Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:11:00 +0000
While there’s a bright future for managing general agents that “get it right,” Grahame Chilton, CEO of Gallagher UK, warns against tolerating the few rogue MGAs who could ruin the reputation of the entire sector. Chilton, who will be stepping …
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 05:02:06 +0000
The Tennessee Department of Health says its investigation continues into gastrointestinal illness that affected more than 500 people who visited a zipline attraction. Officials have said E. coli bacteria caused the sickness, but the Health Department s...
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 05:00:55 +0000
It might be the definitive sign that cryptocurrencies have arrived on Wall Street. CFA Institute, whose grueling three-level program has helped train more than 150,000 financial professionals, is adding topics on cryptocurrencies and blockchain to its ...
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 05:00:39 +0000
People who tried to order medicine online or over the phone have received fake U.S. Food and Drug Administration warning letters instead of the products they bought, in what appears to be an international extortion scam, the agency said on …
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 04:46:16 +0000
Georgia joins Alabama and three other states in a week-long speed enforcement operation beginning Monday. “Operation Southern Shield” will run through Sunday, July 22. Law enforcement in Georgia and Alabama will join Florida, Tennessee and South Caroli...
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 04:04:19 +0000
J.M. Wilson has added Cassandra Silverman as assistant transportation underwriter to its North Charleston, S.C., office. Silverman is responsible for quoting new and renewal business, corresponding with carrier underwriters, and assisting independent a...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 21:19:03 +0000
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired North Barrington, Ill.-based The Jack Nebel Companies Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Jack Nebel, Brian Nebel and their associates will continue to operate from their current location under the direction …
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 20:55:15 +0000
An insurtech startup says it will disrupt California’s workers’ compensation system with “technology-enabled triage and care coordination” for California Farm Management. ChronWell, a mobile platform for the workers’ comp industry, announced on Monday ...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:39:21 +0000
J.M. Wilson has named Steve Francis as assistant transportation underwriter in the Arlington Heights, Ill. office. The firm has also named Ryan Gibbons a transportation underwriter in the Westerville, Ohio office, and Sarah Hassan as agency information...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:24:04 +0000
Congressman Cedric Richmond says New Orleans can keep $2 billion in Federal Emergency Management Agency grants approved to fix sewers and water pipes damaged by Hurricane Katrina. A Department of Homeland Security audit last July said FEMA should take ...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:18:33 +0000
Napa, Calif.-based The Doctors Co. has named Kerin Torpey Bashaw senior vice president of patient safety and risk management. Bashaw reports to Bill Fleming, chief operating officer. Bashaw has more than 20 years of experience. She has held a variety …
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:00:04 +0000
Insurance broker Willis Towers Watson has appointed Mary Botkin, as health care industry lead in its Corporate Risk and Broking (CRB) segment. Botkin will be responsible for delivering the company’s integrated risk management strategy to its health car...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:49:25 +0000
Southwest Louisiana officials are looking at bike-sharing. Bike-sharing programs use computers and GPS to track bicycles, rented through a smartphone app by the hour or half-hour. Baton Rouge and St. Tammany Parish are investigating whether to start su...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:47:36 +0000
Pot advocates celebrated the culmination of a yearslong effort to ease restrictions on the use of cannabis last month when nearly 60 percent of Oklahoma voters approved medical marijuana. Oklahoma’s proponents had even included a two-month deadline for...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:44:13 +0000
All eight outdoor warning sirens in a North Dakota oil patch city were sounded before a deadly tornado ravaged an RV park, but park residents and others said they didn’t hear them, authorities said. A newborn baby was killed and …
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:40:09 +0000
Gov. Rick Snyder wants Michigan to sue the manufacturer of chemicals linked to contaminated water detected at military bases and industrial sites across the state. Snyder wrote a letter to Attorney General Bill Schuette seeking a lawsuit against 3M. The …
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:37:55 +0000
An attorney for a Minneapolis, Minn. man is drawing parallels between his client’s lawsuit and the recent debate over police urging paramedics to sedate unruly people. Forty-eight-year-old John Powell says he suffered breathing problems and needed emer...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:23:09 +0000
How much medical marijuana is in the pipeline in Oregon? The managers of the state’s program concede that they simply don’t know because of lax reporting by producers and a lack of site inspectors. That, they say, creates opportunities for …
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:20:46 +0000
A northern New Mexico city is facing another lawsuit from a former employer in yet another controversy involving its mayor. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports Martin Gonzales, a former public works director of Las Vegas, N.M., is suing the …
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:19:05 +0000
Authorities say 25 people have been injured after a bus overturned on a Southern California freeway but most of the passengers had minor injuries. The Los Angeles Fire Department says the bus crashed shortly before 4 a.m. Saturday in Pico-Union, …
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:54:16 +0000
Toyota Motor Corp. launched a Honolulu, Hawaii car-sharing service that enables customers to use smartphones to unlock and start cars for rent by the hour or day. It’s the latest service offered by an automaker that competes with ride-hailing and …
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:32:35 +0000
JLT Re (North America) has appointed Scott MacColl as head of Credit and Surety for North America. In addition to his role in North America, he will be working with global teams to help build out this specialized practice area …
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:11:44 +0000
Anbang Insurance Group Co. is weighing a sale of its Hexie Health Insurance Co. unit as the troubled Chinese firm reviews its assets for possible divestment, according to people familiar with the matter. The insurer is in discussions with financial …
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:32:47 +0000
Johnson & Johnson has vowed to appeal a $4.7 billion verdict awarded to 22 women who claim asbestos-contaminated talc in the company’s products gave them ovarian cancer by arguing the plaintiffs’ science was flawed and the case should not have …
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:58:20 +0000
The Maine Fire Marshal’s office says the blaze that destroyed two buildings and damaged several others at a historic fairground was accidental. Fire investigators said that the fire at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds was caused by an electrical malfunction in...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:55:01 +0000
A New Hampshire couple has filed a lawsuit against a Portsmouth, N.H., restaurant saying it over-served an intoxicated patron who attacked the husband and gave him a concussion. The Portsmouth Herald reports the Vrettoses say in their lawsuit Demeter’s...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:42:37 +0000
Proposals to permit recreational marijuana use in New York state took a big step forward Friday when state health officials issued a long-awaited report concluding that the benefits of legalization outweigh the risks. The 74-page analysis from the Depa...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:22:09 +0000
Ahead of the recent World Cup in Russia, Lloyd’s of London predicted that France would be victorious. And victorious they were – with a 4-2 win against Croatia on Sunday. Interestingly, Lloyd’s also predicted Germany’s win against Argentina in 2014. …
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:28:54 +0000
Theresa May’s long-running battle with her divided Conservative Party took a potentially more dangerous turn, as one of her former ministers began assembling lawmakers to vote against her Brexit plans. Euroskeptic Tories are angry that the prime minist...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:32:42 +0000
NTT DATA UK, a Tokyo-based consulting and IT services provider, announced it has entered into a partnership to provide robotics services to Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK). NTT DATA UK’s Cargo 10 Virtual Worker is the first of several planned Robotic …