Tue, 26 May 2020 15:34:28 +0000
Some Florida residents who have made unemployment claims may have had personal data stolen, officials said Thursday. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has notified 98 people who were part of a data breach associated with unemployment claim...
Tue, 26 May 2020 15:32:54 +0000
Residents and businesses in Central Michigan communities that were submerged when two dams failed sued the operator of the dams and two state agencies charged with overseeing the structures on May 22. A second class-action suit was filed the same …
Tue, 26 May 2020 15:19:32 +0000
How is the coronavirus pandemic affecting you, your life, your work and your industry? Now and going forward? No matter where you work in the P/C insurance industry, your experience is important. Learn how your experience compares with that of …
Tue, 26 May 2020 14:39:01 +0000
People in Kodiak City reported early Saturday that they felt a moderate earthquake that struck the Kodiak Island region, the Alaska Earthquake Center confirmed. The magnitude 4.4 earthquake hit at 12:52 a.m. Saturday and had an epicenter that was 58 …
Tue, 26 May 2020 14:36:57 +0000
Gov. Seve Sisolak has declared a state of emergency after Nevada’s biggest earthquake in 65 years caused significant damage to three U.S. highways, including the major route connecting Reno to Las Vegas. Sisolak said his declaration late las week will …
Tue, 26 May 2020 14:35:21 +0000
A huge fire that tore through a warehouse on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf has destroyed fishing gear used to deliver about two-thirds of the city’s fresh seafood, threatening to disrupt the upcoming Dungeness crab season, local fishermen said Sund...
Tue, 26 May 2020 14:23:08 +0000
Three members of a $31.7 million trip-and-fall scheme to defraud New York City businesses and their insurance companies have been sentenced to prison. Bryan Duncan, Robert Locust and Ryan Rainford were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Disney H. Stein in …
Tue, 26 May 2020 14:22:30 +0000
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California published estimated costs of allowing state workers to receive benefits for COVID-19 claims without proving virus exposure at work, dropping a prior mid-range estimate by $10 billion. In a...
Tue, 26 May 2020 13:51:26 +0000
A European Union framework is needed to provide insurance cover for catastrophes such as pandemics and huge cyber attacks, the Federation of European Risk Management (FERMA) said on Tuesday. This would involve public-private partnerships and could cove...
Tue, 26 May 2020 13:01:43 +0000
A fire at Portsmouth Middle School in New Hampshire early Saturday appears to have been intentionally set, an official said. Firefighters arrived at the school after 3 a.m. and found flames coming out the front door of the main entrance …
Tue, 26 May 2020 12:13:20 +0000
As U.S. businesses reopen, worried workers and their advocates are borrowing a legal strategy commonly used to shut down rowdy topless bars to try and force employers to strengthen protection against further spread of the coronavirus. Workers and their...
Tue, 26 May 2020 10:40:57 +0000
Willis Towers Watson announced the launch of CyNav, a new type of cyber insurance cover designed specifically for shipowners. The new product addresses the growing need for an explicit marine cyber solution, built from the ground up to specifically add...
Tue, 26 May 2020 10:00:48 +0000
A New Jersey appeals court has upheld a trial court’s ruling that Chubb Insurance Co. is not responsible for damages to two insureds’ homes caused by Superstorm Sandy because of a flood exclusion in their policies. In October 2012, Superstorm …
Tue, 26 May 2020 09:53:54 +0000
Canopius announced the appointment of Craig Elliott as casualty underwriter for the region, effective May 4, 2020. He reports to Claudio Saita, head of Australia & Pacific, and is based in the company’s Sydney office, established last June as part …
Tue, 26 May 2020 09:31:25 +0000
AXA said on Tuesday it would meet the bulk of business interruption claims from some restaurant owners in France after it lost a court case that was seen as a potential precedent for coronavirus-related disputes across the world. A Paris …
Tue, 26 May 2020 05:00:57 +0000
With forecasters predicting another intense Atlantic hurricane season with as many as 13 to 19 named storms, disaster preparedness experts say it’s critically important for people in evacuation zones to plan to stay with friends or family, rather than ...
