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22 08, 2016

66% of Insurers Plan Increased Hiring Over Next Year: Study

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More than 66 percent of insurance companies intend to increase staff during the next 12 months, according to a new midyear labor study. That rate is the highest in the history of the study, The U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study, …

22 08, 2016

Massachusetts Tax on Ridesharing to Go to Taxis, Infrastructure

By | August 22nd, 2016|Recent Articles|Comments Off on Massachusetts Tax on Ridesharing to Go to Taxis, Infrastructure

Massachusetts is preparing to levy a 5-cent fee per trip on ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Lyft and spend the money on the traditional taxi industry, a subsidy that appears to be the first of its kind in the …

22 08, 2016

RMS Releases Suite of Europe Inland Flood Risk Data to Open U/W Opportunities

By | August 22nd, 2016|Recent Articles|Comments Off on RMS Releases Suite of Europe Inland Flood Risk Data to Open U/W Opportunities

RMS, the Newark, Calif.-based catastrophe risk management firm, has released a suite of Europe inland flood hazard data products. Describing the release as “the highest resolution view of the risk available on the market,” RMS said the data products include …

22 08, 2016

California Saw $600M in Workers’ Comp Liens Filed by Convicted Providers

By | August 22nd, 2016|Recent Articles|Comments Off on California Saw $600M in Workers’ Comp Liens Filed by Convicted Providers

The California Department of Industrial Relations announced that $600 million in liens were filed against injured employees’ claims for workers’ compensation benefits by convicted or criminally indicted parties from 2011 through 2015. California’s workers’ comp law allows certain claims for …

22 08, 2016

Lockton Hires Russell for Philadelphia Team

By | August 22nd, 2016|Recent Articles|Comments Off on Lockton Hires Russell for Philadelphia Team

Lockton, a privately held insurance broker headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., has added Robert Russell to its employee benefit team as a vice president and unit manager in its Philadelphia, Penn., office. In his new role, Russell will manage Lockton’s …

22 08, 2016

Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing $1.4M from Pennsylvania Employer

By | August 22nd, 2016|Recent Articles|Comments Off on Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing $1.4M from Pennsylvania Employer

A man federal prosecutors say was victimized in an overseas, online romance scam has pleaded guilty to wire fraud for stealing more than $1.4 million from two Pittsburgh, Penn., area companies whose funds he controlled, according to officials. Jeffery Plimpton, 59, …

22 08, 2016

Washington RV Salesman Charged on $81K Workers’ Comp Scam

By | August 22nd, 2016|Recent Articles|Comments Off on Washington RV Salesman Charged on $81K Workers’ Comp Scam

A Tacoma, Wash.-area man faces a felony theft charge after he was caught working while receiving more than $81,000 in workers’ compensation disability payments. Bobby R. Johnson, 47, was charged with first-degree theft. The Washington Attorney General’s Office filed the …

22 08, 2016

Deceased Patient’s Family Sues U of Vermont Medical Center for Malpractice

By | August 22nd, 2016|Recent Articles|Comments Off on Deceased Patient’s Family Sues U of Vermont Medical Center for Malpractice

The family of a New York man who died in the University of Vermont Medical Center’s emergency room in February has filed a lawsuit against the hospital claiming malpractice. The Burlington Free Press reported the suit, filed last month in …

22 08, 2016

Former Delaware Administrative Officer’s Defamation Suit To Move Forward

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A judge says New Castle County, Delaware’s former chief administrative officer can proceed with a defamation suit over his firing last year by County Executive Tom Gordon. While dismissing David Grimaldi’s claims that his firing violated his First Amendment rights …

22 08, 2016

Networked in California Names Mallette Personal Lines Director

By | August 22nd, 2016|Recent Articles|Comments Off on Networked in California Names Mallette Personal Lines Director

Grass Valley, Calif.-based Networked Insurance Agents has named Deanna Mallette director of personal Lines. Mallette will continue to report to Scott Smith, vice president. Mallette joined Networked in 1993, working her way up to manager of personal lines. She left …