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The MEMIC Group Promotes Cavallaro to Production Underwriter Based in Georgia
To support growth within the Georgia market, workers’ compensation specialist The MEMIC Group has announced the promotion of Ben Cavallaro to the position of production underwriter. A native of Portland, Maine, and resident of Alpharetta, Ga., Cavallaro began his career …

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 2:47 PM
Lockton Hires Steed as Senior Account Executive in South Florida Office
Lockton, a privately held, independent insurance broker, has hired JoAnne Steed in its South Florida operation as a senior account executive. In this role, Steed will be based in Lockton’s Miramar, Fl., office. She will be responsible for client strategy …

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 2:01 PM
Tennessee Captive Insurance Companies Exceed $1 Billion in Premiums
The state of Tennessee saw domestic captive insurance companies exceed $1 billion in written premiums in 2017 for the first time – a milestone for Tennessee’s burgeoning captive insurance marketplace. In addition to setting a new benchmark in premiums, the …

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 1:43 PM
Kentucky Highway Deaths Decreased in 2017
Kentucky has recorded a decrease in highway fatalities for the first time since 2013. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety says initial numbers show 770 highway-related deaths in 2017, dropping from 834 in 2016. Office …

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 5:56 AM
West Virginia College Ordered to Pay $250K in Discrimination Suit
A judge has entered a $250,000 judgment against West Virginia Wesleyan College in a discrimination lawsuit. The Exponent Telegram reports a circuit judge in Upshur County made the ruling recently in a lawsuit filed by a former employee of the …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 6:38 AM
For Florida Insurer American Integrity, Giving Back is Part of Company Culture
American Integrity Insurance Group’s charitable efforts have become an integral part of the company’s culture, and not just during the holiday season. The Florida-based insurer, which formed in 2006, began asking employees four years ago what charities they would like …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 5:47 AM
JenCap Holdings to Acquire Genesee General of Georgia
JenCap Holdings LLC (JCH), a specialty insurance business, has agreed to acquire privately-held Genesee General, a managing general agency, program administrator and wholesale insurance broker based in Alpharetta, Ga. The transaction is expected to close in January 2018. Financial terms …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 5:41 AM
Florida Casino Boat Fire that Killed 1 Under Investigation
A casino company said Monday it never had a problem with the shuttle boat that burst into flames off Florida’s Gulf Coast, leading to the death of a female passenger. Tropical Breeze Casino spokeswoman Beth Fifer said the company does …

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2018 6:54 AM
Bill to Legalize Medical Marijuana Introduced in Kentucky
Supporters of legalizing medical marijuana in Kentucky touted its potential as a viable alternative to ease the state’s addiction woes from opioid painkillers. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes joined other advocates at a state Capitol event last week to …

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2018 6:35 AM
Report Shows Florida AOB Abuse Worsening as Lawmakers Consider Reforms
The 2018 Florida Legislative Session is underway, and lawmakers have wasted no time taking up legislation to address the assignment of benefits crisis plaguing the state. While they debate which reform option to back, stakeholders say the Florida Legislature must …

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2018 6:20 AM

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