Posts From the monthly archives: "January 2017"

By Andrew G. Simpson President Donald Trump set a daunting goal for government agencies bound by complex procedures, ordering his department heads to kill two regulations for each new one they issue. The two-for-one order is “a big one,” Trump said as he signed … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal &nbsp…(Read More)

By Andrew G. Simpson U.S. agricultural commodities trader Archer Daniels Midland Co has agreed to sell its Crop Risk Services (CRS) insurance business for $127.5 million to Validus Holdings Ltd, the companies announced on Monday. The deal, which is expected to close in the … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal &nbsp…(Read More)

Digital technologies can be harnessed by the re/insurance industry to narrow insurance protection gaps in developing and emerging markets, thereby improving societal resilience after natural disasters, according to a report published by the Geneva Association. However, the protection gap problem … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal     &nbsp…(Read More)

A proposal to require firearm safety training for New Hampshire lawmakers wishing to carry guns on the House floor has been defeated. Democratic Minority Leader Steve Shurtleff proposed the rule Thursday after a representative dropped her loaded gun during a … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal     &nbsp…(Read More)

By Andrew G. Simpson The merger of Chubb with Ace, Google shutting down its insurance operation, 10 things insurance agents like and don’t like, Florida’s water loss claims crisis, the launch of Lemonade, Trump’s plan to target taxes and trade — these were among … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal &nbsp…(Read More)

As the American population gets older and fatter, the crash test dummies used to test the cars people drive are changing, too. Recently, engineers at global manufacturer Humanetics created dummies that reflect today’s drivers: a 273-pound obese dummy that is … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal     &nbsp…(Read More)

By Stephanie K. Jones Seventy-eight percent of employees at Houston hospitals are overweight or obese, according to a study by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. The research results were published recently in the … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal  &nbsp…(Read More)

By Stephanie K. Jones A former Baylor University student who says she was raped by two football players filed a federal lawsuit on Jan. 27 against the school that alleges there were dozens more assaults of women involving other players. The lawsuit by the … Read More Read more here:: Insurance Journal   &nbsp…(Read More)