Fri, 18 Jun 2021 16:34:58 +0000
Scale Underwriting, a Founder Shield company that provides tailored insurance products for high-growth companies, has launched Scale Social, a media liability insurance policy for social media influencers and their agencies. Scale Social provides US-ba...
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 16:27:41 +0000
Another earthquake has been recorded in South Dakota, the fifth since December. According to the United States Geological Survey, a 2.6 magnitude quake was recorded about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday with the epicenter about 60 miles east of Rapid City. It’s …
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 16:23:34 +0000
This wrap-up of international People Moves details two recent appointments at Aon’s Reinsurance Solutions and insurance broker Miller, in Minneapolis and London, respectively. A summary of these new hires follows here. Insurance broker Aon plc announce...
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 15:22:12 +0000
Middleton Appointed President of Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group W. R. Berkley Corporation has appointed Michelle D. Middleton as president of Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group (BMAG). She succeeds John F. Kearns, who has been named chairman of the operating unit ...
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 15:15:32 +0000
AM Best has upgraded the Financial Strength Rating to A (Excellent) from A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating to “a” (Excellent) from “a-” (Excellent) of Southern Mutual Church Insurance Co. in Columbia, South Carolina. The ratings fir...
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 15:10:32 +0000
The enhanced ability to innovate is a principal motivator for Aon’s proposed acquisition of Aon and Willis Towers Watson. It’s a message that Aon CEO Greg Case has been emphasizing since the $30 billion deal was announced in March 2020. …
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 15:09:08 +0000
Federal emergency officials have extended a deadline for Kentuckians to register for assistance due to damage from severe flooding, Gov. Andy Beshear said. The deadline to apply for help from the Individual Assistance program is now July 8, he said. …
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 14:30:57 +0000
Several female attorneys and investigators at the state Law Offices of the Public Defender are getting raises to resolve a lawsuit that alleged unfair compensation in comparison with better-paid male colleagues. Five employees at the public defender’s ...
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 14:28:13 +0000
Waymo, the self-driving car pioneer spun off from Google, isn’t allowing a recent wave of executive departures to detour its plans to expand its robotic taxi service. The Mountain View, California, company made that clear Wednesday by announcing it has …
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 14:27:46 +0000
A former New York Shake Shack manager has filed a lawsuit against the Detectives’ Endowment Association, the Police Benevolent Association, and about 20 unnamed officers accusing them of false arrest and defamation. Marcus Gilliam and other employees w...
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 14:22:19 +0000
TOKYO – Japanese medical experts said on Friday that banning spectators at the Olympics was the least risky option for holding the Games, even as they appeared resigned to the possibility of fans in venues during the COVID-19 pandemic. The …
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 14:12:30 +0000
A civil healthcare fraud lawsuit against 11 New York-based skilled nursing facilities alleges that they fraudulently inflated Medicare reimbursements by prolonging patient stays without regard to patients’ medical needs. The suit also alleges these fac...
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 14:02:51 +0000
Medical guidelines help doctors understand the best way to treat health conditions yet many doctors do not adhere to them, and this is a problem in particular for patients with back pain, according to scientists at University of Utah Health …
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 13:19:13 +0000
Bamboo Insurance has acquired certain of the assets of First American Property and Casualty Insurance Agency of Santa Ana, Calif. from parent company title insurer, First American Financial Corp., which is exiting the property/casualty business. The as...
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 05:57:33 +0000
Louisiana has created a framework for self-driving delivery robots to drop off packages on the state’s streets, under a bill backed by lawmakers and Gov. John Bel Edwards. The new personal delivery device law sponsored by Republican Sen. Rick Ward …
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 05:54:07 +0000
A Texas company pleaded guilty to a federal Clean Water Act violation and agreed to pay a $1 million fine for damaging a pipeline that leaked more than 5,000 gallons of oil in a Louisiana bay in 2016, the U.S. …
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 05:41:24 +0000
Chicago-based Hub International Limited has introduced a transportation excess liability/umbrella proprietary product helps clients reduce risks and protect them from potentially large losses. The Hub Drive Excess Liability Shield is an excess liabilit...
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 05:19:16 +0000
The UK is struggling to put in place adequate measures to deal with rising sea levels and warmer temperatures caused by pollution, the government’s independent adviser on climate matters has warned. Average land temperatures in the UK have risen by …
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 05:03:27 +0000
A judge has ordered the former proprietor of an Indiana wildlife center and his ex-wife to pay People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals more than $700,000 in attorney’s fees stemming from the group’s successful lawsuit alleging violations of the …
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 05:01:04 +0000
Fire has destroyed a western Iowa business that made pipe organs for churches, schools and customers from around the world, officials said. The fire at Dobson Pipe Organ Builders in Lake City was reported around 4 p.m. on June 15, …
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 05:00:56 +0000
During the COVID-19 pandemic, auto insurers have returned more than $18 billion in premiums to address the drastic reduction in driving. It turns out all that extra money didn’t make consumers any happier, if they even knew about it at …
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 05:00:28 +0000
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a lawsuit accusing Cargill Inc. and a Nestle SA subsidiary of knowingly helping perpetuate slavery at Ivory Coast cocoa farms, but sidestepped a broader ruling on the permissibility of suits accusing American …
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 05:00:20 +0000
Senior Judge Reggie Walton, who joined the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in 2001, will hear the Justice Department’s lawsuit aimed at stopping insurance broker Aon’s $30 billion acquisition of Willis Towers Watson. The U.S. Justice D...
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 05:00:03 +0000
U.S. auto safety regulators said on Thursday they have opened 30 investigations into Tesla crashes involving 10 deaths since 2016 where advanced driver assistance systems were suspected of use. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)...
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 04:32:20 +0000
Akur8, the Paris-based insurtech firm that automates insurance pricing, has closed a Series B funding round of $30 million, bringing its total funding to $42 million. This latest funding round will accelerate Akur8’s international expansion, with a par...
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 03:49:14 +0000
A French Michelin three-star chef is asking Allianz SE for 1.6 million euros ($1.9 million) in insurance claims for losses suffered by his restaurants during the country’s lockdowns, a person familiar with the matter said. Chef Michel Troisgros has ask...
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 23:56:37 +0000
The National Hurricane Center’s updated its tropical storm warning for the Gulf Coast is in effect for east of Morgan City, Louisiana to the Okaloosa/Walton County line in Florida. The center has warned of heavy rainfall and flooding. On Friday, …
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 21:26:04 +0000
Lockton Insurance Brokers LLC has named Sherri Harrison, senior vice president, to market leader. Harrison is responsible for clients, people, operations and the growth of the benefits practice in San Diego, Calif., and Orange County, Calif. Harrison h...
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 20:00:57 +0000
The Western U.S. could be in for a wild ride thanks to climate change. That’s the brunt of the buzz in the news this week, as multiple media outlets gave heavy coverage to the severe drought and heatwave currently creeping …
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 17:18:07 +0000
Cannasure Insurance Services is now providing its wholesale brokerage and managing general agent services to retail brokers representing insureds domiciled in California. Cannasure announced it will offer property capacity of up to $40 million in total...