22 01, 2020

Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Put Obamacare Appeals on Fast Track

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The U.S. Supreme Court signaled it won’t take up appeals defending Obamacare during the term that ends in June, rejecting requests by Democratic-led states and the House to put the case on a fast track. The appeals, filed separately by …

23 01, 2020

BMS Group Appoints Kohonen as Senior Vice President in Atlanta

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BMS Group, the independent specialist (re)insurance broker, has appointed Jani Kohonen as senior vice president and Atlanta branch manager, effective on Jan. 29, 2020. He will be based in Atlanta and reports to Pete Chandler, president & CEO of BMS …

22 01, 2020

AGCS Appoints Haagen as Chief Underwriting Officer Specialty, Succeeding O’Neill

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Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS), the corporate insurance carrier of Allianz Group, appointed Henning Haagen as chief underwriting officer specialty and member of the board of management, subject to regulatory approval. Effective March 1, 2020, Haagen will succeed …

22 01, 2020

Business News: RiskStream, Sedgwick, Clara Analytics

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RiskStream Launches Innovation Lab The RiskStream Collaborative, a consortium of insurers that making a joint investment in blockchain technology, has created a new entity that will work with insurers, non-insurance organizations and governmental agencies that are looking to explore targeted …

22 01, 2020

Mace Appointed Deputy Commissioner of Legal Services at Texas DWC

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Kara Mace has been tapped as deputy commissioner for the newly created Legal Services program at the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation. Legal Services will handle rule development, open records, litigation, contracts, subpoenas, and other legal issues …

22 01, 2020

California Man Arrested for Insurance Fraud on Top of an Apparently Legit $1M Claim

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A California man is being charged with attempting to defraud his insurer of $43,000 while his $1 million property claim from one of the massive wildfires that struck the state in 2018 appears to be legitimate. Stephen Cortopassi, 64, of …

24 01, 2020

Construction Crews ‘Bend and-Stretch’ with Miley Cyrus, Vanilla Ice to Limit Injuries

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It’s called bend-and-stretch, a sequence of exercises that all Mortenson and Scull construction crews participate in before starting their day working on the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center arena project. “It is how we start our day, every single day,” Max …

22 01, 2020

EU Privacy Regulators Expected to Raise Fines Under GDPR Data Protection Rules

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European Union privacy regulators are gearing up to make full use of expanded powers under new data protection rules, according to a report that found 114 million euros ($126.5 million) in fines have been levied so far for data violations, …

22 01, 2020

Family Sues Hawaii School Over 5-Year-Old Boy’s Death While Kayaking

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HONOLULU — The family of a 5-year-old boy who died on a kayaking excursion filed a lawsuit against the school that conducted the trip. The family of Alaric Chiu filed the lawsuit Thursday against Mid-Pacific Institute citing reckless behavior and …

22 01, 2020

North Carolina Captive Insurance Program Continued Growth in 2019

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The North Carolina Department of Insurance Captive Insurance Program continued its steady growth in 2019, according to a statement from NCDOI. As of Dec. 31, 2019, NCDOI had licensed (including provisional) 318 captive insurers and approved (including conditional) 592 cells …