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Marsh’s Torrent Technologies Expands Private Flood Coverage for Small Businesses
Torrent Technologies, a Marsh company, has launched FloodPlus Commercial – a comprehensive private market primary flood insurance offering for agents of its Write Your Own (WYO) carrier clients. Underwritten by Bermuda-based Hiscox through Johnson & Johnson, Inc., a Mount Pleasant, …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 6:01 AM
Florida Governor Wants Stiffer Fines for Cities That Pollute
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will ask the Legislature to increase fines for local governments that pollute state waters and give the Department of Environmental Protection more power to enforce pollution laws. DeSantis announced his proposal Sept. 11 at the Conservancy …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 5:56 AM
South Carolina Farmers Say Crops In Danger as Drought Grows
Many farmers in South Carolina say a growing drought is threatening to devastate their crops right at harvest time and officials said there are plenty of indications the dry weather will spread. A special committee that reviews drought in the …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 5:45 AM
Nearly $80K in Wigs Stolen from South Florida Warehouse
Police in South Florida say thieves stole up to $80,000 in merchandise from a wig warehouse. The owner of Prime Trading Hair and Wigs told detectives in Miami Gardens that he was notified overnight Tuesday that the alarm at the …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 4:53 AM
Davis Promoted to Asst. Personal Lines Underwriter at J.M. Wilson
Managing general agency and surplus lines broker J.M. Wilson has promoted Liam Davis to assistant personal lines underwriter in its Portage, Michigan, office. Davis is responsible for assisting underwriters on a wide variety of property and casualty risks, as well …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 11:24 PM
Texas Seeks Comments on Proposed Rules for Surprise Medical Bill Law
The Texas Department of Insurance is accepting comments on proposed rules to implement Senate Bill 1264, which protects consumers who have state-regulated health plans from surprise medical bills in certain situations. The proposed rules establish procedures for the mediation and …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 11:09 PM
Imelda Brings Flooding, Disaster Declaration to Southeast Texas
Flooding from Tropical Storm Imelda on Thursday left hundreds of people trapped in their homes and cars; led to water rescues, a hospital evacuation and power outages; and closed entire school districts, according to officials and local media. The flooding …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 10:46 PM
Cannabis Risk Management Group Wants to Impact Claims Via Best Practices
Buying some green bud at a dispensary shouldn’t be much different than purchasing a green pepper at the supermarket. That’s how Rocco Petrilli, a long-time insurance and risk management consultant to the auto industry, sees it. Petrilli, like many who …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 8:36 PM
Beazley Launches Title IX Coverage for Educational Institutions
Specialist insurer Beazley has launched a comprehensive policy designed to cover infringements of Title IX, the federal law prohibiting discrimination based on sex in any public education program. The policy provides coverage for employment practices liability (EPL) and sexual misconduct …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 4:58 PM
Texas Auto Insurer of Last Resort Files for Rate Increases
The Texas Department of Insurance has extended the period in which recent rate increase request by the Texas Automobile Insurance Plan Association (TAIPA) may be approved. TAIPA, the state’s auto insurer of last resort, on Sept. 11, 2019, filed a …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 4:57 PM

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