Posts From the monthly archives: "June 2015"

By Stephanie K. Jones A study of social media posts of millennials — those aged 20 to 35 — found that when this group shares financial concerns online their anxiety decreases significantly even when a purchase or transaction is a completely new experience. To conduct the … The article Study: Social Posts Provide Clues to…(Read More)

Allied World Assurance Co. is the top backer of MatlinPatterson Global Advisers’ bets on Puerto Rico’s rebound, according to a person familiar with the arrangement. The insurer provided more than half of the $150 million that MatlinPatterson invested in the … The article Allied World Top Backer of Puerto Rico Municipal Bond appeared first on…(Read More)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the tax subsidies for health insureds across the country including those in states without their own health exchanges that use the federal health insurance exchange. The following are some of the reactions from … The article Obamacare Tax Subsidy Recipients in Northeast Express Relief appeared first on Insurance…(Read More)

Dale Randol has been promoted to president and CEO of San Antonio-based IBC Insurance. He replaces his father, Edwin “Eddie” Randol, who becomes chairman of the agency. Both men began their IBC tenures in 2000 when IBC acquired Eddie M. … The article Dale Randol Takes Reins at San Antonio’s IBC Insurance appeared first…(Read More)

Severe thunderstorms late last week caused about $200,000 of damage at the newly expanded Bismarck Event Center. A lobby area was flooded by several inches of muddy rainwater, and excess water also damaged six wooden doors and some electrical boxes, … The article Officials Seek Cause of $200K in Damage to Bismarck Event Center appeared…(Read More)

Ironshore Personal Lines is introducing a Home and Family Security Endorsement to its High Value Homeowner Program to broaden coverage for losses arising from random attacks or situations impacting high net worth families. Designed to meet the needs of high … The article Ironshore Launches Security Endorsement for High Net Worth Insureds appeared first on…(Read More)

Flooded fields and fickle temperatures put Louisiana farmers and ranchers in a pensive mood as they gathered here for the Farm Bureau Federation Convention, the state’s largest annual celebration of agriculture. “I’m afraid this year is a nail-biter and a … The article Louisiana Farmers, Ranchers Brace for Worst Year Since 2008 appeared…(Read More)

Following the historic Supreme Court decision that same-sex couples have a national right to marry, employers offering domestic partner benefits to unmarried couples may pull back on that offering since employees in all states will be able to marry. Meanwhile, … The article How Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling Affects Employee Benefit Plans appeared first…(Read More)

Lawyers for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis are warning that criminal charges against the corporation could jeopardize insurance coverage that’s being counted on to pay some claims of victims of clergy abuse. The archdiocese faces multiple counts for … The article Charges Put Minnesota Archdiocese Insurance Claims at Risk appeared first on Insurance…(Read More)

Changes to Arkansas’ levee system after recent flooding in the state should be on the agenda if the Legislature is called back into session to take up the future of its health insurance marketplace, a key lawmaker said. Republican Sen. … The article Arkansas Lawmaker: Flooding Highlights Need for Levee Standards appeared first on Insurance…(Read More)

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