23 07, 2021

WCRI Study Shows No Treatment Delays Caused by COVID, but Some Care Avoided

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COVID-19 did not delay medical treatment for workers’ compensation claimants, but did decrease the amount of emergency care and other services provided to injured workers, a study released Thursday by the Workers’ Compensation Institute concludes. Research by WCRI economist Olesya …

23 07, 2021

Senators Add Vaccine Misinformation as Reason to Alter Tech Firms’ Liability Protection

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Two Democratic U.S. senators on Thursday will add to the stack of bills going after Section 230 – a law that protects tech companies from being sued over content posted by users – making such platforms responsible for health-related misinformation. …

23 07, 2021

Louisiana ‘Good,’ but Texas Lags in IBHS Building Code Rankings

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Texas has a long way to go but despite getting hit by four hurricanes and one tropical storm in 2020, Louisiana still ranks as one of the top 10 states for resilience based on its statewide building codes. The “Rating …

23 07, 2021

Cyber Attack Disrupts Container Operations at Major South African Port

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JOHANNESBURG – A cyber attack has disrupted container operations at the South African port of Cape Town, an email seen by Reuters on Thursday said. Durban, the busiest shipping terminal in sub-Saharan Africa, was also affected, three sources with direct …

23 07, 2021

Alabama Reports July Spike in COVID-19 Cases

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Alabama is suffering a “self-inflicted wound” from COVID-19, with hospitals again filling up as the state trails the nation in vaccinations and pandemic precautions like face masks and social distancing are all but forgotten, a health leader said. Only 166 …

23 07, 2021

Drugmaker Endo Agrees to $35m Opioid Settlement With Tennessee Local Governments

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Endo International Plc has agreed to pay $35 million to settle a lawsuit by Tennessee local governments and on behalf of a child allegedly born addicted to painkillers accusing the drugmaker of fueling the opioid epidemic, the company announced Thursday. …

23 07, 2021

Chubb Canada Launches Hub for General Aviation and Non-Major Aerospace Insurance

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Chubb announced that it has set up an aviation hub in Canada to develop further its domestic general aviation and non-major aerospace business. The Canadian Aviation hub is part of a new regional focus for the aviation team from Chubb …

23 07, 2021

North Carolina Senate Finance Committee Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

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Legislation to legalize marijuana for medical use in North Carolina advanced through another Senate panel on Wednesday. Members of the Senate Finance Committee, which voted for the legislation, narrowed their review to fees and revenues collected in the measure. They …

23 07, 2021

Lloyd’s Council Appoints Guy Carpenter’s Carter as 1st Female Deputy Chair

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Lloyd’s announced the appointment of Vicky Carter as deputy chair of Lloyd’s, effective Sept. 1, 2021. Carter has been an elected member of Lloyd’s Council since February 2019 and has worked in the Lloyd’s market for 40 years, starting her …

23 07, 2021

Insurtech bolttech Acquires i-surance to Help Accelerate Expansion Across Europe

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Insurtech startup bolttech announced it has acquired i-surance, a next-generation B2B2C digital insurance platform based in Berlin. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction is part of bolttech’s international expansion strategy and follows its recent Series A …