June 22, 2017

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:55:52 +0000
Insurtech startup Bridger has purchased Pleasanton, Calif.-based SCJ Insurance Services in a step toward launching what the firm contends will be a “simpler, cheaper, and easier-to-manage automotive insurance.” Bridger CEO Kimo Winterbottom talked abou...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:51:35 +0000
Dallas-based independent insurance broker RHSB has added Austin January, Dan Rupper and John Sanders as assistant vice presidents. January, AVP employee benefits, is an experienced employee benefits consultant proficient in several functions of human c...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:40:26 +0000
The global law firm, Dentons, has named John M. Huff as a partner in its insurance regulatory practice. He is based in Kansas City. Huff most recently served as director of the Missouri Department of Insurance, where he oversaw one …
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:33:52 +0000
Nebraska’s governor has declared a state of emergency for storm-damaged areas of the state. The June 20 declaration by Gov. Pete Ricketts will let the state respond to local governments in the wake of storms that struck both ends of Nebraska last …
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:32:06 +0000
Tyson Foods has installed video cameras in key areas of its poultry operations and will test new ways to slaughter birds — not in response to previous “gotcha” moments but under a corporate philosophy that notes its role as a …
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:27:17 +0000
A Green Bay Packers fan is making a federal case out of a dispute with the Chicago Bears, filing a lawsuit accusing the rival team of violating his free-speech rights by prohibiting him from wearing Packers apparel at Bears’ pregame …
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:36:11 +0000
Senate Republicans’ proposal to replace Obamacare would provide an additional $50 billion over four years to stabilize insurance exchanges, relying on a mechanism Republicans have criticized in the past as a way to keep insurers in the marketplace. Th...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:25:53 +0000
Olso-based Protector Forsikring is the insurer of Grenfell Tower, the residential block that was destroyed last week by a raging fire that killed 79 people. “Based on the information we have as of now, the damage is estimated at more …
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:16:31 +0000
The House Financial Services Committee advanced five flood insurance proposals on Wednesday, adding to the two bills it passed last week. The House measures seek to reform and reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which is set to exp...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:04:07 +0000
Voices screamed out, “Fire!” Suddenly, the lights went out and it got harder to breathe. Many of the 36 people killed in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland huddled together in the dark, and that’s where they died of …
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:57:31 +0000
About 600 high-rise apartment blocks in England have been fitted with cladding similar to that used on the London tower in which 79 people died in a devastating fire last week, Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said. Tests are being …
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:53:22 +0000
Newport Beach, Calif.-based Alliant Insurance Services Inc. has named Reshma Dalia to chief financial officer of Alliant’s specialty group. Dalia will work with the management team on operational, financial and strategic growth initiatives for the grou...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:45:45 +0000
XL Catlin has named Russell Crooks as vice president and national inland marine director. Crooks is based in San Francisco. He will liaise with brokers and clients throughout the Western U.S. to address inland marine insurance needs, including motor tr...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:32:37 +0000
Pennsylvania House Health and Insurance Committee Chairs Matt Baker and Tina Pickett have introduced legislation to protect health care consumers from surprise balance bills in a move Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller has praised. “When...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:25:24 +0000
Three construction workers were injured in Queens when the roof of a two-story brownstone undergoing renovations collapsed. It happened on 28th Road in Astoria just before 4 p.m. Tuesday. Fire officials say a load of material that had been placed …
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:12:37 +0000
Confie, a national provider of personal and commercial lines insurance, has completed two acquisitions in New York. In the Bronx, N.Y., area, Confie acquired Tremont Spirit Insurance Inc. Tremont is a provider of non-standard auto insurance. This acqui...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:04:24 +0000
Bret Cote has been elected to the board of directors of Portland, Maine-based Clark Insurance, according to agency president G. Jeffrey Shaw. Cote joined the agency in 2007 and helped establish an office in Manchester, N.H., that now employs ten …
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:56:06 +0000
The UK government plans to invest more than 800 million pounds ($1 billion) in new driverless and zero-emission vehicle technology as it seeks to boost its economy while leaving the European Union. Investment in research and new recharging infrastructu...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:33:10 +0000
Johnson & Johnson is seizing upon a U.S. Supreme Court ruling from Monday limiting where injury lawsuits can be filed to fight off claims it failed to warn women that talcum powder could cause ovarian cancer. New Jersey-based J&J has been …
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:17:47 +0000
Seven U.S. coal miners died in accidents so far this year, most of them with less than a year of experience at that particular job and mine, according to federal officials. In all of last year, eight miners died. Tim …
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:08:21 +0000
Aon Benfield, the reinsurance intermediary and capital adviser of  Aon plc, has appointed Andy Marcell to the new position of president of Aon Benfield. Marcell will begin the role with immediate effect and will report to Eric Andersen, chief executive …
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:00:50 +0000
Cape Analytics, a start-up that relies on machine learning, computer vision and geospatial imagery to produce propriety property data for insurance carriers and others, is expanding. After a start in Florida, the California-headquartered company is now...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:51:26 +0000
Blockchain, the London-based bitcoin currency service provider, has raised $40 million of fresh funding, representing one of the largest investment rounds in the financial technology sector since Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. New investor...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:42:54 +0000
Tropical Storm Cindy churned slowly on Wednesday across the Gulf of Mexico toward an expected landing on the Texas-Louisiana border, after claiming the life of a vacationing child and threatening to bring flash floods from Texas to Florida. The storm …
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:34:44 +0000
The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. and its subsidiary, Chaucer, announced that they will form a Dublin-based company, Chaucer Insurance Co. DAC (Chaucer Dublin), to write international specialty insurance business. The Central Bank of Ireland has ap...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:58 +0000
  Imagine a weather report so precise it provides wind-gust forecasts for individual city blocks. Such micro-weather data may soon become a reality—and a necessity for future fleets of delivery drones. As Amazon.com Inc., United Parcel Service Inc., ...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:48 +0000
Juliana Keaton had no idea when she started off as a lawyer litigating commercial insurance claims that her career path would someday lead her to be the risk manager of one of the largest railroad companies in the country. But …
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:25 +0000
Davy Andrews is so adept at technology that he’s become the de facto IT troubleshooter in his office. But there’s one bit of tech he won’t touch: self-driving cars. “I wouldn’t want to be the first to jump into something …
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:45:33 +0000
Insurance Office of America (IOA) has purchased the Employee Benefits Practice, Major Accounts Group, and captive and alternative risk financing units of Slaton Risk Services, based in West Palm Beach, Fla. These assets, including all staff, will estab...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:42:50 +0000
Six men have been charged in two separate cattle thefts at a Florida pasture, and authorities are trying to find eight missing cows. Polk County Sheriff’s officials say four cows and four calves were stolen in April from a Lakeland …