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Argo Estimates Third-Quarter Catastrophe Losses at $25 Million

Oct 19, 2018 Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. is estimating preliminary pretax catastrophe losses of about $25 million for the third quarter. Catastrophe...

Regulator Says North Carolina Hurricane Florence Losses Could Reach $1.7 Billion

Oct 19, 2018 Insured losses from Hurricane Florence in North Carolina are on track to reach $1.7 billion, according to the state Department of...

SIRC to Focus on Changing Reinsurance Landscape

Oct 19, 2018 The 15th Singapore International Reinsurance Conference will focus on the changing dynamics of the reinsurance sector and how reinsurers must adapt to these changes...

IFC Invests US$7 Million in Online Insurance Broker in Thailand

Oct 19, 2018 World Bank’s International Finance Corp. invested US$7 million in Roojai Co. Ltd., an online car insurance broker in Thailand. The IFC in a...

Insurance Journal

Utah Firefighting Costs This Year a Record $110M

Oct 19, 2018 Utah State Forester Brian Cottam says the state’s wildfire season appears to be over and that it is adding up to be Utah’s most expensive ever. KSL-TV reported that...

Hawaii Panel Advances Vacation Rental Regulations

Oct 19, 2018 A Big Island panel has advanced a measure that would prohibit short-term vacation rentals in residential and agricultural zones. The Hawaii County Council Planning Committee...

$28M Settlement for Washington Crash Survivor

Oct 19, 2018 Washington state has agreed to pay a $28 million settlement to woman who was left quadriplegic in wreck on Interstate 5 in DuPont. The News Tribune reported 20-year-old Skylar Seward...

West Coast Quake Warning System up and Running

Oct 19, 2018 Automated alerts from the fledgling West Coast earthquake early warning system are ready to be used broadly by businesses, utilities, schools and other entities but not for mass...

Claims Journal

Central Texas Floods Destroy Bridge, Force Evacuations

Oct 19, 2018 Fast-moving floodwaters destroyed a bridge, forced the evacuation of riverside homes and led to numerous water rescues in Central Texas on Tuesday after more than a foot...

People News: CIG, Zurich, Marias Technology

Oct 19, 2018 Capital Insurance Group Hires Mehrtens as Vice President of Claims Capital Insurance Group (CIG), a regional property and casualty insurer serving the Western United States, announces...

Toxic Chemical Found in Chain Stores’ Jewelry

Oct 19, 2018 Jewelry with the toxic metal cadmium is showing up on the shelves of national retailers including Ross, Nordstrom Rack and Papaya, according to newly released test results. Analysis...

Court Tosses DeLorean Widow’s ‘Back to the Future’ Lawsuit

Oct 19, 2018 A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the widow of automaker John DeLorean over royalties stemming from the “Back to the Future” movies. Sally...