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Dallas Mavericks Investigating Allegations of Hostile Workplace, Harrassment
The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace for women. Ussery was accused of making sexually suggestive remarks to …

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 5:51 PM
HDI Adds to U.S. Engineering, Construction Divisions
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 the development of this segment by cultivating deeper relationships with producers and accelerating HDI’s market …

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 5:41 PM
Huck Named VP of Fidelis Group Holdings’ Marine Division in Houston
Fidelis Group Holdings LLC (FGH), with its subsidiary Continental Underwriters Ltd., has hired Darrin Huck as vice president of its Marine Division. He is based in Houston. Huck serves as a senior underwriter within the group’s Brown Water Hull, Liabilities …

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 5:30 PM
Midwest Battered by Deadly, Damaging Storms
Sandbags were holding back floodwaters in parts of Michigan as a storm system moved across several Midwest and Great Plains states on Wednesday, bringing heavy rain, snow and ice to the region. The weather has already been blamed for hundreds …

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 5:24 PM
Worker’s Death on Gulf Platform Subject of Federal Probe
Federal regulators are investigating the weekend death of a worker on an oil production platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The contractor was removing out-of-service fire suppression equipment when he was fatally injured on the offshore platform Saturday, according to …

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 5:18 PM
Survey: Minnesota’s Jump in Uninsured Led by Drop in Private Coverage
The number of Minnesota residents without health insurance jumped by 116,000 in the past two years, the state Department of Health said. A biennial survey by the department and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health found that the …

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 5:13 PM
XL Catlin Names Thyme as Director of Emerging Markets Development
XL Catlin has appointed Claudia Thyme to the role of director, Emerging Markets Development. In this role, Thyme will contribute to XL Catlin’s emerging market strategies, with a particular focus on Latin America. Thyme has 20 years’ experience in the …

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 4:32 PM
Law Enforcement Officers 3 Times More Likely to Be Injured Than Other Workers
An estimated 669,100 law enforcement officers were treated in emergency departments across the nation for nonfatal injuries between 2003 and 2014, according to a study by researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Law enforcement officers …

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 4:09 PM
UK’s RSA Insurance Posts Above-Forecast Profit of $920.2M in 2017
Even higher payouts for RSA shareholders are likely in 2018, chief executive Stephen Hester said on Thursday after the company posted an above-forecast 2017 operating profit and boosted its dividend by 23 percent. Analysts had been looking for a special …

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 3:49 PM
Alaska Governor Wants $10M for Seismic Surveying
Gov. Bill Walker’s administration has asked the Alaska Legislature for permission to spend $10 million on seismic surveying in the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The seismic survey funding was included last week in a supplemental spending …

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 3:45 PM

Business Insurance - _Risk Management

California dreamin’? Woman suing state over alleged Bigfoot sighting
One might have to see the legal paperwork to believe it: a California woman said she spotted a sasquatch in the central mountains and has filed a lawsuit against the state and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to make her case, Los Angeles’ ABC News 7 reported.

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 12:22 PM
High court whistleblower ruling could affect internal reporting
Wednesday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling, which says whistleblowers are not protected from retaliation under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act if they only report wrongdoing internally, is likely to encourage them to go straight to the Securities and Exchange Commission, say attorneys.

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 11:42 AM
Calif. approves state’s first surety bond program for cannabis industry
California has approved the state’s first surety bond program for the cannabis industry, according to a statement Wednesday from the office of State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones.

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 11:06 AM
British ship insurer Steamship opts for Dutch hub as Brexit hedge


POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 10:38 AM
Axa’s 2017 profit up ahead of IPO of US business


POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 10:17 AM
Generali to cut coal investments in new climate change strategy


POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 10:03 AM
SEC calls for 'clearer' cyber risk disclosure from companies
(Reuters) — The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday updated guidance to public companies on how and when they should disclose cyber security risks and breaches, including potential weaknesses that have not yet been targeted by hackers.

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 4:45 PM
Ryan Specialty to buy environmental underwriting manager


POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 2:45 PM
Chubb unit not obligated to pay Dish penalties
A Chubb Ltd. unit is not obligated to pay penalties Dish Network L.L.C. incurred because of alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act because they are not “damages” covered under its insurance policies, says a federal appeals court, in affirming a lower court ruling.

