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Insurance News Feeds

Here’s an assembly of Insurance News Feeds you may by interested in. All the news comes from different sources of news throughout the country. It changes often, if there is something you like we advise to save the link or print out the selection.

  • California’s Comp Insurers Had 5.1% More in Direct Written Premium in 2016
    Posted by Don Jergler on May 22, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    California workers’ compensation insurers wrote $12.96 billion in direct written premium last year, an increase of $628 million, or 5.1 percent, from the prior year, according to new data from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners released by the California […]

  • Louisiana Getting Another $51M in Federal Flood Aid
    Posted by Stephanie K. Jones on May 22, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Louisiana’s getting another $51 million in federal dollars to help with recovery from last year’s floods. U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy announced the latest figure Thursday. He says the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released information about how it […]

  • Ohio Bill Would Limit Access to Workers’ Comp for Workers Here Illegally
    Posted by Stephanie K. Jones on May 22, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    The Ohio House has approved a workers’ compensation budget that blocks workers living in the country illegally who get hurt on the job from accessing compensation benefits. The Columbus Dispatch reports the bill was approved after a strong debate. Democratic […]

  • Ohio Steel Plant Faces $280K Fine for Safety Violations
    Posted by Stephanie K. Jones on May 22, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    A federal safety group says it has proposed a $280,000 fine against an Ohio steel plant for violations over lead exposure and hazards caused by unsafe machinery. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the proposed fine Friday against Republic […]

  • Cyberattack Cost Michigan Utility $2M, 14 Employees
    Posted by Stephanie K. Jones on May 22, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    A utility company in Lansing, Mich., is still transitioning back to stability after a cyberattack temporarily disabled the company’s internal network and required it to pay a $25,000 ransom. Dick Peffley, general manager for the Board of Water & Light, […]

  • Texas Senate Passes Texting While Driving Ban
    Posted by Stephanie K. Jones on May 22, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    The Texas Senate on May 19 passed a measure banning texting while driving statewide. HB 62 by Midland Rep. Tom Craddick previously was approved by the House. While more than 100 cities in the state have texting and driving bans […]

  • Insurance to Pay for up to $57M in Damage to Washington Waste Treatment Plant
    Posted by Don Jergler on May 22, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    An analysis says equipment failures caused between $49 million and $57 million of damage at the Washington’s largest sewage treatment plant. KING-TV reported  the analysis was released related to damage at the West Point Wastewater Treatment Plant in Seattle. The […]

  • $173K Settlement Revealed in Utah State Student ‘Slack Line’ Death
    Posted by Don Jergler on May 22, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Utah State University has agreed to pay $172,500 to the parents of a student killed four years ago when he hit a slack line rope tied between two trees while he was biking on campus, according to documents released by […]

  • Tourist Suing Planet Hollywood in Vegas for Mannequin Scare Injury
    Posted by Don Jergler on May 22, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    A tourist is suing a Las Vegas Strip hotel, claiming a life-sized mannequin in his darkened room caused him to flee and suffer injuries. Kent Jacobs Boutwell, of Southern California, filed the lawsuit against the Planet Hollywood casino-hotel in Clark […]

  • Uber May Fire Key Executive in California in Self-Driving Car Dispute
    Posted by Don Jergler on May 22, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Uber is threatening to fire a key executive accused of stealing self-driving car technology from a Google spin-off unless he waives his constitutional right against self-incrimination so the ridesharing service can comply with a court order. The development raises the […]

  • In Defeat for Patent Trolls, Supreme Court Limits Venue for Lawsuits
    Posted by Andrew G. Simpson on May 22, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday tightened rules for where patent lawsuits can be filed in a decision that may make it harder for so-called patent “trolls” to launch sometimes dodgy patent cases in friendly courts, a major irritant for […]

  • Connecticut Lawmakers Urged to Help Crumbling Foundation Homeowners
    Posted on May 22, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Regional officials are reminding state lawmakers it’s urgent this session to provide assistance to eastern and central Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations. Both the executive director of the Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) and chairman of a CRCOG committee […]

  • Kaloudis Joins JLT Specialty USA Team for Restructuring Clients
    Posted by Andrew G. Simpson on May 22, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    JLT Specialty USA announced the appointment of attorney Denise Kaloudis as senior vice president. Based in New York, Kaloudis will work with JLT’s Special Situations Group (SSG) to assist the restructuring community in solving complex insurance issues. JLT’s SSG is […]

  • Weather Co. Updates Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast
    Posted by Andrew G. Simpson on May 22, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    In its second seasonal tropical forecast for the North Atlantic basin for the 2017 season, IBM’s The Weather Co. said it now expects a total of 14 named storms, seven hurricanes, and three major hurricanes, a slight increase in activity […]

  • Petplan Australasia Announces Affiliation with MS Amlin
    Posted on May 22, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Petplan Australasia announced that MS Amlin Syndicate 2001 of Lloyd’s will become the new underwriter of its pet insurance plans in Australia – a move that is designed to enhance policyholder benefits with broader coverage and more plan choices. Petplan […]

  • Private Equity Firm Carlyle Sues Insurers Over Oil Losses
    Posted by Andrew G. Simpson on May 22, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Julia Payne U.S. private equity firm Carlyle Group is suing a group of its insurers over $400 million worth of oil it claims it lost when Morocco’s sole refinery went bankrupt two years ago, court documents show. Carlyle claims in […]

  • Underwriting Agency, CFC, Partners with Kidnap Response Expert EOS Risk
    Posted on May 22, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Lloyd’s managing general agency CFC announced it has formed a partnership with risk management and security consultant, EOS Risk. EOS Risk joins red24 and S-RM on CFC’s panel of security companies that specialize in global kidnap and extortion incidents. “Highly […]

  • New Hampshire Governor Requests Disaster Assistance for March Storm
    Posted on May 22, 2017 at 10:45 am

    New Hampshire Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has requested that President Donald Trump issue a major disaster declaration and provide federal emergency assistance for the blizzard and severe winter storm that happened in mid-March. Sununu said that eight of the state’s […]

  • New Jersey’s NJM Promotes Livingston, Elects New Board Chairman
    Posted on May 22, 2017 at 10:42 am

    NJM Insurance Group, a West Trenton, N.J.-based property and casualty insurer, has promoted Mitchell A. Livingston, Esq., to chief operating officer (COO), making him the first in the company’s 104-year history to hold the position. Livingston will also assume the […]

  • New York Construction Company Owner Indicted for Manslaughter
    Posted on May 22, 2017 at 10:01 am

    The owner of a Bedford-Stuyvesant construction company and his businesses have been indicted on manslaughter and other charges after a wall collapsed at an excavation site, killing one construction worker and injuring two others. “Construction site deaths such as his […]