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Zurich North America, Allied Public Risk Partner on Public Sector Program
Schaumburg, Illinois-based Zurich North America has entered into an agreement with program administrator Allied Public Risk LLC to provide a full range of insurance coverage to select cities, towns, boroughs, counties and special service districts with populations under 100,000. Zurich …

POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2018 4:22 PM
Opioid Memorial in Houston as Part of Nationwide Tour
The National Safety Council on Monday made Houston the sixth stop on a nationwide tour of its exhibit, Prescribed to Death: A Memorial to the Victims of the Opioid Crisis, by unveiling the display inside the George R. Brown Convention …

POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2018 4:21 PM
Appalachian Underwriters Names Schnarre as Midwest External Marketing Rep
Appalachian Underwriters Inc. has named Nick Schnarre as external marketing representative for Illinois, Indiana and Missouri agents. He will be working remotely in the St. Louis, Missouri, area, helping agents in those states listed find the best markets and products …

POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2018 4:19 PM
Judge Dismisses Nebraska County’s Claim Against Insurers
A judge in Nebraska has ruled that Gage County’s insurance policies from a risk-sharing pool of companies don’t cover a $28.1 million jury verdict for the wrongful convictions of six people for a 1985 murder. The Lincoln Journal Star reports …

POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2018 4:18 PM
Midwest Food Distributor to Pay $3.6M to Settle Sex Discrimination Lawsuit
A food distributor with warehouses in Cleveland, Ohio, and Detroit, Michigan, will pay $3.6 million to settle a class sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC alleged that Sherwood Food …

POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2018 4:09 PM
Washington Packing House to Pay $525K in Sexual Harassment Settlement
A Grant County, Wash. vegetable-packing house will pay $525,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging a supervisor groped, propositioned and retaliated against female workers. The Seattle Times reports State Attorney General Bob Ferguson says the settlement announced with Quincy-based Horning Brothers …

POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2018 3:01 PM
Farmers in Hawaii Lost $28M Because of Volcano
A survey of Big Island farmers has found that they suffered nearly $28 million in damages because of the months-long eruption earlier this year of the Kilauea volcano, the Hawaii Tribune Herald reported. The survey of 46 farmers by University …

POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2018 2:59 PM
Delaware Workers’ Comp Insurance Rates Decrease for Second Year in a Row
Workers’ compensation insurance rates will decrease for the second year in a row in Delaware, effective December 1, 2018. “I am delighted to approve yet another decrease in workers’ compensation rates in Delaware and even happier to see a double-digit …

POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2018 2:02 PM
Wells Fargo Will Pay $65M Penalty to New York Over Cross-Selling Practices
Wells Fargo & Co. will pay a $65 million penalty to New York state related to its cross-selling practices. The bank failed to disclose to investors that the success of its cross-selling – the pitching of additional financial products to …

POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2018 1:59 PM
Head of Crumbling Foundations Fund in Connecticut Says $1B Needed
The superintendent of a new captive insurance company charged with distributing millions of dollars to Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations is warning he doesn’t have nearly enough money to address the problem. Michael Maglaras said he hopes to secure funding …

POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2018 1:52 PM

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