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Northern California Wildfires: Insurance Industry Ready to Assist With ‘Massive’ Recovery
Rebuilding the Northern California areas devastated by wildfire will be a long-term effort, and insurers say they will be there to help their affected policyholders get back on their feet. Tens of thousands of evacuees began making their way home …

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 4:38 AM
Boyd Promoted to Florida Deputy Chief Financial Officer
The Department of Financial Services’ long-time Legislative Affairs Director Elizabeth Boyd has been promoted to Deputy Chief Financial Officer, according to a statement from Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis. In this new role, Boyd will oversee the Department’s legislative affairs, …

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 4:08 AM
BB&T-Oswald Trippe Adds 2 Commercial Lines Producers to Florida Team
BB&T- Oswald Trippe and Company has expanded its Southeast Florida team with the addition of two new associates as commercial lines producers to assist business clients in the greater Southeast Florida area. Kelly Matacena has been named a commercial lines …

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2017 4:06 AM
Parisotto Named Administrative Director of California Worker’s Comp Division
George Parisotto has been named administrative director of the California Division of Workers’ Compensation. His appointment was made official by California Gov. Jerry Brown Jr. on Thursday. Parisotto has filled the post of acting administrative director since February 2016, following …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 11:00 PM
Early Data Shows Insured Losses from California Wildfires Already at $1B and Growing
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones today released preliminary data provided by eight California insurers processing claims for tens of thousands of policyholders that shows $1.045 billion in losses to commercial and residential structures, personal and commercial vehicles and agricultural equipment. The …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 10:01 PM
ICW Group in California Names Guy Carpenter’s Novak Chief Operating and Strategic Execution Officer
San Diego, Calif.-based ICW Group Insurance Cos. has named John Novak chief operating and strategic execution officer. Novak will succeed David Hoppen, who accepted the position of president of VerTerra Insurance Co. (a member company of ICW Group). Novak has …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 7:59 PM
California Workers’ Comp Institute Recaps Year in Legislation
The California Workers’ Compensation Institute this week released a report on a list of bills that will affect the workers’ comp system. The bills were recently signed into law at the end of the Legislative session by Gov. Jerry Brown. …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 5:59 PM
In ‘Energy City’ USA, Hurricane Harvey’s Fury Lingers
It took five weeks for the largest U.S. oil refinery to get back to normal after Hurricane Harvey. It’s taking Port Arthur, Texas, a lot longer. Nearly two months after Harvey inundated Port Arthur, a crucial hub of the global …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 4:35 PM
Rockport Mayor Says Much of Town Won’t Be Rebuilt Following Harvey
The mayor of the Gulf Coast community of Rockport says Hurricane Harvey destroyed about a third of the town and that 30 to 35 percent of it will probably never be rebuilt. Mayor Charles “C.J.” Wax said during a panel …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 4:22 PM
Renewed Push for Underground Water Storage Projects Sparked by Harvey
For state Rep. Lyle Larson, Hurricane Harvey was not only a tragedy but also a wasted opportunity. The San Antonio Republican, who chairs the House Natural Resources Committee, estimates that the amount of rain the storm dropped on the state …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2017 4:14 PM

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