April 15, 2021

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 12:33:12 +0000
Lloyd’s announced the next 11 insurtech start-ups that are participating in the sixth cohort of its Lloyd’s Lab innovation accelerator program. These insurtechs will be focused on creating simpler products for customers, including building solutions re...
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 11:30:24 +0000
McDonald’s Corp said on Wednesday it will require new training and policies to combat harassment, discrimination and violence at its 39,000 restaurants worldwide, calling for safer work places after it faced lawsuits by some female employees. The burge...
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 11:08:59 +0000
Hallmark Financial Services Inc., a property/casualty insurance company with three business segments – Specialty Commercial, Standard Commercial and Personal – plans to pursue an initial public offering of a non-controlling ownership stake in the c...
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 10:39:29 +0000
The European Union is poised to ban artificial intelligence (AI) systems used for mass surveillance or for ranking social behavior, while companies developing AI could face fines as high as 4% of global revenue if they fail to comply with …
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 09:58:36 +0000
DOVER, Del. (AP) – Attorneys for the Boy Scouts of America told a Delaware bankruptcy judge Monday that they plan to file a new reorganization plan after gaining little support for a previous proposal that has been roundly criticized by …
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 09:25:01 +0000
A White House plan to rapidly shore up the security of the U.S. power grid will begin with a 100-day sprint, but take years more to transform utilities’ ability to fight off hackers, according to details of a draft version …
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 08:56:53 +0000
International Business Machines Corp. said on Wednesday its cyber-security unit has uncovered more digital attacks targeting the global COVID-19 vaccine supply chain since the issue was originally flagged late last year. The cloud services provider sai...
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 06:40:40 +0000
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration has extended workplace coronavirus restrictions for an additional six months, including a requirement that Michigan employers prohibit office work if employees’ jobs can feasibly be done remotely. The emergency ru...
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 06:35:42 +0000
A Black man who was arrested when facial recognition technology mistakenly identified him as a suspected shoplifter has sued Detroit police, seeking compensation for the humiliating incident and restrictions on how the city uses the tool. “I came home ...
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 06:22:43 +0000
The Oklahoma House of Representatives has passed a bill that extends high school apprenticeship programs to include sophomores who are at least 16 years old. It includes a provision that allows school districts to obtain liability insurance to protect ...
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 06:15:15 +0000
The New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a construction company to reimburse a workers’ compensation claimant for marijuana that was prescribed to relieve his back pain caused by a work injury. The high court rejected M&K Construction’s argument...
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 05:47:18 +0000
Ohio Mutual Mendi Riddle will be joining Bucyrus, Ohio-based insurer, Ohio Mutual, as vice president of Sales effective May 10, succeeding Howie Barber who is retiring in July. Riddle has served in a number of senior sales and product roles …
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 05:00:06 +0000
Sierra Specialty Sierra Specialty, program specialist, managing general agency and wholesale insurance brokerage, has appointed Vicky Dith as a broker and underwriter specializing in construction insurance. Dith is located in Clovis, Calif. Dith will b...
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 04:01:02 +0000
Florida became one of the first states in the country last month to pass and sign into law a statute directed toward providing immunity to businesses for COVID-19 related lawsuits. To be clear, the law does not prevent all COVID-19 …
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 00:31:25 +0000
A fire over the weekend at a BNSF Railway terminal in western Nebraska is estimated to have caused $3 million in damage to the facility. The fire broke out early in the afternoon on April 11 at the BNSF terminal …
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 23:17:00 +0000
The Fire Victim Trust, established to pay California wildfire victims on July 1, 2020, has received 40,000 claims questionnaires representing more than 70,000 claimants and roughly 250,000 individual claims, according to the trustee. Judge John K. Trot...
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 20:56:51 +0000
Marion Piggee, Jr., 68, of Los Angeles, Calif., was arraigned on seven counts of insurance fraud after an investigation by the California Department of Insurance revealed he was allegedly underreporting employee payroll by nearly $6 million to reduce h...
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 20:31:25 +0000
California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara today announced two reappointments to the California Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s Governing Committee. Lara appointed Mitch Steiger and Diana Rich to the WCIRB Governing Committee for an...
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:58:38 +0000
Georgia Insurance Commissioner John King on Monday launched his 2022 election campaign. King is a Republican. He was the Doraville police chief and had no insurance experience when Gov. Brian Kemp named him commissioner in 2019 to succeed John Beck. …
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:52:34 +0000
MiniCo Insurance Agency has joined forces with its Jencap affiliate company NIF Group, Inc., as part of Jencap Program Administrators, a newly formed program division under the Jencap umbrella. As of April 1, 2021, NIF’s specialty programs moved over to …
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:51:16 +0000
Roach Howard Smith & Barton Dallas-based independent insurance broker Roach Howard Smith & Barton (RHSB) has promoted Shellie Croy to vice president of Property and Casualty Operations. She has been with RHSB since 2016, serving as VP of Personal Client …
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:30:47 +0000
The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission is now accepting comments on the 2020 Medical Fee Schedule. In 2020, the WCC, guided by its external consultant, FAIR Health, conducted an evaluation and update to the Medical Fee Schedule pursuant to 85A O...
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:30:03 +0000
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Michigan should “close things down” to help address the country’s worst coronavirus outbreak, days after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer instead urged people to voluntarily restrict certain acti...
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:29:23 +0000
Missouri lawmakers on April 12 advanced a sweeping firearms bill that would allow concealed guns on public transportation and in churches. The Republican-led House gave the measure initial approval in a voice vote. It needs another vote of approval to …
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:27:31 +0000
FRISS, a Netherlands-based provider of fraud, risk and compliance products and services for property/casualty insurance carriers, has acquired Terrene Labs, headquartered in Mason, Ohio. Terrene helps commercial underwriters to instantly understand the...
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 15:13:24 +0000
CAIRO – The cargo vessel that blocked global shipping in the Suez Canal and is caught in a legal dispute in Egypt is fit to sail once approval is given, its technical manager said on Wednesday. The Ever Given was …
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 15:03:28 +0000
NEW YORK — Bernard Madoff, who for decades masqueraded as a successful and trustworthy Wall Street kingpin before admitting to running the largest known Ponzi scheme in history, died on Wednesday in prison where he was serving a 150-year sentence. …
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 14:42:42 +0000
Juul Labs Inc. failed to knock out racketeering claims in lawsuits accusing it of deliberately targeting teenagers, as individual founders and directors of the e-cigarette maker became the new focus of the litigation. Most of the claims brought by cons...
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 14:19:44 +0000
A landlord has been accused of discriminating against a tenant by not allowing her to house an emotional support dog for her anxiety and depression, the U.S. attorney’s office said in a lawsuit. The complaint filed Friday in New Hampshire …
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 14:15:31 +0000
California will authorize $536 million for wildfire mitigation and forest management projects before the worst of the fire season strikes later this year, Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders said. That more than doubles $200 million in recent ann...