News – Insurance Journal
|Greenberg Traurig Adds Michelman & Robinson’s Sebastinelli in California
Greenberg Traurig LLP has added insurance regulatory attorney John A. Sebastinelli as shareholder to its policy and insurance regulatory and transactions practices in the firm’s San Francisco, Calif. office. Sebastinelli’s practice focuses primarily on California insurance regulatory law matters. He …
POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 7:34 PM
|Brightway Chairman Miller Announces Changes to Top Leadership Positions
Brightway Insurance Co-Founder and Chairman David Miller has announced he will transition to executive chairman and Michael Miller, formerly vice chairman and co-founder, will take over as chairman of the Florida-based company. David Miller announced the change in the company’s …
POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 4:57 PM
|Seeman Holtz Acquires Agency Acquisitions LLC in Texas
Seeman Holtz Property & Casualty Inc. has acquired Agency Acquisitions LLC, headquartered in Arlington, Texas. Agency Acquisitions specializes in trucking insurance. Seeman Holtz said the acquisition will add a niche service to its portfolio and broaden its client reach throughout …
POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 4:50 PM
|Judge Divides $100K Insurance Payout to Victims of 2015 Oklahoma Parade Crash
A Payne County judge has distributed $100,000 in insurance money to victims of a 2015 homecoming parade crash at Oklahoma State University that killed four people and injured dozens more. Associate District Judge Stephen Kistler was tasked with deciding how …
POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 4:28 PM
|As Congress Eyes Flood Insurance Renewal, Private Markets Get Ready
Unleashing the invisible hand that has been missing from the flood insurance market for nearly 50 years is no easy task. But private flood insurance experts say the change would be a good thing not only for private flood insurers …
POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 4:20 PM
|2 Nebraska Contractors Routinely Sue Insurers for Not Paying Storm Damage
Two Omaha contractors are expanding a legal strategy they say forces insurance companies to pay for storm damage, but industry officials say the practice leads to exaggerated claims and may drive away insurers. Home repair contractors Steve Shannon and James …
POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 4:18 PM
|Trial Over Bias Claim Against Kansas Secretary of State Kobach’s Office Begins
A former employee in Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s office alleges in a lawsuit headed to trial on Aug. 21 that she was fired because she didn’t go to church enough. Kobach — who until the middle of 2016 …
POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 4:13 PM
|Time to Submit Louisiana Flood Insurance Form Winding Down
Louisiana residents who had damage from last summer’s widespread flooding have two weeks to submit the proof of loss form required for a flood insurance claim. FEMA says more than 29,600 claims have been filed with the National Flood Insurance …
POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 4:08 PM
|Michigan WWII Bomber Site Gears Up for Driverless Demos in December
Self-driving cars will begin taking test laps this December on the site of a famous World War II airplane factory in Michigan where Rosie the Riveter helped produce a shiny B-24 Liberator bomber every hour more than seven decades ago. …
POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 4:07 PM
|DOXA Insurance Holdings Names Wall as Chief Financial Officer
DOXA Insurance Holdings LLC, a Midwest-based private equity investment firm acquiring medium to small managing general agencies (MGAs), has appointed Kevin Wall as the company’s new chief financial officer (CFO). A CPA, Wall’s prior experience includes serving as finance director …
POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 4:05 PM
Property Casualty 360
|City of Hartford settles with insurer in Dillon Stadium lawsuit
Bruen Deldin DiDio Associates has agreed to pay the city of Hartford $350,000 after leaders accused the company of issuing a fake certificate of coverage for the project.
POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 2:16 PM
|Icahn ends White House role after insurance & oil conflict questions raised
Carl Icahn’s role as a special regulatory adviser to President Trump has ended after questions were raised about potential conflicts of interest with his business dealings in insurance and oil refining.
POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 1:37 PM
|Florida OIR approves Citizens request to limit coverage on non-weather claims
The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation approved requests by the state’s insurer of last resort aimed at cracking down on rising litigation related to non-weather flood claims.
POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 12:45 PM
|Who’s using what in P&C insurance: August 21, 2017
Technology news from Applied Systems, CS&A, Guidewire, ITS, Insurity, Allstate Business Insurance, Patriot Technology Solutions, and more.
POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 11:55 AM
|Independent agencies: Enter NU's Agency of the Year Awards now! Deadline Aug. 28
Independent agencies: There’s still a chance to have your story told on a national platform, but time is running out!
POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 10:44 AM
|Why insurance is really about trust, relationships and peace of mind
Insurance professionals need to focus on their client’s emotional well-being.
POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 6:30 AM
|CEO-driven initiative, CEO Action, commits to improving the workplace
Many companies within the insurance industry have taken a step forward to enacting change.
POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 6:00 AM
|Insurance education a must with customer-driven digitization
Too many digital transformation initiatives in the insurance business are a frenzied reaction to a market scare rather than a thoughtful response to reality.
POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 2:00 AM
|Protests, riots, and loss of business income
Insurance concerns go beyond the political unrest of the day.
POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 2:00 AM
|11 trucks that became collectibles over time
It’s no secret that Americans love their trucks, and over time, quite a few became collectibles.
POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017