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Health Officials Investigating Tennessee Zipline Sickness Outbreak
The Tennessee Department of Health says its investigation continues into gastrointestinal illness that affected more than 500 people who visited a zipline attraction. Officials have said E. coli bacteria caused the sickness, but the Health Department said Thursday that some …

POSTED JULY 17, 2018 5:02 AM
CFA Institute Adds Cryptocurrency, Blockchain to Curriculum
It might be the definitive sign that cryptocurrencies have arrived on Wall Street. CFA Institute, whose grueling three-level program has helped train more than 150,000 financial professionals, is adding topics on cryptocurrencies and blockchain to its Level I and II …

POSTED JULY 17, 2018 5:00 AM
FDA Cites Drug Warning Scam Over Online Medications
People who tried to order medicine online or over the phone have received fake U.S. Food and Drug Administration warning letters instead of the products they bought, in what appears to be an international extortion scam, the agency said on …

POSTED JULY 17, 2018 5:00 AM
5 Southeast States Participate in Speed Enforcement Operation
Georgia joins Alabama and three other states in a week-long speed enforcement operation beginning Monday. “Operation Southern Shield” will run through Sunday, July 22. Law enforcement in Georgia and Alabama will join Florida, Tennessee and South Carolina in pulling over …

POSTED JULY 17, 2018 4:46 AM
J.M. Wilson Adds Silverman as Assistant Transportation Underwriter in South Carolina
J.M. Wilson has added Cassandra Silverman as assistant transportation underwriter to its North Charleston, S.C., office. Silverman is responsible for quoting new and renewal business, corresponding with carrier underwriters, and assisting independent agents in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and …

POSTED JULY 17, 2018 4:04 AM
Arthur J. Gallagher Acquires The Jack Nebel Companies in Illinois
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired North Barrington, Ill.-based The Jack Nebel Companies Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Jack Nebel, Brian Nebel and their associates will continue to operate from their current location under the direction …

POSTED JULY 16, 2018 9:19 PM
Workers’ Comp ‘Disruptor’ Launching in California for Injured Farm Employees
An insurtech startup says it will disrupt California’s workers’ compensation system with “technology-enabled triage and care coordination” for California Farm Management. ChronWell, a mobile platform for the workers’ comp industry, announced on Monday that it will launch its pilot program …

POSTED JULY 16, 2018 8:55 PM
J.M. Wilson Taps Francis, Gibbons and Hassan in Midwest
J.M. Wilson has named Steve Francis as assistant transportation underwriter in the Arlington Heights, Ill. office. The firm has also named Ryan Gibbons a transportation underwriter in the Westerville, Ohio office, and Sarah Hassan as agency information coordinator in the …

POSTED JULY 16, 2018 7:39 PM
New Orleans Won’t Have to Return $2B in Hurricane Katrina Grants
Congressman Cedric Richmond says New Orleans can keep $2 billion in Federal Emergency Management Agency grants approved to fix sewers and water pipes damaged by Hurricane Katrina. A Department of Homeland Security audit last July said FEMA should take back …

POSTED JULY 16, 2018 7:24 PM
The Doctors Co. in California Names Bashaw Senior Vice President
Napa, Calif.-based The Doctors Co. has named Kerin Torpey Bashaw senior vice president of patient safety and risk management. Bashaw reports to Bill Fleming, chief operating officer. Bashaw has more than 20 years of experience. She has held a variety …

POSTED JULY 16, 2018 7:18 PM

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