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American Financial Group Names Pater Asst. VP – Internal Audit
American Financial Group Inc. (AFG) Jerome (Jerry) P. Pater as assistant vice president – Internal Audit for the Cincinnati, Ohio-based company and its subsidiaries. Pater joined AFG in 2003 as audit director within Great American Insurance Group’s annuity business and …

POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 5:02 PM
Texas Lawmaker: Build Casinos on Coast to Subsidize Wind Insurance
A Texas lawmaker has proposed subsidizing the state’s underfunded windstorm insurance and flooding assistance by building casinos in coastal counties. State Rep. Joe Deshotel filed the bill on Dec. 7 to cover the cost of subsidizing the Texas Windstorm Insurance …

POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 5:00 PM
Los Alamos Lab Research Findings Could Lead to Earthquake Early Warning System
Machine-learning research published in two related papers today in Nature Geosciences reports the detection of seismic signals accurately predicting the Cascadia fault’s slow slippage, a type of failure observed to precede large earthquakes in other subduction zones. The researchers at …

POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 4:22 PM
Harris to Head Argo International Operations; Hernandez Takes on Strategic Initiatives Role
Global specialty insurer and reinsurer Argo Group International Holdings, has appointed Matt Harris to be group head of the company’s international insurance operations, including the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Bermuda. Jose A. Hernandez, who is currently …

POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 4:04 PM
Global Insured Losses From Disasters at $79 Billion in 2018: Swiss Re Sigma Estimate
According to preliminary sigma estimates from Swiss Re, total economic losses from natural and man-made catastrophes in 2018 declined to USD $155 billion from USD $350 billion in 2017. Global insured losses are estimated to be around USD $79 billion, …

POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 3:46 PM
61 More Recreational Pot Dispensary Licenses Awarded in Nevada
A few cannabis companies are reaping riches after the latest Nevada dispensary licensing round. Green Growth Brands and TapRoot Holdings have each been awarded seven licenses to operate in the state, while GreenMart NLV took home four. Nevada awarded 61 …

POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 3:44 PM
More Marijuana Products in California Passing Safety Tests
A higher percentage of California marijuana products are passing strict safety tests, but the sudden closing of a lab that state authorities found wasn’t correctly checking for pesticides has raised new questions about the system intended to protect the purity …

POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 3:42 PM
Connecticut Court to Hear Arguments Over Crumbling Foundations Insurance
The Connecticut Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on whether homeowners’ insurance policies should cover repairs to thousands of homes with crumbling foundations caused by defective concrete. Justices will hear arguments in three cases Tuesday. An estimated 35,000 homes …

POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 2:48 PM
Alliant Hires Hayden to Philadelphia Team as Vice President
Alliant has hired Martin Hayden, Jr. to its Philadelphia team as vice president. In this position, Hayden will provide customized risk and insurance and consulting services to his client base. Hayden is a risk and insurance professional with a focus …

POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 2:45 PM
Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Wade to Step Down
Connecticut Insurance Department Commissioner Katharine Wade plans to step down from her position on December 19, 2018. Connecticut’s incoming Governor-elect Ned Lamont, who is set to take office on January 9, will appoint a new commissioner. Connecticut Insurance Department Life …

POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 2:43 PM

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Top Snowmobile Season Preparedness Tips to Avoid Insurance Claims

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Riders are eager to get on their favorite winter recreational vehicles, but a bit of care is needed. Early snow this year has already made it possible for certain parts of the country to start thinking about snowmobile season. It won’t be long before snowmobilers hit the trails. To be ready as soon as it’s…

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POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 3:00 PM
Federal judge’s ruling calls Affordable Care Act unconstitutional

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Though former president Obama is unconcerned about Obamacare’s future, it may harm the GOP. A federal judge in Texas has ruled that the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is unconstitutional. The impact of this decision about the health care reform has been a substantial one for Republicans. The Republican-appointed judge hasn’t had much…

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POSTED DECEMBER 17, 2018 3:00 PM
Three Master Agencies Mark Up to 20 Years as SIAA Partners

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Hampton, NH, December 16, 2018 –(PR.com)– SIAA (Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance) today announced that three master agencies are celebrating notable anniversaries with its alliance. “We are thrilled with the three master agencies who are celebrating anniversaries in the second half of 2018. The people behind each master agency are critical to the success of the…

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POSTED DECEMBER 16, 2018 8:00 AM
New Allstate Insurance Agency Opens in Middleton, Wisconsin

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Middleton, WI, December 14, 2018 –(PR.com)– The Allstate Insurance agents at Donnelly Insurance Group, Inc. announce the opening of their new location at 6661 University Avenue, Ste. 108, in Middleton, Wisc., as well as the launch of their new website http://www.allstate.com/michael.donnelly featuring insurance information for consumers and business owners. “As a licensed Allstate Insurance Agency…

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POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:02 PM
United States to sign post-Brexit insurance deal with Great Britain

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The new bilateral insurance agreement is meant to provide greater regulatory certainty to the market. The U.S. Treasury and U.S. Trade Representative’s (U.S.T.R.) office have announced their intention to sign a post-Brexit insurance agreement with Great Britain. The goal is to establish insurance market continuity and regulatory certainty as Great Britain steps out of the…

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POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 3:00 PM
Medicare Supplement Insurance Association Ad Campaign Supports National Event

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Los Angeles, CA, December 14, 2018 –(PR.com)– A print and digital advertising campaign will support the upcoming national Medicare and Senior Insurance Sales Summit. The event organizer, the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance, is undertaking the effort. "The Summit is a free day open to all insurance and financial professionals who market Medicare and…

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POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 8:00 AM
Senior Healthcare Advisors Launches a New, Senior Friendly Medicare Open Enrollment Quote Tool

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Coconut Creek, FL, December 13, 2018 –(PR.com)– Senior Healthcare Advisors, a website that provides Medicare knowledge and guidance for seniors nationwide, announced today the promotion of it’s simple to use Medicare Supplement quote tool. This new feature was created to support a growing number of seniors that are now becoming more familiar with utilizing the…

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POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2018 8:45 PM
Discovery Benefits Receives Global Award for Excellence in Business Transformation

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Fargo, ND, December 13, 2018 –(PR.com)– Discovery Benefits, an industry-leading administrator of Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Reimbursement Arrangements, Commuter Benefits and COBRA, was among the recipients of the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) Global Awards for Excellence in Business Transformation. The Global Awards for Excellence in Business Transformation, which are jointly sponsored by…

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POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2018 5:04 PM
Avoid these holiday decoration hazards to keep your celebrations festive

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Decorations are lovely to look at but can present a hazard when they’re not used with care. At this festive time of year, it’s important to know how to avoid holiday decoration hazards. After all, the last thing you want to have to do is damage property, place family at risk or make an insurance…

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POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2018 3:00 PM
Justin Wright Joins RT New Day as Account Administrator

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Hamilton, NJ, December 13, 2018 –(PR.com)– Justin Wright has been named an account administrator in RT Specialty’s National Environmental and Construction Professional Liability Practice. He is responsible for supporting the company’s sales, account management, claims and policy servicing activities. “We are committed to growing the company with bright and talented individuals dedicated to helping our…

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POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2018 12:32 PM

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