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Gulf Coast Still Faces Flood, Tornado Risks from Weakened Barry
Even though Tropical Depression Barry did not unleash catastrophic flooding in Louisiana, many across the Gulf Coast were urged to take heed of tornado and flash-flood warnings Monday as the storm moved north. Barry was downgraded from a tropical storm …

POSTED JULY 16, 2019 4:56 PM
N. D. Insurance Commissioner Urges U.S. Senate to Tackle Surprise Air Ambulance Bills
In a letter sent to U.S. Senate leaders in early July, North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread, urged lawmakers to take action on the issue of surprise bills from air ambulance providers. Godfread wrote to Senate leaders Mitch McConnell (R-KY) …

POSTED JULY 16, 2019 4:44 PM
Fidelis Group Holdings Adds Taylor as Sr. Claims Manager in Louisiana
Fidelis Group Holdings LLC (FGH), with its subsidiary Continental Underwriters Ltd. (CU) and Fidelis Claims Service LLC (FCS), has hired Mark Taylor as senior manager of its Claims Division. Taylor will provide additional leadership to FCS and will be based …

POSTED JULY 16, 2019 4:32 PM
Holmes Murphy Welcomes Deibele to Employee Benefits Team in Minnesota
Holmes Murphy has added Brooks Deibele as regional market Leader for the company’s growing Minneapolis Employee Benefits team. Deibele joins Holmes Murphy from Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Minnesota, where he rose from vice president of Group Markets to …

POSTED JULY 16, 2019 4:20 PM
Texas Surplus Lines Premium Up 13% Over Last Year
Surplus lines premium in Texas has increased to $3.48 billion at the 2019 mid-year point, up 13.4% over 2018’s mid-year total of $3.06 billion, according to data reported to the Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas (SLTX). Through the first …

POSTED JULY 16, 2019 4:03 PM
Oklahoma Accuses J&J of Dodging Liability for ‘Cunning’ Opioid Drug Push
Even after illegally promoting opioid painkillers to reap billions of dollars in profit over the past two decades, Johnson & Johnson has accepted “zero responsibility” for its central role in fueling a public-health crisis, Oklahoma’s top law-enforcement official told a …

POSTED JULY 16, 2019 4:01 PM
J.M. Wilson Adds Lewton, Arens in Indiana
Managing general agency and surplus lines broker, J.M. Wilson, has added Matt Lewton as transportation underwriter and Tyler Arens as assistant transportation underwriter in its Carmel, Indiana, office. Lewton is responsible for underwriting new and renewal transportation risks, and serving …

POSTED JULY 16, 2019 3:55 PM
EU Braces for No-Deal Brexit if Johnson Becomes UK Prime Minister
The European Union is bracing for either a no-deal Brexit or another delay if Boris Johnson becomes Britain’s prime minister next week with a pledge to renegotiate a deal the bloc says it will not reopen. The three-year Brexit crisis …

POSTED JULY 16, 2019 3:37 PM
Premera Blue Cross in Northwest to Pay States $10M in Data Breach
Premera Blue Cross, the largest health insurer in the Pacific Northwest, has agreed to pay $10 million to 30 states following an investigation into a data breach that exposed confidential information on more than 10 million people across the country. …

POSTED JULY 16, 2019 3:18 PM
California Regulators Say Chevron Not Doing Enough to Stop Oil Spill
California regulators say Chevron has not done enough to stop a massive oil spill that dumped about 800,000 gallons of crude oil and water into a Kern County canyon, and they want the company to take further action to halt …

POSTED JULY 16, 2019 3:13 PM

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