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Workers’ Comp Provider Omaha National Expands Coverage to New Jersey
Omaha National, an Omaha, Nebraska-headquartered workers’ compensation insurance and payroll services provider serving small and midsize employers, has announced it is expanding coverage to New Jersey. New Jersey is the eighth state in which Omaha National offers coverage, following news …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2019 2:18 PM
What’s At Stake for Britain’s Economy as Voters Go to Polls Today?
The two main parties in Britain’s election on Thursday offer contrasting plans on spending, tax, the role of the state, trade unions and Brexit. Below is a summary of the main economic policies of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2019 2:03 PM
North Korean Hackers Found Partnering With Eastern European Cyber Criminals
North Korean state-backed hackers appear to be cooperating with Eastern European cybercriminals, a report said on Wednesday, a finding that suggests digital gangsters and state-backed spies are finding common ground online. Mountain View, California-based SentinelOne says that the Lazarus Group …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2019 1:52 PM
Bronze 2019 Best Agency to Work For – East: Chalmers Insurance Group
Steven Cote initially entered the insurance business because of a neighbor, and now as president of Chalmers Insurance Group, he aims to ensure the agency always gives back to its neighboring communities. “Understanding the hard work, collaboration and innovative spirit …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2019 1:50 PM
Court Rules Events After Email Instruction Don’t Erase Claim for Phishing Loss
A $1.7 million email phishing fraud that included phone calls with a fake lawyer and an intervention by a Wells Fargo fraud investigator is still a fraud and Ironshore Indemnity is liable for the claim, a split panel with the …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2019 1:26 PM
Louisiana’s Stonetrust Commercial Insurance Adds Lege, Moore
Stonetrust Commercial Insurance Co., based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has hired Brandon Lege as director of Loss Prevention and John Moore as a production underwriter. Lege was formerly the safety and training manager for Texas Petroleum Investment Co. in Lafayette …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2019 6:54 AM
Michigan Poultry Ranch to Pay $93K to Settle Federal Harassment, Retaliation Suit
A Saranac, Michigan egg producer will pay $93,000 and provide other relief to settle a federal disability harassment and retaliation lawsuit, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC had charged that Herbruck Poultry Ranch Inc. violated …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2019 6:53 AM
Bronze 2019 Best Agency to Work For – South Central: The Nitsche Group
An Atmosphere of Caring The employees at the Central Texas-based independent insurance agency, The Nitsche Group, can’t seem to say enough about how proud they are of the great service the agency provides to its customers. Responding to Insurance Journal’s …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2019 6:24 AM
Bronze 2019 Best Agency to Work For – Midwest: DSP
Nurturing the Entrepreneurial Spirit One of five core values that guide the operations of DSP Insurance Services in Schaumburg, Ill., states: “We will respect and support all employees.” The agency also pledges that it will “treat our employees as our …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2019 6:17 AM
Johnson & Johnson Appeals Judge’s Ruling Oklahoma in Opioid Lawsuit
Attorneys for Johnson & Johnson have appealed an Oklahoma judge’s order for the company to pay $465 million to address the state’s opioid crisis. The company argues in an appeal filed on Dec. 9 that the judge misapplied the state’s …

POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2019 6:15 AM

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