Texas Insurer Group, State Farm Begin North Texas ‘Storm Tour’

Article 0 Comments Severe storms in Texas last week caused an estimated $30 million in damage and generated some 6,000 wind-related insurance claims, according to the Insurance Council of Texas, which joins State Farm Insurance in conducting a “storm tour” of North Texas starting today Some of the most severe […]

Confirmed Tornado Damaged Homes, Businesses in Mid-Michigan

Article 0 Comments Authorities say a tornado swept through mid-Michigan, damaging homes and knocking out power to thousands. The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down at 7:03 p.m. Thursday around the Shiawassee County community of Vernon, about 21 miles (34 kilometers) southwest of Flint. Officials say the […]

Report: Texas Hospital Knew Elevator Needed Upgrade Before Malfunction

Article 0 Comments Officials knew a Forth Worth hospital elevator was in need of upgrades two years before a nurse was crushed and seriously injured when the elevator continued to rise as she tried to step inside, a maintenance audit shows. A report produced by Lerch Bates, an elevator consulting […]

Insured Property Loss for Northern Australia Floods Estimated at US$1.1B: PERILS

Article 0 Comments Initial insured property losses for floods that recently affected northern Queensland, Australia, and in particular the city of Townsville, are estimated at A$957 million ($1.1 billion), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. The Townsville floods were the result of a […]

Midwest Flooding Prompts Evacuations, Rescues

Article 0 Comments Authorities used boats and large vehicles on Saturday to rescue and evacuate residents in parts of the Midwest where a recent deluge of rainwater and snowmelt was sent pouring over frozen ground, overwhelming creeks and rivers, and killing at least one person. The scramble to move people […]

USG Promotes Berger to Regional Manager in Texas

Article 0 Comments USG Insurance Services Inc., a national wholesaler and managing general agent (MGA), has promoted Jodi Berger to regional manager, based in Arlington, Texas. Berger joined USG in 2002 as a senior underwriter and was promoted to branch manager of the Arlington branch in 2007. Since joining USG, […]

Real Life Examples Show Why Businesses Must Boost Their Cyber Defenses

Article 0 Comments When cyber thieves attacked Empire Industries’ computer network, technology manager Rich Shemanskis could see files in the process of being infected by malicious software. “We were looking at the network, and I noticed it, and another guy noticed it. We’re looking at the files and watching them […]

Monfre Joins Wisconsin’s Integrity Insurance as Business Development Manager

Article 0 Comments Integrity Insurance, a property/casualty insurance carrier headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, has added Becky Monfre as business development manager. In this new position for Integrity, Monfre is responsible driving growth and visibility, in addition to managing a territory in Wisconsin. Monfre brings nearly 14 years of agency and […]

Government Overhaul of National Flood Insurance Cheered by Climate Resilience Experts

Article 0 Comments Climate advocates say an overhaul of the nation’s flood insurance program being unveiled by the Trump administration will spur communities around the country to better plan for extreme weather, but could drive up costs for some homeowners. The changes being announced Monday by the Federal Emergency Management […]

Tropical Cyclone Idai Devastates Mozambique, Zimbabwe with Death Toll Rising

Article 0 Comments A tropical cyclone killed at least 166 people in Mozambique and Zimbabwe, destroying roads and bridges and curbing electricity exports to neighboring South Africa. The death toll has risen sharply since Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall almost directly over the Mozambican port city of Beira on Friday, […]