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Insurtech Startup Buys MGA in California with Product for Agents in Mind
Insurtech startup Bridger has purchased Pleasanton, Calif.-based SCJ Insurance Services in another apparent step toward launching what the firm contends will be a “simpler, cheaper, and easier-to-manage automotive insurance.” Bridger CEO Kimo Winterbottom talked about the acquisition with Insurance Journal …

POSTED JUNE 22, 2017 7:55 PM
January, Rupper and Sanders Join RHSB Insurance in Dallas
Dallas-based independent insurance broker RHSB has added Austin January, Dan Rupper and John Sanders as assistant vice presidents. January, AVP employee benefits, is an experienced employee benefits consultant proficient in several functions of human capital management. Prior to joining RHSB, …

POSTED JUNE 22, 2017 4:51 PM
Ex-Missouri Insurance Director Joins Dentons Law Firm in Kansas City
The global law firm, Dentons, has named John M. Huff as a partner in its insurance regulatory practice. He is based in Kansas City. Huff most recently served as director of the Missouri Department of Insurance, where he oversaw one …

POSTED JUNE 22, 2017 4:40 PM
Governor Declares State of Emergency for Nebraska Storm-Damaged Areas
Nebraska’s governor has declared a state of emergency for storm-damaged areas of the state. The June 20 declaration by Gov. Pete Ricketts will let the state respond to local governments in the wake of storms that struck both ends of Nebraska last …

POSTED JUNE 22, 2017 4:33 PM
Arkansas’ Tyson Foods Installs Video, Bird Welfare Checks in Poultry Operations
Tyson Foods has installed video cameras in key areas of its poultry operations and will test new ways to slaughter birds — not in response to previous “gotcha” moments but under a corporate philosophy that notes its role as a …

POSTED JUNE 22, 2017 4:32 PM
Green Bay Fan Sues Chicago Bears over Sideline Packers Gear Ban
A Green Bay Packers fan is making a federal case out of a dispute with the Chicago Bears, filing a lawsuit accusing the rival team of violating his free-speech rights by prohibiting him from wearing Packers apparel at Bears’ pregame …

POSTED JUNE 22, 2017 4:27 PM
Senate Republicans Unveil Secret Draft of Their Health Insurance Plan
Senate Republicans’ proposal to replace Obamacare would provide an additional $50 billion over four years to stabilize insurance exchanges, relying on a mechanism Republicans have criticized in the past as a way to keep insurers in the marketplace. The plan, released …

POSTED JUNE 22, 2017 3:36 PM
Norway’s Protector Forsikring Insured Grenfell Tower Fire; Price Tag Debated
Olso-based Protector Forsikring is the insurer of Grenfell Tower, the residential block that was destroyed last week by a raging fire that killed 79 people. “Based on the information we have as of now, the damage is estimated at more …

POSTED JUNE 22, 2017 3:25 PM
House Committee Adds 5 More Bills to Its Flood Insurance Reform Package
The House Financial Services Committee advanced five flood insurance proposals on Wednesday, adding to the two bills it passed last week. The House measures seek to reform and reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which is set to expire …

POSTED JUNE 22, 2017 3:16 PM
Report Details Death, Panic in Deadly Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire
Voices screamed out, “Fire!” Suddenly, the lights went out and it got harder to breathe. Many of the 36 people killed in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland huddled together in the dark, and that’s where they died of …

POSTED JUNE 22, 2017 3:04 PM

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