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Restaurants Must Pay Minimum Wage for Work Unrelated to Serving
Restaurants must pay waiters and bartenders minimum wage when they are engaged in tasks such as cleaning toilets that are unrelated to their main jobs and do not offer tips, a divided U.S. appeals court ruled this week. At issue …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 5:00 AM
The State of NAIC’s Data Security Model Law
Most states have yet to adopt a cyber security model law for the insurance industry like the one approved by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in 2017, but one expert believes the industry should be prepared for what he …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 5:00 AM
Florence Raises Questions About Rebuilding Along North Carolina’s Coast
When Florence was raging last Friday on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, the hurricane tore a 40-foot (12-meter) chunk from a fishing pier that juts into the ocean at the state’s most popular tourist destination. The privately owned Rodanthe pier has …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 4:44 AM
XL Catlin Names Snyder Lead Underwriter for Construction Excess Casualty in Southeast
XL Catlin’s North America Construction insurance business has appointed Ann Marie Snyder, senior underwriter, to lead its Construction Excess Casualty business in its Southeast region. Snyder joined XL Catlin in 2012 from Ironshore Insurance Services where she served as a …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 4:40 AM
BKS-Partners Forms Partnership with Montoya & Associates of Florida
Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners (BKS-Partners), an insurance brokerage and risk management firm headquartered in Tampa, Fla., has partnered with Montoya & Associates of Jacksonville, Fla. The partnership finalized on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. The advisors at Montoya & Associates will …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 4:26 AM
Washington Employers May See Big Drop in 2019 Workers’ Comp Rates
The price of workers’ compensation insurance in Washington could drop significantly in 2019. The Washington Department of Labor & Industries this week proposed a 5 percent decrease in the average premium employers pay for the coverage. If approved, the rate …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 10:12 PM
Willis Towers Watson Launches Property Loss Modeling Platform
Willis Towers Watson has launched a new technology platform to help organizations analyze potential property losses across a global portfolio with the aim of optimizing risk transfer and insurance strategies. The new Property Quantified product models multiple perils in a …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 4:49 PM
Jacobs Named Next CEO at Illinois’ COUNTRY Financial
Insurer COUNTRY Financial, headquartered in Bloomington, Illinois, has named Jim Jacobs as its next chief executive officer (CEO), effective early next year. He succeeds Kurt Bock, who is retiring Jan. 31, 2019, after serving as CEO for seven years. Jacobs …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 4:36 PM
Florence Death Toll Climbs to 37; Trump Visits Stricken Area
The death toll from Hurricane Florence climbed to at least 37, including two mental health patients who drowned when a sheriff’s van was swept away by floodwaters, and North Carolina’s governor pleaded with thousands of evacuees not to return home …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 4:29 PM
Former Insurance Company Exec Named Chief Actuary at Oklahoma Insurance Dept.
Andrew Schallhorn has been appointed as chief actuary at the Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID), effective Sept. 24. Schallhorn formerly was president of Reserve National Insurance Co. In a departmental press announcement, Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak called the position …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 4:28 PM

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Global Excel Management Inc. Announces Corporate Rebranding

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Sherbrooke, Canada, September 20, 2018 –(PR.com)– Global Excel Management Inc., a leading provider of global healthcare risk management solutions, announces the corporate rebranding of its subsidiaries, Olympus Managed Health Care (OMHC), ChoiceNet International México SA (CNI) and ChargeCare International (CCI). Moving forward these entities will do business under the Global Excel name. These companies bring […]

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POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 6:36 PM
Homeowners insurance customers are more satisfied than ever, says J.D. Power

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A new survey showed policyholders are happier than ever before with their home insurers. Satisfaction among homeowners insurance customers is higher than it has ever been before, according to a new J.D. Power survey. The “U.S. Home Insurance Study” results show the highest scores in the survey’s history. The results of the U.S. Home Insurance […]

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POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 8:00 AM
California Entertainment Insurance Firm Discuss Staging & Rigging Insurance

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Los Angeles, CA, September 20, 2018 –(PR.com)– MFE Insurance, a California entertainment insurance firm, recently released a blog post explaining the importance of staging & rigging insurance. This type of insurance covers issues related to the stage and other equipment used during a performance or while setting up and taking down related equipment. Staging & […]

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POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 7:00 AM
Amazon insurance policies to begin selling in India

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The most successful online retailer in the world is to start sales in the largest market on the globe. Amazon insurance policies, including life, health and general coverage, will soon be heading to India. The massive online marketplace plans to begin selling policies in this largest country in the world, by population. The goal of […]

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POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 8:00 AM
InsuredMine Inc.: Free Webinar – the Importance of Having a Mobile App for Your Insurance Agency

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Dallas, TX, September 19, 2018 –(PR.com)– As a part of InsuredMine’s educational webinar series for all insurance agents, the upcoming webinar on October 11, 2018, focuses on all aspects of insurance management including Self-Service, Customer Service, Customer Experience, Customer Engagement, Sales and Retention, and how they are influenced through the use of a Mobile App. […]

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POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 7:00 AM
Hurricane Florence insurance losses will be within insurers’ ability to manage

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Standard & Poor’s has predicted that the industry losses left by the storm will not have a significant financial impact. The Standard & Poor’s rating agency announced it doesn’t feel the Hurricane Florence insurance losses will be anything the industry cannot manage. Moreover, it forecasted that the insurance and reinsurance industries will not be significantly […]

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POSTED SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 8:00 AM
Mayo Clinic insurance partnership forms with Medica to create new company

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The two industry giants have joined forces to offer health plans on a national scale. A new Mayo Clinic insurance venture has been announced alongside a partnership with Medica. Medica, the health insurance company based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, will come together with the health care giant to be able to sell plans throughout the United […]

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POSTED SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 8:00 AM
AAMSI Posts Agent Testimonials for National Find a Medicare Supplement Agent Online Directory

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Los Angeles, CA, September 16, 2018 –(PR.com)– Successful agents who market Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage products have shared testimonials for the online directory of local professionals hosted by the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance (AAMSI) a national organization. "Over the past year, some 1,000 insurance agents have listed themselves on the Association's Find […]

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POSTED SEPTEMBER 16, 2018 7:00 AM
Regulators decline Wells Fargo’s strategy to repay insurance customers

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American regulators have rejected the bank’s repayment plan to borrowers who were unfairly sold coverage. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (O.C.C.) has rejected Wells Fargo’s plan to repay its insurance customers. Those borrowers were overcharged by the bank when they were sold unnecessary auto insurance. The O.C.C. has not yet implemented a […]

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POSTED SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 8:00 AM
Allstate identity protection gets a boost with InfoArmor acquisition

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The insurer is expanding its ability to cover consumers against growing ad increasingly common risks. The Allstate Corporation is upping its presence in identity protection with a new agreement for InfoArmor, Inc. acquisition. This deal gives the insurance company the opportunity to raise its potential within this market. Identity theft is a growing area of […]

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POSTED SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 8:00 AM

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