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Largest Wildfire in California History Officially 100% Contained
Officials announced on Wednesday that the Mendocino Complex Fire, the largest wildfire in California’s history, is now 100 percent contained. The blaze burned a combined 459,123 acres, destroyed 280 structures including 157 residences, killed one firefighter and injured four others. …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 10:29 PM
John Hancock Will Only Sell Interactive Life Insurance with Fitness Data Tracking
John Hancock, one of the oldest and largest North American life insurers, will stop underwriting traditional life insurance and instead sell only interactive policies that track fitness and health data through wearable devices and smartphones, the company said on Wednesday. …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 6:00 PM
S.S. Nesbitt Adds Fountain as Market Executive in Alabama ß Photo
S.S. Nesbitt, a Southeastern insurance agency and division of EBSCO Industries Inc., has appointed Senior Vice President L. Dickerson (Dick) Fountain as Market executive in Huntsville, Ala. Over the past year, S.S. Nesbitt’s Huntsville office has aggressively expanded both its …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 4:54 PM
Wisconsin August Storm Damage Tops $233M
The damage total from flooding and storms in Wisconsin in August continues to rise and now approaches a quarter of a billion dollars. Gov. Scott Walker tweeted on Sept. 18 that the preliminary damages are nearly $234 million, up from …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 4:46 PM
Kistler Joins Illinois’ Alera Group as Director of Business Development
Alera Group, a national employee benefits, property/casualty, risk management and wealth management firm headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, has appointed Matt Kistler as director of Business Development. Kistler will play a critical part in Alera Group’s continued national expansion and growth. …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 4:38 PM
Florence Floods: Hurricane Rating System Fails to Account for Deadly Rain
When meteorologists downgraded Hurricane Florence from a powerful Category 4 storm to a Category 2 and then a Category 1, Wayne Mills figured he could stick it out. He regrets it. The Neuse River, normally 150 feet away, lapped near …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 4:35 PM
Sullivan Tapped to Lead Transportation Unit at Midlands Management
Wholesale insurance services firm, Midlands Management Corp., headquartered in Oklahoma City, appointed Mark Sullivan as leader of its Transportation team. He is based in Dallas. Sullivan joined Midlands in 2010 as an associate marketing representative and later was promoted to …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 4:30 PM
Limits on Doctors’ Marijuana Patients Tossed in Louisiana
Amid concerns about bottlenecks to access, Louisiana regulators have agreed to loosen limits on how many medical marijuana patients doctors authorized to dispense cannabis can treat. Louisiana’s State Board of Medical Examiners voted 8-1 to remove a cap established in …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 4:28 PM
Copper Thefts Knock 3 Arkansas Radio Stations Off Air
Three Jonesboro, Arkansas, radio stations are back on the air after copper thieves disrupted operations and damaged the transmitter building and a backup generator. The outages affecting East Arkansas Broadcasters stations KIYS, KIYS HD2 and KBTM were discovered about 1:20 …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 4:24 PM
Ohio’s Hylant Launches Haven Re Group Captive for Middle-Market Businesses
Toledo, Ohio-based privately held independent insurance brokerage, Hylant, has launched Haven Re, a primary casualty, heterogeneous group captive designed to provide well-performing middle-market businesses an attractive cost-saving option. Haven Re is ideal for middle-market businesses with a strong commitment to …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 4:10 PM

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