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AmTrust Gets $300M Boost from CEO’s Family

May 30, 2017 AmTrust Financial Services Inc., the provider of workers’ compensation insurance, surged in New York trading after members of the chief executive officer’s family agreed...

Insurer USAA Caught in Hannity TV Advertising Controversy

May 30, 2017 Financial services firm USAA, facing a backlash to its decision to pull advertising from Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News Channel, says it is withdrawing from...

Flood Insurance Looks Like One Area of Bipartisan Agreement

May 30, 2017 Democrats and Republicans, who have agreed on little this year, have found common ground on plans to give private insurers greater access to the $5 billion flood...

Appeals Court Reinstates Lawsuit of N.C. Woman Who Fell Off Operating Table

May 30, 2017 The North Carolina Court of Appeals has revived a lawsuit stemming from a woman’s 2012 surgery during which she fell off the operating table...

Property Casualty 360

10 ways to avoid pet insurance claims this summer

May 30, 2017 Dogs want to be outside as much as you and your clients do this summer, and probably more. But keep in mind that summer carries hazards for...

Any way you ‘Slice’ it: New economy, new insurance products

May 29, 2017 Tim Attia, co-founder and CEO of the InsurTech startup Slice Labs, talks here about how his company wedged its way into an...

Talking insurance coverage without rocking the boat

May 29, 2017 Before your clients pull their boats out of the harbor, agents should be sure their insurance policies are ship shape.

Effective safety training: Are your employees practicing their mistakes?

May 29, 2017 Effective safety training can reduce workplace injuries and keep workers safe.

Business Insurance

Flood and earthquake claims rise to nearly $90 million

May 29, 2017 New Zealand's Earthquake Commission has paid more than $127 million New Zealand ($89.7 million) in claims for...

Aviva plans move to Ireland post-Brexit

May 29, 2017 U.K.-based insurer Aviva P.L.C. will be turning its Irish branches in Dublin into subsidiaries to ensure it can continue to serve its customers...

Greek insurers clear solvency test

May 29, 2017 Greek insurers have passed the first European solvency test, with a solvency rate well above 100%, based on the new capital regulations known as Solvency II.

Indian general insurance industry's premium grows 16%

May 29, 2017 The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India said that the local general insurance industry's gross...

Best's Reviews

Hanover Names Specialty Lines President

May 26, 2017 Hanover Insurance Group Inc. has appointed former Zurich North America specialty products president Bryan Salvatore as its specialty insurance president and executive vice...

Liberty Mutual CUO of Public Entities: Benefits of Body Cams for Cops Still a Toss-Up

May 26, 2017 Susan Kostro, chief underwriting officer of public entities for Liberty Mutual, said governments face a growing range of...

Donegal Mutual Completes Merger With Mountain States

May 26, 2017 Donegal Mutual Insurance Co. has completed its merger with Mountain States Mutual Casualty Co., expanding its presence to Texas, Colorado, Utah and New Mexico...

Liberty Mutual Health Care CUO: Older Health Care Providers Exposed to Greater Range of Injuries

May 26, 2017 Jeff Duncan, chief underwriting officer for health care at Liberty Mutual, said the physical nature of health care...

Claims Journal

California Spillway Repair Work Begins

May 26, 2017 Construction crews in California have begun demolishing the destroyed portion of the main spillway at Oroville Dam as they race to repair the structure in time for the next rainy season, state...

No Flood Insurance Means Big Bills for Utah Residents

May 26, 2017 It’s been more than two months since northern Utah resident Wyatt Brammer’s house was damaged from flooding and he still hasn’t gotten it fixed. After 33 inches...

California Landslide Adds to $1B Highway Damage

May 26, 2017 A massive landslide that went into the Pacific Ocean is the latest natural disaster to hit a California community that relies heavily on an iconic coastal highway and tourism to survive...

Airlines Told to Remove Seats From Small Planes, Could Cause Neck Injuries

May 26, 2017 Federal safety regulators are telling airlines to remove a certain type of seat from their planes, saying the seat could cause neck injuries during...