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Starr Insurance Cos. Launch Monoline GL Construction Wrap-Up Coverage
Starr Insurance Companies has introduced Starr CIP Enterprise, a monoline general liability construction wrap-up insurance policy. The new product is designed for property owners and contractors who need tailored primary and excess general liability coverage for single large construction projects. …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 4:57 PM
Manhattan, Kansas, Labor Day Flood Caused $17.2M in Damage
Manhattan City Manager Ron Fehr says a flood over the Labor Day holiday weekend caused $17.2 million in structural damages in the city. Fehr told the Manhattan City Commission on Sept. 18 that four commercial and eight residential properties suffered …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 4:42 PM
North Carolina Power Plant Inundated by Flood Waters
Duke Energy activated a high-level emergency alert at a retired coal-fired power plant in North Carolina as floodwaters from the nearby Cape Fear River overtopped an earthen dike at the facility and inundated a large lake. Duke spokeswoman Paige Sheehan …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 4:39 PM
The Longest Week: Carolinas Worn Out by Florence
Hurricane Florence is still wearing out the Carolinas, where residents have endured an agonizing week of violent winds, torrential rain, widespread flooding, power outages and death. Frustration and sheer exhaustion are building as thousands of people wait to go home …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 4:30 PM
Lockton’s Lumelleau Joins EPIC Insurance Brokers in Houston
EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants has added Matt Lumelleau as a principal in the firm’s property/casualty practice. Based in Houston, Lumelleau will be responsible for new business development, the design, placement and management of property/casualty insurance programs; and providing risk …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 4:30 PM
Following July Tornado, 60 Iowa Buildings Deemed Unsafe
Officials in central Iowa have designated about 60 structures as unsafe following a July tornado that damaged about 2,000 buildings. The Times-Republican reports that the properties in Marshalltown now have small red posters that say “Dangerous building — do not …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 4:23 PM
5 Years and $100M Later, Huge North Dakota Oil Spill Finally Cleaned Up
Five years and almost $100 million later, cleanup is complete on a massive oil pipeline leak in North Dakota that has been called one of the biggest onshore spills in U.S. history, industry and state officials said. The spill by …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 4:21 PM
Texas Workers’ Comp Study Finds Improvement in Worker Access to Medical Care
The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation reported in a newly released study that access to medical care for injured workers has improved slightly and that a high rate of doctors who treat workers’ comp patients has remained …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 4:19 PM
Austin Drops Workers’ Comp Lawsuit Against Firefighter with Cancer
The city of Austin, Texas, has dropped a lawsuit challenging the determination by state workers’ compensation officials and an appeals panel that a firefighter diagnosed with cancer is eligible for workers’ comp benefits. According to the Austin Firefighters Association, Lt. …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 4:06 PM
LISI Partners Acquires Western Health Advantage in California
General agency LISI has acquired Western Health Advantage in Sacramento, Calif. WHA is a non-profit HMO that offers benefit plans for employer group health coverage. LISI serves more than 8,000 affiliated brokers who offer medical, dental, vision and specialty coverage …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 2:49 PM

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