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17 08, 2016

Alabama Water Park Closed After Parasite Found

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The Health Department has recommended a popular Alabama water park close due to the presence of a parasite. AL.com reports that park officials said Monday that Spring Valley Beach in Blountsville was closed Sunday due to the presence of the …

16 08, 2016

Palomar Specialty Launches New Earthquake Product in Missouri

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Palomar Specialty Insurance Co. has launched a new residential earthquake insurance product called Flex Choice for residents of Missouri. Flex Choice allows consumers to customize their residential earthquake coverage to meet their specific needs through a variety of coverage alternatives …

16 08, 2016

Tennessee Town Urges Caution After 2 Fires Caused by Oily Rags

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An east Tennessee community is urging the proper storage and disposal of oil-soaked rags following the fourth fire involving spontaneous combustion in the past four years. The city of Oak Ridge says in a news release that the Fraternal Order …

16 08, 2016

West Virginia Announces Increase in State DUI Patrols

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West Virginia State Police will be on the lookout more often for drunken and impaired drivers. State Police say in a news release that grant money through a partnership with the Governor’s Highway Safety Program will enable troopers to increase …

16 08, 2016

Florida-Based UPC Insurance Appoints St. John as Chief Claims Officer

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United Insurance Holdings Corp. (UPC Insurance), a property and casualty insurance holding company, appointed Scott St. John as its chief claims officer effective August 22, 2016. St. John will be responsible for directing and leading all aspects of the company’s …

16 08, 2016

Security First Insurance in Florida Forms Regulatory Compliance Department

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Security First Insurance Company has expanded and added new positions to its Ormond Beach, Fla.-based headquarters. According to Werner Kruck, chief operating officer, the company has formed a new Regulatory Compliance Department that will report to Melissa Burt-DeVriese, chief administrative …

16 08, 2016

Zurich Extends Security, Privacy Coverage to Captives

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Zurich Insurance has expanded its cyber insurance product to companies and their captives to protect against risks associated with data security breaches including cyber-related breaches. Zurich’s Security and Privacy Protection policy is now available to companies and their captives to …

15 08, 2016

NAIC Drafts Changes for NFIP, Encourages Long-Term Reauthorization

By | August 15th, 2016|Recent Articles|Comments Off on NAIC Drafts Changes for NFIP, Encourages Long-Term Reauthorization

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has released its recommendations for changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) when it goes up before Congress for reauthorization next year. The current NFIP is due to expire on Sept. 30, …

5 08, 2016

Tennessee Reports $1.5M in Insurance Restitution So Far in 2016

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The Tennessee Department of Insurance’s (TDCI) Consumer Insurance Services Section returned $1,577,917.59 to Tennessee consumers through the first half of 2016. The restitution efforts were the result of TDCI insurance investigators mediating between insurance companies and policyholders to get denied …

4 08, 2016

Miami Agent Gets 2-Year Prison Sentence for Issuing Fake Insurance Policies

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A former insurance agent in Miami has been convicted and sentenced to prison on multiple felony charges, including creating fake insurance documents for his clients. The Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Investigative and Forensic Services (DIFS) announced Mandy …