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Commercial Insurance Rate Decreases Slowing Globally: Marsh
Average global insurance rates decreased for the 18th consecutive quarter, although the rate of decline slowed in the third quarter (down 1.6 percent) as compared to the prior quarter (down 2.2 percent), according to broker Marsh’s Global Insurance Market Index …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2017 4:10 PM
Insurance Journal Seeks Industry Charity Stories for 2017
Insurance Journal’s Charity Issue will highlight some of the many charitable tales in insurance. Share your firm’s story on how you support the community. Enter your photos and a brief description of the event here. Deadline for inclusion is December …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2017 3:52 PM
California Policyholders Have 24 Months to Collect Wildfire Insurance Money
California’s insurance commissioner says homeowners who lost their homes in last month’s wildfires in Northern California have up to 24 months to collect insurance payments. Dave Jones said this week some out-of-state insurance adjusters brought in by companies to help …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2017 3:48 PM
Another Settlement Reached in Berkeley Balcony Collapse Lawsuit
Another lawsuit settlement has been reached over a 2015 balcony collapse in Berkeley, Calif. that killed six college students and injured seven other people. A lawyer for victims and families of the dead announced this week that a partial settlement …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2017 3:42 PM
California Workers’ Comp Department Suspends 9 Medical Providers for Fraud
The Division of Workers’ Compensation has suspended nine more medical providers from participating in California’s workers’ compensation system, bringing the total number of providers suspended this year to 94. The providers were suspended for fraud or other criminal actions. The …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2017 3:35 PM
Uber Paid Hackers to Hide Breach of 50 Million Customer, Driver Records
Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies Inc., a massive breach that the company concealed for more than a year. This week, the ride-hailing firm ousted its chief security officer and one of …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2017 2:21 PM
Four Missing in Pennsylvania Senior Home Inferno
Four people are missing and presumed dead following last week’s fire at a Pennsylvania senior living community. The massive blaze tore through Barclay Friends Senior Living Community in West Chester late Thursday, injuring more than two-dozen people and displacing 133 …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2017 2:04 PM
Small Businesses Want More Self-Service Workers’ Comp Tools: Survey
Nearly a quarter (23 percent) of America’s small business owners believe workers’ compensation carriers could improve their customer service if they offered more online or self-service tools. Better communication and faster claims resolution also topped the list of small businesses’ …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2017 2:03 PM
A Family Environment at New York’s Seely & Durland Insurance
As a fourth generation, family-run organization, Warwick, N.Y.-based Seely & Durland Insurance understands the importance of creating a welcoming, family environment in the workplace, according to President Garrett Durland. “We like to treat both our clients and our employees like …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2017 1:55 PM
Probe Underway Into Fatal Blasts, Fire at New York Cosmetics Factory
State and local authorities are trying to determine what triggered explosions and a fire at a cosmetics factory in New York’s Hudson Valley that killed one employee and injure nearly three dozen other workers and firefighters. The blasts occurred about …

POSTED NOVEMBER 22, 2017 1:46 PM

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