Woodruff-Sawyer Names Pasek Assistant Vice President in California

Article 0 Comments Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. has named Josh Pasek assistant vice president in the property/casualty practice of the firm’s Southern California office. Pasek will be responsible for developing strategic risk management programs for clients, with a focus on industrial companies in the manufacturing and transportation sectors. He was previously […]

Report: Number of Qualified Medical Evaluators in California Workers’ Comp Fell

Article 0 Comments The number of qualified medical evaluators resolve disputes over California workers’ compensation claim issues fell 20 percent between January 2012 and September 2017, according to a new California Workers’ Compensation Institute study. However, the CWCI study shows that the impact on QME accessibility was partially offset by […]

Wisconsin Governor to Sign Health Reinsurance Bill

Article 0 Comments Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will sign into law a measure that’s designed to lower health insurance premiums for people buying plans through the Affordable Care Act. Walker announced Monday that he would sign the bill that had bipartisan support. Walker’s $200 million plan counts on the federal […]

Wisconsin’s SECURA Promotes 5 to New Officer Positions

Article 0 Comments Appleton, Wisconsin-based SECURA Insurance promoted five leaders to newly created positions: Tamara Bates, regional vice president – Sales; Amy DeHart, vice president – chief actuarial officer; Jennifer Fisher, vice president – Property Claims; Carol Wedig, vice president – Continuous Improvement; and Larry Wright, vice president – chief […]

Chicago Aldermen Back $20M Settlement in Police ‘Code of Silence’ Case

Article 0 Comments A Chicago City Council committee has recommended paying a total of $20 million to families of two men who were killed when a drunken off-duty police detective slammed into their car nine years ago. The committee backed the settlement after hearing that jurors would likely order the […]

6 Months After Storm, Texas Launches Harvey Recovery Funds Tracker

Article 0 Comments Texas has launched a public online tool to track incoming and outgoing funds for Hurricane Harvey recovery, six months after the storm hit and two months after The Associated Press reported that it did not have one. Gov. Greg Abbott called the tracker — which provides a […]

Oklahoma Highway Safety Agency: Road Debris Increasing Crash Risk

Article 0 Comments More accidents are being caused by road debris as traffic volume in Oklahoma City increases, a state agency spokeswoman said. Traffic volume increased in the city by 35 to 40 percent over the last two decades, Oklahoma Department of Transportation spokeswoman Terri Angier told The Oklahoman. “Even […]

Oklahoma School District Settles Fraud Lawsuit with Food Distributor Sysco

Article 0 Comments Public school officials in suburban Oklahoma City have approved a private financial settlement with a food distribution company accused of fraudulently overcharging the district by more than $700,000. Terms of the settlement between Yukon Public Schools and the food distributor, Sysco Oklahoma, weren’t revealed in the federal […]

California Officials Lacked Good Fire Alert Plan, Report Shows

Article 0 Comments Officials in a Northern California county were ill-prepared, disorganized and lacked sufficient training when deadly, fast-moving wildfires broke out last October endangering about 100,000 people, according to a report from California emergency managers. Sonoma County officials requested the state review after their response time was criticized. The […]

Autonomous Car Testing Without Backup Drivers Approved in California

Article 0 Comments Driverless cars will be tested in California for the first time without a person behind a steering wheel under new rules that state regulators approved Monday for the fast-developing technology. The regulations are a major step toward getting autonomous vehicles to dealerships and onto the streets of […]