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Chubb?s Schellinkhout Joins Woodruff-Sawyer in Pacific Northwest
Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. has named Melissa Schellinkhout has vice president and Northwest practice director. Schellinkhout will be responsible for oversight of property/casualty operations in the Pacific Northwest, including the firm’s Portland, Ore. and Seattle, Wash. offices. She will also manage …
Zurich Makes a Difference in the Lives of Philadelphia Families
Zurich North America, a provider of property and casualty insurance and a company dedicated to improving the lives of children and families, has made a $10,000 donation to the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. Paul Horgan, head of North America Commercial …
Workers Injured at Facebook Construction Site in California
Authorities say work has halted at a Facebook building under construction after an equipment failure caused part of the structure to collapse, injuring two workers. KNTV reported two construction workers were injured after they fell about 40 feet while assembling …
Chubb?s Oldest Active Subsidiary Receives Pennsylvania Historical Marker
Chubb, in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), has dedicated a Pennsylvania historical marker to the Insurance Company of North America (INA), Chubb’s oldest subsidiary company. The marker was unveiled during a ceremony at Chubb’s office in Philadelphia, Penn., and commemorates INA’s 225-year …
Canada?s Desjardins Aims to Buy P/C Insurers: CEO Cormier
Desjardins Group is looking to acquire insurers, wealth managers and payments firms to expand further outside Quebec and challenge the dominance of Canada’s big financial services firms, Chief Executive Officer Guy Cormier said. Cormier, who oversees North America’s largest financial co-operative, …
Mine Owned by West Virginia Gov Faces Fines for Safety Violations
A West Virginia mining operation owned by Gov. Jim Justice faces fines of more than $10,000 for six safety violations following a workers’ fatal fall in February. The West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training says 43-year-old Jason …
London Market Group Re-Appoints Aubert as Chairman
The London Market Group (LMG) announced the re-appointment of Nicolas Aubert, head of Great Britain for Willis Towers Watson, as its chair. The last 12 months has seen progress across all LMG’s workstreams, including market modernization work, including the launch …
Disruptive Tech Dominates 2nd Annual Efma-Accenture Innovation Awards
Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, the internet of things (IoT) and blockchain were prominently featured among the winners of the second annual Efma-Accenture Innovation in Insurance awards. Aimed at showcasing the best examples of insurance technology innovations in multiple categories, …
Dodge City Community College Wins Kansas Don?t Text #Just Drive Contest
Dodge City Community College (DCCC) received the most votes by percentage of students enrolled to win the Kansas community college “Don’t Text #Just Drive” spring contest March 15-April 16, sponsored in part by the state insurance department. The Kansas Insurance …
Munich Re?s New CEO Wenning to Take ?Hard-Nosed? Approach
Joachim Wenning admitted he would not be to everyone’s liking long before taking the helm of Germany’s Munich Re. That hard-nosed approach could prove valuable as the 52-year-old tackles falling profits, disgruntled investors and headwinds beyond his control at the …

Reinsurance News Update

Dodge City Community College Wins Kansas Don?t Text #Just Drive Contest
Dodge City Community College (DCCC) received the most votes by percentage of students enrolled to win the Kansas community college “Don’t Text #Just Drive” spring contest March 15-April 16, sponsored in part by the state insurance department. The Kansas Insurance …
Munich Re?s New CEO Wenning to Take ?Hard-Nosed? Approach
Joachim Wenning admitted he would not be to everyone’s liking long before taking the helm of Germany’s Munich Re. That hard-nosed approach could prove valuable as the 52-year-old tackles falling profits, disgruntled investors and headwinds beyond his control at the …
Workers Injured at Facebook Construction Site in California
Authorities say work has halted at a Facebook building under construction after an equipment failure caused part of the structure to collapse, injuring two workers. KNTV reported two construction workers were injured after they fell about 40 feet while assembling …
Disruptive Tech Dominates 2nd Annual Efma-Accenture Innovation Awards
Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, the internet of things (IoT) and blockchain were prominently featured among the winners of the second annual Efma-Accenture Innovation in Insurance awards. Aimed at showcasing the best examples of insurance technology innovations in multiple categories, …
Mine Owned by West Virginia Gov Faces Fines for Safety Violations
A West Virginia mining operation owned by Gov. Jim Justice faces fines of more than $10,000 for six safety violations following a workers’ fatal fall in February. The West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training says 43-year-old Jason …
Chubb?s Oldest Active Subsidiary Receives Pennsylvania Historical Marker
Chubb, in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), has dedicated a Pennsylvania historical marker to the Insurance Company of North America (INA), Chubb’s oldest subsidiary company. The marker was unveiled during a ceremony at Chubb’s office in Philadelphia, Penn., and commemorates INA’s 225-year …
London Market Group Re-Appoints Aubert as Chairman
The London Market Group (LMG) announced the re-appointment of Nicolas Aubert, head of Great Britain for Willis Towers Watson, as its chair. The last 12 months has seen progress across all LMG’s workstreams, including market modernization work, including the launch …
Zurich Makes a Difference in the Lives of Philadelphia Families
Zurich North America, a provider of property and casualty insurance and a company dedicated to improving the lives of children and families, has made a $10,000 donation to the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. Paul Horgan, head of North America Commercial …
Canada?s Desjardins Aims to Buy P/C Insurers: CEO Cormier
Desjardins Group is looking to acquire insurers, wealth managers and payments firms to expand further outside Quebec and challenge the dominance of Canada’s big financial services firms, Chief Executive Officer Guy Cormier said. Cormier, who oversees North America’s largest financial co-operative, …
Chubb?s Schellinkhout Joins Woodruff-Sawyer in Pacific Northwest
Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. has named Melissa Schellinkhout has vice president and Northwest practice director. Schellinkhout will be responsible for oversight of property/casualty operations in the Pacific Northwest, including the firm’s Portland, Ore. and Seattle, Wash. offices. She will also manage …

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