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Indiana Approves 7.6% Workers’ Compensation Rate Cut for 2019

Oct 22, 2018 Workers’ compensation rates in Indiana will drop 7.6% on average in 2019. The drop was aided by a decrease in worker injuries and a robust job market...

Revenue Squeeze Pushing Underwriting Groups to Ponder Consolidation and Integration

Oct 22, 2018 A squeeze on revenues is pushing underwriting groups to consider both consolidation and vertical integration, attendees at the...

Federal Judge Sides With Sanford Health in Dispute Over Owed CSR Payments

Oct 22, 2018 A federal judge sided with Sanford Health Plan — a small South Dakota health insurer — awarding $360,254 as compensation for lost...

Among Leadership Changes, Arch Insurance Fills Newly Created North America CEO Role

Oct 22, 2018 Matt Shulman will was named to the newly created role of chief executive officer of Arch Insurance North America as the...

Insurance Journal

Robertson Ryan & Associates Adds First Dependable Insurance in Nevada

Oct 22, 2018 Robertson Ryan & Associates Inc. has added First Dependable Insurance in Las Vegas, Nev. with the addition of Tom and Vicky Raasch. Tom and Vicky...

Insurtech Profile: Kordinator Adds Empathy to Automated Customer Service

Oct 22, 2018 Automated customer service is a fact of life. In fact, many people are more comfortable sharing personal details with a machine than with a human. But...

Oregon Woman Sues Bank of America After Losing Money in Scam

Oct 22, 2018 An Oregon woman is suing Bank of America, claiming a Hillsboro branch transferred $13,000 from her account to scammers. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Rebekah Adams...

Power Outages Still Plague Florida Panhandle Nearly 2 Weeks After Michael

Oct 22, 2018 It’s the greatest need after a hurricane and sometimes the hardest one to fulfill: Electricity. Almost two weeks after Hurricane Michael smashed...

Claims Journal

New Mexico Appeals Court Says Employee Owed Workers’ Comp

Oct 22, 2018 An employee that tripped and fell at work is owed workers’ compensation benefits despite his employer’s argument that the accident didn’t arise our of and...

NTSB Hasn’t Been Able to Fully Examine Limo in Fatal Crash

Oct 22, 2018 Federal safety investigators have been unable to conduct a full examination of the limousine involved in a crash that killed 20 people nearly two weeks ago in upstate New...

West Coast Earthquake Warning System Operational, But Limited

Oct 22, 2018 Automated alerts from the fledgling West Coast earthquake early warning system are ready to be used broadly by businesses, utilities, schools and other entities but not...

Japan Orders Fix for Questionable Quake Shock Absorbers

Oct 22, 2018 The Japanese government on Friday ordered a company that falsified quality data for earthquake “shock absorbers” used in hundreds of buildings to speed up...