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Workers’ Compensation Insurers Face Rise in Motor Vehicle Accidents
Although there has been an overall decline in workers’ compensation claims, the frequency of claims for motor vehicle accidents has increased in recent years. According to the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) in a new report, these accidents can …

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 5:00 AM
How Agent and Carrier Relationships Are Changing in a Customer-Centric World
Auto insurance shoppers are placing a greater importance on having more services provided to them today versus five years ago, underscoring the fact that shoppers are increasingly demanding more product options and more and different ways to connect with their …

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 5:00 AM
EPIC Adds Glassford to Energy Construction Practice in Alabama
EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants has added attorney Jeremy Glassford to the firm’s Birmingham-based National Energy Construction practice as a senior client executive, reporting to EPIC Managing Principal Crawford McInnis. Glassford will be involved in all aspects of new business …

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 4:43 AM
Poll: Most Floridians Say They’re Prepared for Hurricanes, But Not Covered for Flood
Last year’s intense hurricane season has motivated most Florida residents to prepare for hurricanes that could hit the state this year, according to a recent survey by the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI). The results showed a higher …

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2018 4:34 AM
Construction Company Gets Fine for Fatal North Carolina Accident Slashed in Half
A company is paying less than half the fine workplace safety officials assessed for a North Carolina construction accident that killed three workers and badly injured a fourth. News organizations reported the deadly 2015 scaffolding accident at a downtown Raleigh …

POSTED AUGUST 13, 2018 4:58 PM
AmWINS Forms Sentinel Marine Underwriters with Houston Office
AmWINS Group Inc. (AmWINS) has formed a new managing general agency with a focus on marine risks, Sentinel Marine Underwriters (SMU). Executive vice presidents Mark Bernas and Keith Blair will lead SMU from Houston, Texas, and New York, N.Y., respectively. …

POSTED AUGUST 13, 2018 4:35 PM
Clean Up Still Underway at Kentucky Bourbon Warehouse
The collapse of a Kentucky distillery’s warehouse last month has crews still cleaning up and trying to salvage roughly 18,000 barrels of aging bourbon. News outlets reported Wednesday the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown has been working one barrel at …

POSTED AUGUST 13, 2018 4:29 PM
BNSF Acknowledges Iowa Derailment Was Flood Related
BNSF Railway has acknowledged that flooding played a role in a derailment that loosed thousands of gallons of oil into northwest Iowa floodwaters. Railroad spokesman Andy Williams wouldn’t say whether the train engineer knew or should have known about washed-out …

POSTED AUGUST 13, 2018 4:29 PM
Seattle Airplane Theft Shows Potential Dangers from Airline Workers
The theft of an empty plane by an airline worker who performed dangerous loops before crashing into a remote island in Washington’s Puget Sound illustrated what aviation experts have long known: One of the biggest potential perils for commercial air …

POSTED AUGUST 13, 2018 4:27 PM
Hawaii’s Big Island to Seek $550M for Volcano Disaster Recovery
Big Island Mayor Harry Kim is planning to ask the Hawaii Legislature for $550 million for disaster recovery following the effects of the Kilauea volcano eruption. Kim said he discussed a conceptual plan with Gov. David Ige last week, and …

POSTED AUGUST 13, 2018 4:25 PM

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