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Horse and Buggy Crashes Decline but Still Deadly in Lancaster County, Penn.

4 hours 34 min ago

Nothing says “Lancaster County” in Pennsylvania like the sight and sound of a lathered horse pulling a square, black buggy down the road. The county undoubtedly has more of the horse-powered vehicles than any other in Pennsylvania, based on population …

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Delaware Commissioner Urges Treasury to Reconsider MetLife’s SIFI Designation

6 hours 57 min ago

Delaware Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart has recently sent a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and other federal regulators urging them to reconsider their vote to propose that MetLife be labeled as a “systemically important financial institution” (SIFI). …

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UPenn’s Interdisciplinary Research Seeks to Track Ambler’s Asbestos Legacy

7 hours 25 min ago

Joe Amento, a lifelong resident of Ambler, Pennsylvania, was 53 when he died of a rare cancer with one main cause — exposure to asbestos. He was fine at Christmas 2002. In January, a pain in his side kept him …

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Suhr Names Dershimer Vice President of Employee Benefits in California

8 hours 23 min ago

Suhr Risk Services has named Jed Dershimer vice president of employee benefits in San Jose, Calif. Dershimer previously worked at Hays Companies, ADP and Verizon, in addition to a lengthy prior stint with Suhr. He specializes in architecting and implementing …

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Mass. DOI Issues Bulletin on Policy Term Disclosure Requirements

10 hours 5 sec ago

The Massachusetts Division of Insurance issued a bulletin spelling out new disclosure requirements for insurance premium quotes for private passenger motor vehicle and personal property insurance. The Bulletin 2014-08, published on Oct. 20, addresses disclosure issues for coverage and premium …

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Hopper Appointed Head of Energy for ANV Syndicate 1861

10 hours 9 min ago

ANV Holdings BV, the Dutch headquartered specialty insurance business, has appointed John Hopper as head of energy to lead its energy underwriting team within ANV Syndicate 1861. Hopper comes to ANV after being a leading member of the offshore energy division …

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Number of Young Ohioans Getting Driver’s License Drops

10 hours 26 min ago

Fewer young people in Ohio are getting their driver’s license, according to state data and new research. The number of licensed drivers in Ohio ages 16 to 20 is 8.5 percent lower than 10 years ago, The Columbus Dispatch reports. …

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All-Star Insurance Adds 2 Agents Gilmer, Texas

10 hours 30 min ago

All-Star Insurance Group Inc., a full service independent insurance agency based in Gilmer, Texas, has added Joye Cooper and Jeniffer Kitchell as agents. Cooper will maintain an office at All-Star Insurance Group’s home office located at 201 East Marshall St. …

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Towers Watson Predicts Moderate Global Growth, Downside Risks

10 hours 37 min ago

Towers Watson says that overall global growth in the next three to five years will be moderate and divergent on a country basis, and risks to global growth are skewed to the downside in its report entitled “Secular Outlook 2014: …

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NHL Concussion Lawsuit Filed in Federal Court in Minnesota

10 hours 38 min ago

The consolidated class-action lawsuit by former NHL players against the league over concussion-related injuries has been filed in federal court. Attorneys for the ex-players filed the complaint in Minnesota. The case had been assigned to U.S. District Judge Susan Richard …

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The Horton Group Acquires BF&S Insurance

10 hours 52 min ago

Orland Park, Ill.-based insurance brokerage, The Horton Group, announced the acquisition of certain assets of Boyle, Flagg and Seaman (BF&S) Insurance, located in Illinois and Michigan. BF&S’s Illinois retail operations will now operate under the Horton name and staff will …

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Pageler Named Chair of National Insurer Group’s Fraud Committee

10 hours 59 min ago

Ranney Pageler, vice president of fraud investigations at Employers Insurance, has been named chair of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) Fraud Committee. Pageler, who is based in Austin, Texas, will serve a two-year term in this role. …

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Mullis Newby Hurst Opens Office in San Antonio

11 hours 1 min ago

Dallas-based Mullis Newby Hurst LP (MNH), one of the largest writers of construction insurance and surety bonds in the Southwest, has hired David Layman to expand to San Antonio. Layman has served as head of contract surety underwriting for NAS Surety …

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Oregon Worker Severs Fingers At Potato Plant: Safety Division

11 hours 4 min ago

Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Division is investigating after a female employee severed four fingers on her right hand in a workplace accident at a potato plant in Boardman. The East Oregonian reported that agency spokeswoman Melanie Mesaros says the …

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Landslide Cleanup Deal Reached in Oregon, Insurers to Pay

11 hours 7 min ago

A legal path has been cleared for hundreds of tons of debris to be removed from a waterway south of Coos Bay, Ore. that’s home to federally protected coho salmon and green sturgeon. In April 2012, a massive construction landslide sent mud, …

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Indiana-Based Voldico Insurance Hires Robinson as President

11 hours 7 min ago

Voldico Insurance, based in Osgood, Ind., has hired John Robinson as president. Robinson will oversee strategy setting, operational and revenue growth initiatives for the company. He will be the primary relationship manager with Voldico’s insurance carriers. Robinson will work out of …

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5.0M Earthquake Felt In Alaska’s Interior

11 hours 9 min ago

Seismologists say a moderate earthquake struck Alaska and was felt in communities of the state’s interior. The Alaska Earthquake Center says the 5.0 magnitude earthquake occurred at 4:36 p.m. Monday. State seismologist Michael West says the quake was centered about …

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550 West Virginia Coal Miners Flunk Drug Tests

11 hours 49 min ago

In the last two years, more than 550 West Virginia coal miners have temporarily lost their mining certifications because they failed a drug test. State Office of Miner’s Health, Safety and Training Eugene White released the numbers to a legislative …

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Georgia Estimates Insured Storm Damage at $6 Million

11 hours 55 min ago

The Georgia Insurance Commissioner said consumers have reported multimillion dollar insured losses from a storm that included several tornadoes. Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said that reported damage from last week’s storm is estimated to be roughly $6 million. Hudgens said consumers …

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North Carolina Opens Hearing on Homeowners Rate Hike

11 hours 57 min ago

North Carolina’s insurance commissioner on Monday began deciding whether to allow homeowners’ coverage costs to rise by as much as 35 percent even as some insurers demand even higher rates in agreements with customers. Craig Smith has seen the annual …

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