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Michigan Senate GOP Priority: Cutting Car Insurance Rates
Michigan Senate Republicans have signaled their intent to make lowering high auto insurance premiums a top priority in the two-year session, proposing legislation that would make it optional for Michigan drivers to buy what is now mandatory unlimited medical coverage. …

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 5:20 PM
Rich Joins EPIC Insurance Brokers in Houston
EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants has added Brandon Rich in its property/casualty practice in Houston as a client advocate, reporting to EPIC’s Southwest Region Managing Principal and Director KJ Wagner. Rich will be responsible for new business development and the …

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 5:09 PM
AM Best: Credit Ratings of Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Downgraded
AM Best has downgraded the Financial Strength Rating to A- (Excellent) from A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating to “a-” from “a” of Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Co. (Brotherhood) in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The outlook for the ratings is …

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 5:04 PM
Brown & Brown Subsidiary Acquires Illinois’ Izzo Insurance Services
Hull & Company LLC, a subsidiary of Brown & Brown Inc., has acquired substantially all the assets of Izzo Insurance Services Inc., based in Bloomingdale, Illinois. Founded in 1980 by Karen Izzo, Izzo Insurance Services is a wholesale brokerage that …

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 4:59 PM
3-in-5 Californians Cite Housing Displacement Issues After Severe Weather Events: Poll
Nearly three-in-five Californians whose community was impacted by a natural disaster report that homeowners or renters in their community have been displaced after the disaster and subsequently left the area to reside elsewhere. A poll conducted by a Jumpstart Insurance …

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 4:45 PM
3.7M Earthquake Hits Northern California
The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed a 3.7 preliminary magnitude earthquake rattled the small city of Piedmont in northern California. The USGS says the tremor occurred on Wednesday at 4:42 a.m. The impacts of the earthquake were not immediately known. Earthquakes …

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 4:22 PM
Woodruff Sawyer in California Names Mckenna National Healthcare Practice Leader
San Francisco, Calif.-based Woodruff Sawyer has named Frank Mckenna senior vice president and national healthcare practice leader. Mckenna will be responsible for expanding and growing the current Healthcare practice. Mckenna was previously president of the healthcare practice for a large …

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 4:06 PM
Guy Carpenter Forms New Division, Makes Post-JLT Merger Leadership Appointments
Reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter & Co. announced the formation of a new Global Capital Solutions Group as well as a series of leadership appointments that will become effective upon the closing of the acquisition of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. …

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 3:01 PM
Deploying Drones, 3D Printing to Reduce Secondary Accidents at Crash Sites
Idling in a long highway line of slowed or stopped traffic on a busy highway can be more than an inconvenience for drivers and highway safety officers. It is one of the most vulnerable times for “secondary accidents,” which often …

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 2:53 PM
Cuomo Proposes Banning Stretch Limos from New York Roads
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed banning stretch limousines from the state’s roads as part of a safety crackdown on large for-hire passenger vehicles following the deadliest U.S. transportation accident in nearly a decade. Twenty people were killed in October …

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 2:32 PM

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