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USG Adds Meek as a Producer in Southern California

Dec 14, 2018 USG Insurance Services Inc. has named Frances Meek a producer/broker in the Irvine, Calif. office. Meek will work to maintain current agent relationships and assist with...

Alliant Names Davidson Vice President in Washington

Dec 14, 2018 Alliant Insurance Services Inc. has named Megan Davidson vice president within the company’s real estate group. Davidson will be based in Alliant’s Seattle, Wash....

Nebraska Senators Aiming to Get Medical Marijuana on 2020 Ballot

Dec 14, 2018 Two Nebraska lawmakers have announced plans to place a medical marijuana legalization measure on the 2020 ballot. Sens. Anna Wishart and Adam Morfeld, both of...

Feds Cite Missouri Demolition Company After 2 Workers Die

Dec 14, 2018 A Missouri demolition company has been cited by federal safety regulators for failing to provide fall protection after two employees suffered fatal injuries at a...

Best's Reviews

Arthur J. Gallagher CEO: Tight Job Market Raising Employee Costs

Dec 14, 2018 The tight job market is making it harder to recruit and fill positions at Arthur J. Gallagher today than just 18 months earlier, J. Patrick...

Former Equine Insurance Agent Pleads Guilty in $1.3 Million Fraud Scheme

Dec 14, 2018 An ex-insurance agent who specialized in selling insurance coverage to horse owners pleaded guilty to fraud charges in connection with a $1...

AM Best AP Managing Director: Asia Emerging as Center for Insurance-Linked Securities

Dec 14, 2018 Jose Ribeiro, managing director, Asia-Pacific, AM Best, said other sectors expected to grow in Asia include captive insurance...

Broker Network Names New Chief Executive Officer

Dec 14, 2018 Broker Network Ltd. has appointed Des O’Connor the next chief executive officer as the U.K. insurance brokerage group also announced the departure of Andy...

Claims Journal

Cleanup for Last Month’s Wildfires in California Could Top $3B

Dec 14, 2018 Insurance claims and cleanup costs associated with California wildfires last month are expected to exceed the record-breaking amounts paid out last year after blazes...

Washington Finishes Work on Bridge to Keep Wildlife Off Highway

Dec 14, 2018 Before descending the Cascade Mountains on its final stretch to Seattle, Interstate 90 cuts through a mountain pass of old growth forests and wetlands. For countless...

Valve Hole Set Off Wisconsin Refinery Blast, Fire

Dec 14, 2018 A hole in a valve was the source of an April explosion at a Husky Energy refinery in northwestern Wisconsin that injured 36 people and required the evacuation of a large part of...

More Than 100 Anchorage Buildings Deemed Unsafe to Enter After Quake

Dec 14, 2018 More than 100 homes and buildings in the Anchorage, Alaska, area have been found unsafe to enter because of damage caused by the magnitude 7.0 earthquake,...