News – Insurance Journal
|California Construction Worker Arraigned for Workers’ Comp Fraud
Meliton Hernandez Martinez Jr., 23, was arraigned today at the Merced County Superior Court in California on multiple felony counts of insurance fraud and a misdemeanor count of filing a false police report, after allegedly instigating a physical altercation resulting …
POSTED AUGUST 11, 2020 8:46 PM
|Idaho Man Sentenced for ‘Crash And Buy’ Insurance Fraud
Riley Presher, of Twin Falls, Idaho, was sentenced on Monday for insurance fraud in violation of Idaho Code 41-293. Presher on Dec. 15, 2017, purchased insurance and filed a claim for an accident he stated occurred that same day. When …
POSTED AUGUST 11, 2020 8:42 PM
|Ralph Lauren Suit Alleges Fraud by Insurer Refusing to Cover Coronavirus Losses
Fashion firm Ralph Lauren Corp. is suing its insurer to recoup what it says has been a huge drop of two-thirds of its revenues in the first quarter alone due to the pandemic. Ralph Lauren Corp. (RLC) maintains that Factory …
POSTED AUGUST 11, 2020 7:25 PM
|Texas to Add New Fee to Insurance Form Filings Starting in September
There will be an additional $20.50 fee on insurance form filings beginning Sept. 1 in Texas, the state insurance department has reported. The Texas Department of Insurance said fee will support a technology project that uses artificial intelligence and increased …
POSTED AUGUST 11, 2020 4:53 PM
|COVID-19 a Growing Share of Shrinking Work Comp Claims in 2 States
COVID-19 has become a large chunk of a dwindling number of workers’ compensation claims in Florida and California, limited data shows. The number of COVID-19 workers’ compensation claims reported in California more than quadrupled to 22,621 since the last data …
POSTED AUGUST 11, 2020 4:49 PM
|Texas Windstorm Insurance Company: No Rate Change for Now
The board of directors of Texas’ property insurer last resort for wind and hail in the state’s coastal counties has voted to file a 0% rate change with the Texas Department of Insurance The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association is required …
POSTED AUGUST 11, 2020 4:46 PM
|DoubleTree Hotel in Missouri to Pay $45K to Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
The DoubleTree Hotel in Jefferson City, Mo., will pay $45,000 and furnish other relief to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed, federal employment officials say. According to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), an operator …
POSTED AUGUST 11, 2020 4:38 PM
|Leading Proxy Advisory Firms Recommend Shareholders Approve Aon, WTW Merger
Aon plc and Willis Towers Watson announced that two leading proxy advisory firms have recommended that shareholders vote in favor of the companies’ proposed combination. Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) said the strategic rationale of the merger is sound. AON …
POSTED AUGUST 11, 2020 4:36 PM
|Alera Group Acquires Alper Services in Illinois
Deerfield, Illinois-based Alera Group, a national employee benefits, property casualty, retirement services and wealth management firm, has acquired Alper Services LLC in Chicago. The acquisition was effective Aug.1. Founded in 1966 and led by CEO Leslie Morse, Alper Services focuses …
POSTED AUGUST 11, 2020 4:29 PM
|Derecho Winds Tear Through U.S. Farmland, Leave 500K-Plus Without Power
A storm packing hurricane-force winds tore across the U.S. Midwest on Aug. 10, causing widespread property damage in cities and rural towns and leaving more than half a million homes and businesses without power. The storm compounded troubles for a …
POSTED AUGUST 11, 2020 4:25 PM
|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
|Houston Company Earns Safety Award
The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recognized Universal Pegasus International 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
|TDI extends emergency rule on medication refills
The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) has extended an emergency rule to make it easier for Texans with TDI-regulated health insurance to get refills and to get prescriptions at more locations, including by home delivery.
POSTED JULY 16, 2020 8:00 AM
|Veterans can now be reimbursed for insurance exam fees
Veterans who passed TDI exams going back to February 2019 qualify for refund.
POSTED JULY 14, 2020 8:00 AM
|How to avoid extra COVID-19 testing charges
Texans who want a test for COVID-19 can likely avoid unnecessary charges by taking a few steps first.
POSTED JULY 07, 2020
|New team steps up TDI focus on health insurance issues
A new Texas Department of Insurance team will identify and quickly resolve issues involving health insurers.
POSTED JULY 02, 2020
|Texas Health Care Providers Indicted for Drug Distribution, Conspiracy, and Fraud
Three Arlington, Texas health care providers will face trial for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and mail fraud. On June 17, 2020, a federal grand jury returned indictments against Dr. Clinton Battle, his nurse practitioner Donna Green, and his medical assistant Yajaira Lopez.
POSTED JUNE 29, 2020