April 29, 2017
Stafford & Co. Insurance
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:10:07 +0000
A federal jury in Ohio decided last week determined that thousands of agents with Madison, Wisconsin-based American Family Mutual Insurance (AmFam) are employees, not independent contractors. According to a news release from plaintiff attorneys involve...
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:52:48 +0000
Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. has named Melissa Schellinkhout has vice president and Northwest practice director. Schellinkhout will be responsible for oversight of property/casualty operations in the Pacific Northwest, including the firm’s Portland, Ore. and ...
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:56:02 +0000
A judge has ordered Exxon Mobil to pay a penalty of nearly $20 million for releasing 10 million pounds of pollutants into the air over the course of eight years from a complex it operates east of Houston. U.S. District …
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:53:03 +0000
Dodge City Community College (DCCC) received the most votes by percentage of students enrolled to win the Kansas community college “Don’t Text #Just Drive” spring contest March 15-April 16, sponsored in part by the state insurance department. The Kansa...
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:50:11 +0000
A former Iowa fire academy administrator has pleaded guilty to falsifying test scores that were used to improperly certify thousands of firefighters. Former Fire Services Training Bureau certification manager John McPhee pleaded guilty to felony miscon...
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:48:01 +0000
The emphasis on 24-hour service at Waffle House — hurricane or shine — has earned the company a reputation among professional emergency managers, who make rough estimates of storm damage by looking to the local eatery. There’s even a “Waffle House …
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:26:50 +0000
A bill that will allow individuals to purchase health insurance from any state participating in a yet-to-be-determined compact has passed Oklahoma House of Representatives by a vote of 80-0. Senate Bill 478, by state Rep. Lewis Moore and Bill Brown of …
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:22:55 +0000
Texas employers that do not provide workers’ compensation insurance must submit two types of forms to the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC). DWC is offering a temporary grace period for employers that have not previously filed these reports — ...
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:20:25 +0000
The Meiers Lombardini Lemanski Agency of East Lansing, Michigan, has joined Keystone Insurers Group. The agency becomes Keystone’s seventh partner in the state. The agency, which was established in 1976, is co-owned by Will Lemanski and Lisa Lemanski. ...
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:18:29 +0000
Workers’ compensation insurer, Texas Mutual Insurance Co., has named Jeremiah Bentley as vice president of marketing and customer engagement. Bentley will oversee the company’s advertising and public relations efforts, community affairs program, online...
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:43:27 +0000
In 2015, 150 workers died from preventable work-related injuries and illnesses every day in the United States, on average, according to a report, Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect, released by the AFL-CIO. The union said 4,836 workers …
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:28:36 +0000
ERGO, Munich Re’s troubled primary insurance company, is making a digital push in the massive Chinese market. Mark Klein, ERGO’s chief digital officer, recently visited China to explore how the insurer can partner on data with Chinese companies, such ...
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:03:57 +0000
A judge has dismissed a $4 million lawsuit filed by a relative of four people who drowned in a northwest Oregon lake in 2014. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Judge Andrew Erwin dismissed the suit after Washington County argued it was entitled …
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:59:47 +0000
A small city in northern Nevada is moving forward with the demolition of its old police station. The Elko Daily Free Press reported the Elko City Council is considering awarding a $53,000 bid to a company to remove asbestos from …
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:57:30 +0000
More than 3,000 petroleum wells are being shut down in Colorado as a precaution after a house explosion killed two people, an oil and gas company said. Anadarko Energy said it operated a well about 200 feet (60 meters) from …
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:54:05 +0000
Authorities say work has halted at a Facebook building under construction after an equipment failure caused part of the structure to collapse, injuring two workers. KNTV reported two construction workers were injured after they fell about 40 feet while...
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:01:02 +0000
The Hartford reported first quarter 2017 net income and core earnings of $378 million compared with net income of $323 million and core earnings of $385 million in first quarter 2016. Net income rose 17 percent to $378 million due …
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:21:02 +0000
The London Market Group (LMG) announced the re-appointment of Nicolas Aubert, head of Great Britain for Willis Towers Watson, as its chair. The last 12 months has seen progress across all LMG’s workstreams, including market modernization work, includin...
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:05:38 +0000
MetLife Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Kandarian said industries must be willing to forfeit some of their advantages in the tax code in order for the U.S. to seize a “once-in-a-generation” opportunity to lower corporate rates and simplify the proce...
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:43:43 +0000
Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, the internet of things (IoT) and blockchain were prominently featured among the winners of the second annual Efma-Accenture Innovation in Insurance awards. Aimed at showcasing the best examples of...
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:43:43 +0000
House GOP leaders aren’t ready to hold a vote this week on their stalled healthcare bill, despite intense pressure from the White House to deliver on a long-promised repeal of Obamacare. “We’ve been making great progress, and when we have …
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:14:57 +0000
Desjardins Group is looking to acquire insurers, wealth managers and payments firms to expand further outside Quebec and challenge the dominance of Canada’s big financial services firms, Chief Executive Officer Guy Cormier said. Cormier, who oversees ...
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:00:31 +0000
Kenyan insurer CIC Group expects its Uganda and Malawi businesses to break even in the next two years, its chief executive officer said on Thursday. The East African nation has a low rate of insurance penetration, with less than 10 percent of …
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:56:22 +0000
Zurich North America, a provider of property and casualty insurance and a company dedicated to improving the lives of children and families, has made a $10,000 donation to the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. Paul Horgan, head of North America Comme...
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:49:09 +0000
John Harris has joined Sean Brady and Huntington, New York-based Brady Risk Management as managing director of the newly formed Brady Risk Program Managers. Harris has served as the chief underwriting officer for a number of national insurance compan...
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:45:45 +0000
Chubb, in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), has dedicated a Pennsylvania historical marker to the Insurance Company of North America (INA), Chubb’s oldest subsidiary company. The marker was unveiled duri...
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:29:08 +0000
Uber Technologies Inc. will begin offering U.K. drivers the ability to buy injury and illness insurance, a step to provide a safety net for the independent drivers it has long been criticized for treating poorly. The benefit is a first …
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:18:12 +0000
Joachim Wenning admitted he would not be to everyone’s liking long before taking the helm of Germany’s Munich Re. That hard-nosed approach could prove valuable as the 52-year-old tackles falling profits, disgruntled investors and headwinds beyond his c...
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:17:51 +0000
Innovative Coverage Concepts (ICC) has launched a new commercial umbrella insurance offering that will cover a broad range of restaurant and hospitality risks. The coverage will be available to upscale fine dining and casual dining establishments as we...
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:05:02 +0000
A West Virginia mining operation owned by Gov. Jim Justice faces fines of more than $10,000 for six safety violations following a workers’ fatal fall in February. The West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training says 43-year-old Jason …