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45 Mississippi Counties Declared Primary Agriculture Disaster Areas Due to Weather
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has named 45 Mississippi counties primary natural disaster areas because of freezing, flooding, flash flooding and excessive rain. Producers who had losses from those causes since Jan. 15 may be eligible for Farm Service Agency …

POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 4:56 PM
Austin Association of Insurance Professionals Supports Schools
The Austin Association of Insurance Professionals made their annual donation of school supplies to Wooten Elementary in August. School supply delivery was handled by AAIP 2019 President Lindsey Burton on Aug. 2. In addition to the supplies donated by members, …

POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 3:35 PM
Twister in Iowa Had Winds of 150 MPH, Weather Service Reports
The National Weather Service says the tornado that damaged or destroyed several buildings in rural Warren County was rated at EF3, with peak winds of 150 mph. It touched down near Lacona a little before 6 a.m. Tuesday and ran …

POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 3:28 PM
678 Citations in 1st Week of Minnesota’s Hands-Free Law
Minnesota Department of Public Safety officials say officers cited 678 drivers across the state during the first week of the new hands-free cellphone law. The Star Tribune reports that officers handed out 286 citations in Hennepin County, or about 40 …

POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 3:25 PM
Fire Station in Texas Latest Recovery From Hurricane Ike
Galveston, Texas has a new main fire station as recovery continues since Hurricane Ike swamped parts of the city in 2008. The Galveston County Daily News reports the $9.6 million Fire Station No. 1 was one of the last large …

POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 3:24 PM
Union Pacific Worker In Texas Dies, Pinned Between Tankers
Investigators say a Union Pacific worker has died after being pinned between two railway tanker cars in Southeast Texas. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says 39-year-old Travis Andrepont of Louisiana was killed before dawn Tuesday in Beaumont. Officials didn’t immediately …

POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 3:22 PM
Japan’s Tepco to Propose Decommissioning 5 Nuclear Reactors: Media
Tokyo Electric Power will submit to a municipal official on Monday a plan regarding the decommissioning of five reactors at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear station, the world’s biggest atomic plant, Jiji Press said. Japan suffered its worst energy crisis since the …

POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 3:20 PM
California Utility Wants Help Paying Wildfire Victims
A troubled California utility company is asking the state Legislature to let it borrow money without paying taxes so it can compensate victims of a devastating wildfire caused by its equipment. Pacific Gas & Electric is facing up to $30 …

POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 3:09 PM
Fake Claims, Price Gouging, Bogus Contractors: How Fraudsters Steal Disaster Aid
As the scale and frequency of major disasters escalate, millions of dollars in federal, state and insurance payments intended for recovery efforts are being stolen by fraudsters taking advantage of chaos and the pipeline of aid flowing into the stricken …

POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 3:01 PM
Motor Vehicle Accident Fatalities Decline
The four-year upward trend in motor vehicle deaths that began in 2015 is ebbing, with the number of fatalities in the first six months of 2019 dropping 3% compared to the same six-month period in 2018. Preliminary estimates from the …

POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 1:57 PM

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FSL Makes List of Top Performers for 7th Time

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Fidelity Security Life Insurance Company (FSL) has been named to the 2019 list of Top 50 life-health insurance companies selected for “outstanding financial results in areas of safety, consistency and performance over a five-year period.” The list, known as the Ward’s 50, was released by Aon plc, a leading global professional services firm that operates the Ward’s 50 benchmark group. The group analyzes more than 700 U.S.-based life-health insurers. To make the list, each company must pass minimum thresholds for safety and consistency as well as excel in financial performance…

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POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 10:11 PM
Fitch labels General Electric insurance “risky”, sending share prices tumbling

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A new report called the long term care insurance backer the riskiest one in that sector. A new Fitch Rating report referred to General Electric insurance as one of the riskiest backers of long term care coverage. It pointed to the company’s substantial claims exposure and comparatively small cash reserves for paying those claims. As a result of the new designation, G.E. saw its shares take a nose dive at the start of the week. The Fitch Ratings report is issued annually. The credit ratings agency underscored concerns outlined by…

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POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 2:00 PM
Rocking K Master-Planned Community Set to Open

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Tucson, AZ, August 22, 2019 –(PR.com)– Pulte Homes, Lennar and KB Home Join Diamond Ventures to open Rocking K Master-Planned Community. Tucson-based Diamond Ventures is pleased to announce the opening of the first phase of homes within the long-anticipated Rocking K Master-Planned Community, located at the foothills of the Rincon Mountains. Model homes and the first homes for purchase within Rocking K are anticipated to be available in late 2020 and early 2021. "The first phase will consist of 558 homes being built by Pulte Homes, Lennar and KB Home,…

