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Property Casualty 360

Houston federal judge denies churches' request for Hurricane Harvey relief funding

Dec 15, 2017 A U.S. District Judge has rejected an attempt by three religious organizations to receive FEMA...

6 do’s and don’ts for your company's holiday party

Dec 15, 2017 Avoid liability in connection with your year-end celebration.

Vulnerability of U.S. communications infrastructure

Dec 15, 2017 The U.S. communication infrastructure is aging and maintenance has been postponed. But that's not all that makes it vulnerable.

Drone operator blamed for collision with helicopter in New York

Dec 14, 2017 A recreational operator, who didn’t know that federal authorities had temporarily banned all drone flights in New York, was...

Insurance Journal

Austrian Gas Blast Caused by Seal in Newly Installed Filtering Unit: Hub Operator

Dec 15, 2017 The massive explosion that shut down natural gas flows for half a day in Austria this week was caused by a loose cap seal on a newly...

UK Keeps Top Spot in Financial Services, but Brexit Threatens: TheCityUK

Dec 15, 2017 Britain kept the top spot in global financial services exports last year, but Brexit threatens to raise barriers to its biggest market in Europe,...

Uber’s Food-Delivery Business to Provide Insurance for Couriers in Europe

Dec 15, 2017 Uber’s food-delivery business will begin offering an insurance package to its couriers in Europe, a move to address the conditions of...

Chubb Appoints Church as Head of International Property

Dec 15, 2017 Chubb announced the appointment of Brian Church as executive vice president and head of International Property for Chubb’s Overseas General business,...

Business Insurance

Insurers to face increased risk of claims on covering high-rises with combustible cladding

Dec 15, 2017 U.K.-based law firm Clyde and Co. L.L.P. said that the...

Dutch agricultural organization seeks millions of euros of damage over contaminated eggs

Dec 15, 2017 Agricultural organization LTO Nederland is likely to file...

UAE moves to allow insurers to cede risks to foreign reinsurers

Dec 15, 2017 U.A.E.'s regulator the Insurance Authority has issued draft regulations that permit local insurers...

Nissan recalls nearly 320,000 vehicles in Japan

Dec 15, 2017 Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. has recalled nearly 320,000 vehicles in Japan to fix defective coating in an electronic...

Claims Journal

Drone’s Ease Piercing New York ‘No-Fly’ Zone Underscores Risks

Dec 15, 2017 A recreational drone operator whose device smashed into a U.S. Army helicopter in September flew undetected into a no-fly zone over New York set up to protect President...

People News: The Hartford, AGCS, BSA, Gallagher Bassett

Dec 15, 2017 Bush Tapped to Lead Personal Lines at The Hartford The Hartford announced that Stephanie Bush, who has led Small Commercial since July 2014, will expand her...

Researchers Say Harvey’s Deluge Three Times More Likely Due to Global Warming

Dec 14, 2017 Global warming’s fingerprints were all over the record rainfall from Hurricane Harvey this year, confirming what scientists suspected,...

Online Drought Aid Map Being Deactivated at End of Month

Dec 14, 2017 An interactive map set up in early summer to help drought-impacted North Dakota farmers and ranchers find hay for their livestock had participation from 33 states and has...

Best's Reviews

AIA Opposes Florida Bill Expanding Workers’ Comp Benefits to PTSD Sufferers Without Injuries

Dec 14, 2017 The American Insurance Association opposes legislation moving through Florida state Senate committees that would allow...

Hyperion’s Howden Enters Mexico Market With Grupo Ordás Partnership

Dec 14, 2017 Hyperion Insurance Group’s Howden affiliate said it entered Mexico’s insurance market through an agreement that will see Mexican broker Grupo...

Farmers Estimates a $90 Million Net Incurred Loss From Northern California Wildfires in October

Dec 14, 2017 Farmers Insurance said it is estimating a net incurred loss of $90 million following what the insurer said was...

A.M. Best Affirms Credit Ratings of El Águila, Compañía de Seguros, S.A. de C.V.

Dec 14, 2017 A.M. Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A- (Excellent), the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) of...