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Gellermann Named Chief Deputy Commissioner in Washington

Aug 21, 2018 Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has named AnnaLisa Gellermann chief deputy commissioner. She begins Aug. 27. Gellerman is currently the deputy commissioner...

CSAA Chief Downey to Retire after 45 Years

Aug 21, 2018 Paula Downey, president and CEO of CSAA Insurance Group in California since 2010, will retire following a search for her successor. Downey recently led the AAA insurer through a six-year...

Farmers in California Names Wilson Chief Information Officer

Aug 21, 2018 Woodland Hills, Calif.-based Farmers Insurance has named Paul Wilson the new chief information officer. Wilson will serve as a member of the insurer group’s...

California Commissioner OKs State’s First Insurtech Title Insurer

Aug 21, 2018 California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has approved a license for States Title, the first insurtech title insurer licensed and domiciled in California....

Best's Reviews

A.M. Best Analysts: New Report Examines Smaller and Midsize Legal Professional Liability Insurers

Aug 21, 2018 Senior Financial Analyst Janet Hernandez and Senior Industry Analyst David Blades examine a new special report...

CMS Awards $8.6 Million to State Insurance Departments for Health Insurance Reform Work

Aug 21, 2018 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awarded $8.6 million in federal grants to state insurance departments to...

UK’s Allianz Insurance Names Chief Financial Officer

Aug 21, 2018 Allianz Insurance plc, the U.K. affiliate of Allianz SE, has appointed Fernley Dyson as chief financial officer beginning Jan. 1, 2019. Dyson will succeed...

XL Catlin Appoints Global Risk Management President for North America

Aug 21, 2018 XL Catlin named Chris Kopser as president of its global risk management insurance North America division. Based in New York, Kopser will...

Claims Journal

Investigation and Claims Handling Strategies for Willful Misconduct Defense

Aug 21, 2018 Many, if not most, states have a no-fault workers’ compensation system that intends to provide employees with benefits regardless of who is to...

People News: Tokio Marine, Everest Re, Zurich

Aug 21, 2018 Tokio Marine HCC Names Skarinka COO for Professional Lines and Public Risk Groups Tokio Marine HCC appointed Christopher R. Skarinka chief operating officer for its Professional...

Experts Knew Genoa Bridge Had Weakened 20%

Aug 21, 2018 Engineering experts determined in February that corrosion of the metal cables supporting the Genoa highway bridge had reduced the bridge’s strength by 20 percent – a...

Meteorologists Aid Wildfire Fight by Keeping Crews Informed

Aug 21, 2018 As they sit at their screens in a small office outside Pendleton, a group of meteorologists can already tell what the rest of the population is soon going to find out the...

Business Insurance

Employers likely to prevail in LGBT cases at Supreme Court with Kennedy retirement

Jun 28, 2018 Employers will likely have an easier time combating claims of...

Validus recruits executive from XL

Jun 28, 2018 Validus Specialty Underwriting Services Inc. has recruited Bob Eells from XL Group to be senior vice president...

Lockton reports revenue increase

Jun 28, 2018 Lockton Cos. L.L.C. reported $1.57 billion in revenue for fiscal year 2018, a 9.9% increase over fiscal year 2017...