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Insurtech Next Insurance Ditching Agency Model to Become a Carrier
May 24, 2018
Next Insurance, which debuted in 2016 as a digital insurance agency for small to medium-size businesses, is repositioning itself by becoming a licensed insurance carrier. The company says it has received its first license from Delaware and expects to …

Iowa School District Reaches 2nd Settlement Over Officials’ Actions
May 24, 2018
The Waukee school district in Iowa has reached another settlement with an employee who filed a lawsuit claiming he was forced to resign after reporting improper conduct by the chief operating officer. The Des Moines Register reported the district pai …

Family of Receptionist Killed in Minnesota School Blast Settles
May 24, 2018
Family members of a school receptionist have settled their lawsuit over an explosion that killed her last summer at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis, Minn. An attorney for Ruth Berg’s family and CenterPoint Energy confirmed the settlement Tuesday. Te …

Family of Woman Who Died at California Music Festival Sues Promoter
May 24, 2018
The family of a 20-year-old woman who died after attending a California music festival last year is suing the event promoter. City News Service is reporting the lawsuit alleges Baylee Gatlin didn’t receive proper medical attention for hours after she …

California Workers’ Comp Division Suspends 3 Medical Providers for Fraud
May 24, 2018
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has suspended three more medical providers from participating in the state’s workers’ comp system, bringing the total number of providers suspended to 245. The suspensions were made possible by the pas …

Workers’ Comp Claim Cost Changed Little in Indiana Since Reform Law Took Effect
May 24, 2018
The average total cost per workers’ compensation claim in Indiana was stable in the years since the state enacted workers’ comp system reforms, according to a recent Workers Compensation Research Institute study. The study, CompScope Benchmarks for I …

Uber Ends Self-Driving Program in Arizona Following Fatality
May 24, 2018
Uber has shut down its self-driving car operation in Arizona two months after a fatal crash involving one of its vehicles, the company said on Wednesday. Uber Technologies Inc is not shuttering its entire autonomous vehicle program and will focus …

Willis Towers Watson Adds Abbott to Lead Northern California Market
May 24, 2018
Willis Towers Watson has added Fred Abbott as market leader for Northern California. Abbott will be responsible for the company’s business operations, client relationships and growth opportunities across the Northern California market. Abbott has bee …

Sewage Spill Forces Closure of Two Beaches in Vermont
May 24, 2018
Officials have closed two Burlington, Vt., beaches amid concerns about a sewage spill in the neighboring wetlands of Lake Champlain. Local 22 News reports concerns of a water main break in Burlington on Monday night led to the discovery of …

Mercer’s Sun to Succeed Zheng as CEO of AIG’s China Insurer
May 24, 2018
American International Group announced that Lisa Sun will join the company as chief executive officer of AIG Insurance Company China. Sun joins AIG from Mercer, where most recently she was CEO of Mercer’s Hong Kong & South and East Asia …

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