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Florida CFO: More Than $40M Recovered for Insurance Consumers in 2018
More than $40.5 million was recovered for Florida insurance consumers in 2018, including $17.4 million recovered for Hurricane Michael victims, by the state’s Insurance Consumer Helpline, according to a statement from Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis. Patronis said the Florida Department …

POSTED MARCH 22, 2019 5:43 AM
W. Virginia Electric Company Worker Killed in Accident at Customer Home
Police in West Virginia say an electric company employee has died in an accident at a customer’s home. News outlets report the accident happened Wednesday morning in the Harts community of Lincoln County. State police say an Appalachian Power truck …

POSTED MARCH 22, 2019 5:06 AM
Most of Country at Risk for Major Flooding This Spring
The deluge that devastated so much of the Midwest over the last week could be a preview for one of the worst years for flooding in the U.S., according to federal weather officials. Now flooding is occurring at St. Joseph, …

POSTED MARCH 22, 2019 5:00 AM
Analysis: Jury Upends Bayer’s Roundup Defense Strategy
Bayer AG had hoped a new trial strategy focusing jurors on scientific evidence could stem a burgeoning tide of U.S. lawsuits over its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup, but a second jury finding on Tuesday that the product caused cancer has …

POSTED MARCH 22, 2019 5:00 AM
Only Few Who Need Them Get Medicines for Opioid Addiction, Says Medical Group
Medicines proven to treat opioid addiction remain vastly underused in the U.S., the nation’s top medical advisers said Wednesday. Only a fraction of the estimated 2 million people addicted to opioids are getting the medications, according to a report by …

POSTED MARCH 22, 2019 5:00 AM
Mine Worker Advocates Worried Coal Firm’s Tax Cut Jeopardizes Black Lung Fund
The Trump administration and coal industry allies are insisting that a federal black lung trust fund will continue to pay benefits to sick miners despite a drastic cut in funding. But the expected shortfalls will be covered by taxpayers instead …

POSTED MARCH 22, 2019 5:00 AM
9 Insurance Agency Start-Ups: Why and How They Set Out on Their Own
What motivates people to take a risk in an industry dedicated to managing risk? New independent agencies are born of various circumstances. Sometimes it’s about seizing an opportunity that comes along; other times, it’s about creating something out of necessity. …

POSTED MARCH 22, 2019 5:00 AM
Why Science Can’t Prove Roundup Weed Killer Causes Cancer: Viewpoint
Scientists can’t, for the most part, prove that a given product caused a particular person to get cancer – not the way you can prove, say, that a car with faulty brakes caused a fatal crash. And so when a …

POSTED MARCH 22, 2019 5:00 AM
Worldwide Facilities Taps Holden as SVP, Property Broker in Atlanta
Worldwide Facilities has added Shane Holden to its Atlanta team as senior vice president/Property broker. Holden brings 25 years of insurance and risk management experience to his position at Worldwide Facilities. With various positions in the insurance industry, his previous …

POSTED MARCH 22, 2019 4:10 AM
Climate Activists Petition for Carriers in California to Reveal Fossil Fuel Insureds
More than 60 environmental, consumer and social justice organizations on Thursday delivered a petition to California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara seeking what is believed would be the first regulations in the nation requiring insurance companies to disclose the fossil fuel …

POSTED MARCH 21, 2019 9:21 PM

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