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Cavignac & Associates in California Names Lopez Account Administrator
San Diego, Calif.-based Cavignac & Associates has named Linda Lopez account administrator of its employee benefits department. Lopez will assist the employee benefits department account manager with the daily service activities for client benefit offerings. Lopez was previously the underwriting …

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2017 12:42 AM
Traces of GenX Compound Found in North Carolina Food Product
The unregulated compound found in more than 80 drinking water wells near a chemical company’s manufacturing facility in North Carolina has been found in a food product for the first time. Tests found honey collected by a farmer about 2 …

POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2017 5:54 PM
Sommer Named Interim Executive Director at Oklahoma WCC as Bailey Departs
The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC) announced that Executive Director Kim Bailey has resigned and Administrative Law Judge Patricia Sommer has been appointed to lead the agency in the interim. Bailey will be leaving her position to accept a critical …

POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2017 5:46 PM
Attorneys, not Adjusters, Handle Claims at Texas Medical Malpractice Insurer, Capson
Austin, Texas-based Capson Physicians Insurance Co. announced it is providing in-house attorneys, rather than adjusters, to help facilitate claims for insureds. According to Capson Physicians Insurance President and Founder Maury Magids, when a medical malpractice claim is made against a …

POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2017 5:38 PM
A.M. Best Upgrades Outlooks for Petroleum Marketers Management Insurance
A.M. Best has revised the outlooks to positive from stable and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating “a-” of Des Moines, Iowa-based Petroleum Marketers Management Insurance Co. (PMMIC). The ratings reflect PMMIC’s balance …

POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2017 5:31 PM
Illinois Jury Awards $5M to Nurse Fired After Reporting Alleged Abuse
A central Illinois jury has awarded $5.2 million to a nurse who claims she was fired from a nursing home after reporting alleged abuse. The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports Katrina Wesemann worked as a licensed practical nurse at a Dwight facility …

POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2017 5:29 PM
Former Hartford Underwriter Reese Joins Pioneer Underwriters’ Georgia Team
Pioneer Underwriters has appointed Kellie Reese as an underwriter in its recently launched E&S Property operation. She will report to Dave Phillips, based in Alpharetta, Ga. Reese has almost 30 years of experience as a property underwriter. Latterly with The …

POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2017 5:29 PM
Police: Explosion at Detroit Commercial Building Leaves 1 Dead
Authorities say one person is dead after a pressurized tank apparently exploded at a commercial building on Detroit’s east side. Detroit police Capt. Mark Thornton says two people were at the building Monday night when one of them left to …

POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2017 5:26 PM
Report: Nearly $60M in Texas Windstorm Insurer Hurricane Ike Claims Still Unpaid
The Houston Chronicle reports that several school districts, cities and other government agencies are still waiting for a Texas insurer to pay nearly $60 million in claims from Hurricane Ike, adding to more insurance worries in the wake of Hurricane …

POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2017 5:24 PM
Verisk: 96% of the Area in California Fire at High or Extreme Wildfire Risk
Most of the area within the massive Thomas fire in Southern California is at high or extreme wildfire risk, according to a Verisk report on Wednesday. The fire encompasses more than 230,500 acres, and while containment on the wildfires in …

POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2017 5:06 PM

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