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Ringleader of Family Arson Crew in California Pleads Guilty in $4M Operation
Tyler Chen, 48, pleaded guilty this week in the Santa Clara County Superior Court in California following his arrest on multiple felony counts of insurance fraud and arson for his role in setting fires in a $4 million fraud scheme. …

POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2019 8:37 PM
Introducing School of Risk Management and Insurance at Cal State University Fullerton
What’s in a name? In one case, a new name – one with all the sex appeal that “insurance” can add to a title – has people like Framroze Virjee, president of California State University Fullerton, visibly stoked. “This is …

POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2019 7:30 PM
AM Best Comments on Credit Ratings of California Insurance Co. Following Regulatory Action
AM Best on Wednesday said the Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings of “a” of California Insurance Co. and its pooled insurance affiliates, collectively referred to as North American Casualty Group, remain under review …

POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2019 6:06 PM
Nearly 30 Kansas Counties, Cities Suing the Opioid Industry
More than two dozen cities and counties across Kansas have sued the opioid industry, from a small town with a population of 150 near the Colorado border to the state’s most populous county at its opposite end. More may still …

POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2019 5:45 PM
Serious Workplace Safety Violations Found After Attacks at Iowa Psych Hospital
Regulators have recommended a nearly $73,000 fine against the Iowa Department of Human Services after finding serious workplace safety violations at a state-run psychiatric hospital where several employees have been assaulted by combative patients. Staffers at the Independence Mental Health …

POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2019 5:43 PM
Environmental Impact of Texas Petrochemical Plant Fire Unclear
Researchers are uncertain about the environmental impact of toxic chemicals used to extinguish a three-day blaze at a Houston-area petrochemical storage facility after some leaked into a busy commercial waterway. The fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company facility in Deer …

POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2019 5:28 PM
10 Hospitalized After Flu Shot Mix-Up at Oklahoma Facility
Ten people at an Oklahoma care facility for people with intellectual disabilities were hospitalized after they were apparently accidentally injected with what’s believed to be insulin rather than flu shots, authorities said. Emergency responders were called last week to the …

POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2019 5:26 PM
Ohio’s Zito Insurance Agency Acquired by Risk Strategies
Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired Zito Insurance Agency, a full service firm headquartered in Mentor, Ohio, northeast of Cleveland. Terms of the deal were not announced. Founded in 1963, Zito is …

POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2019 5:26 PM
Ludwig Named Co-Chief Operating Officer of Alliant Specialty in Fort Worth
Alliant Insurance Services has named John Ludwig has been named co-chief operating officer of Alliant Specialty. He is based in Fort Worth, Texas. Ludwig will work alongside Alliant Specialty Co-COO Michael Cusack to further Alliant’s proven strategy through strategic hires, …

POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2019 5:24 PM
HUB Names Virdi as Chief Cannabis Insurance Sales Officer
Insurance broker HUB International recently named Jay Virdi as its chief sales officer for its cannabis insurance and risk services in the U.S. and Canada. As chief sales officer, Virdi will focus on further developing expertise and resources across the …

POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2019 4:54 PM

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