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Hackers Fail at Second Cyberattack Attempt on North Carolina County
A North Carolina county recovering from a cyberattack says hackers failed in a second attempt to infiltrate their computer system. Mecklenburg County officials say foreign hackers redoubled their efforts after the county refused to pay a ransom last week. But …

POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 4:58 PM
Heavy Snow Causes Problems Across the Southeast
An unusually heavy December snowfall across much of the Deep South tapered off Saturday, but icy road conditions left problems and thousands remained without electricity throughout the region. Forecasters warned that moisture on the roadways could freeze overnight and cause …

POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 5:48 AM
41 Students Injured in Kentucky in Crash Between 3 School Buses
Officials say 41 students in Kentucky have been injured in a crash involving three school buses. Jefferson County Public Schools spokesman Daniel Kemp told news outlets the crash happened Thursday morning on a highway in Louisville as the students were …

POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 5:43 AM
Atlas Insurance Management Adds Olsen as SVP in North Carolina
Atlas Insurance Management, a captive insurance management firm, has hired Gail Olsen as senior vice president – Finance & Compliance. Based in the firm’s Charlotte, N.C., office, Olsen brings to Atlas over 25 years of experience as a finance executive …

POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2017 5:41 AM
Judge Orders North Carolina-Based Pork Producer to Clean Up Water Pollution
A major pork producer must live up to an agreement it signed 11 years ago and work on cleaning up water pollution tied to almost a dozen industry-scale hog operations, a federal judge ruled this week. Murphy-Brown LLC must end …

POSTED DECEMBER 08, 2017 6:10 AM
Brightway Insurance to Open 3 New Offices, Expand Into Tennessee
Brightway Insurance is continuing its expansion across the country with the opening of three new offices on Dec. 11, which includes the opening of its first agency in Tennessee. Erik Serio will open Brightway, The Serio Agency at in Knoxville, …

POSTED DECEMBER 08, 2017 6:03 AM
North Carolina County Refuses to Pay $23K Ransom to Hacker Who Froze Servers
Deputies processed arrests by hand and building code officers used paper records Wednesday as one of North Carolina’s largest counties was hit by a hacker who froze county servers and demanded ransom. Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio told reporters that …

POSTED DECEMBER 08, 2017 5:44 AM
5-Year-Old Killed, 21 Kids Injured in Georgia School Bus Crash
A school bus driver on her early pick-up route lost control on a dirt road and smashed into a tree Tuesday, killing a 5-year-old girl and sending 21 other children to hospitals. The crash happened on a foggy morning just …

POSTED DECEMBER 08, 2017 5:03 AM
Florida AG Investigating Uber Over Data Breach Affecting 32K Drivers
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi says that the state is now investigating ride-sharing service Uber over an alleged cover up of a national data breach. Bondi said Dec. 1 that her office has issued a subpoena to Uber. The company …

POSTED DECEMBER 07, 2017 6:30 AM
Tennessee Community Devastated by Fires Doubtful Climate Change Poses Future Risk
Bob Bentz had just installed underground utility lines and paved a new road when wildfires roared through the eastern Tennessee treetop canopy he wanted to transform into a $30 million adventure park. A year later, after the blaze killed 14 …

POSTED DECEMBER 07, 2017 6:25 AM

Health and Benefits – Insurance Journal

Aon Buys International Benefits Brokerage Portfolio of Mayfair Group
Aon plc announced it has completed its acquisition of the international health and benefits brokerage portfolio of Mayfair Group, a solutions provider to Indian multinational companies. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Aon now will assume responsibility for all …

POSTED MAY 05, 2017 7:49 AM
Aon Completes Acquisition of Brazil Health & Benefits Firm, Admix
Aon announced it has completed its acquisition of Admix, the São Paulo, Brazil-based health and benefits brokerage and solutions firm. Financial terms were not disclosed. “Admix’s brokerage and operational platform combined with Aon’s world-class actuarial, brokerage, and consulting capabilities creates …

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2017 12:59 PM
Aon Agrees to Buy Brazil Health & Benefits Broker and Solutions Firm, Admix
Aon announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Admix, a leading health and benefits brokerage and solutions firm in Brazil. Financial terms of the agreement, which was announced on Nov. 25, were not disclosed and the acquisition is …

POSTED DECEMBER 01, 2016 10:53 AM
Southern California School Reopens After 2-Year Asbestos Closure
The last of three Southern California schools closed two years ago after asbestos was found has reopened following a complete overhaul. The Orange County Register reported Lake View Elementary opened its doors Wednesday to more than 320 students as a …

Report Shows Higher Smoking, Drinking Among Utah Construction Workers
Utah residents who work in construction and manufacturing are more likely to smoke and binge drink than workers in other industries, according to a new report from Utah’s Department of Health. The data is based on a telephone survey of …

Lockton Adds Employee Benefits Leader Georgia in Milwaukee
Independent insurance broker, Lockton, announced it has added Patrick Georgia as senior vice president and employee benefits practice leader in Milwaukee, Wis. As part of Lockton-Milwaukee, Georgia will help clients by developing benefit programs to meet their needs and manage …

POSTED FEBRUARY 09, 2015 5:15 PM
Health and Wellness Consultant Peter Mangiola Helps Consumers Maximize Health Insurance Benefits
Health and Wellness Expert Peter Mangiola R.N. MSN Has Launched a New Jersey Consultancy Focused on Helping Consumers Gain Access to the Resources Necessary to Prevent and Treat Health Issues Medford, NJ, February 3, 2015: Peter Mangiola R.N. MSN has …

POSTED FEBRUARY 03, 2015 11:00 AM
Hylant, Liazon to Offer Private Benefits Exchange
Toledo, Ohio-based insurance brokerage firm, Hylant, has entered into a partnership with Liazon, operator of the Bright Choices Exchange, a private benefits exchange for businesses across the U.S., to provide clients with benefit alternatives to traditional options as the health …

POSTED OCTOBER 03, 2013 4:25 PM
Burand’s Agency E&O Blog: Tip #39
AOR/BOR Procedures for Benefits. For some unknown reason, I continually find Benefits Producers thinking the P&C AOR/BOR procedures are not applicable to them because the risk on the P&C side does not exist on the benefits side. This belief is …

POSTED JULY 23, 2013 10:00 AM
The Hanover Expands Healthcare Capabilities
The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. has expanded its healthcare industry options with an increased appetite and capabilities for the rapidly growing areas of the healthcare industry, including allied healthcare centers and home healthcare and medical equipment. The company also will …

POSTED JULY 17, 2013 4:53 PM

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