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U.S. High Court to Rule on Scope of Copyright for Legal Codes in Georgia Suit
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a bid by Georgia lawmakers to win federal copyright protection for an annotated version of the state’s legal code and to decide whether state and local governments can sue people who …

POSTED JUNE 26, 2019 4:57 PM
Florida Keys to Receive $21M for Hurricane Irma Recovery
Officials say the Florida Keys will receive $21 million for Hurricane Irma recovery, along with $35 million for affordable housing. Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the money during a Thursday news conference in Marathon. The $21 million comes from the Florida …

POSTED JUNE 26, 2019 4:58 AM
North Carolina, Feds to Purchase 24 Generators for Use During Storms, Disasters
North Carolina and the federal government are paying over $1.4 million for 24 generators and other help so communities can keep the power on at public infrastructure during storms and disasters. The money will go mostly toward generators, with the …

POSTED JUNE 26, 2019 4:55 AM
Kentucky Looks to Encourage Insurtech Investments Through Regulatory ‘Sandbox’
The Kentucky Legislature has passed the first state law in the U.S. providing comprehensive framework for an insurance regulatory “sandbox” for insurance technology products. The new regulatory sandbox, which will be administered by the Kentucky Department of Insurance (DOI), allows …

POSTED JUNE 26, 2019 4:31 AM
Mississippi Floodgate Opened Again to Drain Delta
A floodgate in Mississippi has reopened as the Mississippi River falls, allowing a months-long flood in parts of the Mississippi Delta to begin draining. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it opened the Steele Bayou floodgate north of Vicksburg …

POSTED JUNE 25, 2019 5:28 AM
Sinkhole Shuts Down Part of Major Florida Interstate
Parts of busy Interstate 75 was shut down in Florida after a sinkhole opened up. The southbound lanes were shut down just in time for rush hour traffic Friday. The Ocala Star-Banner reports the sinkhole is growing rapidly and was …

POSTED JUNE 25, 2019 4:57 AM
North Carolina to Host Flood Insurance Conferences; Will Offer Agents CE Credits
The North Carolina Department of Insurance has set up five flood insurance conferences statewide between July and September designed to educate the public, insurance and real estate agents of the need to purchase flood insurance, NCDOI said in a statement. …

POSTED JUNE 25, 2019 4:29 AM
12-Year-Old Boy Killed After Fall at North Carolina Trampoline Park
A 12-year-old boy who fell from a rock climbing wall at a North Carolina trampoline park has died. News outlets report Altitude Trampoline Park in Gastonia closed Friday out of respect for the boy’s family. Police say he died Thursday …

POSTED JUNE 25, 2019 4:05 AM
10 People at Clark Atlanta University Treated After Chemical Spill in Science Building
At least 10 people had to be decontaminated after a worker at a university in Atlanta spilled a chemical, creating a white cloud inside a science building. News outlets report everyone was evacuated Friday from the building at Clark Atlanta …

POSTED JUNE 24, 2019 4:58 PM
How the Florida ‘Omnibus’ Insurance Bill Will Impact Insurer Duty to Defend, Appraisal
While most of the news out of the 2019 Florida Legislative Session surrounding insurance has focused on House Bill 7065 and the wide-spread assignment of benefits (AOB) reform it promises, another piece of legislation that makes some big insurance-related changes …

POSTED JUNE 24, 2019 5:38 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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