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Alera Group Acquires Menath Insurance in Nevada
Alera Group has acquired Incline Village, Nev.-based Menath Insurance. Terms of the deal were not announced. Menath Insurance also has offices in Reno, and South Lake Tahoe, as well as in Susanville, Caif. Alera Group announced last week it acquired …

POSTED JUNE 25, 2018 5:22 PM
BNSF: Train Derailed in Iowa; Estimated 230,000 Gallons of Oil Spilled
An estimated 230,000 gallons (870,619 liters) of crude oil spilled into floodwaters in the northwestern corner of Iowa following a train derailment, a railroad official said Saturday. BNSF spokesman Andy Williams said 14 of 32 oil tanker cars just south …

POSTED JUNE 25, 2018 4:48 PM
Lessons Learned From Hurricane Harvey Highlighted in Zurich Report
An inconsistent regulatory environment and a lack of awareness by residents of the potential flooding dangers in and around Houston were among the factors that contributed to the heavy damage inflicted by Hurricane Harvey, according to a report released on …

POSTED JUNE 25, 2018 4:40 PM
Missouri’s Thomas Insurance Advisors Adds Johnson as Insurance Broker
Thomas Insurance Advisors in Chesterfield, Missouri, has hired Travis Johnson as an insurance broker. Johnson will provide specialized insurance products and services to small and mid-sized businesses. He also will handle automobile and homeowners’ insurance options for both new and …

POSTED JUNE 25, 2018 4:38 PM
Marsh to Acquire Houston’s Wortham Insurance
Global insurance broker, Marsh, is acquiring Houston-based Wortham Insurance. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to close in the third quarter of 2018, were not disclosed. Founded in 1915, Wortham has more than 530 colleagues based in its Austin, …

POSTED JUNE 25, 2018 4:36 PM
Quy Receives IIAT’s 2018 Drex Foreman Award; Crocker Named Young Agent of Year
The Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) honored IIAT Director Cindy Quy with its Drex Foreman Award during the group’s 121st Annual Conference and Trade Show in San Antonio on June 15. Named after Drex Foreman, who served as the …

POSTED JUNE 25, 2018 4:34 PM
Missouri Exempts Some Commercial Insurance Policies from Rate Filing Rules
Missouri’s General Assembly has passed, and the governor has signed, a bill that exempts some commercial insurance policies and endorsements from rate filing requirements. The summary of SB 594 on the legislative website states that it “exempts certain lines and …

POSTED JUNE 25, 2018 4:31 PM
Several Lawsuits Allege Racial Profiling in Oregon Businesses
Several African Americans are suing big-box stores and restaurants in Oregon, claiming employees at those places wrongly accused them of stealing because they were “shopping while black.” A Portland law firm has filed five lawsuits alleging racial profiling at businesses …

POSTED JUNE 25, 2018 3:04 PM
Honolulu Bills Aimed at Taxi, Ridesharing Companies
Officials in Honolulu, Hawaii are introducing two bills that would make regulations on traditional taxicab companies more in line with regulations on ridesharing companies. Taxi companies such as Charley’s, The Cab and EcoCab have voiced disappointment over upstart transportation companies …

POSTED JUNE 25, 2018 2:58 PM
Energy Company Cited for 25 Safety Violations After Fatality at N.H. Plant
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited EWP Renewable Corp., doing business as Springfield Power LLC, for 25 safety violations after an employee suffered fatal injuries when he was pulled into a conveyor at …

POSTED JUNE 25, 2018 2:08 PM

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