meador, currently head of Captives at Zurich North America, has been appointed to lead the Rural Community Insurance Services crop insurance business following the impending retirement of head...
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 15:49:05 +0000
A medical transport plane struck power lines in cloudy weather before it crashed last month near San Diego, killing two flight nurses and two pilots, federal investigators found. The Learjet 35A crashed on Dec. 27 while preparing to land at …
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 15:46:41 +0000
Johnson & Johnson on Friday said it had agreed to pay $44 million to resolve claims that it fueled the opioid epidemic in New Mexico, a state which originally opted against participating in a nationwide settlement resolving thousands of similar …
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 15:36:57 +0000
Southern Insurance Underwriters, a managing general agency based in Atlanta, has named Whitney Griffith new underwriter for garage insurance. Griffith, who will be in SIU’s Alpharetta, Georgia, office, has more than eight years’ experience in commercia...
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 15:27:23 +0000
Association Member Benefits Advisors (AMBA), a national affinity-based membership and marketing insurance agency, has agreed to acquire the associations business of Mercer, a business of Marsh McLennan. Mercer’s association benefits business, Mercer Af...
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 15:10:17 +0000
COVID-19 infections are soaring again at U.S. nursing homes because of the omicron wave, and deaths are climbing too, leading to new restrictions on family visits and a renewed push to get more residents and staff members vaccinated and boosted. …
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 14:30:00 +0000
Johnson & Johnson should know by the end of next month whether its controversial use of bankruptcy to try to resolve billions of dollars in cancer claims can proceed, or if the consumer products giant must fight roughly 38,000 lawsuits …
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 13:49:46 +0000
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday confirmed the first case of a highly pathogenic type of avian influenza in a wild bird since 2016 in South Carolina. The virus, Eurasian H5 avian influenza, was found in a wild duck …
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 13:30:36 +0000
Activist investment firm Ides Capital Management has nominated two directors to the board of Safety Insurance Group and wants the company to buy back shares, cut costs and improve financial disclosure, according to a letter seen by Reuters. New York-ba...
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 13:11:36 +0000
New Zealand and Australia were able to send military surveillance flights to Tonga on Monday to assess the damage a huge undersea volcanic eruption left in the Pacific island nation. A towering ash cloud since Saturday’s eruption had prevented earlier …
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 12:46:07 +0000
Lloyd’s of London is reviewing its real estate needs as the historic insurance market embraces flexible working. “As we adapt to new structures and flexible ways of working, we are continuing to carefully think about the future requirements for the …
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 10:50:11 +0000
Microsoft Corp. said in a blog post on Saturday it observed destructive malware in systems belonging to several Ukrainian government agencies and organizations that work closely with the Ukrainian government. The victims of the malware include Ukrainia...
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 09:12:22 +0000
The Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies (CCRS) at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School is launching a new research consortium that aims to find ways to protect society against future systemic risks. Funding will be provided by an internation...
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 08:34:19 +0000
Lloyd’s announced a new operational structure for the delivery of its transformational Blueprint Two program, following the departure of Lloyd’s Chief Operations Officer (COO) Jennifer Rigby. Rigby leaves Lloyd’s on Jan. 21, and under the new structure...
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 08:00:02 +0000
Three joint state and federal disaster centers are set to open in northeast Arkansas to assist those affected by tornadoes that killed two people in the area in December. Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Small Business Admini...
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 06:05:57 +0000
A Miami judge’s certification of a lawsuit against Florida’s largest utility company as a $10 billion class action, with damage claims from more than 4 million people who lost power in Hurricane Irma, could have significant repercussions for self-insur...
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 06:00:56 +0000
A dramatic fire near a chemical plant burned through the night and into Saturday in northern New Jersey but led to no evacuation orders or serious injuries — just heavy smoke that was seen and smelled in nearby New York …
Tue, 18 Jan 2022 06:00:51 +0000
For companies that were waiting to hear from the U.S. Supreme Court before deciding whether to require vaccinations or regular coronavirus testing for workers, the next move is up to them. Many large corporations were silent on Thursday’s ruling by …

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