Fri, 22 Mar 2019 08:26:03 +0000
John Pasquesi will replace Constantine “Dinos” Iordanou as Arch Capital Group Ltd.’s chairman of its board of directors in September when Iordanou completes his term. Iordanou joined Arch in 2002 to create its insurance segment and went on to serve …
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 08:03:37 +0000
The Bank of England will soon spell out how it wants banks, insurers and investment companies to manage the financial risks from climate change, Governor Mark Carney said on Thursday. The central bank under Carney has been vocal in highlighting …
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 07:43:38 +0000
European Union leaders staved off the threat of the U.K. crashing out of the bloc without a deal next Friday by giving Theresa May an extra two weeks to work out what to do. At a summit in Brussels on …
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 05:43:15 +0000
More than $40.5 million was recovered for Florida insurance consumers in 2018, including $17.4 million recovered for Hurricane Michael victims, by the state’s Insurance Consumer Helpline, according to a statement from Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis. Patron...
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 05:06:42 +0000
Police in West Virginia say an electric company employee has died in an accident at a customer’s home. News outlets report the accident happened Wednesday morning in the Harts community of Lincoln County. State police say an Appalachian Power truck …
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 05:00:53 +0000
The deluge that devastated so much of the Midwest over the last week could be a preview for one of the worst years for flooding in the U.S., according to federal weather officials. Now flooding is occurring at St. Joseph, …
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 05:00:52 +0000
Bayer AG had hoped a new trial strategy focusing jurors on scientific evidence could stem a burgeoning tide of U.S. lawsuits over its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup, but a second jury finding on Tuesday that the product caused cancer has …
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 05:00:52 +0000
Medicines proven to treat opioid addiction remain vastly underused in the U.S., the nation’s top medical advisers said Wednesday. Only a fraction of the estimated 2 million people addicted to opioids are getting the medications, according to a report by …
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 05:00:30 +0000
The Trump administration and coal industry allies are insisting that a federal black lung trust fund will continue to pay benefits to sick miners despite a drastic cut in funding. But the expected shortfalls will be covered by taxpayers instead …
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 05:00:00 +0000
Scientists can’t, for the most part, prove that a given product caused a particular person to get cancer – not the way you can prove, say, that a car with faulty brakes caused a fatal crash. And so when a …
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 05:00:00 +0000
What motivates people to take a risk in an industry dedicated to managing risk? New independent agencies are born of various circumstances. Sometimes it’s about seizing an opportunity that comes along; other times, it’s about creating something out of ...
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 04:10:54 +0000
Worldwide Facilities has added Shane Holden to its Atlanta team as senior vice president/Property broker. Holden brings 25 years of insurance and risk management experience to his position at Worldwide Facilities. With various positions in the insuranc...
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 21:21:40 +0000
More than 60 environmental, consumer and social justice organizations on Thursday delivered a petition to California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara seeking what is believed would be the first regulations in the nation requiring insurance companies...
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 20:41:08 +0000
Stone Creek Insurance Agency has hired Jamison Wagner to manage its Spokane, Wash. office. Wagner began his insurance career in 1999 with Safeco Insurance. He was previously with Travelers Insurance as a commercial underwriter and as an agency program ...
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:23:12 +0000
A rare hailstorm hit normally sunny Southern California on Wednesday, as residents flocked to social media to post pictures of driveways, lawns and roofs blanketed in white nickel-size ice chunks. The National Weather Service reported 1.57 inches of ra...
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:48:54 +0000
Cal/OSHA has cited a Bay Area contractor for serious safety violations after a worker was fatally crushed at a San Rafael construction site on Sept. 18, 2018. Investigators determined that West Coast Land and Development Inc. did not follow regulations …
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:43:13 +0000
Tens of thousands of people east of Houston are being told to stay indoors after benzene and other volatile organic compounds were found in the air within the city limits of Deer Park, one day after a fire that broke …
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:26:56 +0000
A federal judge is siding with the makers of Dum-Dums lollipops in its lawsuit against a rival candy maker. A preliminary injunction handed down in Ohio says Tootsie Roll Industries must at least temporarily stop using its new packaging for …
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:24:01 +0000
QBE North America, an integrated specialist Insurer, has appointed Theresa M. Zimmerman global risk solutions lead for QBE Integrated Advantage for Healthcare. She is based in Omaha, Nebraska. The newly created role supports the recently launched QBE I...
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:23:14 +0000
Federal and local investigators are weighing a probe of the Houston chemical blaze as hazardous compounds waft near the burned-out site. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board “is following up on the incident and should be making a decision to send …
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:18:08 +0000
California-based EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants has hired JoBeth Wells in Dallas as a principal in its property/casualty operations. EPIC also added Stephanie Pitzer in the Dallas property/casualty group as client executive. Both Wells and Pitz...
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:08:11 +0000
Anchorage school officials have approved a plan calling for $36.3 million to repair two schools damaged by the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that shook south-central Alaska. The school board voted Monday for the plan to fix Gruening Middle School and Eagle …
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:05:27 +0000
The Washington Supreme Court heard arguments this week on whether the state Department of Ecology has the authority to cap carbon pollution from major industrial emitters, something business groups and utilities have argued can only be done by the Legi...
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:12:09 +0000
Norsk Hydro, one of the world’s largest aluminum producers, said a key unit is operating at only 50 percent of capacity following a cyber attack on the company this week. “Extruded Solutions is working hard to enable further restarts during …
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:02:47 +0000
Philadelphia health officials say they now believe 67 people have contracted mumps at Temple University. City Department of Health spokesman James Garrow said the total number of probable cases stands at 67 – up from 54 cases a day before. …
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:58:26 +0000
The owner of a Revere, Mass.-based contracting company has been indicted in connection with a workers’ compensation insurance fraud scheme, according to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. Anner Valentin Amaya of Revere, Mass., was indicted by...
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:44:30 +0000
Deaths from flooding in the wake of Cyclone Idai climbed to more than 300 as Mozambique’s government battled to deal with the devastation wrought by one of southern Africa’s most deadly recorded storms. The toll may rise dramatically. Almost a …
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:01:45 +0000
Liberty Specialty Markets, part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, said it has re-domiciled its European insurance company Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe SE (LMIE) to Luxembourg, the home of its European headquarters. Liberty Specialty Markets will ma...
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:00:39 +0000
Wholesale specialty insurance broker AmWINS Group Inc. has announced new hires and promotions to its Specialty Logistics and AmWINS Access Personal Lines and Commercial teams, as well as several new branch leaders. Herman Cruz has joined AmWINS Special...
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:20:45 +0000
Theresa May gambled on a desperate bid to get her Brexit deal approved by Parliament, as a standoff with the European Union drove Britain to the brink of an economically disastrous no-deal divorce. The premier heads to the European Council …