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Fri, 28 Jan 2022 17:24:31 +0000
Berkshire Hathaway confirmed that that its annual shareholders meeting will be an in-person meeting held in Omaha in April. The meeting will take place April 30 at the CHI Health Center, an arena and convention center in central Omaha. “We …
Fri, 28 Jan 2022 16:57:46 +0000
A new lawsuit alleging negligence by school officials and a Michigan school shooting suspect’s parents was filed Thursday over the attack at Oxford High School that killed four students and wounded six other students and a teacher. The lawsuit was …
Fri, 28 Jan 2022 16:49:44 +0000
Tesla has expanded its own brand of auto insurance into Ohio, using real-time driving behavior for Model S, Model 3, Model X and Model Y owners. Ohio joins Texas, Arizona, Illinois and California as states where Tesla Insurance is live. …
Fri, 28 Jan 2022 16:41:33 +0000
A Mississippi pharmacist was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for a multimillion dollar scheme to defraud private insurance companies and a healthcare program for military members, retirees and their families. David Rutland, 42, of Bolton, p...
Fri, 28 Jan 2022 16:38:01 +0000
NFP Welcomes Cyber Risk Experts Maugé and Cavaliere Insurance broker NFP announced the addition of Courtney Maugé, senior vice president, cyber practice leader, and Rick Cavaliere, senior vice president, senior cyber broker. Maugé joins the company ...
Fri, 28 Jan 2022 15:45:11 +0000
A federal jury on Thursday awarded $110 million to two U.S. Army veterans who said combat earplugs sold by 3M Co to the military caused them to suffer hearing damage, the largest verdict yet to result from hundreds of thousands …
Fri, 28 Jan 2022 15:36:03 +0000
A gun rights group and a gun owner have filed a lawsuit against a California city for a newly passed ordinance requiring citizens to obtain firearm liability insurance and pay an annual fee. The National Association for Gun Rights and …
Fri, 28 Jan 2022 15:16:27 +0000
New York Attorney General Letitia James said the state will receive the maximum amount of $230 million available under the $26 billion settlement agreement.with the nation’s three major pharmaceutical distributors — Cardinal, McKesson, and Amerisourc...
Fri, 28 Jan 2022 14:58:07 +0000
Jacksonville-based Brightway Insurance announced that it has opened two new franchises in Florida. Arturo Garcia opened Brightway, The Garcia Agency, in Tampa, Fla. And Scott Keit opened Brightway, The Scott Keit Agency, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. In 2020...
Fri, 28 Jan 2022 14:41:43 +0000
Alera Group has acquired six agencies around the country, including Cate-Russell Insurance, an independent insurance agency in Maryville. Tennessee. Cates-Russell, which offers business, personal and benefits products, is an affiliate of Alera Group’s ...
Fri, 28 Jan 2022 14:23:22 +0000
Carla Denise Garrison’s 8-year-old daughter picked up a used hypodermic needle from the parking lot outside a Target store and asked, “Mommy, what is this?” Garrison instinctively swatted the syringe away, poking her daughter’s palm in the process. The...
Fri, 28 Jan 2022 14:04:01 +0000
Tesla’s most important products this year and next will not be cars, Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Wednesday, but software that drives them autonomously and a humanoid robot. The audacious promises by the best-known billionaire in the electric car …
Fri, 28 Jan 2022 13:18:56 +0000
InsurTech Accelerant raised more than $190 million at a $2 billion pre-money valuation in its latest funding round. Atlanta-based Accelerant serves a network of managing general underwriters (MGU) and program administrators (PA) that it refers to as it...
Fri, 28 Jan 2022 13:03:35 +0000
This edition of International People Moves details appointments at Liberty Global Transactions, AEGIS London and Brit Ltd. A summary of these new hires follows here. Liberty Global Transaction Solutions Expands European Presence Liberty Global Transact...
