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Business News: Travelers, ISO, IAIABCOpen in a New Window

Travelers Completes Acquisition of UK-Based Simply Business The Travelers Companies, Inc.completed its previously announced acquisition of Simply Business, a leading provider of small business insurance policies in the United Kingdom, offering products online on behalf of a broad panel of …

 

Express Scripts Announces Drug Will Be Limited for First Time Opioid UsersOpen in a New Window

The nation’s largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of Americans. But the new program from Express …

 

Louisiana Governor Wants to Broaden Homeowner Flood GrantsOpen in a New Window

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Wednesday he wants to broaden Louisiana’s flood aid program to include homeowners whose flood insurance proceeds didn’t cover their rebuilding costs and to boost grant amounts. Initial limits setting homeowner eligibility for the rebuilding aid …

 

Defense Lawyer Questions Charges in Massive Utah WildfireOpen in a New Window

A defense attorney questioned misdemeanor charges against a man accused of accidentally sparking a massive Utah wildfire that destroyed 13 homes and cost some $40 million to fight. Attorney Andrew Deiss said after a Tuesday court hearing that part of …

 

Swiss Re: Much Lower Catastrophe Costs in First Half of 2017 Versus 2016Open in a New Window

According to preliminary sigma estimates, global total economic losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in the first half of 2017 were $44 billion. That was well below the first half annual average of $120 billion of the last 10 …

 

Stakeholders Examine Insurance Fraud Issues During Federal HearingOpen in a New Window

A recent federal hearing on insurance fraud exploring the necessity of a federal fraud fighting program, highlighted how stakeholders work to address and fight the multi-billion dollar industry. The Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security, held …

 

Road Deaths Drop Slightly in First Half of 2017, Still Higher Than 2 Years AgoOpen in a New Window

Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council indicate motor vehicle deaths in the first six months of 2017 are 1 percent lower than they were during the same six-month period in 2016. However, the country is fresh off the steepest …

 

Scientists Narrow MH370 Search Area to 3 SpotsOpen in a New Window

Scientists have potentially narrowed the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner to three specific locations in the southern Indian Ocean through new satellite and drift analysis of the 2014 crash released Wednesday. But the Australian Transport Safety Bureau cautioned …

 

Tiger Woods Had Marijuana, Painkillers in System at DUI ArrestOpen in a New Window

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 prosecutors said. Police in Jupiter, Florida, released …

 

Activists Oppose Rule Mandating $1M Liability Insurance for RalliesOpen in a New Window

Some activists are pushing to change rules that require groups to obtain $1 million in liability insurance before holding a protest at the Iowa Capitol, claiming the rule threatens free speech. The Iowa Department of Administrative Services says it will …

 

Oregon River Guides Face Tougher Standards, New Insurance RequirementsOpen in a New Window

Here are your requirements to be a river guide in inland Oregon – a cardiopulmonary resuscitation certificate, liability insurance, the $150 annual fee and be a reasonably good citizen. What you don’t need? A boat, knowledge of the river or …

 

Appeals Court Cuts $2M in Legal Fees in Whirlpool Moldy Washer SettlementOpen in a New Window

A federal appeals court reduced by $2 million the legal fees that Sears Holdings Corp. and Whirlpool Corp. must pay to settle a class action lawsuit over defective washing machines. The reason: the case was not that complicated. The 7th …

 

Fraud News: Sentencing in California $500K Auto Insurance Fraud RingOpen in a New Window

Sentencing for 9 California Residents in $500,000 Auto Insurance Fraud Ring In one of the larger auto insurance fraud cases in the Sacramento region, Michael Charles Young, of Sacramento, the leader of a large auto insurance fraud ring was sentenced …

 

Stunt Driver Dies During ‘Deadpool 2’ Filming in VancouverOpen in a New Window

“Deadpool 2” star Ryan Reynolds is mourning the death of a motorcycle stunt driver killed during production Monday. Reynolds released a statement on Twitter a few hours after the accident near the waterfront in downtown Vancouver. “Today, we tragically lost …

 

Wyoming River Flooding Causes Millions in Damage, Several DeathsOpen in a New Window

The high volume of water that poured down Wyoming rivers and streams from a melting record mountain snowpack this year is being blamed for several river deaths and causing tens of millions of dollars in damage to roads, recreation sites …

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