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Porter Named Chief HR Officer at Ohio’s Grange Insurance
Damon Porter has been appointed vice president, chief human resources officer at Grange Insurance, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Porter was previously vice president, talent management and human resources business partners at Erie Insurance in Pennsylvania. In that role, he led …

POSTED APRIL 26, 2018 4:31 PM
Wisconsin Court: PR Firm Not Entitled to Free Accident Data
A Wisconsin state appeals court says a public relations firm doesn’t have the right to free access to the state Department of Transportation’s accident database. The DOT releases accident reports through its website for $6 per report, through written requests …

POSTED APRIL 26, 2018 4:27 PM
Wisconsin, Leading in Manufacturing Jobs Added, Touts Private Sector Gains
Wisconsin added the most manufacturing jobs of any state in the first quarter of 2018 and ranks fourth nationally in the number of private sector jobs added in March, the state Department of Workforce Development (DWD) reported State-by-state rankings released …

POSTED APRIL 26, 2018 4:27 PM
Missouri Employers Mutual: More Businesses Injury-Free in 2017
Workers’ compensation insurer, Missouri Employers Mutual Insurance (MEM), says it experienced an all-time high in injury-free policyholders last year. MEM’s 2017 workplace safety data show the company increased its total policy count from 15,857 to 17,561 in 2017. And that …

POSTED APRIL 26, 2018 4:24 PM
Valero Refinery Fire in Texas Released Air Contaminants, Report Finds
A report found that a recent explosion and fire at a refinery along Texas’ Gulf Coast released four types of unauthorized contaminants into the air. The Daily News reports that Valero Energy estimates its Texas City refinery emitted more than …

POSTED APRIL 26, 2018 4:21 PM
FEMA Proposes Allowing Owners to Rebuild Homes After Taxpayer Buyouts
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is proposing to allow owners of homes destroyed by storms and bought out by the government to rebuild on the same flood-prone land. Currently, FEMA offers to buy homes that have been repeatedly damaged by …

POSTED APRIL 26, 2018 6:10 PM
NTSB Says Pilot Reported Ice Buildup Before Crash of Small Plane in Pennsylvania
Investigators say the pilot of a small plane had reported ice buildup on his aircraft and asked to divert to a nearby airport shortly before the crash that killed him and his passenger last week in Pennsylvania. A preliminary report …

POSTED APRIL 26, 2018 1:05 PM
Seeman Holtz Acquires Houston Agency’s Marine, Motorcycle Business
Seeman Holtz Property & Casualty Inc., based in Boca Raton, Florida, has acquired the marine and motorcycle insurance business of Elton Porter Insurance Agency in Houston, Texas. Members of the Elton Porter sales and service team will join Seeman Holtz …

POSTED APRIL 26, 2018 4:38 PM
Insurers Say Cyber Insurance Underwriting Is Profitable for Now: PwC
Carriers say that cyber insurance is quite profitable for them at the moment, and a majority are also using reinsurance to manage their exposures, PwC found in a global survey of specialist writers. The consulting firm’s survey found that 80 …

POSTED APRIL 26, 2018 12:23 PM
Louisiana Lawmakers Eye Stiffer Penalties for Pipeline Damage
A fight over a crude oil pipeline in southern Louisiana has spilled into the Legislature. A proposal to stiffen penalties for damaging or trespassing around pipelines is nearing final passage after winning approval from a Senate judicial committee. Rep. Major …

POSTED APRIL 26, 2018 4:19 PM

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