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Insurance Agents Assured of Trump Pass-Through Tax Break Under Final Treasury Rule
The U.S. Treasury today issued final regulations and other guidance on a provision of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that allows owners of sole proprietorships, partnerships, trusts, and S corporations to deduct up to 20 percent of their qualified …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 9:41 PM
Oklahoma Securities Agency’s Computer Files Breached, Firm Says
The Oklahoma agency that protects investors from fraud is investigating whether its data was breached after a cybersecurity research team discovered that a computer server had left millions of files unsecured and open to the public. Oklahoma Department of Securities …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 5:47 PM
Former Farmers, AIG Direct, 21st Century Exec DeSantis Named President, CEO of The General
Nashville-based auto insurer The General has appointed veteran insurance executive Tony DeSantis to the new position of president and chief executive officer, joining Chief Operating Officer Steve Tjugum as the company’s top leaders. Elicia Azali has been named Marketing senior …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 5:43 PM
South Carolina Capitol City Bans Electric Scooters
South Carolina’s capitol city has banned electric scooters for a year while the city studies the operation of companies providing the service. News outlets reported Columbia City Council voted Tuesday to prohibit the use of electric scooters to protect the …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 5:36 PM
Arthur J. Gallagher Acquires Interstate Insurance Underwriters in Louisiana
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired Shreveport, Louisiana-based Interstate Insurance Underwriters LLC, the company announced. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1963, Interstate Insurance Underwriters is a managing general agency (MGA) offering a variety of property/casualty …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 5:35 PM
New Suits Filed Over Pain Meds Given to Near-Death Patients in Ohio
An Ohio man said on Jan. 16 he was stunned to learn of allegations that his wife’s hospital death last year was caused by a doctor’s order for a fatal dose of pain medication. David Austin said he called an …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 5:14 PM
Ohio Hospital: Doc Gave Excessive Pain Meds to Near-Death Patients, Suit Filed
An intensive care doctor ordered “significantly excessive and potentially fatal” doses of pain medicine for at least 27 near-death patients in the past few years after families asked that lifesaving measures be stopped, an Ohio hospital system announced after being …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 5:10 PM
California OK’s Pot Deliveries into Communities that Ban Sales
California has endorsed a rule that will allow home marijuana deliveries statewide, even into communities that have banned commercial pot sales. The regulation by the state Bureau of Cannabis Control was opposed by police chiefs and other critics who predict …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 4:40 PM
California Insurance Commissioner Names Executive Team
California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara announced new members of his executive team, including the first Latina chief deputy in the history of the California Department of Insurance. The new executive team members join an existing leadership team. “I am proud …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 4:34 PM
PG&E Says It Won’t Commit to Paying Settlements With 2015 California Fire Victims
PG&E Corp. is so cash-starved that it won’t commit to paying settlements reached with people who lost their homes in a 2015 wildfire caused by a tree falling on a power line. The disclosure by a lawyer for the utility …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 4:22 PM

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California Entertainment Insurance Agency Educates on Production Insurance

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Los Angeles, CA, January 19, 2019 –(PR.com)– MFE Insurance, a California entertainment insurance agency, recently released a blog educating readers on the different types of production insurance policies it offers. These policies can help protect your company in the event of an on-set accident and more. Production insurance of any length typically covers some basic…

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POSTED JANUARY 19, 2019 8:00 AM
Trump’s attempt to roll back birth control mandate quashed by judge

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A federal judge has ruled to block a set of new regulations put forward by the Trump administration. The recent attempt the Trump administration has made to block the birth control mandate in the Affordable Care Act has been halted for the moment. A federal judge in Pennsylvania has paused the ability for the efforts…

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POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 3:00 PM
Normandy Insurance Company Announces Expansion of Coverage to Texas

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Houston, TX, January 18, 2019 –(PR.com)– Florida-based workers' compensation carrier Normandy Insurance Company is now offering workers’ compensation insurance to small, mid-size, and large businesses in Texas. This marks the fourth major expansion by the multi-state insurer in the past two years. Normandy now offers workers’ compensation insurance in Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Texas.…

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POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 8:00 AM
Branford, CT Home to Trager Reznitsky Insurance’s Second Location

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Branford, CT, January 17, 2019 –(PR.com)– Trager Reznitsky Insurance, based in North Haven, CT, is expanding south to the shoreline town of Branford. Agency principals Joshua Trager and Eugene Reznitsky officially opened the agency’s second location on January 2, 2019 at 707 Main Street. “Our vision was always to expand our agency’s reach within Connecticut,…

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POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 7:44 PM
Insurance companies are struggling with a “Talent Crisis”

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A new report has revealed a considerable struggle among businesses in the industry to hire and keep employees. Insurance companies are facing a significant struggle in overcoming a “talent crisis” across the industry, says a new report. Insurers are finding that they are required to be far more proactive and pay workers more. The report…

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POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 3:00 PM
Mid-State Adds Executive HR Consultant

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Lynchburg, VA, January 16, 2019 –(PR.com)– Mid-State HR is pleased to introduce Tammy Halsey, Executive Employment Advisor, providing HR professionals with expert services ranging from compliance to group health alter-native funding. As a member of the growing Mid-State HR team, she is passionate about making a positive impact on area businesses with veteran consultation and…

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POSTED JANUARY 16, 2019 5:19 PM
Harvard twin study reveals impact of environment and genetics on insurance rates

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Researchers examined the impact of the environment and genes across 560 common conditions. The results of a new Harvard Medical School (HMS) twin study examined the way different factors affect insurance rates. The research was conducted in conjunction with the University of Queensland in Australia. The method used in order to examine the factors involved…

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POSTED JANUARY 16, 2019 3:00 PM
Cristina Varner Promoted to Life Science National Practice Leader

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San Mateo, CA, January 16, 2019 –(PR.com)– ABD Insurance and Financial Services announced today the promotion of Cristina Varner to Life Science National Practice Leader. ABD saw significant overall expansion and exceptional performance in 2018, due in large part to the growth and expertise of the Life Science Practice. ABD’s Life Science practice now serves…

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POSTED JANUARY 16, 2019 2:16 PM
Mutual of Omaha lawsuit pushes insurer to cover patients taking Truvada

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New applicants taking the HIV prevention medication had previously been denied policies. Mutual of Omaha settled discrimination allegations filed by the Massachusetts attorney general’s office. The insurance company has agreed to stop denying applicants who use HIV prevention medications such as Truvada. At the same time, the insurance company settled a second lawsuit in the…

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POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 3:00 PM
Bottom Line Solutions ASCEND Conference Offers C-Suite Opportunity to Attendees

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Nashville, TN, January 14, 2019 –(PR.com)– On Thursday, January 24, 2019, owners and principals of more than 150 independent employee benefits agencies will assemble for the Fourth Annual "ASCEND – The NextGen Benefits Growth & Leadership Summit" at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee. As our nation continues to struggle with a turbulent healthcare…

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POSTED JANUARY 14, 2019 9:15 PM

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