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Florida-Based Main Street America Group Names Listau President, CEO; Kusch COO
The Main Street America Group, a super-regional property/casualty insurance company, has announced Chris Listau, the company’s current president of insurance operations, will succeed Tom Van Berkel as president and CEO. Van Berkel will retire on Sept. 30, 2019, after being …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 4:59 PM
Investigators Trying to Determine Cause of Overturned Cargo Ship in Georgia Port
As authorities try to answer why a cargo ship carrying 4,200 vehicles overturned on the Georgia coast, maritime experts say investigators will be looking for shifting cargo or other problems that upset the giant vessel’s balance enough to make it …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 4:49 PM
Mississippi Proposes New Labeling Regulations for Plant-Based Foods
Mississippi is considering new rules that let companies continue to use food-labeling terms such as “veggie burger” and “vegan bacon,” as long as the terms are prominently displayed so consumers understand the products are not meat. The state agriculture department …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 6:18 AM
North Carolina to Receive $51M in Federal Aid for Storm-Ravaged Roads, Bridges
North Carolina will get some much-needed money to help with mounting repair costs the state has incurred in response to devastating hurricanes and other storms. The Federal Highway Administration said in a statement Tuesday that North Carolina would get $51 …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 6:06 AM
Kentucky Orders Coal, Construction Firms to Comply With Worker Wage Bond Law
The Kentucky Labor Cabinet has sent letters to coal and construction companies that might be in violation of a state law that requires a bond to cover employee wages. The Herald-Leader reports that over the last few weeks, the cabinet …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 3:40 PM
Alabama Investigates 5 Cases of Lung Disease Linked to Vaping
The Alabama Department of Public Health says it’s investigating five reports of potentially severe lung disease associated with electronic cigarettes or vaping. The department told news outlets that it’s evaluating the reports and will release information as it becomes available. …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 3:32 PM
Driver Killed, 8 Children Injured in Mississippi School Bus Crash
A school bus driver is dead and eight children have injuries after a school bus rolled over in northern Mississippi. The Mississippi Highway Patrol tells news outlets that the bus driver died in the Tuesday morning incident, with the bus …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 4:21 AM
Wright National Flood Insurance, Zurich Launch Private Flood Product in Florida
Wright National Flood Insurance Services, LLC (WNFIS) and Zurich North America have introduced Zurich Residential Private Flood Insurance program. This stand-alone admitted product launched exclusively in Florida on September 3, with plans to expand the coverage to 11 additional states …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 4:05 AM
Dynamite Truck Overturns, Spills Fuel on Georgia Highway
Authorities say a truck carrying about 10,000 pounds of dynamite crashed and overturned on a Georgia highway, spilling fuel and closing the roadway. News outlets report a portion of Georgia State Route 53 in Dawson County was closed early Tuesday …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 4:45 PM
Four Missing Crew Members Rescued from Overturned Cargo Ship at Georgia Port
Coast Guard rescuers pulled four trapped men alive from a capsized cargo ship Monday, drilling into the hull’s steel plates to extract the crew members more than a day after their vessel overturned while leaving a Georgia port. All four …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 4:44 PM

Health and Benefits – Insurance Journal

Aon Buys International Benefits Brokerage Portfolio of Mayfair Group
Aon plc announced it has completed its acquisition of the international health and benefits brokerage portfolio of Mayfair Group, a solutions provider to Indian multinational companies. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Aon now will assume responsibility for all …

POSTED MAY 05, 2017 7:49 AM
Aon Completes Acquisition of Brazil Health & Benefits Firm, Admix
Aon announced it has completed its acquisition of Admix, the São Paulo, Brazil-based health and benefits brokerage and solutions firm. Financial terms were not disclosed. “Admix’s brokerage and operational platform combined with Aon’s world-class actuarial, brokerage, and consulting capabilities creates …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2017 12:59 PM
Aon Agrees to Buy Brazil Health & Benefits Broker and Solutions Firm, Admix
Aon announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Admix, a leading health and benefits brokerage and solutions firm in Brazil. Financial terms of the agreement, which was announced on Nov. 25, were not disclosed and the acquisition is …

POSTED DECEMBER 01, 2016 10:53 AM
Southern California School Reopens After 2-Year Asbestos Closure
The last of three Southern California schools closed two years ago after asbestos was found has reopened following a complete overhaul. The Orange County Register reported Lake View Elementary opened its doors Wednesday to more than 320 students as a …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 09, 2016 3:12 PM
Report Shows Higher Smoking, Drinking Among Utah Construction Workers
Utah residents who work in construction and manufacturing are more likely to smoke and binge drink than workers in other industries, according to a new report from Utah’s Department of Health. The data is based on a telephone survey of …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2015 3:48 PM
Lockton Adds Employee Benefits Leader Georgia in Milwaukee
Independent insurance broker, Lockton, announced it has added Patrick Georgia as senior vice president and employee benefits practice leader in Milwaukee, Wis. As part of Lockton-Milwaukee, Georgia will help clients by developing benefit programs to meet their needs and manage …

POSTED FEBRUARY 09, 2015 5:15 PM
Health and Wellness Consultant Peter Mangiola Helps Consumers Maximize Health Insurance Benefits
Health and Wellness Expert Peter Mangiola R.N. MSN Has Launched a New Jersey Consultancy Focused on Helping Consumers Gain Access to the Resources Necessary to Prevent and Treat Health Issues Medford, NJ, February 3, 2015: Peter Mangiola R.N. MSN has …

POSTED FEBRUARY 03, 2015 11:00 AM
Hylant, Liazon to Offer Private Benefits Exchange
Toledo, Ohio-based insurance brokerage firm, Hylant, has entered into a partnership with Liazon, operator of the Bright Choices Exchange, a private benefits exchange for businesses across the U.S., to provide clients with benefit alternatives to traditional options as the health …

POSTED OCTOBER 03, 2013 4:25 PM
Burand’s Agency E&O Blog: Tip #39
AOR/BOR Procedures for Benefits. For some unknown reason, I continually find Benefits Producers thinking the P&C AOR/BOR procedures are not applicable to them because the risk on the P&C side does not exist on the benefits side. This belief is …

POSTED JULY 23, 2013 10:00 AM
The Hanover Expands Healthcare Capabilities
The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. has expanded its healthcare industry options with an increased appetite and capabilities for the rapidly growing areas of the healthcare industry, including allied healthcare centers and home healthcare and medical equipment. The company also will …

POSTED JULY 17, 2013 4:53 PM

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