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Keep It Simple, Grow Trust for Future Success, Say UK Insurance Executives
The insurance industry is facing a complicated cocktail of massive political and economic uncertainty, climate risks, huge shifts in technology and increasing regulatory burdens. These are just some of the industry challenges cited by Jon Dye, chief executive of Allianz …

POSTED JULY 16, 2019 9:08 AM
Chubb Adds Small Business Coverage for Food Service Industry to Digital Platform
Chubb has added small business insurance to cover risks faced by the food service industry to its digital platform – the Chubb Marketplace, which features a suite of products for businesses with up to $30 million in revenue. According to …

POSTED JULY 16, 2019 5:50 AM
Court Rules Florida Medical Marijuana Regulations are Unconstitutional
A Florida appellate court ruled that the state’s approach to regulating marijuana is unconstitutional, possibly allowing more providers to jump into a market positioned to become one of the country’s most lucrative. If the ruling stands, it could force state …

POSTED JULY 16, 2019 5:44 AM
‘Operation Southern Shield’ Speeding Crackdown Underway in 5 Southeast States
Law enforcement officers in five southern states are planning a crackdown on speeding motorists next week. State troopers and local officers in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee are participating in a speed enforcement campaign called Operation Southern Shield …

POSTED JULY 16, 2019 5:37 AM
Study Links Stricter Gun Laws to Lower Risk of Kids’ Deaths by Firearms
Children living in states with strict firearm laws are less likely to die from gun violence than those in states with more lax restrictions, according to a study in Pediatrics published Monday. The more rigorous the rules, the lower the …

POSTED JULY 16, 2019 5:00 AM
Dunlap to Head Willis Towers Watson’s Construction Broking in North America
Global broker Willis Towers Watson announced the appointment of Jim Dunlap as head of Construction Broking in North America. The portfolio of construction clients includes contractors, project owners, developers, architects and engineers. Dunlap joined Willis Towers Watson in December, 2016, …

POSTED JULY 16, 2019 5:00 AM
Bayer Vows Appeal After Judge Cuts Roundup Jury Award to $25M from $80M
A federal judge on Monday slashed a damages award Bayer AG owed a California man who blamed Roundup weed killer for his cancer, to $25.27 million from $80.27 million, while rejecting the company’s bid for a new trial. U.S. District …

POSTED JULY 16, 2019 5:00 AM
Causey: More Time Needed to Review Proposed North Carolina Homeowners’ Rate Increase
North Carolina’s Insurance Commissioner has extended the hearing scheduled for the proposed statewide average 17.4% homeowners’ insurance rate increase by one month from Sept. 4, 2019, to Oct. 2, 2019, saying he needs the additional time to review the documents …

POSTED JULY 16, 2019 4:53 AM
Harden Expands into South Florida; Taps Beller as Market Leader
Harden, an insurance, risk management and employee benefits firm in the Southeast, has formally expanded into the South Florida market with the opening of an office in Fort Lauderdale. The firm currently serves many clients in South Florida, nationally, and …

POSTED JULY 16, 2019 4:43 AM
Ripley Entertainment Settles Some Missouri Duck Boat Lawsuits
A company that owns a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake last summer, killing 17 people, said that it has settled or is in the process of settling more than half of the lawsuits it faces. KYTV reports …

POSTED JULY 15, 2019 4:37 PM

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