Life Insurance Roundup, April 12, 2017

Various Life Insurance News

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  • Chubb Appoints Robic to Succeed Gunter in High-Net-Worth Position

    on 2017-04-11 at 06:00Chubb has appointed Ana Robic to chief operating officer, North America Personal Risk Services. In her new role, she will be responsible for strategies and activities relating to profitable growth for Chubb’s high-net-worth personal insurance division, including sales and […]

  • UPC Insurance, American Coastal Complete Merger

    by Amy O’Connor on 2017-04-11 at 05:21United Insurance Holdings Corp. (UPC Insurance), a property and casualty insurance holding company, announced April 3 it has received all necessary regulatory approvals, met all other closing conditions and successfully completed its merger with American Coastal Insurance Co. The acquisition […]

  • Landers to Open New Brightway Insurance Agency in South Florida

    by Amy O’Connor on 2017-04-11 at 05:12Kandie Landers, owner of Brightway, The Landers Agency in Glendale, Colo., is expanding to become a multi-unit owner with Brightway Insurance with the opening of her second agency in South Florida this spring. Landers’ first agency in Glendale, Colo., opened […]

  • RIC Brings on Herron in Southern California from Hanover

    by Don Jergler on 2017-04-11 at 00:49RIC Insurance General Agency has named Patty Herron a business development manager to expand its commercial and personal lines marketing efforts. Herron will work primarily with retail insurance agents in California in Orange, San Diego and Imperial counties. Herron was […]

  • Travelers Adds Symantec Cybersecurity Services to Cyber Policies

    by Amy O’Connor on 2017-04-10 at 16:59The Travelers Companies, Inc. is now offering cybersecurity services from Symantec Corp. to eligible Travelers cyber policyholders. Symantec will provide a cyber resilience readiness assessment, cybersecurity awareness training videos and a security coach helpline, among other services. Travelers […]

  • Michigan Company Pay $84,750 to Settle Sex Discrimination Suit

    by Stephanie K. Jones on 2017-04-10 at 16:53Country Fresh LLC, a milk manufacturer in Livonia, Mich., will pay $84,750 to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Oppor­tunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced. The EEOC’s lawsuit alleged that Country Fresh violated federal […]

  • State May Drop Funding for Sobriety Checkpoints in Missouri

    by Stephanie K. Jones on 2017-04-10 at 16:38Missouri police could lose state funding for sobriety checkpoints after a debate weighing motorists’ rights to avoid unreasonable searches against the state’s interest in keeping roads safe, as well as the value of checkpoints in deterring drunken driving. The House […]

  • NFP Acquires Arkansas’ Thomas Insurance Agency

    by Stephanie K. Jones on 2017-04-10 at 16:34National insurance broker and consultant, NFP, has acquired The Thomas Insurance Agency of Benton Inc. in Benton, Ark. Thomas Insurance Agency is a property/casualty insurance broker that provides commercial and personal insurance. Principals of the firm James Thomas and Paul […]

  • Ohio Coal Miner Creates Fake Employment Records in Workers’ Comp Fraud

    by Stephanie K. Jones on 2017-04-10 at 16:25A former coal miner from northeast Ohio owes the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) more than $40,000 after BWC investigators found him creating phony employment records to secure BWC cash benefits, the workers’ compensation insurance provider announced. Steven R. […]

  • Louisiana Surveying Homeowners with 2016 Flood Damage

    by Stephanie K. Jones on 2017-04-10 at 16:19Homeowners with damage from last year’s devastating floods are being asked to take a survey, the first step in applying for federal disaster recovery aid that soon will be available. Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration will use the survey responses […]

  • Hackers Strike Dallas Emergency Siren System

    by Stephanie K. Jones on 2017-04-10 at 16:17Hackers struck the sirens Dallas uses to alert residents to take shelter from inclement weather, triggering intermittent false alarms for about an hour and a half until officials deactivated the system early Saturday morning. The person or people responsible were […]

  • Uber Scoffs at Google Spinoff’s Claims in Self-Driving Car Case

    by Don Jergler on 2017-04-10 at 15:05Uber is scoffing at claims that its expansion into self-driving cars hinges on trade secrets stolen from a Google spinoff, arguing that its ride-hailing service has been working on potentially superior technology. The legal defense, presented in documents filed in […]

  • Nevada Governor Wants $3.5M for Cybersecurity Boost

    by Don Jergler on 2017-04-10 at 14:58Gov. Brian Sandoval is asking the Nevada Legislature to spend $3.5 million over the next two years to build up the state’s cybersecurity infrastructure and management. His proposed Office of Cyber Defense Coordination would organize data systems across all state […]

  • XL Catlin Names Swiss Re’s Bewlay as Global Chief Underwriter for Casualty

    by Andrew G. Simpson on 2017-04-10 at 13:33XL Catlin’s insurance operations has named Nancy Bewlay as global chief underwriting officer, Casualty. In her new role, Bewlay assumes underwriting and portfolio management for all of XL Catlin’s Casualty insurance coverages globally. She will be based in Stamford, […]

  • Liberty Specialty Markets Taps Equinox Global’s Paton as European Head of GFR

    by L.S. Howard on 2017-04-10 at 13:00Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), the London-based subsidiary of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has appointed Alexandra Paton as head of Continental Europe for Global Financial Risks (GFR). Paton will be based in both Paris and London. She will report directly to […]

  • Authorities Charge 2 with Arson in Maine Storage Building Fire

    on 2017-04-10 at 12:12State fire officials say two men have been charged with arson in connection with a fire that destroyed a large storage building in Etna, Maine. Officials say several smaller storage buildings for sale at Hill View Mini Barns also were […]

  • New York Begins New Push to Stop Distracted Driving

    on 2017-04-10 at 12:06New York is launching a statewide campaign against distracted driving as part of April’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said state and local police will be stepping up patrols and checkpoints through Monday in Operation Hang Up. […]

  • Trial Concludes for Virginia Man Accused of Killing Son for Insurance

    by Elizabeth Blosfield on 2017-04-10 at 11:49Joaquin Rams is either a father unjustly accused in the tragic, unexplained death of his 1-year-old son, or he is the most cold-blooded of murderers who snuffed the life from his boy to collect half a million dollars in life […]

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