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Scor Director: Antibiotic Resistance, Vaccine Hesitancy Increase Pandemic Risk

May 17, 2019 Doris Azarcon, director, actuary at Scor, said a recent increase in measles and the frequency of secondary infections demonstrate...

New Paradigm CEO: Parametric Coverage Speeds Claims Resolution

May 17, 2019 Evan Glassman, president and chief executive officer, New Paradigm Underwriters, said catastrophes have served as showcases for parametric-based...

Managing General Agent Globe Underwriting Names North America Property Head

May 17, 2019 Managing general agent Globe Underwriting said it appointed Jennifer Mackay as head of the North America property division. She will...

Best’s Commentary: Minimal Insurance Losses Expected from Panama Earthquake

May 17, 2019 AM Best expects the impact of a recent earthquake centered near Panama on the country’s insurance industry will remain contained, due...

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Austin Association of Insurance Professionals Installs 2018 Officers And Directors

May 17, 2019 The Austin Association of Insurance Professionals held their 2019 installation dinner on Tuesday at Balcones Country Club in Austin, Texas...

Louisiana House Gives Nod to Medical Marijuana Inhaler Bill

May 17, 2019 Louisiana’s medical marijuana patients would be able to inhale cannabis, if senators agree to a proposal that won overwhelming support from lawmakers in...

Frederick H. DiMeo Acquires Ozwald and Speaker in California

May 17, 2019 The Frederick H. DiMeo Insurance Agency Inc. has purchased the personal lines division of Oakland, Calif.-based Ozwald and Speaker Insurance Services Inc. The...

Ohio Launches Campaign Urging Safety Belt Use by Drivers

May 17, 2019 The Ohio State Highway Patrol has begun a campaign urging Ohio motorists to wear their safety belts. The patrol says troopers will be encouraging drivers to “...

Claims Journal

Insurer Says Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Likely Organized Tanker Attack

May 17, 2019 LONDON/OSLO — Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) are “highly likely” to have facilitated attacks last Sunday on four...

Judge Orders FDA to Speed Up Review of E-Cigarettes

May 17, 2019 A federal judge is siding with public health groups suing the Food and Drug Administration to begin reviewing thousands of e-cigarettes on the U.S. market. The ruling handed...

Alaska Floatplanes Collided at 3,300 Feet Before Crashing

May 17, 2019 About the photo: Emergency responders assist a passenger injured in a crash of a Taquan Air plane in mountainous terrain on Prince of Wales Island Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in...

Mississippi River Barge Shipping Resumes After Floods, but Rains to Return

May 17, 2019 The upper Mississippi River fully reopened to boat and barge traffic this week for the first time since November as shippers scrambled to move a backlog...