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Industrial Insurer HDI Global Forms Excess Surplus Lines Carrier
Industrial insurer HDI Global Insurance Co. (HDI) has formed an excess and surplus lines subsidiary, HDI Specialty Insurance Co. The new platform will “bring European expertise and solutions” to the alternative energy, private public partnerships (P3s), and design-build construction markets, …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 4:06 PM
Pennsylvania Selects Commissioner Miller to Lead Department of Human Services
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has selected Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller to lead the state’s Department of Human Services, effective August 21. He simultaneously announced in an email to state employees that Jessica Altman will serve as Miller’s replacement to lead …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 3:59 PM
Los Angeles Makes Packer Cannabis Czar over Legal Pot Industry
With recreational marijuana use just months away from being legal in California, Los Angeles has appointed a so-called cannabis czar tasked with regulating the local pot industry. The Daily News reported the City Council voted unanimously this week to confirm …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 3:13 PM
Judge Sends Suit for California Man’s Helicopter Crash Death to Workers’ Comp
A wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a man who died in an ambulance helicopter crash has been thrown out by a judge who said the case must go through California’s workers’ compensation death benefits program. The Fresno …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 3:10 PM
Boseman Named Chief Operating Officer at Brown & Riding in California
Brown & Riding has named Mike Boseman chief operating officer. Boseman is based out of the company’s Los Angeles, Calif. headquarters and will be responsible for strategic operations, including client and carrier development, enhancing information technology service offerings, and enforcing …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 2:53 PM
Lawsuit Claims Rodent Was Baked Into Sandwich at Pennsylvania Chick-fil-A
A lawsuit claims a suburban Philadelphia woman got an extra topping on her Chick-fil-A sandwich: a dead rodent. Ellen Manfalouti sued in Bucks County Court over the tiny rodent she claims was baked into the bottom bun of her chicken …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 1:31 PM
Carlton Fields Hires Silverman to New York Office
Carlton Fields has hired Alex B. Silverman to its New York office as an associate. Silverman will practice in the firm’s Property and Casualty Insurance practice group. Silverman represents insurance companies in complex risks and coverage-related disputes involving multimillion-dollar general …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 1:24 PM
New Jersey’s New Day Underwriting Names Webb AVP in Construction Division
New Day Underwriting Managers, a Hamilton, N.J.-based specialty intermediary of environmental and construction-related professional liability insurance coverages, has named Bill Webb assistant vice president in the Construction Division. As an expert in architects and engineers (A&E), contractor’s professional liability (CPrL) …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 1:10 PM
A.M. Best América Latina Chief Resigns; Keenan Assumes Interim Role
A.M. Best announced today that Manuel Agustin Calderón de las Heras has resigned from his position as managing director of A.M. Best América Latina to pursue other opportunities. Calderón de las Heras has been with A.M. Best for the last …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 12:49 PM
Global Insured H1 Losses from Natural, Man-Made Disasters Were $23B: Swiss Re
Global insured losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in the first half of 2017 totaled US$23 billion, while economic losses during the same period came to US$44 billion – an indication of the extent of the protection gap that …

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 10:16 AM

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