Insurance Journal Seeks Industry Charity Stories for 2017

Insurance Journal’s Charity Issue will highlight some of the many charitable tales in insurance. Share your firm’s story on how you support the community. Enter your photos and a brief description of the event here. Deadline for inclusion is December 1st, 2017. Want to stay up to date? Get the latest insurance newssent straight to […]

Another Settlement Reached in Berkeley Balcony Collapse Lawsuit

Another lawsuit settlement has been reached over a 2015 balcony collapse in Berkeley, Calif. that killed six college students and injured seven other people. A lawyer for victims and families of the dead announced this week that a partial settlement was reached with the property managers and owners of the Library Gardens apartment complex. Details […]

Four Missing in Pennsylvania Senior Home Inferno

Four people are missing and presumed dead following last week’s fire at a Pennsylvania senior living community. The massive blaze tore through Barclay Friends Senior Living Community in West Chester late Thursday, injuring more than two-dozen people and displacing 133 residents. The cause is still unknown. Officials previously had suggested that not all the residents […]

Small Businesses Want More Self-Service Workers’ Comp Tools: Survey

Nearly a quarter (23 percent) of America’s small business owners believe workers’ compensation carriers could improve their customer service if they offered more online or self-service tools. Better communication and faster claims resolution also topped the list of small businesses’ desired improvements business, according to the survey by small business insurer EMPLOYERS. The survey of […]

A Family Environment at New York’s Seely & Durland Insurance

As a fourth generation, family-run organization, Warwick, N.Y.-based Seely & Durland Insurance understands the importance of creating a welcoming, family environment in the workplace, according to President Garrett Durland. “We like to treat both our clients and our employees like family,” he told Insurance Journal. Seely & Durland was nominated by its staff and won […]

Fatal Crashes on Private Planes at Lowest in 50 Years

The rate of fatal crashes on privately owned aircraft in the U.S. dropped to the lowest level in 50 years in 2016. The fatal-accident rate was less than 1 per 100,000 flight hours, the first time it has reached that level in decades, according to statistics released by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board on […]