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Power Restored For All But 75K Residents in Florida, But Utilities Face Criticism
After a massive restoration effort, most of Florida has power 10 days after Hurricane Irma knocked out electricity to nearly two-thirds of the state, mostly because of improvements made to the power grid since Hurricane Wilma 12 years ago. But …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 4:15 AM
Berkley FinSecure Taps Mynatt as Southeast Territory Director
Berkley FinSecure, a Berkley Company, has added Stephen Scott Mynatt as Southeast territory director. In his role, Mynatt will focus on promoting Berkley FinSecure to financial institutions through agents and brokers in the territory that will include Georgia, Florida, North …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 4:10 AM
Insurance Industry Tallies Irma’s Mounting Losses in Florida
With two Florida landfalls in the same day, Hurricane Irma‘s destructive wind and flood damage could cost up to $65 billion for both insured and uninsured losses, according to a recent estimate by CoreLogic. Residential property flood loss is estimated …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 4:05 AM
Woodruff-Sawyer Names Kyle Vice President in Oregon
Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. has named Brandi Kyle vice president in employee benefits in the firm’s Portland, Ore. office. Kyle has 15 years of insurance experience. She was previously with Wells Fargo Insurance as an employee benefits consultant. She was a …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 6:12 PM
Employer Leadership in Disaster Recovery and the Power of Return-to-Work
Businesses and their leaders have a unique role to play in helping communities and individuals recover from the devastation of a storm like Hurricane Harvey, and they should not underestimate the power of getting employees back to work and re-establishing …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 6:00 PM
Texans Helping Texans: Independent MGAs Join Forces for Targeted Harvey Relief
A group of independently owned Texas managing general agents (MGAs) have come together to provide targeted, direct, local relief to communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. Texas MGAs for Disaster Relief is working with local officials and emergency coordinators to identify …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 4:30 PM
A.M. Best Upgrades Credit Rating for Columbia Lloyds Companies
A.M. Best has upgraded the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) to “bbb+” from “bbb” and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of B++ (Good) of Columbia Lloyds Insurance Co. and MDOW Insurance Co., which are collectively referred to as …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 4:22 PM
Michigan’s Auto-Owners Insurance Named PIA National’s Company of the Year
The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) has named Lansing, Mich.-based Auto-Owners Insurance Co. as recipient of its 2017 Company Award of Excellence. “Auto-Owners is highly deserving of this, our association’s highest company honor,” said PIA National President Gary …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 4:20 PM
Minnesota City Settles Police Bias Case for $1M
The city of Rochester, Minnesota, will pay a police officer $1 million to settle a discrimination and retaliation claim. Lt. Elisa Umpierre filed the claim saying she was suspended for comments she made on Facebook in support of protesters at …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 4:07 PM
Air Monitoring Company Joins Texas Chemical Plant Negligence Lawsuit
Air monitoring company Bureau Veritas SA has been added to a negligence suit alleging first responders inhaled dangerous fumes during a fire at a chemical plant, lawyers for Texas police and emergency workers said. The suit, filed in Harris County …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 3:55 PM

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Dallas OEP Sales Agent Open House September 21st

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Dallas, TX, September 21, 2017 –(PR.com)– National General Insurance is holding an Open House Thursday, September 21st for Licensed Insurance Agents interested in working the Open Enrollment period for under 65 clientele. […]

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POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 1:53 PM
Iowa’s stopgap health insurance plan is illegal, say critics

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Opponents to the state commissioner’s plan say it would excessively burden moderate income Iowans. Iowa has been considering a stopgap health insurance proposal to help the state to prop up its shaky […]

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POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 8:00 AM
Congressional Budget Office accuses Trump administration policies of hurting ACA

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A new report from the CBO predicts that uninsured American numbers will rise under President Trump. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently released a report predicting that Trump’s health care policies will […]

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POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 8:00 AM
AAMSI Confirms Sponsor for Medicare Supplement Insurance Sales Summit

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Los Angeles, CA, September 20, 2017 –(PR.com)– Insurance agents seeking to learn more about selling Medicare Supplement insurance are invited to attend the free day for agents being held in conjunction with […]

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POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 7:00 AM
SterlingRisk’s Ian Sterling Elected to Board of Directors of New York Young Insurance Professionals

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Woodbury, NY, September 20, 2017 –(PR.com)– Ian Sterling, Programs Team Leader and Business Development Associate at SterlingRisk Insurance (Woodbury, NY), has been elected to the board of directors of the New York […]

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POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 7:00 AM
BlueHive Strategic Environments Announces Acquisition of Award Winning Marketing Agency

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Worcester, MA, September 19, 2017 –(PR.com)– BlueHive Strategic Environments, an industry leader in trade show exhibits, events, and corporate interiors, announced today the acquisition of Paris Marketing LLC, a digital marketing agency […]

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POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 8:37 PM
RNCG Angel Foundation Plans Costume Ball for “Scaring Off Cancer” Friday the 13th

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Tampa, FL, September 19, 2017 –(PR.com)– The RNCG Angel Foundation (www.rncgangelfoundation.org), a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, is planning an enchanting evening “Under the Harvest Moon” as its theme for the annual “Scaring Off […]

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POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 1:23 PM
Life insurance benefits that used to be popular among employers are fading away

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A recent survey showed that employees are not seeing this type of coverage in their packages as much. While life insurance benefits used to be a standard part of many employer packages […]

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POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 8:00 AM
Climate change and severe weather could increase insurance rates for everyone

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Even homeowners who don’t reside in areas struck by recent hurricanes could feel the pinch. Homeowners across America wouldn’t likely be surprised to hear that climate change and the severe weather coming […]

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POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 8:00 AM
AAMSI Launches Medicare Supplement Insurance National Conference Website

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Los Angeles, CA, September 17, 2017 –(PR.com)– The website for the 10th National Medicare Supplement Insurance Industry Summit was launched today by the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance. "The industry's leading […]

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POSTED SEPTEMBER 17, 2017 7:00 AM

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