Fri, 28 Jan 2022 12:02:25 +0000
QBE has launched a Sustainable Energies unit to support customers as they transition to lower carbon energy. The unit will align QBE underwriting capabilities across construction, operational, casualty and D&O lines, focusing on underwriting the growin...
Fri, 28 Jan 2022 12:00:31 +0000
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) Director Anita Fox announced that a Michigan resident who pled guilty to auto insurance fraud has been sentenced to pay restitution and fines of mo...
Fri, 28 Jan 2022 11:06:07 +0000
The Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) has launched a simplified guide to risk mapping for remote working. The tool consists of a simple questionnaire that organizations of any size can use. Using a template of risks and opport...
Fri, 28 Jan 2022 10:01:06 +0000
Insurtech MIC Global has received “in-principle” approval from Lloyd’s for the creation of MIC Global Insurance Syndicate 5183. UK-based MIC Global provides end-to-end digital micro insurance products, providing cover for millions of people and busines...
Fri, 28 Jan 2022 09:10:06 +0000
Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Alan McClain has been appointed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) to serve as the Chair for the Workers’ Compensation (C) Task Force, a subgroup of the Property and Casualty (C) Committee, com...
Fri, 28 Jan 2022 09:06:13 +0000
Property insurers have forced “crippling costs” onto residents of apartment blocks in the aftermath of the Grenfell disaster, the U.K. government said as it requested a review of the market. Some residents in medium- and high-rise buildings have seen t...
Fri, 28 Jan 2022 08:56:08 +0000
An explosion on Jan. 26 at a southwest Louisiana chemical plant has left at least six people with minor injuries. The explosion occurred at an empty ethylene dichloride storage tank shortly before 11 a.m., a spokesperson for Westlake Chemical South …
Fri, 28 Jan 2022 08:46:21 +0000
Allianz and UniCredit have signed a multi-country agreement to build on the companies’ longstanding bancassurance partnership which began in 1996. The agreement covers UniCredit’s footprint in Italy, Germany, Central and Eastern Europe, where the compa...
Fri, 28 Jan 2022 08:11:44 +0000
Alera Group has acquired Heritage Risk Management, a Lubbock, Texas-based network of independent risk management agencies serving clients throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado and New Mexico. Heritage Risk Management’s network of independent risk manage...
Fri, 28 Jan 2022 07:57:55 +0000
Bolttech, an insurance technology unicorn backed by Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li, is considering raising $200 million to $300 million in fresh funds this year, according to people familiar with the matter. The Singapore-based company is working wit...
Fri, 28 Jan 2022 07:30:33 +0000
Lawyers for an associate athletic director who filed a $50 million federal racketeering lawsuit against Louisiana State University say she has been fired in retaliation and asked the court Wednesday to add that claim to her suit. “On January 5, …
Fri, 28 Jan 2022 06:03:34 +0000
Seeing no action on bills that would address Florida’s spiraling property insurance problems head-on, one state senator took a different route Thursday and proposed reducing insurers’ payments to the state’s hurricane catastrophe fund, a move he said c...
Fri, 28 Jan 2022 06:00:54 +0000
Raffi Sarian, 32, of North Hollywood, California, was arraigned this week on four felony counts of identity theft and nine felony counts of forgery after allegedly altering information from professional licenses and diplomas to apply unearned “affinity...
Fri, 28 Jan 2022 06:00:51 +0000
Relatives of passengers who died in crashes of Boeing 737 Max jets are pressing Attorney General Merrick Garland to help them re-open a settlement that shielded Boeing from criminal prosecution for misleading federal safety regulators about the plane. ...
Fri, 28 Jan 2022 06:00:43 +0000
A Democrat-led House committee voted mostly along party lines Wednesday to release a bill legalizing recreational marijuana use by adults in Delaware. A lone Republican joined Democrats on the Health and Human Development committee in voting to release...
Fri, 28 Jan 2022 06:00:34 +0000
Testing wells in a Maine town contain per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) and the chemicals may have traveled through well systems and drinking water, the state’s department of environmental protection found. Last month, the DEP said 10 Kittery homes will ...