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Scott Declares State of Emergency Over Toxic Algae Bloom on Florida Coast
Florida Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in response to the impacts of red tide in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. The Executive Order 18-221 will provide significant state funding to local governments …

POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 4:55 PM
Alera Group Acquires Barnes Insurance & Financial Services of Florida
Alera Group, a national employee benefits, property and casualty, risk management and wealth management firm, has acquired Barnes Insurance & Financial Services (BIAFS) of Florida. BIAFS is a benefits agency with two locations in northwest Florida. Founded in 2005, this …

POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 4:41 PM
Texas Insurance Department: Harvey Claims Reporting Deadline Approaching
As the anniversary of Hurricane Harvey approaches, the Texas Department of Insurance is reminding Texans that some insurance policies have a one-year deadline to file claims. Harvey made landfall August 25. Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) claims must be reported …

POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 4:32 PM
Murphy Oil USA to Pay $100K to Settle Disability Discrimination, Retaliation Suit
Arkansas-based Murphy Oil USA Inc. will pay $100,000 to settle a workplace discrimination suit filed in Texas by federal officials. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed suit against Murphy Oil, which owns Murphy USA retail gasoline stores typically …

POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 4:28 PM
34 Sickened by Salmonella Outbreak in Southeast Missouri County
A southeast Missouri county is investigating a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 34 people. The Southeast Missourian reports that the cause hasn’t been determined. Perry County Health Department communicable disease coordinator Sheila Hahs says the agency began receiving worrying numbers …

POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 4:15 PM
Special Police Unit Seeks to Curb Thefts From Indiana RV companies
A special police unit is seeking to curb burglaries and thefts from businesses including recreational vehicle companies in northern Indiana. Police in the Elkhart County city of Goshen say their unit was formed to deal with such crimes in the …

POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 4:13 PM
Insurer for Missouri City Must Pay $5.3M to Man with Overturned Conviction
A judge has ordered a former insurance carrier for the city of Columbia to pay $5.3 million to a man who served 10 years in prison before his conviction for killing a sports editor in Columbia was thrown out. The …

POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 4:12 PM
Firefighters With Cancer Often Denied Workers’ Comp in Texas
Many Texas cities are denying workers’ compensation to firefighters with cancer, according to union leaders and state lawmakers. Over the past six years, more than 90 percent of the 117 workers compensation claims filed by Texas firefighters with cancer have …

POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 4:11 PM
SECURA Insurance Adds Denny as Arizona Market Manager
Appleton, Wis.-based SECURA Insurance has added Page Denny as market manager for Arizona. Denny joins SECURA from RLI Insurance where she most recently held the position of senior underwriter. She brings a solid understanding of commercial insurance to this sales …

POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 3:56 PM
TrueNorth Acquires Colorado’s Jewell Insurance
TrueNorth Companies has acquired Greenwood Village, Colorado-based Jewell Insurance. Jewell Insurance will adopt the TrueNorth name and brand to further expand the firm’s presence throughout Colorado. Located in Greenwood Village, Jewell Insurance has established a strong reputation for trust, expertise …

POSTED AUGUST 15, 2018 3:54 PM

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