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AM Best Places Credit Ratings of QCA Health Plan, Inc. Under Review with Positive Implications

Jan 16, 2019 AM Best has placed under review with positive implications the Financial Strength Rating of B+ (Good) and the Long-...

China’s Zhong An Forms Joint Venture With Online Platform Grab

Jan 16, 2019 China’s ZhongAn Online P&C Insurance Co. Ltd. and Grab Holdings Inc., a Singapore-based online platform, have agreed to form a joint venture...

Washington State Orders Illinois Union to Stop Selling ‘Illegal’ NRA-Branded Liability Policies

Jan 16, 2019 The Washington state regulator has ordered Illinois Union Insurance Co. to immediately stop selling National Rifle...

World Bank Renews Program Giving the Philippines $390 Million in Cat Coverage

Jan 16, 2019 The World Bank has renewed an insurance program that provides 25 provinces in the Philippines with US$390 million in insurance against...

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Feds Fine North Carolina Restaurant Over Wage, Child Labor Law Violations

Jan 16, 2019 A North Carolina restaurant has been fined by federal officials who say it violated minimum wage and child labor laws. The U.S. Department of Labor...

Bhatia Joins California’s Preferred Employers Insurance as Sr. Underwriter

Jan 16, 2019 San Diego, California-based Preferred Employers Insurance, a Berkley Company, has added workers’ compensation underwriting expert, Minoo Bhatia, as...

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Oklahoma

Jan 16, 2019 Officials say there are no reports of damage after a 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck northern Oklahoma on Tuesday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was centered near...

NetVU’s Ambers Named Chief Growth Officer at AVYST in Dallas

Jan 16, 2019 AVYST, a provider of sales and risk management produces and services for independent insurance agents and brokers and their carrier partners, announced that...

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California Storms Lead to Worry Over Potential Mudslides

Jan 16, 2019 A year after a mudslide swept through a fire-devastated California town, killing 21 people, residents of hundreds homes in burn areas were told to pack up and leave as a...

Retaking Control When Dealing With Insurtech Choices

Jan 16, 2019 Distinguishing between insider and outsider firms is the key to gaining control of insurtech options, according to Wesley Todd, creator of CaseGlide, a collaboration, workflow...

Headlights of the Future Could Offer Safety Benefits

Jan 16, 2019 Most people don’t turn on their car’s headlights and think, I wish they were brighter. Shuji Nakamura is not most people. The Nobel Prize-winning illumination...

South Carolina Lawmakers Try Again With New Medical Marijuana Bill

Jan 16, 2019 South Carolina lawmakers are once again introducing legislation to legalize marijuana for treatment of critically ill patients in the state, making another go...