Lotter Joins Policy Administration Systems Provider, Instec, in Illinois

Article 0 Comments Naperville, Illinois-based Instec, a provider of policy administration systems to insurance program and specialty markets, has hired CJ Lotter as senior solution architect. He joins Instec’s engagement management team responsible for overseeing the implementation of Instec’s policy, underwriting and billing software. Lotter is 14-year insurance industry veteran. […]

Florida Woman Arrested in $68K Hurricane Irma Scam

Article 0 Comments A Florida woman has been arrested for alleged unlicensed practice of public adjusting and grand theft related to Hurricane Irma, according to a statement from the Florida Department of Financial Services. Mary Bruce is accused of attempting to steal more than $68,000 in fraudulent insurance claims. This […]

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 […]

Indiana City Shares Responsibility for Crash That Killed 3, Lawsuit Says

Article 2 Comments A lawsuit says a northern Indiana city shares responsibility for a crash that killed two children and a man who were walking along a sidewalk. Authorities say Leonard Grosswiler was driving in August 2017 when his vehicle struck five pedestrians in Elkhart, killing 8-month-old Dolly Thomas, 11-year-old […]

McChristian, Proksa to Lead Insurance, Risk Management Programs at Gies College of Business

Article 0 Comments The University of Illinois’ Gies College of Business has Lynne McChristian and Corrie Proksa to lead its insurance and risk management programs. McChristian has been named director of the Office of Risk Management and Insurance Research (ORMIR), Proksa and will serve as the new director of the […]

North Dakota Insurance Dept. Appeals Court Ruling on Air Ambulance Balance Bills

Article 0 Comments The North Dakota Insurance Department has appealed a ruling from a U.S. District Court invalidating a law protecting individuals with health insurance from receiving large and unexpected balance bills to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread announced. The appeal is in […]

Alabama Coal Firm to Pay $775K in Air Pollution Penalties

Article 0 Comments One of Alabama’s largest coal companies has agreed to pay $775,000 in penalties related to air pollution violations near Birmingham. reported Feb 12. that the proposed Drummond Company settlement comes nearly eight years after violations were discovered during a facility inspection. Jefferson County Board of Health […]

Nashville Salmonella Outbreak Prompts Multiple Lawsuits Against Restaurant

Article 0 Comments A Nashville restaurant is facing multiple lawsuits after at least 20 customers reported becoming infected with salmonella. According to WKRN-TV, the four lawsuits are each seeking up to $1.5 million in damages from Milk and Honey following the August foodborne outbreak. The suits allege improper management and […]