Tue, 26 May 2020 05:00:40 +0000
This summer, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration will launch a rover designed to collect samples of the Martian surface and store them until they can eventually be brought back to Earth. When they arrive, according to a former NASA …
Tue, 26 May 2020 05:00:21 +0000
An NFL player is suing United Airlines, saying he was harassed and sexually assaulted by an intoxicated female passenger on a red-eye flight in February. The player said in a lawsuit that soon after boarding the cross-country flight, a woman …
Tue, 26 May 2020 05:00:05 +0000
CREST Insurance Group of Colorado has added Lyal Stephen and Dylan Vallino to the fir in the new Ft. Collins location. Both will be producers in the employee benefits division. Lyal was previously a broker at PFS Insurance Group. Dylan …
Tue, 26 May 2020 04:24:03 +0000
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) is now offering Defense Base Act (DBA) insurance on a global basis through its DBA-dedicated underwriting and claims team in Dubai. According to Neeraj Yadvendu, head of Third-Party Lines, BHSI Middle East,...
Tue, 26 May 2020 04:04:16 +0000
CFC has released an insurance product for licensing agreements that expands on the company’s suite of media and intellectual property insurance products. According to the company, the global licensing industry is rapidly expanding as brand owners incre...
Tue, 26 May 2020 01:54:07 +0000
Republicans pushed a sweeping coronavirus measure through the GOP-controlled Kansas Legislature on May 22, aiming to shield businesses and health care providers from coronavirus-related lawsuits and take control of the state’s pandemic response from De...
Mon, 25 May 2020 13:30:45 +0000
We are becoming a nation of amateur actuaries, calculating the risk of restarting our lives. Can we go outside? Can we go back to work? Can we go to a restaurant or bar? Can we go to the beach? Can …
Fri, 22 May 2020 16:55:05 +0000
Gov. Roy Cooper is letting North Carolina restaurants, barber shops and salons welcome patrons inside starting this holiday weekend, reporting on Wednesday that the state’s COVID-19 trends remain largely stable. But bars, gyms and other indoor entertai...
Fri, 22 May 2020 16:49:20 +0000
Federal prosecutors have declined to pursue criminal charges against a chemical company that for years discharged compounds with health risks that aren’t fully understood into a North Carolina river, the company disclosed. The U.S. Attorney’s Office an...
Fri, 22 May 2020 16:41:11 +0000
A Michigan-based health system and its insurer don’t have to cover the costs of an Ohio doctor’s defense against murder charges in the deaths of 25 hospital patients, a federal judge ruled. William Husel is accused of ordering excessive painkillers …
Fri, 22 May 2020 16:39:34 +0000
Rocks crushed two workers to death in a trench collapse at the site of town homes under construction in Mississippi. The workers were in the trench laying pipe for sewer lines when it collapsed Tuesday morning, Starkville Fire Chief Charles …
Fri, 22 May 2020 16:28:08 +0000
State lawmakers are poised to greatly expand Louisiana’s medical marijuana to make more people eligible for the treatment, under a bill that continued on May 20 to speed toward final passage. The proposal from Rep. Larry Bagley, the Republican chairman …
Fri, 22 May 2020 16:27:31 +0000
Texas-based farm mutual insurance company, Germania Insurance, is extending its Reduced Driving Payback through June, raising its total reimbursement to policyholders to nearly $9 million in credits. Germania announced its Reduced Driving Payback progr...
Fri, 22 May 2020 16:26:29 +0000
The North Dakota Republican Party is questioning the eligibility of the Democratic candidate for state insurance commissioner, alleging she hasn’t lived in the state long enough to run for statewide office. In a letter to the Secretary of State’s offic...