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POSTED AUGUST 22, 2019 7:25 PM
Distributed ledger technology apps and blockchain could offer insurance industry savings

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A recent study showed that this approach could save the industry millions of dollars per year. New research examined the way a consortium-based blockchain approach using distributed ledger technology (D.L.T.) applications could save the insurance industry millions every year. The analysis was conducted by the Institutes RiskStream Collaborative. The Institutes RiskStream Collaborative analysis examined the way taking a consortium-based approach to blockchain and distributed ledger technology could help two events in common within the property and casualty insurance sector. Those events are: first notice of loss following an incident and…

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POSTED AUGUST 22, 2019 2:00 PM
Back to school vaccines available to all North Dakota kids, regardless of health insurance

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As the new academic year gets started, the state Department of Health is reminding parents to update shots. New school years are beginning – or are about to begin – across the country and in North Dakota, the Department of Health (NDDoH) is reminding parents of the importance of back to school vaccines. There is a law that requires children to have up to date immunizations from kindergarten through twelfth grade and the NDDoH is making sure this can happen regardless of whether or not the child has health insurance.…

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POSTED AUGUST 21, 2019 2:00 PM
GBS Selects Galen Floyd as New Regional Marketing Director

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Springfield, MO, August 21, 2019 –(PR.com)– In order to meet the growing demands for Group Benefit Services (GBS) programs, GBS has selected Galen Floyd as Regional Marketing Director (RMD) for the southwest Missouri region. “We’re excited to add Mr. Floyd to our growing organization,” said James M. Deren, President and CEO of GBS. “This selection allows us to expand our coverage of the Springfield area and meet the needs of a wider client base.” Extensive Experience Floyd brings more than 30 years of comprehensive sales experience to GBS, much of…

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POSTED AUGUST 21, 2019 2:00 PM
Trucking Proud Insurance Agency launches through CTA partnership

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The business is a partnership among the California Trucking Association, Gamie and C3 Risk and Insurance. The California Trucking Association (C.T.A.) has launched the Trucking Proud Insurance Agency (T.P.I.A.) through a partnership with C3 Risk and Insurance, and Gamie, LLC. The purpose of the new T.P.I.A.is to offer a spectrum of coverage products to U.S. trucking companies. The Trucking Proud Insurance Agency offers a range of different coverage products. Trucking companies from across the country can use the agency to shop for everything from auto liability to workers compensation and…

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POSTED AUGUST 20, 2019 2:00 PM
Stephanie A. Burkhart Celebrated as a Woman of the Month for April 2019 by P.O.W.E.R. (Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized)

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Paducah, KY, August 20, 2019 –(PR.com)– Stephanie A. Burkhart of Paducah, Kentucky has been celebrated as a Woman of the Month for April 2019 by P.O.W.E.R. (Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized) for her outstanding contributions and achievements for 22 years in the field of finance. Each month, they feature women to represent their professions and industries due to their expertise and success in their chosen specialty. About Stephanie A. Burkhart Stephanie Burkhart is the director of finance and insurance billing specialist for Stone-Lang Company, Inc. in Paducah, Kentucky.…

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POSTED AUGUST 20, 2019 7:00 AM
What does catering business insurance cover for small business owners?

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This type of commercial policy is designed to cover the liabilities specific to this type of company. Catering business insurance is a type of commercial coverage designed to provide small business owners with protection against the liabilities specific to this type of service. These entrepreneurs don’t always recognize all the risks associated with food service to large groups. The standard catering business insurance policy provides coverage against the risks to which these businesses are most commonly exposed. These include risks such as: • Third party injuries, • Damaged equipment, •…

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POSTED AUGUST 19, 2019 2:00 PM
The Resource Center Celebrates Its 15th Year with Partner Safeco Insurance®

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Springfield, MO, August 18, 2019 –(PR.com)– The Resource Center Insurance and Financial Services is celebrating its 15th year representing Safeco Insurance®. "As an independent agency we work with multiple 'A rated' carriers and Safeco is one of our preferred companies. Safeco's ease of business, claims department, territory managers and competitive rates have been instrumental in the growth of our agency over the years," said the department manager, Matt Gardner. The Resource Center has been honored with the Safeco Premier Partner Award for superior underwriting, effective business acumen and performance in…

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POSTED AUGUST 18, 2019 7:00 AM

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