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Alberto, 2018’s First Named Storm, Heading for Florida, Southeast Coast
Meet Alberto, the first named storm of 2018. The sub-tropical storm off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is expected to bring heavy rain to western Cuba and much of Florida early next week, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Friday. Alberto …

POSTED MAY 25, 2018 3:54 PM
Florida Hurricane Fund in Good Shape for Storm Season
The Florida fund that helps private insurers pay out claims after a hurricane remains in good shape heading into a storm season. Despite losses from Hurricane Irma, estimates show the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund will have $17.3 billion available this …

POSTED MAY 25, 2018 4:37 AM
Georgia Jury Hands Down $1B Verdict Against Security Company in Rape Suit
A Georgia jury has awarded an eye-popping $1 billion verdict against a security company after an apartment complex guard was convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl. Hope Cheston was outside by some picnic tables with her boyfriend during a party …

POSTED MAY 25, 2018 4:21 AM
Bizet to Join JLT Re Property Treaty Team in Miami
JLT Re (North America) Inc., part of the global provider of reinsurance broking and consultancy, has appointed Alain Bizet as senior vice president in Miami. Alain will join the property treaty team in Miami and focus on the broking efforts …

POSTED MAY 25, 2018 4:18 AM
North Carolina Judge Awards $4.7M to Family of Man Killed Outside Strip Club
The family of a man shot to death outside a strip club in North Carolina has been awarded nearly $5 million from the operators of the club. The Winston-Salem Journal reported a judge granted a default judgment Monday against John …

POSTED MAY 24, 2018 4:52 AM
4 New Sinkholes Open in Central Florida Retirement Community
Four sinkholes have opened up in a fast-growing retirement community in Florida, including one in front of a home that was abandoned months ago because of an earlier sinkhole. A spokeswoman for the Marion County Sheriff’s Office says the new …

POSTED MAY 24, 2018 4:45 AM
Georgia Business Owner Arrested for Insurance Fraud
A business owner in Gwinnett County, Ga., has been arrested and charged with one count of insurance fraud after presenting a fraudulent certificate of insurance coverage, according to a statement from Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens. Maria Estela Castillo, 34, …

POSTED MAY 24, 2018 4:38 AM
State Farm to Cut Personal Auto Rates by 3% in Alabama
Approximately 950,000 State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. personal auto insurance customers in Alabama will see rate reductions starting next month, according to the nationwide insurance company. Thanks to the company’s current financial position and what it called strong business …

POSTED MAY 24, 2018 4:22 AM
2 Killed, 11 Injured in Church Van Wreck in North Carolina
At least two people have died and 11 others were hurt in a wreck involving a church van in North Carolina. The wreck was reported about 5:30 p.m. Sunday near Rolesville, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) northeast of Raleigh. The …

POSTED MAY 23, 2018 4:48 PM
Tennessee Halts Businesses of 2 Unlicensed Agents
Two former Tennessee insurance providers have been served cease and desist orders by the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) in response to fraudulent practices the department says they used to sell insurance and scam consumers. TDCI issued a …

POSTED MAY 23, 2018 4:44 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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