Main Street America Promotes Osman, Appoints 3 Officers in Florida


The Main Street America Group announced the promotion of one company officer to assistant vice president and the appointment of three new company officers in its Jacksonville, Fla., headquarters. Darryl Osman, currently the director, personal lines product management and market …
Source: Insurance Journal Main Street America Promotes Osman, Appoints 3 Officers in Florida

Weather Service Confirms Weak Tornado Stuck Western Indiana


The National Weather Service confirmed this week that a tornado touched down briefly in western Indiana on Sunday. The weather service rated the tornado as an EF-0, estimating it had peak winds of 70 mph. The weather service said the tornado …
Source: Insurance Journal Weather Service Confirms Weak Tornado Stuck Western Indiana

Man Can Seek Damages from Cleveland Indians, Ohio High Court Rules


Ohio’s high court says a New York man who was hit by a foul ball at a baseball game and blinded in one eye can seek damages from the Cleveland Indians. Lawyers for Keith Rawlins of Rochester, New York say …
Source: Insurance Journal Man Can Seek Damages from Cleveland Indians, Ohio High Court Rules

5 tips for successful project management implementation


Five simple project management lessons essential to successful project management application in the insurance industry.
Source: Property Casualty 360 5 tips for successful project management implementation

Use jargon with your prospect; lose the sale


For many of us, knowledge and specialized lingo are powerful … in costing us business.
Source: Property Casualty 360 Use jargon with your prospect; lose the sale

Specialist Lloyd’s Insurer Marketform Hires Kelsh to Build Broker Relationships


Marketform, the London-based specialist Lloyd’s insurer, has appointed Martin Kelsh to the newly created role of production & distribution director. Kelsh joined Marketform on May 3 to develop and enhance the level of engagement with the company’s key brokers, Marketform …
Source: Insurance Journal Specialist Lloyd’s Insurer Marketform Hires Kelsh to Build Broker Relationships

Alberta Wildfire Insured Losses Could Total $7.3B, Covering Area Bigger Than NYC


The wildfires ravaging Canada’s oil hub in northern Alberta have rapidly spread to an area bigger than New York city, prompting the air lift of more than 8,000 evacuees as firefighters seek to salvage critical infrastructure. The inferno around Fort …
Source: Insurance Journal Alberta Wildfire Insured Losses Could Total .3B, Covering Area Bigger Than NYC

Leavitt Group in Utah Names Woolsey VP of Personal Lines


Leavitt Group in Utah has named Rachael Woolsey vice president of personal lines. Woolsey worked for MetLife prior to Leavitt Group for nearly 17 years counseling independent agencies and serving in a variety of capacities. Her experience includes helping independent …
Source: Insurance Journal Leavitt Group in Utah Names Woolsey VP of Personal Lines

Nevada Worker Fired For Not Accepting Scientology, Suit Says


A Catholic woman fired from her job at a bottled water company led by a Nevada lawmaker has filed a federal lawsuit against the business, saying she was pressured to watch videos on Scientology and was denied pay raises because …
Source: Insurance Journal Nevada Worker Fired For Not Accepting Scientology, Suit Says

Loeb's Third Point reinsurer posts fourth loss in seven quarters


Third Point said in a letter to shareholders last month that the quarter was one of the most “catastrophic periods” for hedge funds since the firm was founded.
Source: Property Casualty 360 Loeb’s Third Point reinsurer posts fourth loss in seven quarters

Alberta wildfires set to be largest Canadian disaster for insurers


The wildfires spreading around Canada’s oil-sands hub of Fort McMurray may become the costliest catastrophe in the country’s history with losses potentially reaching $7.3 billion.
Source: Property Casualty 360 Alberta wildfires set to be largest Canadian disaster for insurers

Settlement Reached Over Kansas Discrimination Claim


Saline County in Kansas and a former interim director of the Saline County Health Department have reached a $75,000 settlement over a sexual discrimination claim. The Salina Journal reported the county said that it denied liability associated with the claim, …
Source: Insurance Journal Settlement Reached Over Kansas Discrimination Claim

Boston Duck Tours Says Driver in Crash Had ‘Exemplary’ Record


Boston Duck Tours says the driver of the amphibious sightseeing vehicle that collided with a scooter in Boston, killing a woman, had an “exemplary record” during his six years with the company. A Boston Duck Tours spokesman said in a …
Source: Insurance Journal Boston Duck Tours Says Driver in Crash Had ‘Exemplary’ Record

Panama Papers hack sheds light on law firms' cyber risk management


A network security company speculates that the amount of data stolen from Mossack Fonseca would have taken nine full days to remove.
Source: Property Casualty 360 Panama Papers hack sheds light on law firms’ cyber risk management

Loss-of-value policies pose coverage questions after NFL draft


Insuring against career-ending sports injuries is popular for today’s athletes
Source: Property Casualty 360 Loss-of-value policies pose coverage questions after NFL draft

Tennessee Bill Allowing College Employees to be Armed Becomes Law


A bill allowing staff and faculty at Tennessee’s public colleges and universities to be armed on campus became law Monday without the Republican governor’s signature. Gov. Bill Haslam said in a statement that he disagreed with the bill for not …
Source: Insurance Journal Tennessee Bill Allowing College Employees to be Armed Becomes Law

Officials: 9 Tornadoes in Oklahoma, Arkansas Last Week


Meteorologists have identified tornado damage in Muskogee County nearly a week after a string of at least nine weak tornadoes across northeastern Oklahoma and Arkansas. The Tulsa World reports that the National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down …
Source: Insurance Journal Officials: 9 Tornadoes in Oklahoma, Arkansas Last Week

LCTA in Louisiana and Prime Occupational Medicine Form Partnership


Baton Rouge, La.-based LCTA Workers’ Comp and Prime Occupational Medicine announced a partnership the firms say will not only provide greater health care resources to the employees of LCTA policyholders, but will also help reduce workers’ compensation-related medical costs for …
Source: Insurance Journal LCTA in Louisiana and Prime Occupational Medicine Form Partnership

Los Angeles Medical Worker Nabbed for Workers’ Comp Fraud


Johana Magnolia Paredes, 45, of Bellflower, Calif. was arrested by California Department of Insurance detectives on two felony counts of workers’ compensation insurance fraud after allegedly misrepresenting her injuries to collect $39,953 in disability payments that she was not entitled …
Source: Insurance Journal Los Angeles Medical Worker Nabbed for Workers’ Comp Fraud

U.S. orders up to 40 million more Takata air bags recalled


Takata Corp. has been ordered to replace as many as 40 million additional air bags linked to deadly malfunctions, more than doubling what was already the biggest auto recall in U.S. history.
Source: Property Casualty 360 U.S. orders up to 40 million more Takata air bags recalled