News – Insurance Journal
|Report: Few Virus Cases in Working Age Californians Result in Comp Claims
Only one-in-14 COVID-19 cases involving working-age Californians from May through September of 2020 has been claimed as a job injury, while only 1-in-25 COVID-19 deaths among working age individuals has been claimed to be work-related according to a new California …
POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2020 5:34 PM
|North Carolina Continues on Reopening Path Despite Rising Virus Numbers
North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday that the state will keep its reopening guidelines in place for three more weeks, at a time when key coronavirus metrics worsen. Since Cooper increased mass indoor and outdoor gathering limits and …
POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2020 4:59 PM
|Family Settles Suit Over Death of South Carolina High School Football Player
A South Carolina family has settled a lawsuit filed after a 14-year-old high school football player collapsed after an intense practice and died, news outlets reported. The suit, filed against Lexington County School District 1 over the death River Bluff …
POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2020 4:58 PM
|Georgia County to Pay $1M Fine Over Sewage Leaks to Buy Time for Repairs
A suburban Atlanta county where leaky pipes keep spilling raw sewage into creeks and rivers would pay a $1.05 million fine to regulators and get seven more years to make repairs under a new proposed federal court order. DeKalb County …
POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2020 4:49 PM
|North Dakota Seeks to Use Coronavirus Aid for Fracking
North Dakota officials say they want to repurpose $16 million in federal coronavirus aid and spend it on grants to encourage fracking instead of using it to clean up abandoned oil well sites. Regulators have presented the proposal as a …
POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2020 4:44 PM
|Company Cites Pandemic in Delay of $9B Louisiana Construction Project
A company is citing the coronavirus pandemic for its decision to delay some work on a more than $9 billion construction project in Louisiana. Formosa Plastics affiliate FG LA LLC said it is deferring major construction on a petrochemical facility …
POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2020 4:33 PM
|3 More Guilty Pleas in Louisiana Staged Auto/Tractor-Trailer Crashes
Three more people have pleaded guilty to conspiring to stage accidents between automobiles and tractor-trailers in Louisiana, federal authorities say. Roderick Hickman, 49, of Baton Rouge; Bernell Gale, 43, of Raceland; and Troy Smith, 56, of Houma, have pleaded guilty …
POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2020 4:32 PM
|Kansas Governor Wants Statewide Mask Mandate
Democratic Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly is again calling for a statewide mask mandate as the coronavirus case count continues to climb in rural parts of the state that don’t require them. Kelly said that two-thirds of the state’s COVID-19 cases …
POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2020 4:15 PM
|Feds Ignore Risk of Huge Gulf Spills to Endangered Species, Suit Says
Environmental groups asked a federal court on Oct. 21 to throw out the Trump administration’s assessment of oil and gas activity’s likely effects on endangered species in the Gulf of Mexico, saying it dismisses the chance of another disastrous blowout …
POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2020 4:14 PM
|Ex-Blue Bell Creameries CEO Kruse Again Charged in Deadly Listeria Case
The former president of Blue Bell Creameries has been charged with wire fraud for allegedly trying to cover up a 2015 listeria outbreak linked to the company‘s ice cream that killed three people in Kansas and sickened several others, federal …
POSTED OCTOBER 23, 2020 4:10 PM
|Houston trainer accused of scheme to defraud NFL fund
Eight former players indicted for fake medical claims.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 28, 2020
|Despite hurricanes, Corpus Christi region sees decline in flood insurance policies
After Hurricane Harvey inundated Southeast Texas, the number of flood insurance policies in the Corpus Christi area increased. But new federal data shows those gains are eroding.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 8:30 AM
|Bexar County sees 13% decline in flood insurance policies
The number of federal flood insurance policies has decreased 13% in Bexar County over the last two-plus years. Federal data also shows declines in nine nearby counties.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 8:30 AM
|Insurance Help Line open over weekend for storm victims
The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) Help Line is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., including this weekend, to help those with damage from Hurricane Laura. The number is 1-800-252-3439.
POSTED AUGUST 27, 2020
|Former insurance agent sentenced to 14 years
Lynn “Skipper” Strickland of Parker County, who pretended to be an insurance agent, was sentenced today to 14 years in state prison for fraud.
POSTED AUGUST 25, 2020
|Sullivan to step down as Insurance Commissioner
His TDI modernization effort led to faster, better customer service.
POSTED AUGUST 18, 2020
|TDI applies advanced technology to policy reviews
The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) has begun an innovative technology project to speed and improve its review of insurance policy forms.
POSTED AUGUST 03, 2020
|Insurance Help Line open Sunday to help storm victims
The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) Help Line will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday to help those with damage from Hurricane Hanna. The number is 1-800-252-3439.
POSTED JULY 25, 2020
|San Antonio Company Earns Safety Award
The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recognized Nissei Plastic Machinery America Inc. with a Lone Star Safety Award for their exemplary workplace safety program and low rates of work-related injuries and illnesses.
POSTED JULY 24, 2020
|East Texas Companies Earn Safety Awards
The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recognized East Texas Lighthouse for the Blind and Tatum Excavating Company for their exemplary workplace safety programs and low rates of work-related injuries and illnesses by renewing their Lone Star Safety Awards.
POSTED JULY 24, 2020