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Fri, 01 Jul 2022 05:45:17 +0000
ESG investment strategies are being probed for deceptive labeling, criticized for excluding firms like Tesla Inc. and questioned as to whether they actually work. All this, some sustainable fund managers said, could be a good thing. Tough scrutiny of l...
Fri, 01 Jul 2022 05:26:15 +0000
Conservative justices power 6-3 ruling; liberals dissent Ruling curbs EPA ability to regulate power plant emissions Biden vows to tackle climate change despite the ruling The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday imposed limits on the federal government’s aut...
Fri, 01 Jul 2022 05:01:46 +0000
Florida property insurers have another cost increase to manage after the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund was approved for a premium increase. The fund’s governing body, the State Board of Administration, this month gave final approval to the formula...
Fri, 01 Jul 2022 05:01:36 +0000
Eight months after it stopped renewing homeowners and rental property policies in Florida, Progressive Insurance announced it will now stop writing new dwelling-fire business in the distressed Florida market. “To ensure a long-term future in Florida, P...
Fri, 01 Jul 2022 05:00:38 +0000
Matt Neidlinger crested the hill of a narrow, twisty state road and found a nasty surprise waiting for him at the bottom. The ditch was a couple of feet wide and spanned both lanes, and Neidlinger barely had time to …
Fri, 01 Jul 2022 05:00:17 +0000
THURMONT, Md. (AP) —Crews battled a fire at an overnight summer camp in western Maryland on Wednesday morning, but no injuries were reported, officials said. Firefighters were initially dispatched around 7:30 a.m. for a report of a fire in a …
Fri, 01 Jul 2022 05:00:14 +0000
Monterey, California-based Capital Insurance Group named Victor Foggie director of field operations. Foggie will oversee CIG’s regional field executives in addition to the home office commercial lines unit. He will oversee production in CIG’s four regi...
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 18:08:04 +0000
PCF Insurance Services acquired Utah-based property/casualty managing general agent United Underwriters. United Underwriters offers agencies across the Western United States P/C MGA services and programs including homeowners, renters, dwelling, commerc...
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 17:29:20 +0000
There is overwhelming public support across the globe for using renewable energy, according to a new survey out from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. The international survey was published on Wednesday. It was conducted in partnership ...
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 16:58:26 +0000
It may seem a minor point to some, but it’s fundamental to the American system of justice, advocates said: It’s up to a jury – not a judge – to decide what is considered an “official act” by a state …
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 16:23:21 +0000
This edition of International People Moves details appointments at AXA XL, BMS and WTW. A summary of these new hires follows here. AXA XL Promotes Dores to CUO, Int’l Financial Lines – APAC & Europe AXA XL Insurance announced it …
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 16:18:49 +0000
Families of children and teachers killed in last month’s Texas school massacre face a formidable legal battle if they decide to sue the gun maker whose AR-15 semiautomatic rifle was used in the attack. That doesn’t mean they can’t win. …
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 15:52:35 +0000
Marsh announced today several enhancements to directors and officers liability (D&O) insurance offerings that could enable more clients to benefit from superior environmental, social, and governance (ESG) frameworks. The move signals a greater willingn...
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 15:38:29 +0000
Donegal Names Sponic to Lead Personal Lines David W. Sponic has been named senior vice president of personal lines by Donegal Insurance Group. Sponic succeeds Jeff Jacobsen, who the company said will transition into an advisory role leading up to …
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 15:37:42 +0000
Wholesale broker Risk Placement Services (RPS) said more than 20 new insurance companies and managing general agents have entered the excess & surplus marketplace over the last couple of years – and they may be more aggressive than incumbent insurers. …
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 15:05:26 +0000
Spot, an Austin, Texas-based tech startup offering on-demand injury insurance, announced it has raised $33 million in funding, including $25 million in equity and $8 million in debt. The round was led by Ensemble VC, with participation from Sozo Ventur...
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 15:01:08 +0000
Total insurer combined losses and expenses incurred in 2021 were $13.1 billion, or 96% of calendar year premium, compared with $12 billion in 2020, according to a report released today. The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California’s ...
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 14:59:57 +0000
The Hilb Group announced that it has acquired Indiana-based Howe-LaGrange Insurance Agency and Reick Insurance Agency, expanding the company’s growing presence throughout Indiana and the Midwest. Based in LaGrange, Indiana, Howe-LaGrange and Reick Agen...
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 14:54:57 +0000
This content was recently published in the Blogs section of RMS’ website. It is republished here with permission. Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, inflationary trends have captured news headlines around the world. Starting with the pandem...
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 14:54:54 +0000
The FBI has opened a widening investigation into sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in New Orleans going back decades, a rare federal foray into such cases looking specifically at whether priests took children across state lines to molest …
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 14:54:21 +0000
A wildfire that erupted in Northern California forced evacuations as it threatened about 500 homes and other buildings, authorities said. The Rices Fire erupted at around 2 p.m. near the Yuba River in Nevada County and had spread to more …
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 14:12:17 +0000
A U.S. appeals court said Whole Foods employees cannot sue the upscale grocery chain or its parent Amazon.com Inc. after being sent home without pay or disciplined for wearing Black Lives Matter face masks on the job. In a 3-0 …
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 14:05:26 +0000
Insurers and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester have agreed on a schedule for discovery and a bankruptcy court trial regarding a proposed $147 million settlement to cover sex abuse claims against the church. The proposed settlement was reached aft...
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 13:21:36 +0000
Insurance broker Aon has incorporate the latest climate science into its Impact Forecasting’s European flood models to help enable insurers to access more accurate loss estimates to help make better decisions for underwriting, reinsurance and regulator...
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 12:42:53 +0000
A pro-China propaganda campaign used fake social media accounts to try to stir up opposition, including protests, against mining firms that challenge China’s business interests, U.S.-based cyber-security firm Mandiant said on Tuesday. While politically...
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 12:35:09 +0000
Insurance business services firm ReSource Pro reports it has completed its acquisition of towerIQ, a property/casualty insurance focused technology platform designed to streamline workflows and capture market data. ReSource Pro said the addition of the...
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 12:23:45 +0000
New York’s getting ready to go around a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision by making schools and subways no-gun zones and by making it more difficult to obtain a permit to carry a firearm. Across the country, Democrats in California …
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 11:15:02 +0000
EU antitrust enforcers accepted on Thursday an offer from Irish insurers’ association Insurance Ireland to open up its data sharing platform to non-members and apply fair criteria to access it aimed at averting a possible hefty fine. Last year, the …
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 10:40:53 +0000
Turkey’s insurance association is in talks with the country’s Treasury on a potential inflation-indexed bond issue, the group’s head told Reuters, as insurers seek a new mechanism to protect their capital from soaring inflation. Turkey’s inflation rate...
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 10:12:21 +0000
Six Bermudian students will be learning about the global reinsurance industry this summer as part of an internship program with Ariel Re in Bermuda. The interns will learn about a variety of roles within the sector, including operations and finance, …