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After the Storm: Insurance Agents E&O Lessons Learned
Editor’s Note: This is a republication of a January, 2013 article by Sally Coombs, who was then with Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co, which is now integrated into Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). Also, Insurance Journal’s Academy of Insurance will …
New York State Prepares Long Island for Hurricane Jose?s Impact
New York state officials have deployed members of the National Guard and specialized emergency response units to Long Island to prepare for potentially severe weather caused by Hurricane Jose. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says 100 members of the National Guard, 13 …
Zebra Online Insurance Agency Gets $40M from Investors and New CEO from Kayak
The Zebra, an online auto insurance comparison marketplace, plans to use $40 million in new venture funding to double down on brand building, product expansion and customer outreach. Company co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Joshua Dziabiak told Carrier Management via …
XL Catlin Adds EPLI, Cyber Coverage for Design Professionals in Canada
XL Catlin has added two optional coverages to its professional liability insurance for architects, engineers and other design businesses in Canada: employment practices liability (EPL) Insurance and cyber insurance coverage. The optional EPL coverage is designed to help architects, engineers …
Small Earthquake in Illinois Felt in 3 States
The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a small earthquake in southeastern Illinois was felt across parts of Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. The USGS says the preliminary 3.8-magnitude earthquake occurred at 6:47 a.m. Central Time on Sept. 19 about 7 1/2 …
Insurers Oppose Latest Republican Obamacare Repeal Effort
Insurance-industry groups said Wednesday that they oppose a Republican proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, joining health-care providers in asking Senators to reject the bill. America’s Health Insurance Plans and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association said …
Small Quake in Los Angeles Had Southern Californians Lighting up Twitter
A small earthquake with an epicenter just outside Los Angeles had people in Southern California talking on social media. The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed a magnitude-3.6 quake hit at about 11:20 Monday night. Its epicenter was about 3.6 miles northwest …
MarketScout Hires U.S. Risk?s Vincent as VP in Houston
MarketScout, the Dallas, Texas based insurance exchange and specialty MGA, has expanded its Professional Liability Division with the addition of Michele Vincent as vice president, healthcare practice leader. Vincent joins the professional liability practice with more than 20 years of …
Prospect General, Fortegra Launch Tenant Legal Liability Program
Prospect General Insurance Agency has partnered with Fortegra Financial Corporation, a Tiptree Financial, Inc. company to offer an admitted tenant legal liability program that allows landlords to protect properties from tenant caused damage. The program targets apartment buildings with five …
High Levels of Mold, Carbon Dioxide Close West Virginia High School
A West Virginia high school will close for the rest of the week after high levels of mold and carbon dioxide were found inside nearly a third of its buildings. News outlets report Capital High School in Charleston announced Monday …

Reinsurance News Update

Insurers Oppose Latest Republican Obamacare Repeal Effort
Insurance-industry groups said Wednesday that they oppose a Republican proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, joining health-care providers in asking Senators to reject the bill. America’s Health Insurance Plans and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association said …
Prospect General, Fortegra Launch Tenant Legal Liability Program
Prospect General Insurance Agency has partnered with Fortegra Financial Corporation, a Tiptree Financial, Inc. company to offer an admitted tenant legal liability program that allows landlords to protect properties from tenant caused damage. The program targets apartment buildings with five …
After the Storm: Insurance Agents E&O Lessons Learned
Editor’s Note: This is a republication of a January, 2013 article by Sally Coombs, who was then with Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co, which is now integrated into Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). Also, Insurance Journal’s Academy of Insurance will …
Small Earthquake in Illinois Felt in 3 States
The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a small earthquake in southeastern Illinois was felt across parts of Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. The USGS says the preliminary 3.8-magnitude earthquake occurred at 6:47 a.m. Central Time on Sept. 19 about 7 1/2 …
Small Quake in Los Angeles Had Southern Californians Lighting up Twitter
A small earthquake with an epicenter just outside Los Angeles had people in Southern California talking on social media. The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed a magnitude-3.6 quake hit at about 11:20 Monday night. Its epicenter was about 3.6 miles northwest …
High Levels of Mold, Carbon Dioxide Close West Virginia High School
A West Virginia high school will close for the rest of the week after high levels of mold and carbon dioxide were found inside nearly a third of its buildings. News outlets report Capital High School in Charleston announced Monday …
XL Catlin Adds EPLI, Cyber Coverage for Design Professionals in Canada
XL Catlin has added two optional coverages to its professional liability insurance for architects, engineers and other design businesses in Canada: employment practices liability (EPL) Insurance and cyber insurance coverage. The optional EPL coverage is designed to help architects, engineers …
MarketScout Hires U.S. Risk?s Vincent as VP in Houston
MarketScout, the Dallas, Texas based insurance exchange and specialty MGA, has expanded its Professional Liability Division with the addition of Michele Vincent as vice president, healthcare practice leader. Vincent joins the professional liability practice with more than 20 years of …
Zebra Online Insurance Agency Gets $40M from Investors and New CEO from Kayak
The Zebra, an online auto insurance comparison marketplace, plans to use $40 million in new venture funding to double down on brand building, product expansion and customer outreach. Company co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Joshua Dziabiak told Carrier Management via …
New York State Prepares Long Island for Hurricane Jose?s Impact
New York state officials have deployed members of the National Guard and specialized emergency response units to Long Island to prepare for potentially severe weather caused by Hurricane Jose. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says 100 members of the National Guard, 13 …

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