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When Hurricanes Wreak Havoc: An Insurance Agency’s Perspective
Weathering a storm like Hurricanes Harvey, Irma or Maria requires planning, insurance and grit. In a span of 30 days the devastation from multiple hurricanes impacted millions of American families and businesses. When Harvey was offshore and still setting its …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 1:19 AM
Minnesota Chiropractor and 2 ‘Runners’ Convicted for Auto Insurance Fraud Scheme
Minnesota chiropractor and two co-defendants have been convicted by a federal jury for their roles in an insurance fraud conspiracy, state Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman announced. Chiropractor Preston Ellard Forthun, 39, of Bloomington, was convicted on charges of conspiracy, mail …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 12:53 AM
Wignes Joins Alliant as Senior VP in Chicago
Wayne Wignes, a specialist in aviation and aerospace insurance, has joined Alliant Insurance Services as a senior vice president. He is based in Chicago. At Alliant he will provide targeted risk management and insurance solutions to a national portfolio of …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 12:43 AM
Kansas Workers’ Comp Rates to Decrease in 2018
Kansas Commissioner of Insurance Ken Selzer announced that workers’ compensation insurance rates on average will drop in his state in 2018. The National Council on Compensations Insurance Inc. (NCCI) filing for the 2018 workers’ compensation rate shows a decrease of …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 12:37 AM
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Acquires New Mexico’s Reynolds & Rodar Insurance Group
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired Santa Fe, New Mexico-based Reynolds & Rodar Insurance Group Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. With roots going back to 1882, Reynolds & Rodar is the oldest independent agency in New …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 12:18 AM
Vegas Risk Management Summit Tackled Commercial Auto, Workers’ Comp And More
One reason behind continuously dismal commercial auto insurance losses is a spate of “nuclear cases” that are plaguing the industry with multi-million lawsuits. The amount of money and resources being put into the legal battlefield over commercial auto lawsuits is …

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 11:38 PM
Safety a Priority for Oklahoma Wind Turbine Maintenance Workers
For Kalon Moore and Jackson Rollins, it’s a sight they never tire of. Just about every day on the job, the two look out at the Oklahoma landscape in every direction for miles, several hundred feet atop a wind turbine. …

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 4:53 PM
After Harvey Suspension, OSHA Resumes Regular Enforcement in Texas, Louisiana
After suspending most enforcement actions in Texas and Louisiana following Hurricane Harvey, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Oct. 10 resumed normal enforcement throughout Texas and Louisiana. Following Hurricane Harvey, OSHA provided compliance assistance …

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 4:41 PM
Natural Gas Well Leak Forced Evacuations in Oklahoma
Some residents of Velma have returned to their homes after a leak in a natural gas well forced them to evacuate. Velma Fire Chief Jay Dumas said Saturday that a buildup of pressure caused the Stephens County well head to …

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 4:32 PM
Indiana Fines Kansas Contractor $24.5K After Worker Dies in Fall
A contractor was fined $24,500 for safety violations after a worker died from a fall at a Richmond, Ind., factory. The Richmond Palladium-Item reports 23-year-old Jacob Bugg died June 27 after falling about 40 feet at a Purina animal food …

POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2017 4:27 PM

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