Houston Insurance Broker Launches Online Tool to Connect Agents, Customers

Article 0 Comments Houston-based insurance broker, Frank Medina, has launched Insurance Agent Near Me, an online tool that connects customers with reputable insurance agents in their vicinity. Insurance Agent Near Me lists all the major insurance products that are being searched online daily and pointing customers to agents based on […]

Officials: Up to 100 Pedicabs Destroyed in Austin Warehouse Fire

Article 0 Comments Austin officials say a warehouse fire wiped out one-fifth of the city’s pedicabs just weeks before the South by Southwest festival, one of the busiest times for bicycle rickshaw operators. The Austin Fire Department reports that two companies, Metrocycle Pedicabs and Pedicab Adventures, lost up to 100 […]

Shipping Company Fined $2M for Dumping Oily Waste into Gulf

Article 0 Comments A federal judge ordered a shipping company to pay $2 million in fines after one of its tankers illegally dumped oily waste into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana. Interorient Marine Services Limited was fined Feb. 13 in U.S. District Court in Lake Charles […]

Palmer Joins EPIC’s Energy, Marine Practice in Houston

Article 0 Comments EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants has added Jose Palmer as a principal in the energy and marine practice within its property/and casualty operations. He is based in Houston and reports to Southwest Region Managing Principal and Director KJ Wagner. Palmer is responsible for new business development and […]

Louisiana Flood Victims Still Waiting for Federal Recovery Grants

Article 0 Comments The month-long partial federal government shutdown likely further delayed aid grants to homeowners still trying to recover from the 2016 flooding, Louisiana’s top disaster recovery official said. As many as 6,000 Louisiana residents who took out loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration after the March and […]

Texas Woman Sentenced for $46K Workers’ Comp Fraud

Article 2 Comments A Texas woman owes just over $46,000 to the state’s largest workers’ compensation insurance carrier after being sentenced for workers’ compensation fraud in a Travis County district court. According to Texas Mutual Insurance Co., Shannon Drew of Aubrey, Texas, reported a job-related injury while working as a […]

Round 12: Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Shedding More Policies

Article 0 Comments Louisiana’s property insurer of last resort has completed another round of policy depopulation — its 12th, the state insurance department announced. Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. (Citizens) offers property insurance to any home or business owner that cannot otherwise obtain it, at rates adjusted annually to keep […]

Winter Weather Advisories in Oklahoma, Texas And Arkansas

Article 0 Comments A storm system could yield snow and ice in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS issued a winter weather advisory for Tuesday through Wednesday morning for parts of western Texas, Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas. Up to three inches of snow are […]

Texas Bill Would Protect First Responders’ Work Comp Claims from Illegal Denials

Article 3 Comments A bill recently filed in the Texas House of Representatives would penalize insurers that illegally deny Texas first responders access to medical treatment for line-of-duty injuries covered under state workers’ compensation laws. According to one of the authors of House Bill 1521, Rep. Oscar Longoria, the proposed […]