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Percent of Indiana Residents Without Health Insurance Declines
A U.S. Census Bureau report has found that Indiana had 373,000 fewer people without health insurance last year than three years earlier. The report released last week said about 8 percent of Indiana residents, or about 530,000 people, lacked medical …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 4:19 PM
Iowa Workers’ Comp Rate to Drop in 2018; Debate On as to Why
The Iowa governor’s office and the organization that sets workers’ compensation rates are disputing over whether a new law influenced a recent rate reduction in premiums for employers. The National Council on Compensation Insurance announced an 8.7 average premium reduction …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 4:16 PM
Ohio Insuretech, Bold Penguin, Appoints Metcalf as Chief Financial Officer
Bold Penguin, a Columbus, Ohio-based insurtech providing an online marketplace for commercial lines property and casualty (P/C) agents, has hired former Ohio Deputy Treasurer Seth Metcalf as the company’s chief financial officer (CFO). Most recently, Metcalf spearheaded several successful, award-wining …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 4:05 PM
Rain and Snow Help Montana Wildfires But Won’t End Season
Rain snow and cold have replaced heat and smoke after about two dry months on Montana’s fire lines, leaving crews scrambling for extra sleeping bags, heaters, coats and long underwear. While the change in weather is welcome, it brings its …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 3:13 PM
Advocates Rally Behind New Federal Bill to Fix New York’s Scaffold Law
The Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York (LRANY) today will join the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH), Habitat for Humanity, MWBE contractors and other construction and business organizations to applaud Rep. John Faso for introducing the Infrastructure …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 3:11 PM
M5.1 Quake Rattles Alaska
A Magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook Alaska about 135 miles northwest of the state’s capital city Juneau, the Alaska Earthquake Center confirmed. Coincidentally, the City and Borough of Juneau’s Disaster Preparedness Expo was winding down as the earthquake hit Saturday afternoon. …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 3:11 PM
Dietz, Gilmor & Chazen Makes 3 Partner Promotions in California
Dietz, Gilmor & Chazen has promoted Robert E. Robinson, Richard A. Lynn and Robert Lance to partners in the firm in California. All three newly promoted partners were previously with Dietz, Gilmor & Associates, before the firm became Dietz, Gilmor …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 2:53 PM
The Hilb Group Acquires Massachusetts’ Mid-State Insurance Agency
The Hilb Group LLC (THG), a property and casualty insurance and employee benefits broker based in Richmond, Va., has announced the acquisition of Massachusetts-based Mid-State Insurance Agency Inc. (MSIA). The transaction became effective September 1, 2017. MSIA is THG’s 37th …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 2:51 PM
New York’s Cuomo Proposes Regulation in Wake of Equifax Security Breach
In response to the recent cyberattack that exposed the personal private data of nearly 150 million consumers nationwide, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has directed the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) to issue new regulation making credit …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 2:03 PM
What If an Irma-Like Hurricane Hit the New York City Metro Area?
It sounds like a Hollywood disaster movie. A Category 5 hurricane churning in the mid-Atlantic suddenly veers northwest – and heads straight for New York City. The good news is that, for now, experts agree a Cat 5-sized deluge appears …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 1:44 PM

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