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Protecting Unions Is a Labor of Love for Union Insurance Group
It can be pretty tough keeping an independent insurance agency up and running successfully long-term if you’re just in it for the money, according to the leader of a Chicago-based agency that is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. “You’ve …

POSTED JUNE 23, 2017 5:34 AM
Highly Contagious Citrus Disease Spreads to Alabama
A highly contagious bacterial disease that seriously threatens the U.S. citrus industry has been found for the first time in Alabama. Federal and state plant officials confirm that citrus greening was found in leaf and insect samples at a home …

POSTED JUNE 23, 2017 5:02 AM
Cyber Insurance Premium Volume Grew 35% to $1.3 Billion in 2016
Property/casualty insurers wrote $1.35 billion in direct written premium for cyber insurance in 2016, a 35 percent jump from 2015, according to reports by Fitch Ratings and A.M. Best. The largest cyber insurance writers are American International Group, XL Group …

POSTED JUNE 23, 2017 5:00 AM
North Carolina Senate Passes Legislation to Reduce Opioid Abuse
Legislation aimed at reducing opioid abuse and overdoses has passed the North Carolina Senate with unanimous bipartisan support. The measure approved Wednesday changes how drugs such as OxyContin and morphine are prescribed and dispensed. The painkillers come with a high …

POSTED JUNE 23, 2017 4:58 AM
Norman-Spencer Agency Redesigns Crane Program; Adds New Coverages, Rates
Norman-Spencer Agency, Inc., a national property and casualty insurance provider, has expanded its crane division with a program redesign to include additional coverages and new rates. According to Brian Norman, president of Norman-Spencer, the new program allows the company to …

POSTED JUNE 23, 2017 4:36 AM
Tennessee-Based Reliance Partners Promotes Howell to SVP
Reliance Partners, a leading commercial insurance agency, has promoted Laura Ann Howell to the position of senior vice president. Prior to the promotion, Howell began her career with Reliance Partners in 2015 as vice president, overseeing HR and Finance. She …

POSTED JUNE 23, 2017 4:25 AM
12 States Call Out California’s ‘Affront to Sound Insurance Regulation’
It’s difficult to decide whether Dave Jones is underdog prize fighter Rocky Balboa or reigning champ Apollo Creed. He’s the insurance commissioner of the most populated state in the nation and that makes him a powerful figure. But with a …

POSTED JUNE 22, 2017 10:24 PM
Insurtech Startup Buys MGA in California with Product for Agents in Mind
Insurtech startup Bridger has purchased Pleasanton, Calif.-based SCJ Insurance Services in a step toward launching what the firm contends will be “simpler, cheaper, and easier-to-manage automotive insurance.” Bridger CEO Kimo Winterbottom talked about the acquisition with Insurance Journal on Thursday …

POSTED JUNE 22, 2017 7:55 PM
January, Rupper and Sanders Join RHSB Insurance in Dallas
Dallas-based independent insurance broker RHSB has added Austin January, Dan Rupper and John Sanders as assistant vice presidents. January, AVP employee benefits, is an experienced employee benefits consultant proficient in several functions of human capital management. Prior to joining RHSB, …

POSTED JUNE 22, 2017 4:51 PM
Ex-Missouri Insurance Director Joins Dentons Law Firm in Kansas City
The global law firm, Dentons, has named John M. Huff as a partner in its insurance regulatory practice. He is based in Kansas City. Huff most recently served as director of the Missouri Department of Insurance, where he oversaw one …

POSTED JUNE 22, 2017 4:40 PM

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Bitter Ga. loss provides backdrop for Democrats to reflect on party’s future

Bitter Ga. loss provides backdrop for Democrats to reflect on party’s futureIn the wake of Jon Ossoff’s stinging defeat in the House race in Atlanta’s suburbs last night, the question now is: How do Democrats pick up the pieces? Under this scenario, Democrats would embrace candidates who excoriate the wealthiest “1 percent” and promise to curb income inequality, zero out public college and university tuition and enact single-payer universal health care. There are also Democratic warnings that Ossoff’s tepid handling of President Trump misfired.




