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Federal Flood Assistance OK’d for 4 More Oklahoma Counties
Federal disaster assistance has been approved for four more Oklahoma counties affected by severe storms, flooding and tornadoes last month. Gov. Kevin Stitt said the Federal Emergency Management Agency had added Cherokee, Le Flore, Noble and Nowata counties to a …

POSTED JUNE 20, 2019 4:49 PM
Weather Service Ups Weekend Tornado Count in Indiana to 10
Officials have confirmed that a 10th tornado struck Indiana as part of a weekend outbreak that damaged a school, a shopping mall and other buildings. The National Weather Service issued the update Tuesday, saying the latest confirmed tornado was rated …

POSTED JUNE 20, 2019 4:48 PM
Texas Calls for 2018 Catastrophe Data on Commercial Property, Business Insurance
The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) has issued special data call to companies that wrote direct commercial property or businessowners insurance in Texas and to certain farm mutual insurance companies that wrote property insurance in Texas during calendar year 2018. …

POSTED JUNE 20, 2019 4:45 PM
Settlements with Ohio Hospital System Reach Nearly $4.5M in Painkiller Deaths Case
An Ohio hospital system has reached nearly $4.5 million in settlements so far over the deaths of patients who allegedly received excessive painkiller doses ordered by a doctor now charged with murder. At least 29 wrongful-death lawsuits have been filed …

POSTED JUNE 20, 2019 4:32 PM
CNA Enhances Multinational Capabilities with New Technology Platform
CNA has launched a new technology platform – CNA ComPass – that will allow the insurer and its network partners the ability to write and manage local admitted placements around the world in real-time. CNA’s international business insurance products target …

POSTED JUNE 20, 2019 4:31 PM
Flooded Nebraska Homes to Be Razed, but It’s Uncertain Who Pays the Bill
A suburb of Omaha, Nebraska, has condemned 195 flood-damaged homes, but it’s unclear who will be paying the expected bill of more than $1 million to raze them. The Bellevue City Council has decided that the mobile and modular homes …

POSTED JUNE 20, 2019 4:27 PM
Former Chicago Alderman Pleads not Guilty in Insurance Fraud Case
A former Chicago alderman charged with lying to police when he reported his car stolen missing has pleaded not guilty. The Chicago Tribune reports that Alderman Proco “Joe” Moreno’s attorney on his behalf pleaded not guilty Tuesday to insurance fraud, …

POSTED JUNE 20, 2019 4:24 PM
Houston Skies May Darken Again as Tank Farm Disaster-Site Teardown Begins
The company behind the four-day chemical blaze that cast a black plume over Houston earlier this year is preparing to destroy one of the tanks at the facility, raising the risk that the site could see “flash” fires. Intercontinental Terminals …

POSTED JUNE 20, 2019 4:22 PM
Tornado Damages Homes in Mississippi; No Injuries Reported
Forecasters say a tornado caused some damage in Hinds County – a somewhat uncommon storm for June in central Mississippi. The National Weather Service says the EF-1 twister struck Monday near Raymond, Mississippi. No injuries were reported. The weather service’s …

POSTED JUNE 20, 2019 3:40 PM
Georgia Makes Multiple Arrests in $120M, Multi-State Insurance Fraud Scheme
Several individuals were arrested last week involved in an insurance fraud scheme stretching all the way to California that is believed to have totaled $120 million in losses, according to the Georgia Department of Insurance. Agents in the Fraud Investigations …

POSTED JUNE 20, 2019 3:37 PM

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MetLife to shake up life insurance industry with Ethereum blockchain adoption

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The insurer is using the live tech to enhance efficiency and transparency throughout the claims process. MetLife is adopting the use of Ethereum blockchain in a move that will disrupt the $2.7 trillion life insurance industry. Among the goals is to help beneficiaries to know they are entitled to a payout when their family member or friend has died. At the moment, the industry is essentially opaque to both policyholders and beneficiaries. This situation is advantageous to neither the life insurance industry nor its customers. MetLife is hoping to change…

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POSTED JUNE 20, 2019 2:00 PM
Pet insurance company concerned about anti-vaxxers affecting their pets’ health

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Healthy Paws Pet Insurance is worried about a drop in the number of dogs receiving vaccinations. Healthy Paws Pet Insurance is concerned about animal health care as anti-vaxxers choose not to vaccinate their pets. The insurer has noted a reduction in the number of dogs receiving their basic vaccinations, including rabies vaccine shots. Anti-vaccination trends have been spreading in both human and veterinary health care. According to the Center for Disease Control, anti-vaxxers are currently the leading threat to global health. The result of this sentiment in human health care…

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POSTED JUNE 19, 2019 2:00 PM
Citizens Insurance is still battling thousands of Hurricane Irma lawsuits

