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Study Examines California Worker’s Comp Prescription Drug Outcomes Under New Formulary
A new analysis offers a preliminary look at Utilization Review and Independent Medical Review outcomes involving pharmaceutical requests for California injured workers since the state implemented a workers’ compensation formulary in January. The analysis from the California Workers’ Compensation Institute …

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 8:47 PM
UK Government Officials Identify Security Risks with Huawei’s Telecom Equipment
Technical and supply-chain issues with equipment made by Chinese firm Huawei have exposed Britain’s telecom networks to new security risks, a government report said on Thursday. The assessment, made in a report signed off by Britain’s GCHQ spy agency, will …

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 4:22 PM
Blaze at Chicago-Area Condo Complex Displaces Hundreds
Fire has left homeless hundreds of residents of a suburban Chicago condominium complex. About 150 firefighters from 50 departments near Prospect Heights battled the fire, which Prospect Heights Fire Chief Drew Smith said began about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and continued …

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 3:46 PM
Baker Appointed Assistant VP at RHSB in Texas
Texas-based independent insurance brokerage firm, RHSB, has added Mike Baker as assistant vice president. He will be a part of the growing Commercial Property & Casualty sales practice. Baker has over a decade of experience assisting commercial clients with their …

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 3:42 PM
Explosion, Fire at Oklahoma Disposal Well Injures 3
Central Oklahoma authorities say three people have been injured in an explosion and fire at a saltwater disposal well. Kingfisher County emergency management officials say the explosion occurred shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday at a saltwater disposal well south of …

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 3:36 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
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
AXA, XL unveil first common branding step post $15.3bn merger
AXA and XL Group have revealed future branding of their combined operations after the closing of their $15.3bn merger.

POSTED JULY 12, 2018 6:22 AM
Alera acquires controlling stake in Insurance Alliance
Alera Group has acquired a controlling stake in The Insurance Alliance of Central Pennsylvania (The Alliance), effective 1 July in a move to expand its P&C platform.

POSTED JULY 10, 2018 11:00 PM

IBR - Personal Lines News

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
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
Property data analytics provider Cape Analytics raises $17m in new financing
Cape Analytics has raised $17m in a series B round of funding to bring its AI-driven property intelligence solution to more US insurers.

POSTED JUNE 24, 2018 11:00 PM
Vericred introduces network analytics suite for insurance carriers
Data services company Vericred has introduced new Network Analytics Suite to provide health insurance carriers with actionable metrics and deep insights into their own and competing provider networks.

POSTED JUNE 20, 2018 11:00 PM

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