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Dodrill Appointed as West Virginia Insurance Commissioner to Succeed McVey
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has appointed James A. Dodrill as insurance commissioner, effective March 4, 2019. Dodrill succeeds Allen McVey, who was appointed earlier this year as secretary of the West Virginia Department of Administration. For the past two …

POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2019 11:32 AM
Georgia Volunteer Firefighter Arrested for Arson
A volunteer firefighter from Nicholls, Ga., was arrested and charged with three counts of arson after a fire at a wood structure in Alma, Ga., according to a statement from the Georgia Department of Insurance (GADOI). Investigators in Safety Fire …

POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2019 5:46 AM
AM Best Revises Outlooks to Negative for Florida-Based Universal North America
AM Best has revised the outlooks to negative from stable and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) of “a-” of Universal North America Insurance Co. (UNAIC), based in Sarasota, …

POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2019 5:35 AM
Highway Fatalities in Kentucky Drop Again in 2018
Officials say traffic fatalities on Kentucky highways are down for the second year in a row. The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety that says preliminary figures show there were 722 highway fatalities in 2018, down from 782 in 2017 and …

POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2019 5:10 AM
North Carolina Insurers Request 19% Rate Increase for Mobile Home Policies
The North Carolina Rate Bureau has filed a request to increase homeowners’ insurance rates for mobile home policies of at least 19 percent, according to the North Carolina Department of Insurance (NCDOI). The NCRB, which represents insurance companies and is …

POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2019 5:31 AM
New Georgia Insurance Chief Focuses on Fighting Fraud in First Month in Office
Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck has cracked down on insurance fraud since taking office Jan. 15, reporting the arrests of 11 individuals for various fraud-related activities and guilty pleas of nine people for racketeering and insurance fraud. “Every time the …

POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2019 5:22 AM
South Carolina Officials, MADD Push Stricter DUI Legislation
South Carolina officials have joined members of Mothers Against Drunk Driving in support of stricter DUI legislation. Gov. Henry McMaster, law enforcement and some members of the General Assembly joined that group Feb. 12 on the Statehouse grounds in support …

POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2019 5:06 AM
J.M. Wilson Adds Jefferson as Transportation Underwriter in South Carolina
J.M. Wilson has added Jasmine Jefferson as Transportation underwriter in their North Charleston, S.C., office. Jefferson is responsible for underwriting new and renewal commercial transportation business, corresponding with carrier underwriters, and assisting independent agents in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina …

POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2019 5:00 AM
Natural Gas Company to Pay $3.15M Fine for Polluting West Virginia Waterways
A Colorado-based natural gas producer has agreed to pay a $3.15 million civil penalty to resolve pollution violations at 32 drilling sites in West Virginia. The U.S. Department of Justice says in a news release the agency and the West …

POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2019 6:02 AM
Kentucky Governor Voices Support for Medical Marijuana as Legislature Weighs Bill
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin spoke about his support for legalizing medical marijuana in highly personal terms on Tuesday, telling a community forum that his teenage nephew died after fighting “a very hard battle with cancer.” Asked about his stance on …

POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2019 5:54 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 …

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 …

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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