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S&P Upgrades Outlook for CNA Group
CNA Group gained an outlook upgrade from Standard & Poor’s based on improvement of its commercial lines business. S&P Global Ratings revised its outlook for CNA to positive from stable. The ratings agency also affirmed its “A” long-term issuer credit …

POSTED NOVEMBER 19, 2018 7:00 PM
United Valley Adds IWV in California, Maki in Arizona
United Valley Insurance Services Inc. has added IWV Insurance Agency LLC of Ridgecrest, Calif., and Maki Insurance Group of Anthem, Ariz. IWV offers personal and businesses insurance services throughout California. Maki Insurance offers personal, commercial and life/health insurance services. United …

POSTED NOVEMBER 19, 2018 6:34 PM
Topa CFO Morrison to Retire, Genalo Named Successor of California Company
Calabasas, Calif.-based Topa Insurance Group announced that Cynthia Morrison, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will retire. Morrison is retiring effective Jan. 31, 2019. Lawrence Genalo, assistant vice president of financial planning and analysis, has been named is replace …

POSTED NOVEMBER 19, 2018 6:32 PM
Missouri’s Lindley-Myers Elected Treasurer of Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Commission
Missouri Director of Insurance Chlora Lindley-Myers has been elected treasurer of the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Commission (IIPRC). The Insurance Compact also selected Ohio Insurance Director Jillian Froment as chair and Rhode Island Insurance Superintendent Beth Dwyer as vice chair. …

POSTED NOVEMBER 19, 2018 5:51 PM
3 Louisiana Parishes Designated USDA Natural Disaster Areas
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated three Louisiana parishes as contiguous disaster areas as the result of excessive rain and flooding that occurred April 1 to June 30, 2018, according to Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M. …

POSTED NOVEMBER 19, 2018 5:48 PM
Reiter Named Deputy General Counsel at Oklahoma Insurance Department
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak has appointed Ron Kreiter as deputy general counsel at the Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID). Kreiter previously worked at the OID from 1980-1987 as an assistant commissioner and staff attorney. He brings with him more …

POSTED NOVEMBER 19, 2018 5:46 PM
North Dakota Oil Industry Pushing to Loosen Crude Oil Safety Rules
North Dakota oil industry leaders are pushing to loosen the state’s oil conditioning regulations, but an environmental group is arguing to tighten rules. The North Dakota Industrial Commission is considering changing regulations adopted nearly four years ago to make Bakken …

POSTED NOVEMBER 19, 2018 5:43 PM
School’s Insurer to Cover Michigan Runner’s $4.5M Injury Lawsuit Settlement
A runner who sued his Michigan high school cross-country coach after he was severely injured during a dark early-morning practice has settled the case for $4.5 million. In 2011, Kersch Ray was a 13-year-old member of the Chelsea High School …

POSTED NOVEMBER 19, 2018 5:42 PM
Texas’ Hochheim Mutual Insurers Removed From Credit Watch Negative
S&P Global Ratings has removed Texas-based Hochheim Prairie Farm Mutual Insurance Assn. (HPFMIA) and its subsidiary, Hochheim Prairie Casualty Insurance Co. (HPCIC, collectively Hochheim) from Credit Watch Negative, where the companies were initially placed on Nov. 28, 2017. S&P Global …

POSTED NOVEMBER 19, 2018 5:18 PM
Woman Sues Hospital in New Mexico for Resuscitating Her
A New Mexico woman who was brought back to life is suing the hospital for violating her rights. The Albuquerque Journal reports lawyers for Jamie Sams filed a lawsuit last week in New Mexico state district court against Santa Fe’s …

POSTED NOVEMBER 19, 2018 4:14 PM

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