Posts From the monthly archives: "January 2016"

Tompkins Financial Corporation, a financial services company headquartered in Ithaca, New York, announced that its insurance agency subsidiary, Tompkins Insurance Agencies Inc., has acquired Shepard, Maxwell & Hale Insurance in upstate New York. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal     &nbsp…(Read More)

Last weekend’s brutal snowstorm pummeled Maryland from the Atlantic coast to the West Virginia border, costing government agencies much more than the minimum requirement for a federal disaster declaration, the state’s emergency management chief said. The state aims to submit … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal     &nbsp…(Read More)

By Jonathan Stempel Wal-Mart Stores Inc was ordered by a federal jury in New Hampshire to pay $31.22 million to a pharmacist who claimed she was fired because of her gender and in retaliation for complaining about safety conditions. The Concord, New Hampshire, … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal  &nbsp…(Read More)

Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Katharine L. Wade has announced that Janet Grace, a veteran risk specialist with more than 20 years of experience, is overseeing the Connecticut Insurance Department’s Captive Insurance Unit. A former consultant for Towers Watson, Grace has done … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal     &nbsp…(Read More)

Patriot National Inc., a workers’ compensation outsourcing services firm based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, announced that it has acquired Mid Atlantic Insurance Services, a wholesale commercial insurance broker and program administrator in Richmond, Virginia. Terms of the transaction were not … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal     &nbsp…(Read More)

Legislation filed by a lawmaker in Oklahoma would increase school safety by requiring the use of hazard lights in school zones. According to the Transportation Research Board, more than 100 children are killed and nearly 25,000 injured every year while … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal     &nbsp…(Read More)

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)is proposing it collect pay data from employers, including federal contractors, with more than 100 employees. The agency says this new data will assist the government in identifying possible pay discrimination and assist employers … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal     &nbsp…(Read More)

The federal government has finalized procedures to insure a new crop that’s being grown to produce jet fuel. Farmers in North Dakota last year planted 6,000 acres of the mustard seed variety known as carinata, but insurance agents were unclear … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal     &nbsp…(Read More)

I can’t be the only one who thinks they should bring back the original “Law & Order.” If NBC did, the show’s first case should be one that went on trial this week in a local court in Mineola, New … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal     &nbsp…(Read More)