January 15, 2021
Lasyone Insurance Agency
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 16:03:46 +0000
A Port Authority bus driver has been placed on probation for three years after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of a University of Pittsburgh student struck by the bus she was driving a year ago. Shavonne James, …
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 15:37:59 +0000
The Navajo Nation’s Department of Justice announced Wednesday it has settled with mining companies to resolve claims stemming from a 2015 spill that resulted in rivers in three western states being fouled with a bright-yellow plume of arsenic, lead and …
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 15:35:01 +0000
Aerial drone manufacturer Insitu in the Columbia River Gorge, Ore., will pay $25 million to settle allegations that its military drones were outfitted with used components instead of new ones. U.S. attorney Brian Moran said cases such as this one …
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 14:59:15 +0000
What is the biggest lesson that cyber insurers should carry into 2021 after a year in which the COVID-19 pandemic took center stage? In the first Insuring Cyber podcast episode of the new year and the fifth overall, Tim Zeilman, …
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 14:34:02 +0000
World Insurance Associates LLC (WIA), acquired Bush Insurance Agents & Brokers of Cambridge Springs, Penn., on December 31, 2020. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Established in 1918, Bush Insurance is a provider of loss and risk management...
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 14:21:07 +0000
MMG Insurance Company has promoted Kayla O’Malley Dill to vice president of Marketing and Business Development, effective January 4, 2021. Dill is based in Maine. Dill joined the Company in 2013 as senior marketing representative. Throughout her tenure...
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 14:10:12 +0000
Grocery delivery company Instacart said on Thursday it would pay $25 to its over half-a-million gig workers if they chose to take time off to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The company, which has been lobbying government agencies for its delivery …
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 13:04:44 +0000
Digital insurer Lemonade has announced plans to sell 3 million shares of common stock to raise money for “general corporate purposes.” The New York-based insurtech could raise as much as $808 million, according to its regulatory filing announcing the s...
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 12:58:36 +0000
Five miners died in U.S. coal mines in 2020, an all-time low mark for an industry in a year that saw continuing declines in production as electric providers move away from burning coal. The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration, …
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 10:31:20 +0000
A UK Supreme Court insurance judgment substantially in favor of policyholders will be a “massive boost” for British businesses currently suffering from a third government lockdown, the Hiscox Action Group policyholder group said on Friday. The court ru...
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 10:19:57 +0000
Small businesses, from restaurants to nightclubs and wedding planners to beauty parlors, on Friday won the right to insurance payouts after Britain’s highest court ruled their policies should cover losses caused by coronavirus lockdowns. Six of the wor...
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 06:38:53 +0000
Brendan Neligan has joined Risk Placement Services as a marine producer, in the company’s Chicago property brokerage office. Neligan will support the growth of the RPS marine portfolio, serving retail independent agents and brokers nationwide. Previous...
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 06:00:49 +0000
The outgoing Trump administration said on Thursday it was issuing new rules that would allow manufacturers of automated vehicles to bypass some crash standards required of conventional vehicles, which would cut production costs. The National Highway Tr...
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 06:00:40 +0000
The deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor by white police officers last year sparked protests and examinations of racial injustice and inequities across the country. Individuals and businesses responded by vowing to better support communities of co...
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 06:00:17 +0000
Reno, Nev.-based LP Insurance Services LLC has added Andrea Cantlon, Matt Ennis, Dustin Garcia and Jared Rossi to its ownership group. LP Insurance Services currently has 24 member-owners throughout the footprint. Cantlon leads the surety division. She...
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 05:25:03 +0000
Insurance brokerage World Insurance Associates LLC (WIA) has acquired J.W. Edens & Co., Inc. (JWE) of Titusville, Fla. on Dec. 31, 2020. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1997, J.W. Edens & Company is a retail insurance …
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 05:12:04 +0000
One person was killed and at least four people were injured after a retaining wall fell on construction workers in a North Carolina city, officials said Wednesday. The City of Hendersonville said in a news release that the accident occurred …
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 22:26:35 +0000
Integrated Specialty Coverages has acquired California Contractors Insurance Services Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Sacramento, Calif.-based CCIS has a network of over 70,000 licensed contractors to obtain license bonds, general liability,...
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 22:22:01 +0000
Drivers for app-based ride-hailing and delivery services filed a lawsuit Tuesday to overturn a California ballot initiative that makes them independent contractors instead of employees eligible for benefits and job protections. The lawsuit filed with t...
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 17:58:46 +0000
Madison, Wisconsin-based American Family Insurance is acquiring insurtech company Bold Penguin that serves small businesses. The Bold Penguin digital exchange is used by insurance agents, brokers and other distributors to match, quote and bind policies...
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 17:44:02 +0000
The Texas state agency for regulating the oil and gas industry says it issued the number of original drilling permits issued in December 2020 was down nearly by half compared with December 2019. However, the Railroad Commission of Texas also …
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 16:44:56 +0000
Louisianans who suffered damage from Hurricane Zeta in Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard and Terrebonne parishes should register for federal disaster assistance as soon as possible, FEMA says. The deadline to register for damage a...
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 16:36:28 +0000
The percentage of COVID-19 claims among all workers’ compensation paid claims has varied greatly among states and occupations, as has the decrease in non-COVID claims, new research shows. The percentage of COVID-19 claims among all workers’ compensatio...
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 16:08:54 +0000
NFP, a New York-based insurance broker and consultant, announced the acquisition of EdgeHill Insurance Brokers Ltd., in a transaction that closed on Dec. 16, 2020. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. EdgeHill, a P/C brokerage firm ...
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 16:01:03 +0000
Insurance technology firm Applied Systems has agreed to acquire EZLynx, an agency management system vendor and pioneer in real-time comparative rating . Applied said the acquisition is complementary and will expand its portfolio of agency management an...
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 15:25:52 +0000
Willis Towers Watson, the global advisory, broking and solutions company, announced the addition of Shanghai to its global property and casualty hub, aimed at enhancing the company’s global placement model for clients. The Global Markets P&C Hub furthe...
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 15:20:39 +0000
A California Workers’ Compensation Institute analysis of claims reported to the state Division of Workers’ Compensation as of Jan. 11 shows that the number of COVID-19 claims in the California workers’ compensation system more than tripled between Octo...
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 15:09:41 +0000
Uber Technologies Inc. on Wednesday appealed a $59 million fine by a California regulator in a dispute over whether the company should share detailed information on sexual assault and harassment claims reported on its ridesharing platform. The Californ...
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 14:43:20 +0000
A Stowe man is facing eight arson charges that he set a series of fires over nearly two years that caused more than $1.5 million in damage, police said Wednesday. Police say Jeffrey Nolan, 62, admitted to setting a fire …
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 14:36:25 +0000
Hub International Limited (Hub), a full-service global insurance broker, has acquired Alpha Pension Group Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Alpha Pension Group is a retirement consulting firm that provide...