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U.S. Supreme Rules Against Insurer’s Appeal Challenging Profits in Rate Setting

Feb 20, 2018 The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear Mercury Insurance Co.’s appeal to overturn a February 2017 California Court of Appeal ruling...

Woodruff-Sawyer in California Names Johnston Vice President of Aviation

Feb 20, 2018 San Francisco, Calif.-based Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. has named Drew Johnston vice president of aviation. Johnston will develop the strategy and steer the...

Safeco to Take Up Mapfre’s Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana Business

Feb 20, 2018 MAPFRE Insurance, which last year decided to exit five states and focus on 11, is turning over its personal lines business in three of the five states it is...

Leavitt Group Adds Field Waldo’s Esper in Idaho

Feb 20, 2018 Leavitt Group of Boise, Idaho is has named Rosie Esper as a personal insurance agent. Esper focuses on home and auto insurance for families and individuals. Esper has been in the...

Best's Reviews

BMS Appoints Executives for New Energy Operation

Feb 20, 2018 Insurance broker BMS Group Ltd. said it appointed three experts to a newly formed energy division. The brokers will join the new division, led by Ian Gormley,...

New MarketScout MGA Targets Allied Health Care, Social Services Markets

Feb 20, 2018 Lloyd’s coverholder and U.S. insurance distributor and underwriter MarketScout has launched a managing general agent focused on allied...

State Auto Personal Lines SVP: Bodily Injury Rates Rise 23.2% With More Expected

Feb 20, 2018 State Auto Financial Corp. continues to seek significant bodily injury rate increases in personal automobile as loss cost trends...

Hartford to Acquire Small Commercial Renewal Rights From Farmers Insurance Affiliate

Feb 20, 2018 Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. said it entered into a renewal rights agreement with the Farmers Exchanges to acquire...

Business Insurance

Vehicle-related comp claims rising in last decade

Feb 20, 2018 Vehicle-related workers compensation claims have been rising annually in claims count and in percent of...

Damaged cargo dispute remanded to lower court

Feb 20, 2018 A lower court is going to have to decide after further investigation how much of the $918,000 claim...

Everest announces hires for new private nonprofit

Feb 20, 2018 Everest Re Group Ltd. said Tuesday it had formed a private, nonprofit unit as part of the...

Property Casualty 360

2017 natural disasters mean insurance rate increases in 2018

Feb 20, 2018 While insurance industry surplus reached an all-time high in mid-2017, exceeding $700 billion, last year’s catastrophic events’...

The role of automation in data security

Feb 20, 2018 As compliance requirements multiply and become more fragmented, it's increasingly difficult to maintain uniformity in all 51 states.

Insurance leaders talk Insurance Careers Month at virtual town hall

Feb 20, 2018 Since 2016, February has been recognized as Insurance Careers Month. See what some industry leaders had to say about it.

Stop drinking the 'buy leads' Kool-Aid

Feb 20, 2018 An insurance sales trainer describes a strategy you could use to grow your own prospects.

Claims Journal

Medical Marijuana Treatment Slowly Gains Traction in Workers’ Comp

Feb 20, 2018 Though states and the federal government remain at odds on marijuana legalization, the drug is gaining traction as a viable treatment in workers’ comp...

School Shootings Reveal Confusion Over Fire Alarm With Gunfire

Feb 20, 2018 Students and teachers responded as trained when the fire alarm sounded, streaming out of the school and toward exits only to run into deadly gunfire. Two boys with...

Kansas House Panel Rejects Bill to Prevent Oil and Gas Quakes

Feb 20, 2018 A Kansas House committee has rejected a bill that was designed to prevent earthquakes that experts say are caused by oil and gas production wastewater disposal methods...

Detroit Man Sues Contractor for Alleged Discrimination

Feb 20, 2018 A Detroit, Mich., construction worker is suing a contractor for alleged discrimination and racism. Harold Wilson, 63, filed a lawsuit against Hardman Construction Inc. last...