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6 signs of a false workers’ compensation claim
The majority of workers’ compensation claims are valid, so what can small businesses do to better spot fraudulent claims?

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 11:45 AM
3 technology trends impacting insurer success in 2018
Investing in a mobile-first strategy, chatbots, and the on-demand economy will pay off for property & casualty insurers in 2018.

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 8:45 AM
3 steps to disaster-proofing your insurance agency
It’s vital that everyone in your office understands what to do when business as usual is jeopardized by an unforeseen event.

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 6:00 AM
3 ways agents can control workers’ comp costs
The path to controlling workers’ comp costs begins with making certain that all relevant information is current and accurate, down to the smallest detail.

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 12:15 AM
20 safest airlines to fly with in 2018
To recognize those leading the way, released its annual list of the world's safest airlines. Of the 409 airlines it monitors, 20 stand out as the 'best of the best.'

Who's using what in P&C insurance: Jan. 15, 2018
Insurance technology news from MetLife, Crawford & Company, Sapiens, StoneRiver, Appulate, Indium, Convelo Insurance Group, SIUPREM, Natixis Assurances and Guidewire.

POSTED JANUARY 15, 2018 10:50 AM
The cyber threat to small and midsize businesses [infographic]
Too small to fail? Think again.

POSTED JANUARY 15, 2018 6:15 AM
6 things top-performing insurance agents do to stay relevant
Agents who aren’t taking active steps to grow their businesses, gain market share and strengthen client relationships risk slipping behind.

POSTED JANUARY 15, 2018 6:00 AM
11 ways cars will be smarter in 2018
Connected vehicle technology, better electric batteries, and 'infotainment' systems are just three of the trends for insurers and claims specialists to watch.

Mudslides ravage California coastal town
Sixty-five single-family homes were destroyed and 462 damaged by the flooding and mudslides that struck the city of Montecito Tuesday after the first winter storm to hit the region.

POSTED JANUARY 12, 2018 5:15 PM

News – Insurance Journal

Oklahoma Says Farmowners Insurance Program Insurer, Rockingham, not Licensed
The Oklahoma Insurance Department says a farmowners insurance program being advertised in Oklahoma is not valid because the insurer, Rockingham Casualty, is not licensed to operate in the state. In early January, Rockingham Casualty and Edmond, Oklahoma-based FarmAssure LLC announced …

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 5:11 PM
Corporation Pays Maximum Fine in Wisconsin Asbestos Exposure Case
Authorities say the corporate owner of a former Wisconsin factory accused of ordering workers to remove insulation that contained asbestos has paid the maximum fine under terms of a plea agreement. The incident happened six years ago at Grede foundry …

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 4:56 PM
NTSB: Broken Wheel Caused 2015 Oil Train Wreck in North Dakota
Federal investigators believe a broken wheel caused a May 2015 oil train derailment that prompted the evacuation of Heimdal, North Dakota. The National Transportation Safety Board says investigators found a mark on the track indicating a broken wheel that caused …

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 4:56 PM
North Dakota Livestock Producers Say Trucking Mandate Will Cost Them
A federal mandate requiring many motor carriers to install electronic logging devices could cost be costly to North Dakota’s cattle industry. Warren Zenker, who runs a cattle feeding operation near Elgin, told the Bismarck Tribune that electronic logging devices could …

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 4:55 PM
AGCS Names Vissing to Succeed Henson as Head of Claims, Regional Unit London
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer, has appointed Lars Vissing as Regional Unit London (RUL), head of Claims, starting in February 2018. Vissing succeeds Martin Henson who retires after nearly 20 years with Allianz. Based …

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 4:02 PM
Former California Hospital Owner Sentenced in $600M Workers’ Comp Scheme
The former owner of Pacific Hospital in Long Beach was sentenced to federal prison on Friday for running a $600 million workers compensation fraud scheme. Michael Drobot, 73, was sentenced Friday to 63 months in prison and fined $500,000. Earlier …

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 3:54 PM
Panic Gripped Hawaii After False Missile Alert
The second recent blunder in Hawaii’s planning for a possible North Korean nuclear attack left islanders shaken after an emergency alert warning of an imminent strike sounded on hundreds of thousands of cellphones. For nearly 40 minutes people waited. Then …

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 3:49 PM
Deutsche Bank Forms Bancassurance Partnership with Digital Broker Friendsurance
Deutsche Bank and digital insurance broker Friendsurance have formed a partnership designed to make it simpler and more transparent and convenient for clients to arrange for their insurance needs. To drive this, Deutsche Bank said it will integrate Friendsurance’s digital …

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 3:47 PM
California Mudslides: Residents Commit to Rebuilding
At the end of a heartbreaking week that saw deadly mudslides kill at least 20, residents of Montecito gathered to grieve, pay tribute to victims and commit to rebuilding their cherished community on the Southern California coast. Mourners lit prayer …

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 3:44 PM
G2 Insurance Services Adds Heffernan’s Stringer as Client Manager in California
G2 Insurance Services has named Erinn Stringer a client manager. Stringer is located in G2’s San Francisco office and will serve commercial clients, including hospitality, commercial real estate and nonprofits. She was an account manager at Heffernan Insurance Brokers before …

POSTED JANUARY 16, 2018 3:38 PM

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