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Appalachian Underwriters Names Dail Western Region Vice President
Appalachian Underwriters Inc. has named Eric Dail its Western region vice president. He will now manage the day-to-day operations of the Scottsdale, Ariz. office, including workers’ compensation and commercial garage underwriters, as well as AUI’s marketing efforts in the Western …

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 5:28 PM
Cause of $6K in Damage to Small Arkansas Airport? Coyotes.
Officials at a small municipal airport in central Arkansas are battling an unlikely foe — coyotes that keep chewing on part of the taxiway. The damage at the North Little Rock Municipal Airport is expected to cost $6,000 to fix. …

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 4:55 PM
Texas Windstorm Policy Assumption Program to Begin Soon
The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association will soon begin its annual program designed to move policies out of the residual market for wind and hail along the Texas coast. This will be the third round for the Assumption Reinsurance Depopulation Program …

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 4:47 PM
Travelers Enhances Workers Comp Claims Platform for Injured Employees
The Travelers Companies, Inc. has added new digital capabilities to its “MyTravelers for Injured Employees” workers’ compensation claims platform designed to improve the claim experience for injured employees. The company’s web-based and mobile-friendly self-service tool for workers compensation claims now …

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 4:46 PM
Duke Energy to Pay $156K Fine for North Carolina Coal Ash Pollution
Duke Energy Corp. will pay a $156,000 penalty to for polluting ground and surface waters in North Carolina with potentially toxic coal-ash waste around three power plants, an amount one critic compared to a couple of days salary for the …

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 4:35 PM
Tulsa County Democratic Party Chair to Run for Insurance Commissioner
The chair of the Tulsa County Democratic Party has entered the race to become Oklahoma’s next insurance commissioner. Kimberly Fobbs currently is the only Democrat who has filed to run for the insurance commissioner’s post, according to the Oklahoma Secretary …

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 4:34 PM
Macy’s to Pay $75K to Settle Federal Disability Discrimination Lawsuit
Macy’s will pay a former long-term employee $75,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed in Illinois filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). According to the federal employment agency, the EEOC’s lawsuit charged Macy’s with firing an …

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 4:30 PM
Ohio Plastics Company Fined $261K for Workplace Safety Hazards
Federal safety regulators have cited a Bellevue, Ohio-based plastics company for multiple safety violations after an inspection found employees exposed to fall, machine, and electrical hazards. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed penalties of …

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 4:28 PM
California Commissioner Urging Insurers to Offer Coverage for Cannabis Industry
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is renewing his call for insurers to offer insurance products for California’s legalized cannabis industry in the wake of recent reports that President Trump has abandoned Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ policy on federal law enforcement …

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 3:03 PM
Travelers Boosts Q1 Profit; Talks Central Underwriting, Potential with Nationwide Agents
The Travelers Companies boosted its net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, by 10 percent to $669 million compared to $617 million in the prior year quarter despite unusually high catastrophe losses in March. Catastrophe losses in the …

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 2:20 PM

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