June 3, 2020
Lasyone Insurance Agency
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 14:45:16 +0000
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited AA&B Builders Inc. and Ebenezer General Construction Excavating for exposing employees to safety hazards on a worksite in Ewing, N.J. The companies face a com...
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 13:57:39 +0000
A fishing trawler in Washington state has 86 crew members who tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said. Ship operator American Seafoods said the American Dynasty trawler first docked in Bellingham May 26, The Bellingham Herald reported. The ...
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 13:55:10 +0000
Hawaii Gov. David Ige said that starting on June 16, he will lift the 14-day quarantine for people traveling between the state’s islands that he instituted to control the spread of the coronavirus. A separate 14-day quarantine requirement for travelers …
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 13:52:21 +0000
Oregon officials disclosed that a Hood River County, Ore. pear-packing company is the site of the latest COVID-19 outbreak connected to the agriculture industry. Six employees of Duckwall Fruit have tested positive for coronavirus, the Oregon Health Au...
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 13:50:32 +0000
A survey of Hawaii primary health care providers reveals struggles to stay in business following changes to compensation by the state’s largest insurer. More than 80% of providers surveyed believe the Hawaii Medical Service Association payment system i...
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 13:21:09 +0000
Maine Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa is encouraging all Mainers to consider purchasing flood insurance, even those who live outside of federally designated flood zones, as the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is underway. The Atlantic hurricane sea...
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 13:09:23 +0000
Direct Insurance Group, a London-based specialty insurance broker and underwriting business, announced it has commited to a remote working policy for all staff, following the coronavirus lockdown. The group will continue to maintain its eight offices l...
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 13:03:35 +0000
A massive fire broke out in South Boston early Saturday, tearing through seven residential buildings and leaving five firefighters injured. The seven-alarm fire started around 3:30 a.m., the Boston Fire Department said. Around 40 people were displaced ...
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 12:44:46 +0000
An advocacy group backed by the tech industry sued President Donald Trump on Tuesday over his executive order that would weaken a law protecting online platforms including social media companies that label or fact-check his posts. The Washington-based ...
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 12:21:03 +0000
A California appeals court on Tuesday heard arguments in the first case that went to trial over allegations that Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup causes cancer, resulting in a $289 million judgment against the company. The August 2018 ju...
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 11:21:34 +0000
Brokers have been slow to adopt social media and digital technologies as a whole, which is hampering their ability to keep the clients satisfied during the lockdown, said GlobalData in a report. The entire industry will face a changing landscape …
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 10:32:04 +0000
Leonardo Del Vecchio’s plans to boost the European presence of Italy’s top insurer Generali do not include a cross-border merger with rivals AXA or Zurich, a source close to the billionaire said on Wednesday. Del Vecchio, the 85-year-old founder of …
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 10:08:45 +0000
The threat of a no-deal Brexit is back — and with it the risk that the UK economy’s shaky recovery from the coronavirus pandemic will be hobbled. As British and European Union negotiators head into the last round of talks …
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 09:05:45 +0000
French insurer AXA plans to cut its dividend to 0.73 euros per share from a planned payout of 1.43 euros, the firm said on Wednesday, in order to preserve cash amid the coronavirus pandemic. AXA added that it could consider …
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 08:21:59 +0000
Airlines, airports and insurers across Asia are bracing for the prospect of unusually high damage as the region’s tropical storm season begins, as hundreds of aircraft grounded by the coronavirus pandemic can’t be moved easily. Major airports in storm-...
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 07:08:28 +0000
From the threat of insurer ratings downgrades to mounting carrier losses because of excessive litigation to increasing insurance rates, Florida’s insurance market got off to a rocky start in 2020. Then came the COVID-19 global pandemic, causing further...
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 05:15:35 +0000
QBE North America has appointed Thaddeus Woosley as senior vice president, Broker Management & Sales Operations. He is based in Chicago. Woosley most recently served as vice president, strategic advisor, Specialty & Commercial, at QBE North America. He...
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 05:08:04 +0000
How is the coronavirus pandemic affecting your life and your work? Now and going forward? No matter where you work in the P/C insurance industry, your experience is important. Learn how your experience compares with that of your industry peers …
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 05:03:17 +0000
Kansas officials will pay $3.5 million to the family of a man who was killed in 2017 with a homemade beanbag round fired by a Barber County undersheriff at close range. An attorney for the family said in a written …
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 05:00:54 +0000
Rioting that erupted in cities across the country after peaceful protests mourning the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis may rival the 1992 Los Angeles riots to become the most costly civil disorder for insurers in United States history. The …
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 05:00:50 +0000
Global investment firm The Carlyle Group and T&D Holdings announced have completed their acquisition of a 76.6% interest in Fortitude Group Holdings, whose group companies include Fortitude Re, from insurer American International Group. The transaction...
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 05:00:48 +0000
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit in which two former University of Maryland men’s basketball players accused makers of the “Fortnite” video game of misappropriating a dance move that the ex-teammates popularized. U.S. District Judge Paul Grimm i...
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 05:00:19 +0000
Google was sued on Tuesday in a proposed class action accusing the internet search company of illegally invading the privacy of millions of users by pervasively tracking their internet use through browsers set in “private” mode. The lawsuit seeks at …
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 00:17:51 +0000
Wrapping up a regular session shortened by the coronavirus pandemic, Louisiana’s Legislature gave the state’s business lobby a long-desired goal and one that Republicans made their signature push for the session: passage of a bill to change the rules f...
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 16:59:47 +0000
Mississippi has established a website where owners of small businesses can soon start applying for grants funded by a federal coronavirus pandemic relief package, Gov. Tate Reeves said Friday. The site – backtobusinessms.org – has rules for the program...
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 16:58:08 +0000
AXA XL’s North America Construction insurance business is launching the Construction Ecosystem, an integrated digital platform, employing construction technologies to monitor and aggregate data that provides AXA XL’s contractor clients with insights an...
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 16:41:36 +0000
The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has issued a mandatory data call for certain information related to COVID-19 injuries reported to selected insurance carriers on or after Dec. 1, 2019. The Workers’ Compensation...
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 16:34:34 +0000
An Oklahoma-based internet retailer will pay $55,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit, federal officials say. In its lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said Black Forest Décor LLC, based in Jenks, Oklahoma, u...
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 16:27:43 +0000
Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners LLC (BKS-Partners), the middle-market subsidiary of Tampa, Florida-based insurance distribution firm, BRP Group, has acquired substantially all assets of Rosenthal Bros. Inc. (Rosenthal Brothers), a Chicago-based provid...
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 16:15:03 +0000
Auto insurers in Michigan have been ordered to issue refunds or premium waivers to policyholders due to reduced driving and resulting decrease in risk to insurers brought on by the stay at home orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In …