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California Wildfires Seemingly Double Homeowners Surplus Premium, as State Eyes FAIR Plan Coverage Expansion
Premium volume from homeowners polices in California’s surplus lines industry have doubled over the past four years, seemingly pushed by an increase in wildfires in the state. This rise comes as California Commissioner Ricardo Lara last week took the controversial …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2019 10:20 PM
EPA Eases Safety Requirements Enacted after Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion
Days before President Barack Obama left office in 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule aimed at preventing tragedies like the 2013 explosion and fire in the tiny Central Texas town of West that killed a dozen first …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2019 5:46 PM
Next Level Insurance Agency’s O’Connell Elected President-Elect of NAIFA-Texas
Next Level Insurance Agency CEO Danny O’Connell has been elected president-elect of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors – Texas (NAIFA-TX) for 2020. He will continue to lead the organization as president in 2021. O’Connell has been on …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2019 5:35 PM
Indiana Hospital Reports Failure to Disinfect Surgical Tools
Nearly 1,200 surgical patients may have been exposed to hepatitis, HIV and other infectious diseases due to a sterilization failure, a northern Indiana hospital says. A Goshen Hospital sterilization technician failed to complete one crucial step in the sterilizing process …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2019 5:25 PM
Boeing Settles More Than 60 Wrongful Death Cases Filed After Lion Air Crash
A Boeing Co. lawyer said the aircraft maker has reached settlements in more than 60 wrongful death cases filed after a 737 Max 8 plane flown by Lion Air crashed in Indonesia last year, killing all 189 people aboard. Attorney …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2019 4:31 PM
Magnitude 3.5 Earthquake Confirmed in Washington
The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network confirmed a magnitude 3.5 earthquake struck the region near Coulee City and Grand Coulee Dam in eastern Washington state. The network reported the earthquake struck about 8:48 on Monday morning. KREM-TV reports the earthquake was …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2019 3:54 PM
Hospital in Washington Addresses Mold Infections, Deaths
Executives at a Washington state children’s hospital have found additional patient deaths from a mold infection after taking a closer look at their records. KING-TV reported Tuesday that Seattle Children’s CEO Jeff Sperring announced Monday that they looked at their …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2019 3:50 PM
Oregon City Paying $350K Linked to Earthquake Warning Sign Suit
Portland has agreed to pay $350,000 in attorneys’ fees related to a now-repealed policy that mandated warning signs on brittle brick buildings saying they are seismically unsafe. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported the Portland City Council voted 4-0 Wednesday to pay the …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2019 3:49 PM
Video Shows Lyft Driver Dragging Woman from Car in California
Los Angeles police say they’ve cited a Lyft driver for misdemeanor battery after video showed him dragging a passenger out of a car. Alessandra Ward says she suffered a black eye, bruises and a possible concussion after the man pulled …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2019 3:48 PM
The PURE Group of Insurance Companies Appoints Hourihan SVP, Chief Growth Officer
The PURE Group of Insurance Companies, which includes Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange (PURE), the policyholder-owned property and casualty insurer designed for high-net-worth individuals and families, has appointed Jerry Hourihan as senior vice president and chief growth officer. Hourihan will be …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2019 3:21 PM

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Protecting Your Classic Car

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Classic cars have personality. They’re attention getters on the road and are often fun to drive. However, obtaining insurance or warranty coverage for a classic car can be a challenge, although it is not impossible. That’s just one of the potential drawbacks associated with owning a classic car. However, for car aficionados, the pleasure associated with owning and driving a classic or antique car far outweigh the drawbacks. Classic, Antique and Collectible Cars Defined Classic car insurance providers generally require cars to be at least 10 years old to qualify,…

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POSTED NOVEMBER 23, 2019 12:58 AM
Michigan auto insurance reform cuts injured driver fee by 55 percent

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The MCCA intends to reduce its assessment for certain drivers with no-fault reform law implementation. New Michigan auto insurance reform will reduce injured driver fee as of July of next year with the implementation of new law. The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association will be cutting down assessments for some motorists. The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (M.C.C.A.) intends to cut back its assessment for motorists who keep up unlimited medical coverage for injuries in car crashes. This reduction will take the assessment down from $220 to $100 per vehicle and it…

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POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2019 3:00 PM
iCapital Financial Ranked Best in Customer Service

