Wed, 30 Sep 2020 21:41:19 +0000
Washington’s minimum wage will increase to $13.69 per hour starting Jan. 1, 2021. The change is significant this year because it also impacts wages paid to some salaried employees exempt from overtime and other protections under state law. The Washingt...
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 21:35:54 +0000
Cal/OSHA has cited five grocery stores in Southern California for failing to protect their employees from COVID-19. The retailers were cited for various health and safety violations, including some classified as serious, with proposed penalties ranging...
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 21:25:34 +0000
The Texas Department of Insurance has published its 2020 Workers’ Compensation Network Report Card Results showing networks generally have lower medical costs per claim than non-network injured employees. The results in the annual report card show a co...
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 17:25:31 +0000
The Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance Mark Afable has charged former insurance agent, Timothy S. Bratley, with a number of violations of insurance law all targeting elderly consumers. Bratley, also a licensed funeral director in norther...
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 16:59:18 +0000
A couple who accused a sperm bank of misrepresenting its process for screening donors and providing incorrect medical and educational history of the donor they selected can proceed with a lawsuit against the sperm bank, Georgia’s highest court ruled Mo...
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 16:57:40 +0000
Police say $1 million worth of jewelry has been stolen from a store in coastal Georgia. WTOC-TV reports the heist took place before dawn Friday at Kay Jewelers in Hinesville. Officers responded to an alarm at the store, but walked …
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 16:46:50 +0000
CaseGlide, LLC, a provider of claims litigation management software for claims organizations, has added Russ Smith as chief technology officer (CTO). A software industry veteran of more than two decades, Smith comes to St. Petersburg, Florida-based Cas...
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 16:33:37 +0000
CFC has upgraded its cyber incident response mobile app to provide proactive and targeted cybersecurity alerts for CFC cyber insurance policyholders and immediate access to cyber security risk mitigation experts. Using the company’s data enrichment pla...
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 16:17:54 +0000
India is planning to seek cabinet’s approval to sell 25% stake in the nation’s largest life insurer, people with knowledge of the matter said, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks resources to plug a widening budget gap. The government plans …
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 15:16:33 +0000
A Houston-area official says it will take 60 days to ensure a city drinking water system is purged of a deadly, microscopic parasite that doctors believed killed a boy and that led to warnings for others not to drink tap …
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 15:12:54 +0000
A fire broke out Monday amid the wreckage of the Hard Rock Hotel construction project that partially collapsed last year in New Orleans. Thick black smoke was visible in the area of the construction site at the edge of the …
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 15:10:52 +0000
Anthem Inc. said on Wednesday it would pay $39.5 million as part of a settlement with U.S. states attorneys general following an investigation into a massive cyber-attack at the company in 2015. The second largest U.S. health insurer said a …
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 15:07:48 +0000
A former employee of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas, has won a $125,000 settlement after her boss was convicted of grabbing her by the shirt and pushing her into a wall. The Kansas City Star reports that …
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 15:03:38 +0000
A Minnesota man who was shot by a sheriff’s deputy during a raid last year has settled a federal lawsuit for about $6 million. Shawn Olthoff, 35, was left paralyzed and uses a wheelchair after a Carlton County deputy shot …
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 15:01:44 +0000
Kansas reported another seven-day record for new coronavirus cases, with 16% of the tests for the virus during that period coming back positive on Monday. The continued spike in confirmed and probable cases comes as officials in some Kansas counties …
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 14:59:12 +0000
Fire officials are blaming a gas leak for an explosion that destroyed one Dubuque, Iowa home and damaged several others. KCRG reports that Chief Rick Steines with the Dubuque Fire Department said a machine struck a gas main Monday while …
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 14:56:27 +0000
Gov. Gavin Newsom has approved legislation prompted by the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight other people that makes it a crime for first responders to take unauthorized photos of deceased people at the scene of an accident …
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 14:55:02 +0000
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has made several hires to strengthen its cyber insurance underwriting team: Tresa Stephens as regional product leader; Josh Navarro, executive underwriter; and Ed Lee, underwriting specialist. Based in New Yo...
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 13:56:49 +0000
Personal-finance company Credit Karma said on Tuesday it would launch a checking account to U.S. members this year, making it the latest fintech to join the crowded digital banking market. Credit Karma Money Checking will initially be available only to …
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 13:16:11 +0000
The Church Pension Group (CPG), a financial services organization that serves The Episcopal Church, has appointed Christopher R. Rourke as senior vice president and general manager of The Church Insurance Companies (CIC). In this role, he will be respo...
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 13:04:28 +0000
A New Hampshire man who suffered serious spinal injuries when a stage diver landed on his head during a concert in New Jersey has reached a $2 million settlement with the show’s organizer. Jason Kooken, 46, of Exeter, was injured …
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 13:01:52 +0000
Nearly 2 million homes, mostly in the Western U.S., with a rebuilding value of more than $638 billion are at an elevated risk of wildfire damage, a report out today shows. An annual wildfire report from data provider CoreLogic comes …
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 12:18:00 +0000
Insurance professionals in the surplus lines sector are busy. Busy adapting to a changing business world during COVID-19. Busy adapting to a changing property/casualty market where standard lines insurers are steadfastly shedding undesirable accounts. ...
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 12:16:39 +0000
LL Global, the Windsor, Conn.-based parent company for LIMRA, LOMA and Secure Retirement Institute, has tapped Mark Poklar to lead its insurance research unit. He will report to Alison Salka, senior vice president and head of LIMRA Research. During the …
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 11:55:20 +0000
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Chief Steve Dickson is due to conduct a two-hour evaluation flight at the controls of a Boeing 737 MAX on Wednesday, a key milestone for the jet to win approval to resume flying after two fatal …
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 11:50:25 +0000
Amazon.com Inc. warehouse workers in the U.S. are getting hurt at a higher rate than the industry average, according to an investigative report. The rate of injuries contradicts more rosy assertions the company has made to lawmakers and the public, …
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 11:44:40 +0000
Lloyd’s has launched a new “first-of-its-kind” business interruption policy for small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), specifically designed to protect them against IT disruption or downtime. Parametrix Insurance offers simple and reliable coverage...
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 11:07:26 +0000
Hg, the European private equity investor focused on software and service businesses, announced it will make a significant long-term equity investment in Hyperion Insurance Group Ltd., the insurance intermediary. The transaction values the business at a...
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 08:45:40 +0000
Financial firms and governments overwhelmingly see cryptocurrencies as risky, a major survey found on Tuesday, with the potential for bitcoin and other digital tokens for use in money laundering and sanctions busting among the chief worries. Around 60%...
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 07:51:17 +0000
Embattled Florida attorney Scot Strems, who, with his firm, has filed thousands of assignment of benefit and first party lawsuits against Florida property insurers over the last several years, has been found by a court-appointed referee to have violate...