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When Hurricanes Wreak Havoc: An Insurance Agency’s Perspective

Weathering a storm like Hurricanes Harvey, Irma or Maria requires planning, insurance and grit. In a span of 30 days the devastation from multiple hurricanes impacted millions of American families and businesses. When Harvey was offshore and still setting its sights on making landfall, our company, The Woodlands, Texas-based TWFG, was preparing to execute our […]

Minnesota Chiropractor and 2 ‘Runners’ Convicted for Auto Insurance Fraud Scheme

Minnesota chiropractor and two co-defendants have been convicted by a federal jury for their roles in an insurance fraud conspiracy, state Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman announced. Chiropractor Preston Ellard Forthun, 39, of Bloomington, was convicted on charges of conspiracy, mail fraud and wire fraud. Co-defendants Abdisalan Abdulahab Hussein, 48, and Carlos Patricio Luna, 49, both […]

Wignes Joins Alliant as Senior VP in Chicago

Wayne Wignes, a specialist in aviation and aerospace insurance, has joined Alliant Insurance Services as a senior vice president. He is based in Chicago. At Alliant he will provide targeted risk management and insurance solutions to a national portfolio of clients as the company continues to expand its reach within the industry. Wignes joins Alliant […]

Kansas Workers’ Comp Rates to Decrease in 2018

Kansas Commissioner of Insurance Ken Selzer announced that workers’ compensation insurance rates on average will drop in his state in 2018. The National Council on Compensations Insurance Inc. (NCCI) filing for the 2018 workers’ compensation rate shows a decrease of 7.6 percent in the voluntary base rate and a decrease of 5.8 percent for assigned […]

After Harvey Suspension, OSHA Resumes Regular Enforcement in Texas, Louisiana

After suspending most enforcement actions in Texas and Louisiana following Hurricane Harvey, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Oct. 10 resumed normal enforcement throughout Texas and Louisiana. Following Hurricane Harvey, OSHA provided compliance assistance and outreach to employers and workers in a number of counties and parishes in Texas […]

Natural Gas Well Leak Forced Evacuations in Oklahoma

Some residents of Velma have returned to their homes after a leak in a natural gas well forced them to evacuate. Velma Fire Chief Jay Dumas said Saturday that a buildup of pressure caused the Stephens County well head to fail, releasing toxic hydrogen sulfide gas into the air. Firefighters who monitored the gas found […]

Indiana Fines Kansas Contractor $24.5K After Worker Dies in Fall

A contractor was fined $24,500 for safety violations after a worker died from a fall at a Richmond, Ind., factory. The Richmond Palladium-Item reports 23-year-old Jacob Bugg died June 27 after falling about 40 feet at a Purina animal food plant. Bugg worked for Kansas-based contractor Brewer’s Restoration & Coating, which was hired to do […]