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5 03, 2021

FEMA Buys More Flood Reinsurance; Decision Near on Insurance Rate Change Plan

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The federal government has bought additional reinsurance to cover losses of the National Flood Insurance Program. On Feb. 23, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which administers the flood insurance program, entered into the agency’s fourth, three-year reinsurance agreement with …

5 03, 2021

Survey Finds Insurance Agency Employees Prefer Mix of At-Home, In-Office Future

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Insurance agency managers may need to reassess the future of the five-day-a-week office after the pandemic is over as nearly two-thirds of agency employees would like a mix of at-home and office going forward. That’s according to a report, Insurance …

5 03, 2021

Cal/OSHA Cites Multiple Employers for COVID-19 Violations

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Cal/OSHA has cited multiple employers for not protecting workers from COVID-19 following inspections in various industries throughout the state. Violations were identified in industries including construction, garment, correctional institutions and medical. Cal/OSHA opened the inspections after learning of COVID-19 fatalities …

5 03, 2021

Oregon Suit for $4.5M Filed Against Doctor Known for Dance Videos

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A lawsuit alleges an Oregon Health & Science University doctor known for dancing in his scrubs on social media sexually harassed a coworker at Portland’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The Oregonian reported the suit, filed last weekend in Portland, alleges …

5 03, 2021

Patriot Enters Ohio with Addition of Strategic Benefits of Cincinnati

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Patriot Growth Insurance Services LLC (Patriot) has added Strategic Benefits of Cincinnati (SBC) to the Patriot platform. SBC is a full-service employee benefits insurance agency based in Loveland, Ohio. Led by Partners Jennifer Homer and David Short, SBC has a …

5 03, 2021

Higginbotham Enters Louisiana in Partnership with Insurance Broker, Knotts

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Fort Worth, Texas-based independent insurance and financial services firm, Higginbotham, has partnered with Mike Knotts, an insurance agency owner and broker in Bossier City, Louisiana, to establish its first brick-and-mortar in the state. Knotts, who opened his first agency in …

5 03, 2021

FEMA: 87% of Federal Flood Claims from Hurricane Laura Closed in Louisiana

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The majority of National Flood Insurance Program claims in Louisiana stemming from Hurricane Laura, which hit the state in August 2020, have been closed. FEMA says the NFIP has closed 87% of the 1,227 claims submitted and paid more than …

5 03, 2021

Ohio Food Production Plant Faces $136.5K in Penalties for Safety Violations

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A Lima, Ohio-based food production facility has been hit with citations and $136,532 in proposed penalties after worker suffers partial arm amputation. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said a 39-year-old production worker suffered multiple lacerations …

5 03, 2021

Judge: Exxon Mobil Must pay $14.25M Penalty in Pollution Case

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A federal judge has ordered Exxon Mobil to pay a $14.25 million civil penalty in an 11-year-old lawsuit alleging it violated the Clean Air Act for eight years at its flagship Baytown, Texas, refinery. In setting the penalty, which would …

5 03, 2021

Largest Wholesale Broker, Amwins, to Acquire Rival Worldwide Facilities

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The largest wholesale insurance broker, Amwins Group, is getting even larger as it has has agreed to acquire Worldwide Facilities, the fourth-largest wholesale insurance broker in the U.S. The addition of Worldwide broadens Amwins’ specialty capabilities and expands its footprint, …