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Harvey-Devastated Texas Coastal Towns Still Working on Recovery
Some Texas coastal towns where Hurricane Harvey made landfall are working to restore tourism and other economic attractions nearly five months after the storm. Hundreds of businesses in Rockport and Fulton are now open amid recovery efforts assisted by Aransas …

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2018 5:40 PM
Carroll Promoted to VP, Underwriting at ISMIE Mutual Insurance
Chicago-based ISMIE Mutual Insurance Co., a provider of medical professional liability insurance services, has promoted Edward J. Carroll JD to vice president of Underwriting. Carroll joined ISMIE Mutual in early 2017 when he was appointed as director of Underwriting – …

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2018 5:36 PM
A.M. Best Removes Pacific Compensation Insurance in California from Review
A.M. Best has removed from under review with developing implications and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) of “a-” of Thousand Oaks, Calif.-based Pacific Compensation Insurance Co. The outlook …

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2018 5:33 PM
Settlements Reached in West, Texas, Fertilizer Plant Explosion
The city of West, Texas, and several other plaintiffs have reached settlements and partial settlements of claims stemming from a deadly explosion in the central Texas town. An April 13, 2013, blaze heated up 30 tons of ammonium nitrate at …

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2018 5:28 PM
Houston International Insurance Group Promotes 5 in Senior Management
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) announced it has promoted five senior management executives. Kirby A. Hill was promoted to executive vice president of HIIG Property/Casualty operations and his role will be expanded. Hill, who has been with the company for …

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2018 5:26 PM
Estate of Ohio Policeman Who Died in Crash Sues Motorcycle Makers
Two motorcycle manufacturers and their trainers are accused of negligence in a lawsuit over the death of a central Ohio police officer. Sean Johnson lost control of his motorcycle during an on-duty training ride with fellow officers from Hilliard and …

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2018 5:17 PM
Brit Global Specialty USA Adds Arch’s Hartman to Construction Practice
Brit Global Specialty USA has appointed Rich Hartman as senior vice president, Construction Professional. Hartman brings 35 years of experience in the insurance industry. Most recently he spent more than six years at Arch Insurance Group, where he led the …

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2018 5:00 PM
Washington Town on High Alert over Slow-Moving Landslide
A slow-moving landslide in central Washington state has forced evacuations as officials prepare for what they say is inevitable – the collapse of a ridge near an interstate highway. Washington is wary of landslides following one in 2014 that killed …

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2018 3:40 PM
California Utilities Sued Over Deadly Mudslides
Two utilities were sued Tuesday for the widespread destruction from last week’s deadly mudslides that were caused when hillsides ravaged by California’s largest wildfire let loose in heavy rain. An amended negligence lawsuit filed in Santa Barbara County Superior Court …

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2018 3:37 PM
Canada Fintech Firm Ratehub Raises $12M to Grow Insurance & Mortgage Offerings
Canadian financial technology company Ratehub Inc. has raised a $12 million Series A investment led by Elephant, a venture capital firm. Participating in the funding round was Simon Nixon, co-founder of UK-based financial comparison site MoneySuperMarket. Launched in 2010, Ratehub …

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2018 2:05 PM

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