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Alera Group Acquires Kaercher Insurance in Nevada
Alera Group has acquired Las Vegas, Nev.-based Kaercher Insurance, which includes Kaercher Campbell, Kaercher Insurance Agency and Sundance Insurance. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Kaercher Insurance offers employee benefit services, property/casualty insurance and workers’ compensation to clients throughout …

POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 5:19 PM
Health Insurers Propose Lower Premiums for Minnesota Individual Market
Health insurers in Minnesota’s individual market are proposing mostly decreased premium rates for 2019, with average proposed decreases ranging from 3 percent to more than 12 percent for consumers, according to data released Friday by the Minnesota Department of Commerce. …

POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 4:07 PM
Train Derails, Bursts Into Flames in Southwest Indiana
A freight train derailed in southwest Indiana and several train cars caught fire, possibly due to a propane leak, forcing the mandatory evacuation of nearby homes while authorities monitored air quality Monday, officials said. The train derailed Sunday evening near …

POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 4:05 PM
Patients in Louisiana Could Get More Details About Medication Costs
Louisiana patients could soon get more details about what happens at the pharmacy counter and whether they’ve gotten the most affordable medication for an ailment. In the regular legislative session, lawmakers passed a package of bills requiring more transparency about …

POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 4:02 PM
How Businesses Can Limit Costs of Work-Related Crashes
Work-related motor vehicle crashes cost employers $56.7 billion in 2017, according to a report by a Boston-based vehicle management and reimbursement platform that offers ways employers ways to limit the costs of accidents. The firm, Motus, estimates that about 40 …

POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 3:53 PM
Trump Labor Chief Readies Rule to Allow Small Business Health Plans
The Trump administration wants to make it easier for small businesses to join together to offer cheaper health insurance plans that would lack some of the protections required under Obamacare. The U.S. Labor Department on Tuesday said it plans to …

POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 3:29 PM
Maine Employers Are Not Required to Reimburse Employees for Medical Marijuana Use
The Maine Supreme Court has ruled that employers in the state are not required to reimburse employees for their use of medical marijuana under the Maine workers’ compensation system because federal law preempts state law. This decision vacates a previous …

POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 2:49 PM
Self-Driving Waymo Part of 5-Vehicle Crash in Arizona
Mesa police say a self-driving vehicle was among five cars involved in a collision, but no serious injuries were reported. The driver of the Waymo vehicle told authorities that the car wasn’t in autonomous mode at the time of Saturday …

POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 2:36 PM
EPIC Adds Crystal & Co.’s Chu as Vice President in Southern California
EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants has named Brian Chu in Southern California as a vice president. Chu will be based in EPIC’s Downtown Los Angeles office, reporting to Jim Gillette, president of EPIC’s Pacific South region. He will be responsible …

POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 2:29 PM
Safety Agency to Watch Tesla Car Fire Exam Following California Incident
The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a technical specialist to observe Tesla Inc.’s examination of a Model S that caught fire in California on Friday, the agency said in a statement. The action is not a formal probe of …

POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 2:24 PM

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