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When we founded iCapital Financial, we didn’t bank on our analysts or the market – we banked on our clients to get us to the top. We have always focused on fulfilling our clients’ needs and were recently awarded with the Best Customer Service Award 2018. That is according to you, our dear esteemed clients, and we couldn’t be more grateful. Here are just some of the factors that make us the best investment firm for you! Personalized Service We serve over 100,000 clients, and we know each client’s needs…

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POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2019 5:18 AM
Tina Fey Stars in Allstate Mayhem Ads with Dean Winters

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The two ’30 Rock’ co-stars reunited in this celebrity studded insurance company campaign. Allstate Mayhem has returned and in the latest ads, a new character has been added to the mix. The Mayhem character has become a staple in the insurance company’s ads for almost 10 years. Now, the Allstate Mayhem character, known for wreaking havoc in home and auto owners’ lives, has a new nemesis. Tina Fey has jumped into the insurance company’s ad campaign. This represents the first time one of the Mayhem campaigns has included a celebrity…

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POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2019 3:00 PM
Daniela Compton Promoted to Account Manager at RT Specialty

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Hamilton, NJ, November 20, 2019 –(PR.com)– Daniela Compton has been promoted to account manager within RT Specialty’s National Environmental and Construction Professional Liability Practice. She is responsible for supporting the new business, marketing, sales and coverage assessment activities of the company’s senior management. “Daniela joined one year ago and in a short time has continually proven her value to this organization and our clients,” says Jeff Slivka, President, National Environmental and Construction Professional Practice. “She has dedicated herself to learning our business after spending eight years in the hospitality industry.…

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POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2019 5:57 PM
Allianz SE joins forces with Microsoft for a strategic insurance partnership

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The two giants will be working together to transform the way digital processes are conducted. Allianz SE and Microsoft Corp have jointly announced that they’ve entered into a strategic insurance partnership. The goal is to digitally transform the insurance industry for greater ease and improved customer experience. Many consumers feel their insurers have fallen behind the times in terms of digital experience. The companies are hoping to use this strategic insurance partnership to change the entire customer experience from what it is today into something much improved. The idea is…

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POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2019 3:00 PM
California to overhaul comprehensive home insurance following widespread wildfires

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Homeowners who lost their coverage due to fire threats will have access to plans next year. Californian homeowners who have been struggling with the loss of coverage due to wildfire threat will soon have comprehensive home insurance available to them once again. A new state-mandated plan has been created to make sure residents can obtain coverage. California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara issued an order for this new comprehensive home insurance plan last Thursday. It was a response to the catastrophic wildfires that have left devastation in their wake in the…

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POSTED NOVEMBER 19, 2019 3:00 PM
Why your customers will demand personal chef insurance before hiring you

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It’s important for these culinary pros to learn that the best clients will require coverage. Personal chef insurance is among the first things you should purchase before cooking a professional meal for another person. There are many reasons that this coverage should be considered a foundation component to your business. This protection starts with liability insurance but expands beyond that depending on your services. The main issue is simply that chefs are people, too. Mistakes happen. Regardless of the care taken to avoid the mistakes, the training and experience they…

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POSTED NOVEMBER 18, 2019 3:00 PM
State Farm partners up with an Arizona autonomous vehicle consortium

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The partnership makes the insurer the first one to join forces with this automotive technology group. The Institute for Automated Mobility (I.A.M.) and State Farm Insurance have announced that they are entering into an autonomous vehicle partnership. The consortium was launched a year ago and was formed to move ahead the development of automated vehicles. The partnership represents the first entry of an insurer into this effort. Governor Doug Ducey made the first announcement of this new tech and insurance partnership. Arizona Governor Ducey made the announcement that State Farm…

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POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2019 3:00 PM
Meet META – an Insurtech Start-Up Disrupting Post Sales Experience in Insurance Industry with Their Super App Services

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META is a new age insurtech start-up, which claims to be the “real friend indeed,” for both customers as well as insurance providers, by adding new dimensions to the post sales engagement. For customers, who often struggle with insurance management, it acts as an insurance wallet & has bundled numerous value added services around the same eco-system of auto, health and life. META makes it convenient for the customers to manage multiple insurances from the same app. For Insurance providers it acts as the necessary bridge for them to stay…

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POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2019 8:34 PM

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