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Carlton: A moment of sanity when citizens finally said no
If you were looking for some small sign of sanity in the world, here's one courtesy of the people of Tampa and Hillsborough County.

POSTED AUGUST 19, 2017 5:00 AM
Kissimmee police officer dies, one gravely wounded; Jacksonville officers shot
KISSIMMEE — A Kissimmee police officer died and a second was gravely wounded Friday night, police Chief Jeff O'Dell said.

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 11:34 PM
'Road to Nowhere' is back: Next phase of Suncoast Parkway coming
Despite intense public opposition and dubious traffic projections, the Florida Department of Transportation has announced that construction of the toll road known as "Suncoast 2" is expected to start in early 2018.

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 9:15 PM
Spanish plan for carnage started with botched explosion
BARCELONA, Spain — A cell of at least nine extremists meticulously plotted to combine vehicles and explosives in a direct hit on tourists, and managed to carry off most of their deadly plan, killing 14 people, authorities said Friday. Police in Spain and France pressed a manhunt for any remaining members of the group, which Islamic State …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 7:22 PM
Despite pain, woman in court faces ex-boyfriend who lit her on fire
In July 2016, Sheron Pasco's boyfriend set her on fire. This week, she faced him in court, telling him the third-degree burns left her unable to care for herself or her kids.

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 6:33 PM
A sports rout on Wall Street
NEW YORK — Sporting goods retailers can't shake their losing streak.

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 6:25 PM
Rick Kriseman picks Floribbean restaurant for Manhattan Casino
ST. PETERSBURG— Mayor Rick Kriseman has chosen a controversial restaurant concept to occupy the Manhattan Casino, saying he made a decision 11 days before the mayoral primary because he didn't want politics to get in the way of progress in struggling Midtown.

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 6:25 PM
Florida prison guards seize weapons, cellphones as statewide lockdown enters day 3
MIAMI — The unrest continued for a third day at Florida state prisons, as corrections officers — some of them armed — staged a show of force in an attempt to stave off an unspecified threat of violence this weekend.

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 5:21 PM
Sen. Bill Nelson ready to campaign on GOP failure to fix Obamacare
The senator feels emboldened as Republicans' "repeal and replace" efforts fail.

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 5:04 PM
Tiger Bay panel: End permanent revocation of voting rights for convicted felons
TAMPA – A panel of elected officials and advocates including Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren argued in a forum Friday that Florida should end its practice of permanently revoking the voting rights of people convicted of felonies.

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 4:41 PM

Southeast News – Insurance Journal

Georgia Fines Company Behind Deadly Leak at Sperm Bank $302K
A deadly February 2017 industrial gas leak at a sperm bank in Augusta, Ga. was caused by the over-pressurization of a bulk storage tank, according to findings from an investigation by state inspectors released Thursday by Insurance and Safety Fire …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 4:57 PM
Drug Company Deflects Blame in Lawsuit Over West Virginia Opioid Crisis
A West Virginia city’s lawsuit against a drug company has led to a dispute over which is at fault in the opioid epidemic. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported last week that one of the nation’s largest drug wholesalers is attempting to …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 4:31 AM
Florida Official Pushes Back On Reports of Highway Patrol Ticket Quotas
The head of the Florida agency that oversees state’s highway patrol insists troopers don’t have ticket quotas. Terry Rhodes on Tuesday told Gov. Rick Scott and members of the state Cabinet that her agency is reminding all supervisors that quotas …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 4:21 AM
Florida Police: Tiger Woods Had Marijuana, Painkillers in System When Arrested for DUI
Tiger Woods had the active ingredient for marijuana, two painkillers and two sleep drugs in his system when he was arrested on a DUI charge earlier this year, a report released Tuesday by police said. Police in Jupiter, Florida, released …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2017 4:27 AM
A.M. Best Revises Outlooks to Negative for West Virginia National Auto Insurance Co.
A.M. Besthas revised the outlooks to negative from stable and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B (Fair) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “bb” of West Virginia National Auto Insurance Co., based in Morgantown, W.Va. The ratings company …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2017 4:19 AM
Mississippi City Wants $400K Repaid From Arts School For Roof Collapse Work
A Mississippi city has sued the head of a school for the arts, saying he knew before the roof collapsed that it was in danger of falling in. The City of McComb alleges that Terrance Alexander, director of Jubilee Performing …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2017 4:14 AM
Businesses Owned by West Virginia Gov Settle Flood Clean Up Suit for $550K
Three businesses owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and his family have agreed to settle for $551,420 a lawsuit that claimed they had not paid for $771,268 of cleanup work after the Greenbrier resort was hit by severe flooding …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2017 3:55 AM
South Carolina Sues OxyContin Maker Purdue Over Opioid Marketing
South Carolina sued Purdue Pharma LP on Tuesday, becoming the latest state or local government to accuse the OxyContin maker of deceptive marketing practices that have contributed to a national opioid addiction epidemic. The lawsuit by South Carolina Attorney General …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017 4:43 AM
Georgia State Senator, Agency VP Martin Elected Chairman of PIA Southern Alliance
Georgia District 9 State Senator and Vice President of Hood Insurance Agency in Lawrenceville, Ga., P.K. Martin was elected by members of the Professional Insurance Agents Southern Alliance to serve as chairman at their annual meeting. Originally founded in 1937 …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017 4:24 AM
North Carolina Study Shows Coal Plants Might Be Even More Toxic Than First Thought
Scientists studying the aftermath of a massive coal-ash spill in North Carolina have discovered a byproduct of the fossil fuel that may pose human health risks. Duke Energy Corp. announced in early February 2014 that drainage from a broken pipe …

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017 4:00 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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