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Gallagher Names Partington CEO of Canadian Brokerage Operations
Gallagher, the Rolling Meadows, Ill.-based insurance broker, has named Dave Partington as CEO of its Canadian retail property/casualty brokerage operations, where he will lead the strategy and culture for continued growth across the country. Partington joined Gallagher in 2012, initially …

POSTED DECEMBER 06, 2019 8:00 AM
Swiss Re to Sell U.K. Insurer ReAssure to Phoenix Group for $4.3B in Cash, Shares
Swiss Re announced an agreement to sell its U.K. life subsidiary ReAssure Group plc to Phoenix Group Holdings plc. As part of the agreement, which values ReAssure at £3.25 billion ($4.3 billion), Swiss Re will receive a cash payment of …

POSTED DECEMBER 06, 2019 7:50 AM
Minnesota AG Sues E-Cigarette Maker Juul over Rise in Youth Vaping
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has sued Juul Labs, accusing the e-cigarette maker of unlawfully targeting young people with its products to get a new generation addicted to nicotine. The lawsuit filed in Hennepin County District Court in Minneapolis seeks …

POSTED DECEMBER 06, 2019 7:10 AM
Crawford & Co. Appoints Westling as VP, U.S. Catastrophe Operations in Dallas
Claims services provider Crawford & Company has appointed Maureen Westling vice president of U.S. Catastrophe Services Operations. She is based in Dallas. In the newly created role, Westling will be responsible for the strategic and tactical direction, as well as …

POSTED DECEMBER 06, 2019 7:02 AM
NTSB: Poor Training Led to Deadly 2017 Explosion at Minneapolis School
Federal investigators have concluded that a deadly explosion at a Minneapolis school in 2017 happened because a pipefitting crew lacked proper training and wasn’t fully authorized to move a gas meter. The National Transportation Safety Board released its report Dec. …

POSTED DECEMBER 06, 2019 6:47 AM
Auto Insurer, Noblr, Now Offering Policies in Ohio
Personal car insurance company, Noblr, is now offering coverage to Ohio drivers, the company announced. Noblr said it rewards customers’ good driving behaviors with real-time competitive rates. Noblr is built on a reciprocal exchange model, where customers are members who …

POSTED DECEMBER 06, 2019 6:22 AM
Economy Slowing in 9 Midwest, Plains States, Survey Suggests
A new monthly survey of business leaders suggests the economy is slowing down in nine Midwest and Plains states as the U.S. trade war with China continues, according to a report released Dec. 1. The overall index for the region …

POSTED DECEMBER 06, 2019 6:03 AM
Burns & Wilcox Adds Alphabet in Arizona to Personal Insurance Practice Group
Burns & Wilcox has named Pamela Alphabet to its leadership team as regional practice group leader for the Western region, personal insurance. She is based in Scottsdale, Ariz. Alphabet will partner with the company’s offices in California, Arizona and Nevada …

POSTED DECEMBER 06, 2019 6:00 AM
Uber Received 3,000 Reports of Sexual Assault in U.S. in 2018
Ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday said it had received more than 3,000 reports of sexual assault, including rape, related to its trips in the United States in 2018, at a time when it operated roughly 1.3 billion rides. …

POSTED DECEMBER 06, 2019 6:00 AM
Amazon Providing Software That Could Help NFL Prevent Concussions Inc. and the National Football League announced a deal to use the tech giant’s cloud-computing services to help solve the epidemic of injuries—and especially concussions—afflicting the sport. Amazon’s cloud unit will provide software to analyze volumes of player health …

POSTED DECEMBER 06, 2019 6:00 AM

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