News – Insurance Journal
|Oklahoma Securities Agency’s Computer Files Breached, Firm Says
The Oklahoma agency that protects investors from fraud is investigating whether its data was breached after a cybersecurity research team discovered that a computer server had left millions of files unsecured and open to the public. Oklahoma Department of Securities …
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 5:47 PM
|Former Farmers, AIG Direct, 21st Century Exec DeSantis Named President, CEO of The General
Nashville-based auto insurer The General has appointed veteran insurance executive Tony DeSantis to the new position of president and chief executive officer, joining Chief Operating Officer Steve Tjugum as the company’s top leaders. Elicia Azali has been named Marketing senior …
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 5:43 PM
|South Carolina Capitol City Bans Electric Scooters
South Carolina’s capitol city has banned electric scooters for a year while the city studies the operation of companies providing the service. News outlets reported Columbia City Council voted Tuesday to prohibit the use of electric scooters to protect the …
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 5:36 PM
|Arthur J. Gallagher Acquires Interstate Insurance Underwriters in Louisiana
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired Shreveport, Louisiana-based Interstate Insurance Underwriters LLC, the company announced. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1963, Interstate Insurance Underwriters is a managing general agency (MGA) offering a variety of property/casualty …
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 5:35 PM
|New Suits Filed Over Pain Meds Given to Near-Death Patients in Ohio
An Ohio man said on Jan. 16 he was stunned to learn of allegations that his wife’s hospital death last year was caused by a doctor’s order for a fatal dose of pain medication. David Austin said he called an …
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 5:14 PM
|Ohio Hospital: Doc Gave Excessive Pain Meds to Near-Death Patients, Suit Filed
An intensive care doctor ordered “significantly excessive and potentially fatal” doses of pain medicine for at least 27 near-death patients in the past few years after families asked that lifesaving measures be stopped, an Ohio hospital system announced after being …
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 5:10 PM
|California OK’s Pot Deliveries into Communities that Ban Sales
California has endorsed a rule that will allow home marijuana deliveries statewide, even into communities that have banned commercial pot sales. The regulation by the state Bureau of Cannabis Control was opposed by police chiefs and other critics who predict …
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 4:40 PM
|California Insurance Commissioner Names Executive Team
California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara announced new members of his executive team, including the first Latina chief deputy in the history of the California Department of Insurance. The new executive team members join an existing leadership team. “I am proud …
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 4:34 PM
|PG&E Says It Won’t Commit to Paying Settlements With 2015 California Fire Victims
PG&E Corp. is so cash-starved that it won’t commit to paying settlements reached with people who lost their homes in a 2015 wildfire caused by a tree falling on a power line. The disclosure by a lawyer for the utility …
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 4:22 PM
|AXA XL Transfers XL Insurance from UK to Dublin as Post-Brexit HQ
AXA XL has completed the transfer of its European Union insurance company, XL Insurance Co. SE (XLICSE), from the UK to Dublin, Ireland. XLICSE is a wholly owned subsidiary within the AXA XL division of AXA Group, providing insurance within …
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 3:47 PM
|Researchers use robot to recreate movement of 290-million-old creature that existed before dinosaurs
Scientists now have an idea of how an ancient creature likely moved thanks to a nearly 300-million year-old-fossil skeleton and a set of well-preserved footprints.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 8:46 PM
|CNN’s John King ponders if Karen Pence should be denied Secret Service protection over job at Christian school
CNN anchor John King raised a question on Friday about whether or not second lady Karen Pence should be denied housing and Secret Service protection because works at a Virginia school that does not permit gay men and lesbians to be teachers.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 8:41 PM
|Michigan lawmaker invites Trump to give State of the Union address from state Capitol
With questions over whether President Trump will give the annual State of the Union address from Congress amid the partial government shutdown, a Michigan lawmaker has a suggestion: deliver it in Lansing.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 8:40 PM
|Despite government shutdown, Martin Luther King Jr. Historical Park to open thanks to Delta donation
Despite the government shutdown, Martin Luther King Jr. Historical Park will be open Jan. 19 to Feb. 3 thanks to a $83,500 grant from the Delta Airlines Foundation.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 8:34 PM
|Trump campaign sending faux red bricks to Schumer, Pelosi amid border wall fight
President Trump’s re-election campaign said Friday they are sending faux red bricks to the offices of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer until Democrats agree to fund a border wall.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 8:21 PM
|Illinois governor mandates state licensing of gun dealers with new law
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed new gun control legislation – allowing the state to regulate firearms dealers – just days after he was sworn into office.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 7:58 PM
|Socialism rising: Universities and ‘radical’ profs helping steer leftward shift in politics, critics say
Socialism is on the rise, as Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez carry the torch in Congress and polls show young people and Democrats warming to the ideology. Underlying that trend, some experts say, is a higher education system that has pushed these ideas for decades.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 7:57 PM
|Trump faces conservative backlash over push for new tariff powers
An “America First” proposal to make it easier for President Trump to impose tariffs without congressional approval already is seeing opposition from some Republicans and conservative groups.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 7:53 PM
|The Daily Spike: Ride-sharing services and service dogs
It was a dark and stormy night. And pouring rain. Spike and I had to get from one point in the city to another where there was no good public transportation.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 7:48 PM
|Former R. Kelly manager surrenders on terroristic threats charge
A former manager to disgraced R&B artist R. Kelly has surrendered to police on charges of making terroristic threats, Fox News has learned.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2019 7:30 PM