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XL Catlin Adds EPLI, Cyber Coverage for Design Professionals in Canada
XL Catlin has added two optional coverages to its professional liability insurance for architects, engineers and other design businesses in Canada: employment practices liability (EPL) Insurance and cyber insurance coverage. The optional EPL coverage is designed to help architects, engineers …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 4:55 PM
Georgia Gov Pledges State Funds for Local Community Irma Cleanup
Describing Hurricane Irma as a “catastrophic event” after viewing its destruction from the air, Gov. Nathan Deal promised last week that the state will pay local governments’ share for cleaning up storm debris along the Georgia coast. Deal got a …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 4:48 PM
After the Storm: Insurance Agents E&O Lessons Learned
Editor’s Note: This is a republication of a January, 2013 article by Sally Coombs, who was then with Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co, which is now integrated into Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). Also, Insurance Journal’s Academy of Insurance will …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 3:30 PM
Landlord Settles Lawsuit Over Deadly Ohio House Fire for $360K
The owner of an Ohio home where a fire killed two adults and two girls is settling a lawsuit claiming she’s liable because the rental property lacked smoke detectors. Cleveland.com reports owner Joni Laidig and her insurer agreed to pay …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 3:16 PM
Small Earthquake in Illinois Felt in 3 States
The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a small earthquake in southeastern Illinois was felt across parts of Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. The USGS says the preliminary 3.8-magnitude earthquake occurred at 6:47 a.m. Central Time on Sept. 19 about 7 1/2 …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 3:12 PM
FEMA Not Relying on Trailers to House Hurricane Victims
The hurricanes that battered Texas and Florida have likely spawned the worst disaster-created housing crisis since Hurricane Katrina left hundreds of thousands of Gulf Coast residents without homes more than a decade ago. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said it’s …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 3:12 PM
Zebra Online Insurance Agency Gets $40M from Investors and New CEO from Kayak
The Zebra, an online auto insurance comparison marketplace, plans to use $40 million in new venture funding to double down on brand building, product expansion and customer outreach. Company co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Joshua Dziabiak told Carrier Management via …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 2:21 PM
24 Indicted in Staged Crash Case in Vegas Involving $500K in Claims
Nevada’s top state prosecutor says 24 people have been indicted in a scheme alleging they staged car crashes and filed about $500,000 worth of fraudulent insurance claims in Las Vegas. Attorney General Adam Laxalt said the 68-count indictment filed last …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 2:16 PM
Small Quake in Los Angeles Had Southern Californians Lighting up Twitter
A small earthquake with an epicenter just outside Los Angeles had people in Southern California talking on social media. The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed a magnitude-3.6 quake hit at about 11:20 Monday night. Its epicenter was about 3.6 miles northwest …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 2:13 PM
A.M. Best Warns on Hurricane Maria Impact on Caribbean/Puerto Rican Insurers
Many insurers and reinsurers in the Caribbean and in Puerto Rico will be tested as they brace for Hurricane Maria, the second hurricane to hit the region in two weeks, according to ratings agency A.M. Best. Hurricane Maria could be …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 2:09 PM

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