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 2:13 PM
Political risk remains major concern in multinational business: Marsh
Political risk will remain a major concern for multinational businesses in 2018, Marsh L.L.C. said, driven by such events as the North Korea missile crisis, ongoing Brexit negotiations and trade protectionism.

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 1:40 PM

Property Casualty 360

First surety bond program for cannabis industry approved in California


POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 2:37 PM
Here's how one incumbent insurer became an InsurTech startup
Together, insurance startups and incumbents can learn from and complement each other.

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 9:30 AM
5 strategic changes for closing more sales
Maybe you know, without any doubt, that something has to change. But what?

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 7:45 AM
Marsh's updated political risk map sees tensions and turbulence for 2018
Global political risks appear to be increasing in 2018, not decreasing, according to the latest Political Risk Map from Marsh and BMI research.

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 7:39 AM
Massachusetts top court limits definition of ‘regular compensation’ in workers’ comp case
The definition of 'regular compensation' in many states determines when an injured employee can collect workers' comp benefits.

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 7:21 AM
Motor vehicle deaths dipped slightly in 2017
Approximately 4.57 million people were seriously injured in motor vehicle crashes in 2017, and costs to society totaled $413.8 billion.

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 6:30 AM
Is spoliation of evidence covered by liability insurance?
A professional jockey says the horse that collapsed under him should not have been exercising.

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 6:00 AM
Around the P&C insurance industry: Feb. 21, 2018
News from Kemper Corporation, Coalition, HackerOne and more.

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 7:30 AM
The flexible insurance industry workplace
Older employees may be ready to cut back on hours but not retire completely. With a little flexibility, they can help employers fill the talent gap.

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 6:30 AM
Will business income insurance cover these 7 losses?
In order to trigger business income coverage, there must be direct, physical loss or damage to the property caused by a covered cause of loss.

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 6:15 AM

Business Insurance

Ala. House passes benefits bill for families of cops, firefighters
The Alabama House on Tuesday passed a bill that would extend workers compensation benefits to the families of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty.

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 12:46 PM
Fla. Senate committee approves comp bill for undocumented workers
A Senate committee Tuesday approved a bill that would reform a Florida law that allows employers to deny benefits to injured workers who use other people’s Social Security numbers or identification to obtain jobs.

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 12:36 PM
Kentucky House passes bill on comp reform, drug formulary
Legislation to update Kentucky’s workers compensation system passed the state’s House of Representatives on Wednesday and is now headed for a Senate vote.

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 12:28 PM
California dreamin’? Woman suing state over alleged Bigfoot sighting
One might have to see the legal paperwork to believe it: a California woman said she spotted a sasquatch in the central mountains and has filed a lawsuit against the state and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to make her case, Los Angeles’ ABC News 7 reported.

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 12:22 PM
High court whistleblower ruling could affect internal reporting
Wednesday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling, which says whistleblowers are not protected from retaliation under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act if they only report wrongdoing internally, is likely to encourage them to go straight to the Securities and Exchange Commission, say attorneys.

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 11:42 AM
Barge building facility’s citation for pollutants vacated
An administrative law judge of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission vacated a safety citation and $5,000 in penalties issued against a Tennessee barge building facility after determining that regulators failed to prove the technological and economic feasibility of engineering and administrative controls of airborne pollutants.

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 11:24 AM
Calif. approves state’s first surety bond program for cannabis industry
California has approved the state’s first surety bond program for the cannabis industry, according to a statement Wednesday from the office of State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones.

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 11:06 AM
British ship insurer Steamship opts for Dutch hub as Brexit hedge


POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 10:38 AM
Axa’s 2017 profit up ahead of IPO of US business


POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 10:17 AM
Generali to cut coal investments in new climate change strategy


POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 10:03 AM

Business Insurance - _Workers Comp

Ala. House passes benefits bill for families of cops, firefighters
The Alabama House on Tuesday passed a bill that would extend workers compensation benefits to the families of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty.

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 12:46 PM
Fla. Senate committee approves comp bill for undocumented workers
A Senate committee Tuesday approved a bill that would reform a Florida law that allows employers to deny benefits to injured workers who use other people’s Social Security numbers or identification to obtain jobs.

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 12:36 PM
Kentucky House passes bill on comp reform, drug formulary
Legislation to update Kentucky’s workers compensation system passed the state’s House of Representatives on Wednesday and is now headed for a Senate vote.

