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After Delay, Louisiana OKs Planting of Medical Marijuana
Louisiana’s first legal crop of medical marijuana can be planted this week. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain, whose agency regulates the burgeoning industry, loosened a regulatory logjam that created a months-long delay. The Monroe News-Star reports that Strain’s team met with …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 4:59 PM
AIR Worldwide Updates Wildfire Model with Event-Based Risk Management Approach
Catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide (AIR) has released an updated Wildfire Model for the United States designed to provide a comprehensive view of the risk of wildfire to property within the 13 westernmost conterminous states. The event-based modeling approach …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 4:57 PM
School System in North Carolina County Accused of Neglect, Discrimination in Suit
A lawsuit filed against a North Carolina school system and its board of education says an elementary school in need of repairs was discriminated against because of race. The Winston-Salem Journal reports the lawsuit, filed Monday against the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 4:46 PM
SECURA Insurance Adds Switzer as Market Manager in Kentucky
Appleton, Wis.-based SECURA Insurance has added Lisa Switzer as market manager for Kentucky. Switzer brings 28 years of experience in the insurance industry to her new role with a diverse mix of commercial, personal, and specialty lines roles. She was …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 4:38 PM
ICT to Begin Annual Texas ‘Hurricane Tour’
The Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) is set to launch its annual “hurricane tour” aimed at reminding coastal residents to be ready in case a hurricane or tropical storm should make landfall this year. Beginning on Aug. 20, ICT’s Mark …

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 4:36 PM

IBR - Commercial lines News

Core Assurance Partners buys E.L. Creech & Co
Core Assurance Partners has acquired E. L. Creech & Co., a fourth-generation, family-owned property and casualty company based in Virginia Beach, where it will maintain its offices.

POSTED JULY 19, 2018 11:00 PM
Guy Carpenter, Numerati Partners join hands to launch InsurTech Alliance
Risk and reinsurance company Guy Carpenter has partnered with Numerati Partners to launch InsurTech Alliance.

POSTED JULY 18, 2018 11:00 PM
New P&C insurance solution provider OneWorld Instech established
Dovetail Insurance Services former CEO and president Stephen Francis has established a new P&C insurance solutions provider, OneWorld Instech.

POSTED JULY 17, 2018 11:00 PM
OneDigital acquires Beneflex Insurance Services
OneDigital Health and Benefits has acquired Beneflex Insurance Services, an independently owned & operated employee benefits agency, continuing its expansion in Southern California.

POSTED JULY 16, 2018 10:36 AM
AssuredPartners acquires Safeguard Insurance
Insurance brokerage firm AssuredPartners has acquired Safeguard Insurance, located in Las Vegas, Nevada.

POSTED JULY 13, 2018 1:35 PM

IBR - Personal Lines News

Integrity Marketing Group acquires National Independent Brokers
Integrity Marketing Group (Integrity) has completed the acquisition of National Independent Brokers, a Minnesota based insurance agency focused on Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement products.

POSTED JULY 18, 2018 11:00 PM
Markel appoints Robert Cox as president and COO of insurance operations
Markel has announced an enhanced leadership structure designed to accelerate growth, build on its financial strength, and deliver value to its customers.

POSTED JULY 11, 2018 11:00 PM
Marsh & McLennan Agency buys Klein Agency
Marsh middle market agency subsidiary Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) has acquired Klein Agency, a St. Paul, Minnesota-based surety and property/casualty agency specializing in the construction industry.

POSTED JULY 03, 2018 11:00 PM
Zurich to extend flood resilience alliance until 2023
Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is extending its flood resilience alliance (the alliance) until 2023 and is planning to increase investments up to $1bn.

POSTED JULY 03, 2018 11:00 PM
Genworth and Oceanwide extend merger deal
Genworth Financial and China Oceanwide Holdings Group (Oceanwide) have agreed to a fifth waiver and agreement to terminate the previously announced merger agreement. 

POSTED JUNE 28, 2018 11:00 PM

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