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Cal Fire: Wildfires Destroy 5,700 Structures, 40,000 People Still Evacuated

Oct 16, 2017 About 5,700 structures have been destroyed and 40,000 people remain evacuated in Northern California but firefighters are gaining...

Wills Towers Watson Appoints New Italy Chief

Oct 16, 2017 Willis Towers Watson has named Gianmarco Tosti new country leader of Italy. Guido de Spirt, the current head of Italy, will become chairman of Italy, said Willis...

Aon Benfield: Homeowners Premiums Rising to $92.9 Billion; ROE Dropping

Oct 16, 2017 Homeowners insurance premiums should rise $1.5 billion this year to $92.9 billion but are being outpaced by losses and expenses, according...

States Sue to Force CSR Payments After Trump Cutoff

Oct 16, 2017 Nineteen state attorneys general have filed a lawsuit to force continued funding of the $8 billion cost-sharing reduction program after President Donald Trump...

Property Casualty 360

Cyber risk management a top priority as companies prepare for GDPR, study says

Oct 16, 2017 A new report says cyber risk management is both a cause and consequence of GDPR compliance as the new...

Oil rig explodes on Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain

Oct 16, 2017 An oil rig exploded on Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain Oct. 15, raising specters of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in April 2010.

Who’s using what in P&C insurance: Oct. 16, 2017

Oct 16, 2017 News that IBM is working with MetLife and Majesco on a cloud-based insurance platform is proof that collaboration is the name of the game in...

Ophelia kills 3 amid some of Ireland's worst weather in decades

Oct 16, 2017 Storm Ophelia claimed its first victims in Ireland, as two people died amid some of the worst weather conditions to hit...

Business Insurance

Appeals court affirms ruling on paid breaks of 20 minutes or less

Oct 16, 2017 Workers are entitled to be paid for breaks of 20 minutes or less under the Fair...

Alliant expands pharmacy practice

Oct 16, 2017 Alliant Employee Benefits, a division of Alliant Insurance Services Inc., said pharmacy industry veteran Sal Morana is joining the Newport Beach, California-...

TigerRisk names Megan Hodge head of client strategy

Oct 16, 2017 Reinsurance brokerage TigerRisk Partners L.L.C. said Monday that it has named Chicago-based Megan Stewart Hodge as a...

EMEA organizations largely uninsured for cyber risks: Aon survey

Oct 16, 2017 European, Middle Eastern and African firms are uninsured for cyber losses, according to a...

Insurance Journal

Safety a Priority for Oklahoma Wind Turbine Maintenance Workers

Oct 16, 2017 For Kalon Moore and Jackson Rollins, it’s a sight they never tire of. Just about every day on the job, the two look out at the Oklahoma landscape in...

After Harvey Suspension, OSHA Resumes Regular Enforcement in Texas, Louisiana

Oct 16, 2017 After suspending most enforcement actions in Texas and Louisiana following Hurricane Harvey, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational...

Natural Gas Well Leak Forced Evacuations in Oklahoma

Oct 16, 2017 Some residents of Velma have returned to their homes after a leak in a natural gas well forced them to evacuate. Velma Fire Chief Jay Dumas said Saturday that a buildup...

Indiana Contractor Fined $24K After Worker Dies in Fall

Oct 16, 2017 A contractor was fined $24,500 for safety violations after a worker died from a fall at a Richmond, Ind., factory. The Richmond Palladium-Item reports 23-year-old Jacob...

Claims Journal

Common Reasons for FEMA Denial of Funds After Disasters

Oct 16, 2017 Local governments and nonprofits trying to recover from major disasters have sometimes learned the hard way that money spent on protective measures, cleanup and rebuilding...

Surge in Drone Safety Reports Prompts FAA ‘Emergency’ Action

Oct 16, 2017 Reports of safety incidents involving civilian drones have surged to an average of 250 a month, leading to a federal “emergency” action to approve drone...

Smooth Sailing for a Pollution Exclusion?

Oct 16, 2017 The question of whether carbon monoxide constitutes a pollutant for purposes of a standard policy pollution exclusion has been mixed among the courts. Whether carbon monoxide constitutes...

Safety a Focus for Oklahoma Wind Turbine Maintenance Workers

Oct 16, 2017 For Kalon Moore and Jackson Rollins, it’s a sight they never tire of. Just about every day on the job, the two look out at the Oklahoma landscape in every...