POSTED JUNE 21, 2017 12:22 PM

Thousands Attend Funeral for Muslim Teen Who Was Murdered in Virginia

Thousands Attend Funeral for Muslim Teen Who Was Murdered in VirginiaAs many as 5,000 people attended the funeral to remember Nabra Hassanen, a 17-year-old girl who was beaten to death early Sunday as she walked home after an all-night prayer session at a mosque.




POSTED JUNE 21, 2017 11:40 AM

Tim Kaine: U.S. strikes on Syrian forces ‘completely illegal’

Tim Kaine: U.S. strikes on Syrian forces ‘completely illegal’Sen. Tim Kaine sharply condemned U.S. strikes on Syrian regime forces as “completely illegal.” He says President Trump needs a new AUMF.




POSTED JUNE 21, 2017 5:19 PM

'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years in prison

'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years in prisonWASHINGTON (AP) — An online conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate" ended Thursday with real-world consequences when a North Carolina man was sentenced to prison for arming himself with an assault rifle, traveling to the nation's capital and firing his weapon inside a neighborhood pizza restaurant.




POSTED JUNE 22, 2017 5:04 PM

Mourners remember U.S. student held prisoner by North Korea

Mourners remember U.S. student held prisoner by North KoreaThousands of friends and family members gathered in suburban Cincinnati on Thursday to say goodbye to an American student who died days after returning to the United States in a coma following 17 months in captivity in North Korea. Otto Warmbier, 22, was arrested in the reclusive communist country while visiting as a tourist. Some 2,500 mourners attended a Thursday morning memorial at Wyoming High School.




POSTED JUNE 22, 2017 1:21 PM

FCC Regulators Are Now Imposing Record Fines for Robocalls

FCC Regulators Are Now Imposing Record Fines for RobocallsA Miami man is facing a record $120 million fine for what the FCC calls a massive spoofing operation. He allegedly made 96 million robocalls over a three month period.




POSTED JUNE 22, 2017 11:47 AM

6.8-magnitude quake hits Guatemala, second in eight days: USGS

6.8-magnitude quake hits Guatemala, second in eight days: USGSA powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit near Guatemala's coast Thursday, injuring four people and damaging homes and roads, officials said, just eight days after another strong tremor killed five people in the Central American country. The quake struck at 6:31 am (1231 GMT) with its epicenter in the Pacific Ocean at a depth of 46.8 kilometers, about 23 kilometers (14 miles) southwest of Puerto San Jose, the US Geological Survey said. The Guatemalan Seismological Institute measured the quake at a magnitude of 6.7.




POSTED JUNE 22, 2017 5:24 PM

Police drag protesters away from McConnell’s office in ‘die-in’ against Medicaid cuts

Police drag protesters away from McConnell’s office in ‘die-in’ against Medicaid cutsPolice forcibly removed protesters who had pretended to die in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office after he unveiled the Better Care Reconciliation Act on Thursday morning.




POSTED JUNE 22, 2017 1:53 PM

Sean Spicer defends lack of press briefings by accusing 'snarky' reporters of wanting to be 'YouTube stars'

Sean Spicer defends lack of press briefings by accusing 'snarky' reporters of wanting to be 'YouTube stars'Donald Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer has pushed back against accusations that the White House is displaying a “lack of transparency” by holding fewer on-camera briefings, saying that reporters who ask “snarky questions” just “want to become YouTube stars”. Over the duration of Mr Trump’s first six months as president, Mr Spicer has more routinely favoured off-camera press gaggles, which tend to shorter and more informal, over traditional televised briefings.




POSTED JUNE 21, 2017 4:03 PM

Officials: No Policy from Trump On Russian Vote Attacks

Officials: No Policy from Trump On Russian Vote AttacksGovernment cybersecurity and intelligence officials say they haven't received directions from Trump about stopping Russian meddling in future elections, and that Russia targeted 21 election systems in 2016.




POSTED JUNE 21, 2017 3:21 PM

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