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Anthem Confirms Continued Statewide Participation in Colorado Individual Health Market for 2018

Aug 18, 2017 Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has confirmed it will participate in Colorado’s individual health insurance market...

MS Amlin Names CFO to Replace Departing Finance, Operations Chief

Aug 18, 2017 MS Amlin said Richard Hextall will leave the company as chief finance and operations officer at the end of September. He will be succeeded in the...

Fiducia MGA Expands UK Marine Operations

Aug 18, 2017 U.K. managing general agency Fiducia said it launched what it called a “comprehensive” marine trades facility for the U.K. regional marine market and opened an office in...

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Miller to Leave Post Aug. 21; Chief of Staff Altman to Take Helm

Aug 18, 2017 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has chosen Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller to head the state’s Department of...

Business Insurance

Ohio comp bureau secures 7 fraud convictions

Aug 18, 2017 The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation said Friday it has secured seven convictions in July of employers and injured workers who...

Liberty Mutual prevails in claims adjuster’s age discrimination suit

Aug 18, 2017 A federal appeals court has upheld dismissal of age and disability discrimination and...

Express Scripts program to limit first-fill opioid prescriptions moves forward

Aug 18, 2017 Express Scripts Holding Co. is forging ahead with its plan to limit...

Insurance Journal

Increase in California Workers’ Comp Pure Premium Sent to Department of Insurance

Aug 18, 2017 The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau has submitted its Jan. 1, 2018 pure premium rate filing to the California Department of...

Georgia Fines Company Behind Deadly Leak at Sperm Bank $302K

Aug 18, 2017 A deadly February 2017 industrial gas leak at a sperm bank in Augusta, Ga. was caused by the over-pressurization of a bulk storage tank, according to findings from...

Liotta Named Chairman of Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission

Aug 18, 2017 Gov. Mary Fallin has named Mark Liotta as chairman of the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission. Liotta, a former state representative from Tulsa...

Federal Appeals Court Voids Exxon Pipeline Safety Order

Aug 18, 2017 An appeals court has voided an order that would have required Exxon Mobil to revise its pipeline safety procedures after a 2013 oil spill in Arkansas. The Pipeline...

Property Casualty 360

People on the move in the P&C insurance industry: Aug 18, 2017

Aug 18, 2017 News from The Navigators Group Inc., Wellthie, Meeker Sharkey & Hurley and more.

How to design a core system for user engagement

Aug 18, 2017 When insurers embrace the engagement era by using technology to meet users on their own terms, they realize some very impactful outcomes.

State Farm can't get out of stacking-related bad-faith claim

Aug 18, 2017 A judge has denied State Farm's bid to end a bad-faith lawsuit that alleges the company refused to reimburse a man who had...

Nationwide hires new CIO to oversee digital transformation

Aug 18, 2017 The incumbent insurers is making changes to accommodate self driving cars and smart homes, and to capitalize on artificial...

Claims Journal

Drugged Driving a Rising Problem

Aug 18, 2017 An SUV crashed after all four occupants overdosed on heroin in North Carolina. The same day, a man in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, grabbed the steering wheel after his grandson lost consciousness...

Connected Cars, Roads Could Eliminate Wrong-Way Driving

Aug 18, 2017 Kevin Balke turned his SUV southeastward, checked his instruments and confirmed he was ready. Nearly a mile of concrete stood before him with plenty of room to run, but he...

Business News: Travelers, ISO, IAIABC

Aug 18, 2017 Travelers Completes Acquisition of UK-Based Simply Business The Travelers Companies, Inc.completed its previously announced acquisition of Simply Business, a leading provider of small...

Express Scripts Announces Drug Will Be Limited for First Time Opioid Users

Aug 18, 2017 The nation’s largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a...