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California Worker’s Compensation Institute Elects 2019 Board
March 22, 2019
Rose Barrett of the Berkshire Hathaway Group was reelected as the chair of the California Workers’ Compensation Institute board of directors for 2019. Barrett, who has served on the CWCI board since 2014 and has been a member of the …

Lockton, Children’s Bureau Honored by Insurance Industry
March 22, 2019
Service was at the heart of Timothy J. Noonan’s main message. The Lockton Cos. president and CEO was talking about the service insurance professionals give to their clients and about the service the industry gives to communities. “Lockton associates …

New Coalition Cyber Policy for Manufacturers Covers Security Failures, Data Breaches
March 22, 2019
Coalition, a cyber insurance company for small and midsize businesses, has launched a full-spectrum coverage to insure manufacturers against security failures and data breaches. The Coalition policy encompasses the physical, technological, and financ …

Cyber Insurance Specialist, CFC, Comments on Lessons of Norsk Hydro Cyber Attack
March 22, 2019
Norsk Hydro, one of the world’s largest aluminum producers, is still struggling to return to full production, after a ransomware attack shut down its operations on Monday. “We are continuing to make progress towards a resolution, but the situation re …

Bill Limiting Suits Against Mississippi Property Owners Heads to Governor
March 22, 2019
A bill that would make it harder for people to sue Mississippi property owners for some injuries is headed to Gov. Phil Bryant for his signature or veto. The state Senate on Tuesday voted 31-21 to concur with changes that …

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas to Pay $75K to Settle Disability Discrimination Suit
March 22, 2019
Federal employment regulators say BlueCross/Blue Shield of Texas (BCBS), based in Dallas, will pay $75,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit. According to the suit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Co …

Arkansas ‘Truth in Labeling’ Bill Signed by Governor
March 22, 2019
Food manufacturers will soon have to comply with “truth in labeling” legislation that aims to protect Arkansas’ meat and rice producers from outlets who, the bill’s sponsor says, mislead consumers into thinking their products are something they are n …

Missouri, Kansas Residents Rush to Fill Sandbags as Floodwaters Move Downstream
March 22, 2019
Floodwaters that devastated swaths of Nebraska and Iowa rolled downstream on Thursday, swamping more Midwestern farmland as waterfront communities in Missouri and Kansas hurried to shore up strained levees. Flooding of the Missouri River triggered by …

Bitter Debate Over Health Reinsurance Plan Erupts in Minnesota House
March 22, 2019
A bitter, partisan debate erupted on the Minnesota House floor on March 20 when Republicans tried to bring up a health care reinsurance bill that House Democrats oppose as a giveaway to the insurance industry. Back in 2017, when Republicans …

PURE’s Johanson Joins Executive Team at H.W. Kaufman Group
March 22, 2019
H.W. Kaufman Group, a global network of companies headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, has added Kori M. Johanson to its executive team as corporate vice president and chief compliance officer. She will be based at the company headquarters. I …

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