News – Insurance Journal
|Washington State Issues Workplace Mask Guidance
Most workers in Washington will be required to wear a mask or face covering at work under new coronavirus workplace safety and health requirements that take effect June 8. With few exceptions, workers must wear some type of face covering …
POSTED JUNE 05, 2020 7:23 PM
|Colorado Resort Files Suit Against Railroad for 2018 Fire
An insurance company representing a Colorado resort filed a lawsuit against the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for damage costs associated with an extended wildfire. Purgatory Resort’s insurance provider submitted the claim shortly before the end of a two-year …
POSTED JUNE 05, 2020 6:33 PM
|Phase 2 of Reopening Begins for Florida with Theme Parks, Bars
Florida bars, bowling alleys and theme parks will be part of the next phase of reopening the state in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday. DeSantis made his announcement at Universal Orlando Resort, which …
POSTED JUNE 05, 2020 4:59 PM
|South Carolina to Remain Open Despite Spike in Virus Cases
South Carolina health officials issued a warning Wednesday that people who go to graduations, businesses or other recently opened places and aren’t careful about wearing masks or social distancing may be contributing to an increase in COVID-19 cases in the …
POSTED JUNE 05, 2020 4:58 PM
|Louisiana Tells Former Producer’s Insurance Agency to ‘Cease and Desist’
A Louisiana insurance agency that state insurance regulators say enabled a former insurance producer to transact insurance business without a license has been issued a Cease and Desist order. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon issued the C&D order to Bennett Seymour …
POSTED JUNE 05, 2020 4:41 PM
|West-Central, Southern Minnesota Hit with Tornado, Large Hail
At least one tornado moved through west-central and southern Minnesota, but there are no reports of injuries or widespread damage, according to the National Weather Service. The tornado was reported near Garden City about 5 p.m. on June 2. The …
POSTED JUNE 05, 2020 4:37 PM
|New Orleans Universities, Archdiocese Named in Katrina Aid Lawsuit
Two New Orleans universities, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans and a government contractor are defendants in a whistleblower lawsuit alleging fraud involving more than $100 million in Hurricane Katrina aid. The 2016 federal lawsuit was unsealed on June …
POSTED JUNE 05, 2020 4:36 PM
|Property Damage from Unrest in Minneapolis: $55M and Rising
The city of Minneapolis says the looting and property damage that following the death of George Floyd in police custody has caused least $55 million in destruction so far. Vandals damaged or set fire to at least 220 buildings, but …
POSTED JUNE 05, 2020 4:32 PM
|Mistake in Louisiana Auto Crash Bill Could Cause Higher Damage Awards
After a last-minute scramble to pass the business lobby’s top priority for the regular session, Republican legislators quickly realized they mangled the language of the bill aimed at limiting damage claims against insurance companies in car wreck lawsuits. Now, GOP …
POSTED JUNE 05, 2020 4:28 PM
|Lloyd’s Creates Single Body for Governance to Improve Speed, Efficiency of Decisions
Lloyd’s announced it has merged the Council of Lloyd’s with the Franchise Board, creating one body to govern the marketplace. The decision to merge the two entities was first announced in November 2019. ‘The combination of board and council will …
POSTED JUNE 05, 2020 4:00 PM
|Insurance tips following South Texas storms
If your home was damaged by the severe weather, contact your insurance company or agent to file a claim as soon as possible. These tips will help make the process go smoother.
POSTED MAY 26, 2020 7:00 AM
|Why you should talk to your doctor before taking a COVID antibody test
The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) urges Texans considering a COVID-19 antibody test to first check with their doctor and insurance company to avoid surprise bills.
POSTED MAY 21, 2020 8:15 AM
|How our IT team pulled off the work-from-home transition
At TDI, the switch to telework was smooth and speedy for most employees, thanks to an immense effort by ITS to get hundreds of new remote employees up and running in record time.
POSTED MAY 13, 2020 12:01 AM
|DWC Offers Texas Employers Online Safety Consultations
The way we work has changed, but our mission is still the same. Because of changes brought on by COVID-19, the Texas OSHA Consultation Program is now providing online consultations.
POSTED MAY 01, 2020
|Insurance tips following East Texas storms
If your home was damaged by the tornado and severe weather, contact your insurance company or agent to file a claim as soon as possible. These tips will help make the process go smoother.
POSTED APRIL 23, 2020
|TDI extends start of updated coastal building code
The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) issued an emergency rule, effective immediately, to move the start date of the new coastal building code from April 1 to September 1, 2020. The change was made in response to business disruptions caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.
POSTED APRIL 03, 2020
|Watch out for coronavirus scams!
Even in a global pandemic, there are always people trying to steal a buck. Scams related to COVID-19 are the latest threat.
POSTED APRIL 02, 2020
|TDI emergency rule makes it easier to get refills, medications by home delivery
The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) today announced an emergency rule to make it easier for Texans with TDI-regulated health insurance to get early refills and to get prescriptions at more locations, including by home delivery.
POSTED APRIL 01, 2020
|Guidance on COVID-19 and the Workplace
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are working to provide information to employers about worker safety and exposure to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
POSTED MARCH 30, 2020
|DWC Updates Meeting and Event Plans
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is postponing or creating online options for several upcoming meetings and events to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
POSTED MARCH 26, 2020