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Roosevelt Blvd closed at I-275 after truck hauling crane hits overpass
ST. PETERSBURG — A truck transporting a construction crane hit the Interstate 275 overpass at Roosevelt Boulevard Tuesday.

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 6:51 PM
Pasco students, 12 and 15, faces weapons, threat charges
Two Pasco County students from different schools were arrested Tuesday after one brought weapons onto campus and the other threatened a shooting, according to sheriff's deputies.

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 6:43 PM
It's official: Hillsborough high schools move to 8:30 a.m. start time, elementary schools to go earlier
TAMPA — Hillsborough County high schools school will be in session from 8:30 a.m. to 3:25 p.m. starting in 2018-19, the School Board decided Tuesday in a 6-0 vote.

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 6:12 PM
Hometown Pinellas
Tarpon Springs music educator to be inducted into Bands of America Hall of Fame

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 5:57 PM
The topic will be neighborhoods as Kriseman, Baker debate one more time
ST. PETERSBURG — Mayor Rick Kriseman and former mayor Rick Baker will face off, possibly for the last time before the Nov. 7 election, in a candidate forum on Wednesday hosted by the influential Council of Neighborhood Associations.

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 5:42 PM
Sen. Nelson urges FEMA to examine high number of denied flood claims
Sen. Bill Nelson urged FEMA on Tuesday to ensure fairness, proper oversight and transparency in processing Hurricane Irma aid following a report by the Palm Beach Post that 90 percent of Irma claims under the National Flood Insurance Program had been denied.

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 5:14 PM
Pasco delays Irma food distribution after problems elsewhere
DADE CITY — Pasco County has pulled the plug on a planned Food for Florida distribution at the Land O'Lakes Recreation Center that had been scheduled to open to the public on Sunday.

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 4:50 PM
What were they thinking?
The costume, a blue button-up dress, is accessorized with a green beret and a brown shoulder bag.

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 3:44 PM
Amazon expands in Tampa with Pop-Up shop in International Plaza
TAMPA — A new retailer known largely for its online presence has popped up at International Plaza and Bay Street.

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 3:44 PM
Pasco ponders sinkhole fixes in Land O'Lakes
DADE CITY — A massive sinkhole that swallowed two homes and left seven houses condemned in a Land O'Lakes neighborhood is now posing a potential financial drain as Pasco County ponders how to fix the crater.

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 3:11 PM

Southeast News – Insurance Journal

Residents Begin Filing Claims for West Virginia Chemical Spill
Residents and businesses in nine West Virginia counties left without tap water during a 2014 chemical spill can start filing claims. According to a website set up to handle claims, forms were being accepted both online and by mail starting …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 4:59 PM
Saltzman Opens Third Brightway Agency in Tampa Area
Rich Saltzman, owner of Brightway, The Saltzman Agency in Tampa, Fla., is now a multi-unit owner with Brightway Insurance with the purchase of a Brightway store located in Largo, Fla. The new agency is located at t 1601 East Bay …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 4:37 AM
Hub International Acquires Assets of Banyan Consulting Group of North Carolina
Hub International Limited has acquired the assets of Banyan Consulting Group, Inc. (Banyan). Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. With offices in Greensboro, Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina, Banyan specializes in employee benefits. Alan Overbey, CEO of Banyan, will …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 4:33 AM
Florida Workers’ Comp Rate Hearing Scheduled for Oct. 18
The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) will conduct a public hearing to discuss the National Council on Compensation Insurance’s (NCCI) proposed overall statewide average workers’ compensation premium decrease of 9.6 percent on Oct. 18 at 1:00 pm EST. The …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 4:31 AM
INSUREtrust of Georgia Promotes Tschetter to Professional Lines Broker
INSUREtrust has promoted Will Tschetter to Professional Lines broker. In his new role, Tschetter will specifically focus on new broker production, and will be brokering cyber insurance, technology errors and omissions insurance (tech E&O), and miscellaneous professional liability (MPL) insurance. …

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 5:45 AM
Irma Dealt Devastating Blow to Florida Citrus, Other Crops
Florida’s famous oranges are still falling from trees and rotting on the ground weeks after Hurricane Irma, and the state’s agriculture commissioner said Thursday there will be fewer Florida vegetables on Thanksgiving tables and a shortage of poinsettias at Christmas. …

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 5:19 AM
How Warming Seas Could Cost South Carolina $12 Billion
If oceans warm at a rate predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nation-sponsored group that assesses climate change research and issues periodic reports, expected financial losses caused by hurricanes could increase more than 70 percent by …

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 5:15 AM
Alabama Settles Lawsuit Over Gulf State Park Hotel
Alabama has settled a lawsuit that challenged the use of BP oil spill funds to build a beachside hotel and conference center. In the settlement finalized on Thursday, Alabama agreed to commit long-standing funding for beach access, dune restoration programs, …

POSTED OCTOBER 13, 2017 1:33 PM
Kentucky Crop Insurance Agent Accused of Defrauding Taxpayers
A crop insurance agent in Kentucky is facing federal charges alleging she defrauded taxpayers of $169,000 by helping farmers inflate tobacco crop losses and collect insurance money and then helping them sell their burley at market. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports …

POSTED OCTOBER 13, 2017 12:43 PM
Mississippi Woman Arrested in Workers’ Comp Fraud Case
A Mississippi woman has been arrested in a workers’ compensation fraud case. Attorney General Jim Hood said Wednesday, in a news release, that 35-year-old Francine Owens is accused of giving misleading statements to Indemnity Insurance Company of North America, claiming …

POSTED OCTOBER 13, 2017 12:33 PM

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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