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The Hartford Names Bush to Head Personal Lines

Dec 13, 2017 The Hartford has announced that Stephanie Bush, who has led small commercial since July 2014, will expand her responsibilities to include oversight for personal lines. She...

Series of Small Earthquakes Rattle Northern Nevada

Dec 13, 2017 The Nevada Seismological Laboratory confirmed a series of small earthquakes rattling north Reno, Nev. Some 32 small earthquakes were reported being felt since Nov. 28. The...

Coffee Shop Seeks to Become Denver’s First Legal Marijuana Club

Dec 13, 2017 Colorado’s largest city is reviewing the first application from a business seeking to be among the nation’s first legal marijuana clubs, a step that...

Wind Threat Remains as Crews Gain on Huge California Wildfire

Dec 13, 2017 After achieving increased containment on one of the biggest wildfires in California history, officials warned that communities remain at risk and the threat could...

Best's Reviews

Skuld Appoints London Executive to Focus on North America Business Development

Dec 13, 2017 Marine insurer Skuld said it appointed an executive to focus on North America business development in what the company sees as a...

Swiss Re Sigma Study: Life Insurers Seeking Better Customer Relations

Dec 13, 2017 Life insurers intent on increasing their business are looking to more improving their relationships with their existing customers, according...

A.M. Best Upgrades Credit Ratings of ANPAC Louisiana Ins. Co.; Affirms Ratings of American National Ins. Co. and Other Subs

Dec 13, 2017 A.M. Best has upgraded the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) to A (Excellent) from A- (...

Malaysia Encourages Tech Startups in Regulatory Sandbox

Dec 13, 2017 The fast-evolving financial technology landscape in Southeast Asia has encouraged regulators in the region to let technology startups “play” in their so-...

Property Casualty 360

Around the P&C insurance industry: Dec. 13, 2017

Dec 13, 2017 News from Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Risk Strategies Company, Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. and more.

Independent insurance agents have an edge in the digital market

Dec 13, 2017 When purchasing policies and filing claims, customers want to be able to talk with someone who understands their needs.

USI cybersecurity study highlights growing threats and shifting risks

Dec 13, 2017 A new cybersecurity and data privacy study from USI highlights the top shifting risks and concerns among small and...

Your questions answered: Business income waiting periods

Dec 13, 2017 When does a waiting period apply to business income expense coverage?

Claims Journal

NTSB to Issue Probable Cause of El Faro’s Sinking

Dec 13, 2017 Federal accident investigators on Tuesday will determine the probable cause of the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro, the worst maritime disaster for a U.S.-flagged vessel in...

TWIA Policyholders Still Waiting for Payment After Hurricane Ike

Dec 13, 2017 Several school districts, cities and other government agencies are still waiting for a Texas insurer to pay nearly $60 million in claims from Hurricane Ike,...

Gas Driller Wants Pennsylvania Homeowner to Pay for Disparaging Remarks

Dec 13, 2017 A gas driller argued in court Monday that it’s entitled to monetary damages from a Pennsylvania homeowner who continued bad-mouthing the company after...

Good Samaritan Exiting Vehicle to Assist Injured Person Still Occupies Insured Vehicle for UM Purposes

Dec 13, 2017 The Rhode Island Supreme Court in Hudson v. GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc., 161 A.3d 1150 (R.I. 2017) recently held, as a matter of...

Business Insurance

Florida bill to expand PTSD benefits for first responders criticized

Dec 13, 2017 A Florida bill that would cover mental health treatment for first responders with post-...

Economic growth to fuel insurance demand in Asia Pacific: Moody's

Dec 13, 2017 Qian Zhu, vice president at U.S.-based ratings firm Moody's Investors Service Inc., said that...

Oil spill compensation limit increased to $1 billion in New Zealand

Dec 13, 2017 Julie Anne Genter, New Zealand's associate transport minister, said that the amount of...