March 23, 2017
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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:35:19 +0000
A state contract bridge inspector accused of creating a false safety report for a county bridge has been convicted of a felony. New York Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott announced Monday that Akram Ahmad of Bridgeport, Connecticut, was convicted...
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:13:51 +0000
Patrick Wraight knew when he took over as director of Insurance Journal’s Academy of Insurance earlier this year that he would be making some changes but first he wanted to find out who is taking the Academy classes and why. …
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:54:36 +0000
AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte. Ltd. (AIG Singapore) has launched a nationwide search to find Singapore’s best drivers with “AIG On the Go,” a telematics-based smartphone application. “AIG On the Go” scores drivers’ performance every time they get behi...
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:46:42 +0000
Sullivan Insurance Group, a Worcester, Mass.-headquartered full-service insurance and risk management firm, has hired Lauren L. Deluca to its commercial lines department. Deluca has worked in the insurance industry for 13 years, most recently at Insura...
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:43:27 +0000
George J. Forrester, principal and senior vice president of the manufacturing division of AHT Insurance in Leesburg, Va., has been elected to the board of directors of RiskProNet International, a Menlo Park, Calif.-headquartered association of independ...
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:38:43 +0000
The White House is talking with House conservatives about last-minute changes to the embattled GOP health-care bill aimed at wooing enough holdouts to secure House passage. Lawmakers and Trump administration officials are discussing revisions to “essen...
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:22:22 +0000
Like many people who make their living selling stuff on Amazon.com Inc., Rob Griffin is terrified of getting kicked off the site. Two years ago the Atlanta resident was suspended for selling a banned health supplement and wound up living off …
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:01:49 +0000
President Donald Trump’s nominee for labor secretary expressed support for increasing the salary threshold at which overtime currently must be paid to employees, but criticized the doubling in the rate put in place by the Obama administration. During ...
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:36:58 +0000
Specialist Lloyd’s underwriter Neon has launched a Marine and Offshore Construction Consortium. Seeking to address the increasingly tailored insurance needs of shipyard clients, the Neon led-consortium offers $70 million capacity for shipyard construct...
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:53:45 +0000
XL Catlin’s insurance operations has appointed James Tuplin as head of Cyber and Technology, Media & Telecoms (TMT), International. In this role, Tuplin is responsible for the underwriting of cyber insurance, as well as professional indemnity insurance...
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:12:15 +0000
Parliament will return to work on Thursday after London’s worst terror attack in more than a decade left five people dead, including the assailant and the police officer he stabbed. The attack, which also injured 40 people, shut down Parliament …
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:31:24 +0000
Reliance Partners has expanded its leadership team with the addition of veteran insurance professional Stephen Copeland as senior director of Customer Service. Copeland has more than 20 years of industry experience, which includes independent agency ma...
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:23:53 +0000
University of North Carolina Health Care System has sent out a letter alerting its prenatal patients that their confidential medical information may have been shared with their home county by mistake. On Monday, the UNC Health Care System sent letters …
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:20:45 +0000
Chubb has introduced a new online system for independent agents that will quote and issue a comprehensive workers’ compensation policy for small businesses. Chubb’s workers’ compensation policy for small business owners targets a range of industries, w...
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:09:20 +0000
A resident in Orange County, Florida, is alleged to have committed an insurance scheme that included having his car stolen and destroyed to collect an insurance payout. Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced the recent arrest of Michael Abrams ...
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:42:43 +0000
Alabama officials have confirmed bird flu in two poultry flocks, just a week after three commercial breeders had to kill their chickens across the state line in Tennessee. The state veterinarian announced that chickens are under quarantine after testin...
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:32:29 +0000
A pair of Congressmen from California today introduced the Earthquake Mitigation Incentive and Tax Parity Act of 2017 to exclude incentives for residential seismic retrofits from federal taxation. The act was introduced by Reps. Mike Thompson, D-St. He...
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:26:45 +0000
Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler is advocating for two distracted driving bills that the state Legislature is considering. House Bill 1371, sponsored by Rep. Jessyn Farrell, and Senate Bill 5289, sponsored by Sen. Ann Rivers, would make ...
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:24:08 +0000
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that basic elements in cheerleader uniform designs merit copyright protection, handing a victory to the top American maker of the garments in a decision with serious implications for the fashion industry. Th...
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:18:58 +0000
A study on the use of spinal fusion surgeries in California workers’ compensation shows that in 60 percent of spinal fusion claims the initial report of injury was for a sprain or strain, a majority of the fusions occurred within …
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:06:52 +0000
Sacramento, Calif.-based Bickmore has named Ritesh Sharma a manager in its finance and accounting services department. Sharma will act as the finance manager for three joint power authorities. He will direct accounting and financial activities and serv...
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:47:28 +0000
Kristin S. Palmer has been named senior vice president and head of Communications at the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). Palmer was previously vice president, Media Relations, for the AARP, a nonprofit organization for retirees with nearly...
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:45:34 +0000
More than 70 percent  of U.S. employers are feeling the direct impact of prescription drug misuse in their workplaces, according to a recent survey by the National Safety Council. The survey also found that although 71 percent of employers agree tha...
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:31:04 +0000
A Georgia man is suing a Louisiana doughnut shop over claims that his father died of an allergic reaction after eating an apple fritter. The son’s attorneys on filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Dynasty Donuts LLC, a Lafayette company …
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:28:35 +0000
Dallas has been experiencing disruptions in its 911 service that began in October and at one point last week resulted in 360 calls being placed on hold. More dispatchers have been assigned to field 911 calls and technological glitches have …
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:17:38 +0000
A California city plans to scan the license plates of all incoming cars by placing stationary cameras at key intersections in a bid to boost public safety. The seaside city of Carlsbad will spend $1 million to add cameras at …
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:17:00 +0000
Fire officials are suggesting a blaze that has destroyed at least nine homes in eastern Oklahoma and forced the evacuation of more than 100 others may have been intentionally set. Highway 9 Volunteer Fire Department chief Danny Choate told KOKI-TV …
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:14:27 +0000
A former Jackson County commissioner accused in a lawsuit of bilking investors to finance a pot shop has filed a counterclaim. Doug Breidenthal filed the lawsuit contending his professional reputation has been damaged, the Mail Tribune reported. “As a ...
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:14:09 +0000
A huge fire at an apartment building under construction in suburban Kansas City has sparked fires at several homes blocks away. The eight-alarm fire broke out about 3:30 p.m. on March 20 at the multimillion-dollar CityPlace development in Overland Park, …
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:10:08 +0000
Almost all the hotels, restaurants and state parks cut off when a bridge on the Central California coast crumbled last month remain closed, but Kurt Mayer chose to keep his deli and taproom open — even though it’s costing him. …