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Worldwide Facilities Adds Ives as Broker, Cannabis Specialist in Washington
Worldwide Facilities has named Norman Ives to the management and brokerage team in its NutraRisk division, which specializes in cannabis, nutraceuticals and dietary supplements insurance coverage. Ives, who is based out of Washington, has more than 20 years of insurance …

POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 8:08 PM
Study Shows Arkansas Auto Insurance Rates Lowest in South Central Region
Auto insurance rates are the lowest in the South Central region and 17th lowest in the nation, a study by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) shows. The Arkansas Insurance Department reported that in its Auto Insurance Database Report, …

POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 5:34 PM
Second Earthquake in 4 Days Shakes Eastern Tennessee
An earthquake centered in eastern Tennessee also was felt in three other states. The U.S. Geological Survey website says the epicenter of the magnitude 3.0 earthquake early Sunday was about two miles (four kilometers) southeast of Mascot, near Knoxville. It …

POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 5:20 PM
Indiana Gets $521K Federal Grant for Statewide Smoke Detector Installations
Indiana has received more than a half-million dollars in federal funding to kick off a campaign to install 10,000 smoke detectors in homes around the state. The State Fire Marshal’s office will use the $521,000 to install smoke detectors in …

POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 5:13 PM
Not all Texas Coastal Residents on Board with Proposed Storm Barrier
A proposed Texas coastal barrier is drawing backlash from some Gulf Coast residents and the state’s land commissioner wants more time for property owners to voice concerns. The plan is designed to protect the Texas coast from hurricanes with a …

POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 5:10 PM
Clymer Appointed Chief Information Officer at Lockton
Kansas City, Missouri-based Lockton has named Byron Clymer chief information officer. Clymer will oversee strategic information technology initiatives to meet the future needs of associates and clients. He will report to Said Taiym, chief digital officer. Clymer is an IT …

POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 5:06 PM
American Financial Group Names Pater Asst. VP – Internal Audit
American Financial Group Inc. (AFG) appointed Jerome (Jerry) P. Pater as assistant vice president – Internal Audit for the Cincinnati, Ohio-based company and its subsidiaries. Pater joined AFG in 2003 as audit director within Great American Insurance Group’s annuity business …

POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 5:02 PM
Texas Lawmaker: Build Casinos on Coast to Subsidize Wind Insurance
A Texas lawmaker has proposed subsidizing the state’s underfunded windstorm insurance and flooding assistance by building casinos in coastal counties. State Rep. Joe Deshotel filed the bill on Dec. 7 to cover the cost of subsidizing the Texas Windstorm Insurance …

POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 5:00 PM
Los Alamos Lab Research Findings Could Lead to Earthquake Early Warning System
Machine-learning research published in two related papers today in Nature Geosciences reports the detection of seismic signals accurately predicting the Cascadia fault’s slow slippage, a type of failure observed to precede large earthquakes in other subduction zones. The researchers at …

POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 4:22 PM
Harris to Head Argo International Operations; Hernandez Takes on Strategic Initiatives Role
Global specialty insurer and reinsurer Argo Group International Holdings, has appointed Matt Harris to be group head of the company’s international insurance operations, including the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Bermuda. Jose A. Hernandez, who is currently …

POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2018 4:04 PM

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