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California Bill Would Allow State to Buy Coverage Against Catastrophes

Feb 15, 2019 A California Senate bill would allow the state to purchase insurance coverage to guard against future catastrophes, like earthquakes and the...

Fairfax President: Further Rate Hardening Possible by 2019’s Second Half

Feb 15, 2019 Coming off a fourth quarter of investment and catastrophe losses, Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.’s underwriting companies are ready to...

AM Best Downgrades Issuer Credit Ratings, Affirms Financial Strength Rating of Allied World Assurance Co., Ltd and Its Subs.

Feb 15, 2019 AM Best has downgraded the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICR) to “a” from...

Federal Court Allows US House to Intervene in ACA Litigation, Denies Expedited Appeal

Feb 15, 2019 A federal appeals court has allowed the U.S. House of Representatives to intervene in defense of the Affordable Care Act after...

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NSAIDs Overtake Opioids as Top Workers’ Comp Drug in California

Feb 15, 2019 Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, or NSAIDs, have supplanted opioids as the most common therapeutic drug group prescribed to injured workers in California,...

Texas Bill Would Protect First Responders’ Work Comp Claims from Illegal Denials

Feb 15, 2019 A bill recently filed in the Texas House of Representatives would penalize insurers that illegally deny Texas first responders access to...

Wyoming Avalanche Causes Damages, No Injuries

Feb 15, 2019 Heavy snowfall caused an avalanche in Wyoming. Snow tumbled onto a highway in northwest Wyoming, damaging one car but not injuring anyone. The Wyoming Department of Transportation...

Lockheed Martin Sued for Fraud over Washington Nuclear Site

Feb 15, 2019 The U.S. Justice Department is accusing Lockheed Martin Corp. of using false records and making false statements to bill the Energy Department for tens of millions of...

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Atlanta Bans Electric Scooters

Feb 15, 2019 An Atlanta-area city council has voted to ban sharable electric scooters. News outlets report the Marietta city council unanimously voted Wednesday to prohibit companies from offering the electric...

Californians Lose Homes, Cars to Mudslides, Floods from Winter’s Wettest Storm

Feb 15, 2019 Motorists swam for their lives and residents were rescued from homes sliding downhill as the wettest winter storm of the year triggered floods and...

New Jersey Among States Moving to Limit Contact in High School Football

Feb 15, 2019 The executive committee of the organization that governs New Jersey high school athletes has approved a proposal to drastically reduce contact in football...

N.H. Lawmakers Debate Gun-Free School Zones, Background Checks

Feb 15, 2019 The day before the one-year anniversary of the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, New Hampshire lawmakers said they are hoping to take advantage of a...