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The Florida insurer of last resort is still grappling with legal challenges from two years ago. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and state lawmakers recently approved a Citizens Insurance overhaul plan. The overhaul redesigned the controversial “assignment of benefits” practice. It also added new restrictions regarding lawsuits that can be filed against insurance companies. The state-backed insurance company will still need to deal with its thousands of existing lawsuits. Citizens Insurance is still attempting to work its way through thousands of existing lawsuits. These were filed well before the overhaul was…

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POSTED JUNE 18, 2019 2:00 PM
Dog walker insurance protects those caring for pet fitness

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Small businesses designed to make sure Fido and Fluffy get walked every day need coverage, too. Professional dog walker insurance, also called a pet care insurance (PCI) policy, is a growing industry and for good reason. Americans love their pets and there are millions of these furry family members across the country. However, they don’t always have the time or mobility to walk them as often as recommended. Dog walkers have become a necessary part of pet ownership for millions of Americans. That said, as is the case with many…

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POSTED JUNE 17, 2019 2:00 PM
Wescom Financial Services and Simplicity Life Partner for Insurance Services

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Encinitas, CA, June 15, 2019 –(PR.com)– Wescom Financial Services and Simplicity Life have formed a strategic partnership to enhance, expand, and provide more insurance sales support for Wescom Financial Services Advisors and Member Services Representatives. Wescom Financial Services went through an extensive RFP and search process in the latter half of 2018 to determine which industry partner would best support their ever-expanding investment program. Through this search, Wescom Financial Services has selected Simplicity Life to be their exclusive third-party provider of fixed and index annuities. “Aligning with Simplicity Life will…

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POSTED JUNE 15, 2019 7:00 AM
Michigan auto insurance law does not guarantee drivers savings, says official

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Motorists have been hopeful that the much-needed changes would make a difference, but it’s not assured. Drivers have been waiting for a new Michigan auto insurance law to help control high and rising premiums in the state. However, according to one official, motorists should not consider the savings to be guaranteed. The personal injury protection (PIP) system has made Michigan rates the highest in the country. The new Michigan auto insurance law does not provide any new assurances that the extra costs from additional required liability coverage would be offset…

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POSTED JUNE 14, 2019 2:00 PM
Discovery Benefits, PeopleGuru Team Up to Save Clients Time

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Fargo, ND, June 14, 2019 –(PR.com)– Discovery Benefits, an industry leader in employee benefits and COBRA administration, and PeopleGuru, a leader in Human Capital Management (HCM) software for mid-market organizations, are announcing a strategic partnership to deliver more seamless administration to consultants and mid-market organizations. The integrations developed will help consultants and mutual clients of Discovery Benefits and PeopleGuru save time because certain data will not need to be provided to both Discovery Benefits and PeopleGuru. Instead, the integrations allow for an easy exchange of data from PeopleGuru to Discovery…

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POSTED JUNE 14, 2019 7:00 AM
Tesla insurance still slated to move forward after delay, says Musk

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Elon Musk spoke at the company’s annual shareholder meeting, addressing his previous coverage claims. CEO Elon Musk spoke at his company’s annual shareholder meeting, addressing the topic of the Tesla insurance he’d previously promised to drivers of the automaker’s electric vehicles. Musk insists that the electric vehicle insurance product is still in the works, only delayed. Musk explained that the Tesla insurance product would become available after an unspecified acquisition is completed. He also pointed out that additional software was in development. The Tesla electric vehicle insurance would become available…

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POSTED JUNE 13, 2019 2:00 PM
Shackelford Law Firm Showcases New Team of Attorneys at Houston Office Location

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Dallas, TX, June 13, 2019 –(PR.com)– Dallas-based law firm Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP opened its sixth location in Houston on Monday, June 3rd. The mid-sized law firm grew to 57 lawyers with the addition of seven former Winstead PC attorneys added to the team. The Houston location focuses primarily on insurance disputes, commercial litigation and energy law, among other practice areas. Shackelford has professional expertise in 12 different leading industries. Managing Partner John Shackelford announced that six partners were added to the Houston team, including Jay Brown, Stephen…

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POSTED JUNE 13, 2019 7:00 AM
Direct Auto Insurance to Host "National Interview Day" Hiring Event at 18 Store Locations on July 10

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Nashville, TN, June 12, 2019 –(PR.com)– Direct Auto Insurance is hosting its annual one-day hiring event, National Interview Day, from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. local time on Wed., July 10 at 18 stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Job seekers interested in growing their career in insurance sales are encouraged to bring their resume to one of the participating locations. The hiring event will include on-site interviews and possible on-the-spot job offers for available retail sales agent positions. Advantages of working at Direct Auto…

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POSTED JUNE 12, 2019 2:36 PM

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