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Rick Scott announces support for new legislation, funding to fight opioid crisis
Gov. Rick Scott announced Tuesday that he is calling for a series of new proposals to fight the opioid epidemic in Florida, including $50 million in new funding.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 12:01 PM
Top 5 at noon: What Hurricane Maria taught one reporter about the people of Puerto Rico; NCAA coaches among 10 charged with fraud and corruption; and more
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POSTED SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 11:49 AM
Trump says he'll visit Puerto Rico next Tuesday
Trump announced the visit after the administration came under criticism for its response to the damage on the island that is home to more than 3 million U.S. citizens.



POSTED SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 11:35 AM
Paraglider suffers burns in St. Pete after crashing into power lines
The unidentified paraglider became tangled in the power lines and was transported to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg as a trauma alert for treatment of electrical burns, officials said.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 11:04 AM
Equifax CEO Richard Smith steps down amid hacking scandal
Hackers gained access to the sensitive information of 143 million people. Now the head of Equifax is out of a job.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 10:21 AM
Bass Pro acquires Cabela's for $4 billion
Bass Pro Shops has acquired competitor Cabela's for a reported $4 billion. Bass Pro indicated it is seeking to appeal to all "outdoor enthusiasts" with the move, roping in hunting customers from Cabela's.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 10:08 AM
Tampa International named among least expensive airports
TAMPA — Florida airports apparently have a knack for getting it done cheaply.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 9:30 AM
What Hurricane Maria taught me about the people of Puerto Rico
After Hurricane Maria, the people of Puerto Rico were generous. They were desperate. They were industrious. And they were overwhelmed.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 9:29 AM
Candidate in East Hillsborough House primary didn't vote in primaries
Lawrence McClure, seeking the GOP nomination, says he's "an average citizen, more of an outsider," who had little interest in politics before he became owner of an environmental services firm.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 8:22 AM
Water and some food scarce as Puerto Rico emerges from storm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Supermarkets are gradually re-opening in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico but the situation is far from normal and many customers are going home disappointed.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 8:18 AM

Southeast News – Insurance Journal

10 People Arrested in Florida for $500K Accident Solicitation Scheme
Five Florida attorneys and five of their accomplices are accused in a patient-brokering scheme that brought in more than a half-million dollars in profits. Broward Sheriff’s officials said in a news release that the arrests were made Sept. 6 following …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 4:18 AM
Drake Joins Smart Choice in North Carolina as VP of Corporate Strategy
Smart Choice, headquartered in High Point, North Carolina, has named Carol Drake as the company’s new vice president of Corporate Strategy. Drake formerly had an extensive career with Grange Insurance where she held the roles vice president of National Accounts, …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 4:11 AM
South Carolina Law Enforcement Center Damaged by Fire
Authorities are investigating a fire that damaged a law enforcement center in South Carolina. Walhalla Fire Department Chief Brandon Burton told local media a fire started at around 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Oconee Law Enforcement Center. Burton says the …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 4:05 AM
Seeman Holtz Continues Florida Expansion With Acquisitions of 3 Agencies
Seeman Holtz Property & Casualty, Inc. has acquired three different agencies in Florida as part of its geographic expansion and continued growth throughout the United States. The three Florida agencies most recently acquired include: Mark Ellis Insurance, headquartered in Tamarac, …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 4:04 AM
DUAL’s Construction Division in North Carolina Adds Mahar as Senior Underwriter
DUAL Commercial has hired John Mahar as a senior underwriter within its Construction Division. Mahar will be located in DUAL’s new office in Charlotte, NC. Mahar has more than 18 years of experience in the insurance industry with the majority …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 4:49 AM
Federal Judge Tentatively Approves West Virginia Chemical Spill Settlement
A federal judge has tentatively approved a revised settlement to a class-action lawsuit over a West Virginia chemical spill that left up to 300,000 people without tap water for up to nine days. U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver on Thursday …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 4:28 AM
2nd Sinkhole Opens in Florida Neighborhood
A second sinkhole opened up in a Florida neighborhood about a half-mile (.8 kilometers) from where a home was partially swallowed by one earlier the same week. Orange County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Kathleen Kennedy says the sinkhole reported Thursday morning …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 4:22 AM
Kentucky AG Hires 4 Law Firms To Investigate Opioid Industry
Kentucky’s Democratic attorney general says he has hired four law firms to investigate and potentially sue several makers and marketers of opioid-based painkillers that have spurred a wave addiction across Appalachia. But Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration said Andy Beshear’s …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 4:19 AM
Scott Issues Emergency Order to Florida Nursing Homes After 11 Patient Deaths
After 11 nursing home residents died in the sweltering heat of hurricane-induced power outages, Florida’s nursing home industry is now on a collision course with Gov. Rick Scott. Days after Hurricane Irma ravaged the state, Scott used his emergency powers …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 4:08 AM
Judge Dismisses Challenge to Kentucky Medical Marijuana Ban
Kentucky’s ban on medical marijuana has survived an initial test in court, with a judge ruling Wednesday that the state has a good reason to “curtail citizens’ possession of a narcotic, hallucinogenic drug.” Twenty-nine other states have legalized marijuana in …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 4:41 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 …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 09, 2016 3:12 PM
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 …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 23, 2015 3:48 PM
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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