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 12:28 PM
Barge building facility’s citation for pollutants vacated
An administrative law judge of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission vacated a safety citation and $5,000 in penalties issued against a Tennessee barge building facility after determining that regulators failed to prove the technological and economic feasibility of engineering and administrative controls of airborne pollutants.

POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2018 11:24 AM
Judge affirms most safety violations, reduces penalties against builder
An administrative law judge of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission affirmed most safety citations issued against a New Jersey construction employer, but reduced the associated penalties because the company was inappropriately held responsible for a history of U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration violations at other companies.

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 2:29 PM
Oregon bill exempts amateur athletes from comp coverage
The Oregon House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday that would exempt amateur athletes from workers compensation coverage.

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 1:08 PM
Maine’s average loss cost decrease of 12% approved
Eric Cioppa, superintendent of the Maine Bureau of Insurance, said Tuesday the National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc.’s proposal for an average loss cost decrease of 12% has been approved.

POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 11:54 AM
Recycling machine fatality leads to OSHA citations


POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 9:28 AM
Global workplace safety standard on verge of debut


POSTED FEBRUARY 21, 2018 7:06 AM
Vehicle-related comp claims rising in last decade
Vehicle-related workers compensation claims have been rising annually in claims count and in percent of total claims, according to data from AF Group.

POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2018 2:21 PM

Progressive Agent Articles - Insurance Basics

Auto Insurance Made Easy
Understanding insurance can often be like trying to learn a foreign language. Many find it confusing and intimidating. Fortunately, there's help. Here is a quick reference designed to help you understand some of the most common kinds of coverages. The reference was put together by The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies.

POSTED JANUARY 14, 2009 1:00 PM
Fact or Fiction: Uncovering Auto Insurance Myths
Like a teenager eager to try a new video game, playing before reading the rules, many drivers buy insurance without really understanding what they're buying. In the rush to feel “covered,” they can skip the details. That can lead to frustration. Following are five insurance myths heard by some of the more than 13,000 claims people at Progressive, one of the country’s largest auto insurance companies.

POSTED FEBRUARY 12, 2009 1:00 PM
Putting Insurance Companies to Work for You
Car insurance may be one of the last things that comes to mind when you think about saving time, but the insurance company you choose can actually have a big impact on your time should trouble strike.

POSTED MAY 06, 2009 1:00 PM
Car Insurance Myths Debunked
Do red cars really cost more to insure? Is Comprehensive coverage really comprehensive? Should you and your neighbor be paying the same amount for car insurance? Leading car insurer Progressive debunks a few of the more widely held myths.

POSTED AUGUST 27, 2009 1:00 PM
Six Steps To Take If You're In An Accident
Car accidents can wreak havoc on an otherwise peaceful day. Even if they’re minor, they can often create confusion. You might ask yourself, how should I react? What should I do? Leading car insurer Progressive offers these simple steps to follow after an accident.

POSTED NOVEMBER 05, 2009 1:00 PM
Used Car Buying Tips
Before you buy a used vehicle, here are a few tips from leading car insurer Progressive to make sure you're getting your money's worth.

POSTED JANUARY 04, 2010 1:00 PM
Cutting New-Car Costs
To help consumers control car costs—from sticker price to insurance premiums—The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies offers these tips.

POSTED MARCH 15, 2010 1:00 PM
Four Questions To Get The Right Auto Insurance
Having the right type of policy can help ensure that you, your employees and your business are all protected in the unfortunate event that one of your vehicles is involved in an accident.

POSTED MAY 17, 2010 1:00 PM
Take Action to Avoid Driving Distractions
It may seem harmless to answer a quick call, grab a bite to eat or let your dog ride in your lap when you're behind the wheel. But in 2008, accidents caused by distracted drivers injured about 515,000 people. It takes two hands, a sharp eye, and your full attention to safely drive your car. Anything that keeps you from doing so means you're driving while distracted, or "DWD."

POSTED OCTOBER 10, 2010 1:00 PM
Smart Tips for Insurance Shoppers
When buying a car, there's more to consider than the make and model. Price, size, gas mileage—even the way it feels behind the wheel—affect your decision. You also should weigh your options when buying auto insurance. With many brands and features and price ranges out there, it pays to do your homework.

POSTED JANUARY 31, 2011

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