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AXA XL Promotes Gauder in Illinois to Lead North Central Region
AXA XL has promoted Brian Gauder to lead its North Central region out of Chicago, Ill. AXA also named Raymond Chiusano to lead its North America property insurance team’s Northeast region out of New York. Chiusano is assuming the role …

POSTED MAY 23, 2019 5:00 AM
Sand-Bag Barrier in Mississippi Overwhelmed by River Flooding
Floodwaters overwhelmed a miles-long sandbag barrier over the weekend, drenching another community in the southern end of the Mississippi Delta. Volunteers, prisoners and others had stacked 100,000 sandbags and more than 600 wire flood-control baskets, trying to keep water out …

POSTED MAY 23, 2019 4:56 AM
HSB Launches Cyber Insurance Endorsement for Farmers
Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB) has launched a new HSB Farm Cyber Insurance product designed to protect farmers and farm technology from hackers, malware and other cyber attacks. According to James Hajjar, who leads the cyber practice for HSB’s reinsurance client, …

POSTED MAY 23, 2019 4:53 AM
Mississippi Seeks to Reduce Rising Fire Deaths with Free Smoke Alarms
The Mississippi Fire Marshal’s office is giving away smoke alarms to try to reduce fire deaths. Mike Chaney is the state insurance commissioner and fire marshal. He says having a smoke alarm can cut the risk of fire death in …

POSTED MAY 23, 2019 4:48 AM
North Carolina Department of Insurance Releases Smartphone App for Agents
The North Carolina Department of Insurance has released a smartphone app for insurance agents offering information such as educational opportunities, NCDOI agent services contact info, and agent notifications from the department. The new MyDOi smartphone app went live May 22, …

POSTED MAY 23, 2019 4:40 AM
Willis Towers Watson Makes 8 Appointments to Florida Risk Management Operations
Willis Towers Watson has made a series of personnel appointments across its Corporate Risk and Broking (CRB) operations in Florida. CRB’s has focused on delivering innovative products to clients with an emphasis on the real estate, construction, health care and …

POSTED MAY 23, 2019 4:08 AM
Tennessee Joins Federal Lawsuit Against Generic Drug Makers
Tennessee has joined a federal lawsuit in Connecticut against 20 generic drug manufacturers, alleging manipulation of prices. State Attorney General Herbert Slatery’s office says in a release that the drugs treat diseases and conditions including basic infections, diabetes, cancer, epilepsy, …

POSTED MAY 22, 2019 4:49 PM
Kentucky Marina Damaged by Large Fire
A large fire has damaged a Lake Cumberland marina in southern Kentucky. News outlets report the fire at Conley Bottom Resort in Monticello started around 2 a.m. Monday. Firefighters say no one was injured. Marina co-owner Freddie Piercy told WKYT-TV …

POSTED MAY 22, 2019 4:46 PM
Charter Bus Collision in Florida Injures 34
Authorities say two charter buses carrying Florida children with learning disabilities crashed, sending 34 people to a hospital with minor injuries. The Tampa Bay Times reports 91 children and seven adults were traveling in the buses that collided Friday in …

POSTED MAY 22, 2019 4:37 PM
What Might Happen If Congress Fails to Renew Terrorism Reinsurance Program
The long-term viability of the U.S. property terrorism insurance market is back in the spotlight as Congress looks at renewing the federal reinsurance backstop, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (TRIPRA), which is set to expire in Dec. 31, …

POSTED MAY 22, 2019 2:55 PM

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