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Deductible scam targets Dallas storm victims
Dallas storm victims are the targets of a deceptive attempt to lure them into buying a service that claims to pay insurance deductibles. “IN TEXAS IF YOU DO NOT PAY YOUR INSURANCE DEDUCTIBLE GO TO JAIL!” threatens one of the fliers being circulated in neighborhoods with tornado damage.

OSHCON Outreach Program
Days start early for seven-year-old Annabelle, an English Pointer service dog who is a regular among the North Texas Occupational Safety and Health Consultation (OSHCON) program staff. By 3:30 each morning, Annabelle and her owner, OSHCON Safety Consultant Bruce Andrews, set out on a run before hitting the road to help business owners in northeast Texas get free and confidential help to understand and comply with OSHA standards.

Insurance tips after recent severe weather
If your home was damaged in recent severe weather, the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) has specialists ready to answer your insurance questions. You can call the TDI Help Line at 1-800-252-3439. Staff are available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WPT Power Corporation Earns Safety Award
The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recently recognized WPT Power Corporation (WPT) for its exemplary workplace safety programs by renewing its Lone Star Safety Award.

Cars flooded by Imelda may be hitting the resale market
A month after Tropical Storm Imelda, the Texas Department of Insurance reminds consumers to be on the lookout for flood-damaged vehicles hitting the resale market.

TDI warns of insurance phone scam
The Texas Department of Insurance is urging consumers to be wary of calls from a group claiming to be the Consumer Insurance Association.

POSTED OCTOBER 09, 2019 12:01 AM
TDI offers claims tips for flood victims
The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) reminds flood victims in Southeast Texas to carefully document damage and file insurance claims quickly.

TDI creates new division to focus on health market issues
The Texas Department of Insurance has created a new division to focus exclusively on the complex issues facing health insurance and selected Richard Lunsford as the deputy commissioner of the new Life and Health Division.

Four Seasons Earns Lone Star Safety Award
The Division of Workers’ Compensation recognized the Four Seasons Hotel Houston for its exemplary workplace safety program at its Lamar Street location on Friday, August 23, 2019.

TDI warns drivers: Make sure your auto insurance is legit
The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) is warning Texas drivers looking for bargain insurance about a scam that leaves them with no coverage even after they’ve paid for it.

POSTED AUGUST 20, 2019 1:00 AM

News – Insurance Journal

California Commissioner Issues Emergency Notice to Expedite Wildfire Claims
California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara on Wednesday issued an emergency notice to all property/casualty insurers doing business in California requesting they expedite claims handling for wildfire survivors to help them begin the recovery and rebuilding process more quickly. “I have …

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2019 8:50 PM
Texas Windstorm Insurer’s Actuarial Committee Recommends 5% Rate Hike
When the board of directors of Texas’ property insurer of last resort for wind and hail along the Texas coast meets in December, its members will be considering a 5% rate increase recommended by the organization’s actuarial and underwriting committee. …

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2019 5:45 PM
AXA XL Launches Risk Innovation Incubator Called ‘Cube’
AXA XL Insurance launched Cube, a risk innovation incubator, a six-week program designed to enable risk managers to work alongside AXA XL risk and innovation experts to develop innovative risk management solutions for their most complex risks. The program comprises …

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2019 5:31 PM
Attempted Cyberattack Disrupts Louisiana Government Websites
Many of Louisiana’s state government websites and email systems were shut down because of what the governor’s office is describing as an attempted ransomware attack. The problem Monday disrupted business operations and online services across state agencies. Gov. John Bel …

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2019 5:26 PM
More Acreage than First Thought Affected by North Dakota Keystone Pipeline Leak
A crude oil spill from the Keystone pipeline in eastern North Dakota has turned out to have affected almost 10 times the amount of land as first reported, a state regulator said. North Dakota environmental scientist Bill Suess said the …

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2019 5:23 PM
Amid Scrutiny, Vice Chair of Iowa Insurance Pool to Depart
The longtime vice chairman of an insurance pool for Iowa municipalities will not seek re-election, following scrutiny of its travel and his arrest for domestic violence. Gary Mahannah said earlier this year he would seek another four-year board term on …

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2019 5:16 PM
Outlooks Revised to Negative for Members of Texas’ Slavonic Mutual Group
AM Best has revised the outlooks to negative from stable and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings of “a-” of Slavonic Mutual Fire Insurance Association and its wholly owned subsidiary, Slavonic Insurance …

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2019 5:11 PM
Ohio’s AgencyZoom Hires Ternes as VP, Sales
AgencyZoom, a Columbus, Ohio-based sales analytics and automation platform for insurance agents, has hired Katherine Ternes as vice president of Sales Ternes time as a legislative aide and her experience within insurtech start-ups brings a unique combination of skills to …

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2019 5:10 PM
Tokio Marine HCC Names Barnett and Browne as Co-Global Marketing Leaders
Specialty insurer Tokio Marine HCC announced that Jeremy Barnett and Phelim Browne have been named co-global marketing leaders, effective Oct. 1, 2019, reporting to Thomas Harmeyer, executive vice president. Barnett, based in Los Angeles, joined Tokio Marine HCC in April …

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2019 5:00 PM
Senate Banking Committee Advances Terrorism Reinsurance Renewal
Legislation to renew the federal terrorism reinsurance program advanced another step today when it was passed by the Senate Banking Committee. The Senate legislation (S.2877) is identical to the bill (H.R. 4634) that passed the House earlier this week by …

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2019 4:46 PM

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