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Drone Segment Will be Biggest Growth in Aviation Insurance in 50 Years, Experts Say

Feb 22, 2018 Now’s the time to get in on the ground floor of the business of insuring drones. That’s according to panel of experts speaking...

Dallas Mavericks Investigating Allegations of Hostile Workplace, Harrassment

Feb 22, 2018 The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a...

HDI Adds to U.S. Engineering, Construction Divisions

Feb 22, 2018 HDI Global SE has appointed John Schossler has been appointed assistant vice president, Casualty Construction manager, based in Chicago. Schossler will lead all efforts in...

Huck Named VP of Fidelis Group Holdings’ Marine Division in Houston

Feb 22, 2018 Fidelis Group Holdings LLC (FGH), with its subsidiary Continental Underwriters Ltd., has hired Darrin Huck as vice president of its Marine Division. He...

Best's Reviews

State Farm Reducing Information Technology Workforce at Headquarters

Feb 22, 2018 State Farm is realigning its information technology functions, downsizing the department’s footprint at its headquarters and increasing it at...

NCOIL to Discuss Changes to Building Code, Towing Models at Spring Meeting

Feb 22, 2018 Proposed changes to the building code model, the future of the National Flood Insurance Program and a towing model act will be closely...

In Heavy Cat Year, RSA Reports Surge in After-Tax Profit

Feb 22, 2018 Despite a year that produced what its chief executive estimated as about £100 billion (US$139 billion) in catastrophe claims for the insurance sector, U.K...

A.M. Best Assigns Issue Credit Rating to Manulife Financial Corporation’s Preferred Securities Offering

Feb 22, 2018 A.M. Best has assigned a Long-Term Issue Credit Rating (Long-Term IR) of “bbb” to the recently issued CAD...

Business Insurance

Ala. House passes benefits bill for families of cops, firefighters

Feb 22, 2018 The Alabama House on Tuesday passed a bill that would extend workers...

Fla. Senate committee approves comp bill for undocumented workers

Feb 22, 2018 A Senate committee Tuesday approved a bill that would reform a Florida law that...

Kentucky House passes bill on comp reform, drug formulary

Feb 22, 2018 Legislation to update Kentucky’s workers compensation system passed the state’s House of...

Property Casualty 360

First surety bond program for cannabis industry approved in California

Feb 22, 2018 California requires a surety bond in the amount of $5,000 for most licensing categories. Surety bonds are required by...

Here's how one incumbent insurer became an InsurTech startup

Feb 22, 2018 Together, insurance startups and incumbents can learn from and complement each other.

5 strategic changes for closing more sales

Feb 22, 2018 Maybe you know, without any doubt, that something has to change. But what?

Marsh's update political risk map sees tensions and turbulence for 2018

Feb 22, 2018 Global political risks appear to be increasing in 2018, not decreasing, according to the latest Political Risk...

Claims Journal

Garbage Truck Hit by GOP Train Entered Tracks After Warning

Feb 22, 2018 Witnesses told investigators that a garbage truck struck by a train carrying Republican congressmen through rural Virginia entered the railroad crossing after the safety...

Signs of Roadkill Can Signal Frequency of Deer-Vehicle Collisions

Feb 22, 2018 Sometimes smell is the first sense suggesting what’s just up the road, and it’s never a pretty sight. Most road-killed animals are still disposed of the...

Allegations Prompt Dallas Team to Launch Probe Into Workplace Misconduct

Feb 22, 2018 The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports...

Virginia Fire Chiefs Sound Alarm on Mulch Legislation

Feb 22, 2018 Virginia fire chiefs are speaking out against proposed state legislation to loosen rules on how near to a building that mulch can be placed. WTOP-FM reports that the bills would...