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Northern Illinois Agency Owner Indicted Again; Slapped with 20 Fraud Counts
The owner of multiple property/casualty insurance operations in northern Illinois has been indicted once again, this time on charges that he defrauded more than 100 clients. Todd J. Fendler, of Rockford, Ill., previously had been charged in federal court on …

POSTED AUGUST 22, 2017 10:21 PM
Conn. Court Supports $41.7M in Damages to Student Disabled by Tick Bite on School Trip
The Connecticut Supreme Court in August supported a jury’s decision to award $41.7 million in damages to a student permanently disabled by a tick bite while on a school field trip in China, stating that schools in Connecticut are obligated …

POSTED AUGUST 22, 2017 4:54 PM
Oklahoma Workers’ Comp Report Shows Big Drop in Premium Costs Since 2013
Oklahoma’s workers’ compensation system seems to have benefited from reforms that were initiated in 2013, at least in terms of premium costs for businesses. By the end of 2016, employers in Oklahoma had seen a 30 percent reduction in workers’ …

POSTED AUGUST 22, 2017 4:44 PM
Online Property Management Service Cozy Takes On Renters Insurance Market
The renters insurance market has been a hard nut to crack for the industry, but an insurance carrier and online rental service platform hope their partnership may be the secret to breaking through. Cozy, an online property management site for …

POSTED AUGUST 22, 2017 4:36 PM
Young Takes on Role of President at Iowa’s Crop Pro Insurance
Crop Pro Insurance, a Johnston, Iowa-based managing general agent (MGA) specializing in crop insurance, announced that Joe Young, a co-founder of Crop Pro Insurance, has signed on to serve as the new company’s president. Young brings 29 years of insurance …

POSTED AUGUST 22, 2017 4:34 PM
Ohio’s Grange Insurance Launches 36-Month Policy Option for Businesses
Columbus, Ohio-based Grange Insurance has introduced a new 36-month commercial insurance package policy, aimed at helping select businesses spend less time renewing their insurance each year and more time on what matters most — running and growing their businesses. Grange’s …

POSTED AUGUST 22, 2017 4:29 PM
Texas Researchers Testing System that May Help Prevent Wrong-Way Driving
Kevin Balke turned his SUV southeastward, checked his instruments and confirmed he was ready. Nearly a mile of concrete stood before him with plenty of room to run, but he wouldn’t need all of it to prove his point — …

POSTED AUGUST 22, 2017 4:23 PM
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Names Mann in California Head of E&O
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty has named Gary Mann North America head of errors and omissions. He is based in San Francisco, Calif. He reports to Paul Schiavone, North America regional head of financial lines. Mann was previously deputy regional …

POSTED AUGUST 22, 2017 3:43 PM
Russian Female Flight Attendant Sues Aeroflot for Discrimination
“Old, fat and ugly” is what Yevgeniya Magurina jokingly calls a group of flight attendants for Russia’s flagship airline Aeroflot who she claims have been sidelined in an apparent drive to make the cabin crew younger and more physically attractive. …

POSTED AUGUST 22, 2017 3:14 PM
Scientists: Sea Level Rise Will Pose Threat to Hawaii By 2100
A group of scientists say the state of Hawaii could lose $19 billion worth of land and structures, and millions more in infrastructure by 2100 because of rising sea levels. West Hawaii Today reported an upcoming report from the scientists …

POSTED AUGUST 22, 2017 3:10 PM

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