February 28, 2020
New England Insurance Group
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 20:50:25 +0000
The Arizona House has voted to ban cities and counties from enforcing new national fire code standards requiring large restaurants and nightclubs that serve alcohol to install fire sprinklers. The proposal from Republican Rep. Travis Grantham was pushe...
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 20:45:11 +0000
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced additional disaster assistance available to agricultural producers, including producers impacted by drought and excess moisture as well as sugar beet growers. California officials are bracing for the...
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 20:38:05 +0000
Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-Marin County, has introduced Assembly Bill 3258, which would require property insurance providers to take into consideration local government investments in wildfire prevention when determining insurance rates. California Ins...
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 17:55:05 +0000
Some Florida law enforcement officers have been told they aren’t allowed to park their marked cars at home, but that’s about to change. One of the first bills in the 2020 legislative session signed into law will ensure no homeowners …
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 17:49:58 +0000
The Tennessee Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from pharmaceutical companies asking to be dismissed as defendants in an opioid lawsuit. The suit was filed in Campbell County in 2017 by six Tennessee district attorneys whose districts are along the …
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 17:44:45 +0000
Of the major industries for which the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported workplace fatality rates for 2018, truck transportation was the most dangerous, with 28 deaths per 100,000 full-time-equivalent workers. To be sure, there are jobs more dangerous...
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 17:33:59 +0000
The newly appointed U.S. official charged with overseeing disaster recovery in Puerto Rico said this week that while the pace of federally funded projects to help hurricane and earthquake victims has quickened, he’s worried about long term efforts. The...
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 17:16:09 +0000
Until recently, insurtech not only was perceived as a competitive threat to independent agents, there was little startup activity dedicated to tackling the operational needs of insurance agents and brokers. That’s not the case anymore, according to one...
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 17:06:39 +0000
Missouri’s Republican-led Senate swiftly advanced a bill tightening standards for punitive damages in liability lawsuits after an all-night filibuster by Democrats successfully blocked a separate bill limiting lawsuits over asbestos-related illnesses. ...
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 17:05:21 +0000
M&M Limousine Service in Des Plaines, Ill., will pay a deaf job applicant $30,000 to settle a federal disability discrimination lawsuit. The lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged M&M Limousine with violating f...
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 17:03:18 +0000
Jurors in the criminal case against the U.S. arm of a French company on Feb. 27 heard it routinely stored combustible chemicals where floodwaters could reach them and failed to alert emergency workers as toxic fires erupted. Arkema SA’s U.S. …
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 16:57:28 +0000
Federal officials have cited a Georgia-based charcoal manufacturer for exposing employees to safety and health hazards at two Missouri plants. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is recommending fines of $339,702 against Royal Oak Enterpr...
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 16:55:17 +0000
Service Insurance Holdings, based in Austin, Texas, has made changes to its executive leadership team, completing a long-planned transition to provide executive leadership for all insurance operations. The company provides casualty products and service...
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 15:39:28 +0000
California officials are bracing for the potential of another drought and an early and more intense wildfire season amid a record-breaking warm and dry February. February is shaping up to be driest on record for much of the state, with …
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 15:35:33 +0000
The California Public Utilities Commission has issued an administrative law judge decision imposing $2.137 billion in penalties against Pacific Gas and Electric Company for the utility’s role in the catastrophic 2017 and 2018 wildfires. If PG&E agrees ...
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 14:26:38 +0000
State Auto Financial State Auto Financial Corp. (STFC) reported fourth-quarter net income of $32.7 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Columbus, Ohio-based company said it had net income of 72 cents per share. …
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 14:15:49 +0000
Johnson & Johnson and other drug companies facing thousands of lawsuits over their role in the opioid epidemic have warned that settlement talks will be “severely” jeopardized if plaintiffs’ lawyers are allowed to assess a fee payment worth billions of …
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 13:47:39 +0000
The Hilb Group LLC (THG) has acquired certain assets of Rhode Island-based D. F. Dwyer & Associates LLC (DFD). The transaction became effective February 1, 2020. Based in Newport, R.I., DFD provides a full range of property and casualty insurance …
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 13:45:19 +0000
New York’s governor says he will ask state lawmakers in coming days to approve $40 million to help state health officials respond to the deadly coronavirus outbreak. Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, told reporters Wednesday that the funding will help …
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 13:40:23 +0000
New York City drivers who get five camera-issued red light tickets or 15 camera-issued speeding tickets in a 12-month period will have to take a traffic safety course or risk losing their vehicles under a bill signed by Mayor Bill …
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 13:19:01 +0000
Global insurers face a hefty bill if the coronavirus forces the cancellation of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, with estimates of the cost of insuring the sporting showpiece running into billions of dollars. Japan has more than 200 cases of …
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 11:53:07 +0000
Britain published its opening demands for trade talks with the European Union on Thursday, delivering a blunt threat to walk away from the table if there is no progress within four months. The two sides appear headed for a rocky …
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 07:59:25 +0000
The World Health Organization says the coronavirus isn’t yet a global pandemic. Bonds that insure against just such a catastrophe say that it probably is. The bonds, sold in 2017 by the World Bank to raise money for poor countries …
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 07:30:08 +0000
TigerRisk Partners LLC, the Stamford, Conn.-based re/insurance broker, announced it has appointed Christopher Conway to a newly created senior role strategically positioned across both TigerRisk’s Reinsurance and Retro teams in Bermuda. Conway will rep...
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 06:00:41 +0000
A father and son from California have been charged with felony counts of auto insurance fraud after allegedly falsifying an insurance claim in order to receive an undeserved payout from an insurance company. The charges were filed this week against …
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 06:00:31 +0000
An Arizona court ruling stemming from a sheriff’s deputy’s encounter with a shotgun-wielding man says law enforcement officers can claim workers’ compensation benefits if diagnosed with PTSD or other mental conditions because of extraordinary high stre...
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 06:00:10 +0000
A former senior associate athletics director at Arizona State has filed a $1.5 million claim against the university over his firing last December. David Cohen said in his claim – which is the precursor to a lawsuit – that an …
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 05:41:59 +0000
Renaissance Alliance Insurance Services, a membership alliance for independent insurance agencies, has added two new independent insurance agencies to its Florida network. The new agencies include Bruening Insurance Agency of Weston, Fla., and The Haga...
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 05:24:48 +0000
Georgia’s governor and agriculture commissioner on Wednesday announced that $347 million in federal disaster relief funding would soon be available to farmers, nearly a year and a half after Hurricane Michael caused billions of dollars in damage to sou...
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 01:44:33 +0000
Trieste, Italy meet Columbus, Ohio. Ciao! Hello! Two large insurers — Ohio’s Nationwide and Italy’s Generali — are teaming up to serve commercial insurance customers with global needs. The insurers announced they have formed a joint venture called ...