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Texas Seeks Comments on Proposed Rules for Surprise Medical Bill Law
The Texas Department of Insurance is accepting comments on proposed rules to implement Senate Bill 1264, which protects consumers who have state-regulated health plans from surprise medical bills in certain situations. The proposed rules establish procedures for the mediation and …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 11:09 PM
Imelda Brings Flooding, Disaster Declaration to Southeast Texas
Flooding from Tropical Storm Imelda on Thursday left hundreds of people trapped in their homes and cars; led to water rescues, a hospital evacuation and power outages; and closed entire school districts, according to officials and local media. The flooding …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 10:46 PM
Cannabis Risk Management Group Wants to Impact Claims Via Best Practices
Buying some green bud at a dispensary shouldn’t be much different than purchasing a green pepper at the supermarket. That’s how Rocco Petrilli, a long-time insurance and risk management consultant to the auto industry, sees it. Petrilli, like many who …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 8:36 PM
Beazley Launches Title IX Coverage for Educational Institutions
Specialist insurer Beazley has launched a comprehensive policy designed to cover infringements of Title IX, the federal law prohibiting discrimination based on sex in any public education program. The policy provides coverage for employment practices liability (EPL) and sexual misconduct …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 4:58 PM
Texas Auto Insurer of Last Resort Files for Rate Increases
The Texas Department of Insurance has extended the period in which recent rate increase request by the Texas Automobile Insurance Plan Association (TAIPA) may be approved. TAIPA, the state’s auto insurer of last resort, on Sept. 11, 2019, filed a …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 4:57 PM
Coal Mine Electrician Dies in Accident at West Virginia Mine
West Virginia officials say a 40-year-old coal mine electrician has died in an accident. The West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training says Steven Vernon Keeney of Sylvester died of injuries from an apparent electrical shock. The accident …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 4:54 PM
Gulfstream Insurance of Florida Appoints Thompson as General Counsel, VP of Legal & Compliance
Gulfstream Property and Casualty Insurance Co. has appointed appointment of Lisa B. Thompson to general counsel, vice president of Legal & Compliance. Prior to joining Gulfstream, Thompson served as senior vice president of legal and compliance for Bankers Insurance Co. …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 4:52 PM
Consumer Watchdog: California Commissioner’s Calendar Suggests He Made Contact in ‘Pay to Play’
Calendar entries and documents show that California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, not his fundraiser, made first contact with an agent of a workers’ compensation insurance company offering political support in conjunction with seeking approval for a change of control in …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 4:40 PM
Insurance Broker Burns & Wilcox Expands, Relocates in Chicago
Wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager, Burns & Wilcox, has relocated and expanded its office in downtown Chicago. The new office, which houses Burns & Wilcox and Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, is located downtown at 111 S. Wacker. Burns & …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 4:26 PM
Nebraska Dry Cleaner Owner Faces Arson, Insurance Fraud Charges
The owner of a Nebraska dry cleaning business that burned following an explosion last year has been charged with arson and insurance fraud. The Sarpy County Attorney’s Office says in news release that 53-year-old Michael McKernan, owner of the Wardrobe …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 4:16 PM

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