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Court: Travelers Insurer Off the Hook in Florida Hotel Chain Data Breach Suit
A U.S District Court in Florida’s ruling could have wide-reaching effects with respect to an insurer’s duty to defend commercial general liability policyholders in data breach cases resulting from the acts of third parties. The Sept. 28 decision came in …

POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2018 5:23 AM
Ryan Insurance & Financial Merges with S.S. Nesbitt Insurance in Florida
Ryan Insurance & Financial, a DeLand, Fla.-based independent insurance firm, has merged with S.S. Nesbitt Insurance, located in Clermont, Fla. The merger was finalized on October 1, 2018. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., with locations throughout the southeast, S.S. Nesbitt provides …

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2018 2:31 PM
Corps Study Seeks Solution to Jefferson County Flooding
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is looking at solutions to the persistent problem of flooding in Jefferson County near downtown Birmingham, Ala. WBMA-TV reports that a three-year study by the agency will look at multiple options. County Commission President …

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2018 2:08 PM
Florida Picks Up the Pieces from Powerful Hurricane Michael
It has been just over a month since Hurricane Michael slammed the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 hurricane with wind speeds reaching just shy of Category 5 status. The devastation from the storm that killed at least 35 people …

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2018 5:30 AM
28 Streamflow Records Broken in Carolinas by Hurricane Florence Floods
A federal report shows Hurricane Florence broke records in a key flooding measure at more than two-dozen stream gauges in the Carolinas. The U.S. Geological Survey released a report Nov. 13 on streamflow, which measures how much water passes a …

POSTED NOVEMBER 19, 2018 5:59 AM
Judge Says Tennessee Waffle House Shooting Suspect Liable in $100M Death Suit
A judge says the man charged with killing four people at a Tennessee Waffle House is liable in a $100 million wrongful death lawsuit filed by a victim’s mother. News outlets report a Davidson County Circuit Court judge found 29-year-old …

POSTED NOVEMBER 19, 2018 5:28 AM
At Least 1K Doctors in Georgia Have Yet to Register for Opioid Monitoring Program
About 1,100 doctors in Georgia have not signed up for a program to monitor opioid use. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported doctors were supposed to sign up by Jan. 1 for the state’s prescription drug monitoring program. The doctors were supposed …

POSTED NOVEMBER 19, 2018 5:13 AM
New South Carolina Jury Fails to Reach Verdict in Talc Cancer Case Retrial
A second South Carolina jury on Thursday failed to reach a verdict in the retrial of a case by a woman whose family said her long-term use of Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder led to her death from asbestos-related cancer. …

POSTED NOVEMBER 16, 2018 2:21 PM
Kentucky Woman Gets 5 Years, Ordered to Pay $1.6M for Crop Insurance Fraud
A Kentucky woman was sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay $1.6 million in restitution for crop insurance fraud. The U.S. attorney’s office in Lexington said 63-year-old Debra Muse of the Wallingford community in Fleming County was …

POSTED NOVEMBER 16, 2018 5:55 AM
West Virginia Gov Makes 3 Appointments to Miners’ Health Safety Office
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has made three appointments to the state’s Office of Miners’ Health Safety and Training. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that Justice said in a news release that he appointed Eugene White to replace the retiring Greg …

POSTED NOVEMBER 16, 2018 5:50 AM

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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