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Report: Thousands of South Carolina Flood Victims Still Need Help
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Thousands of people in South Carolina still need home repairs, while the state has submitted a plan for using almost $100 million in federal housing aid almost a year after historic rains inundated the state. The state is now also …

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U.K. Lawmakers Call for Ban on Plastic Microbeads, Citing Dangers to Food Chain
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U.K. lawmakers called for a ban on plastic microbeads used in products such as shaving gel, exfoliating scrubs and toothpaste, saying they are harming marine life and entering the food chain. In a report published Wednesday, the House of Commons …

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Besnia, Formerly with Chubb, Joins Great American Insurance
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Great American Insurance Group has hired Kerry Besnia as divisional vice president within its Property and Casualty Group. In his new role, Besnia will be focused on developing new distribution sources while utilizing his underwriting background to uncover business opportunities. …

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Lockton Hires Mercer’s Bailey for Washington D.C. Office
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Lockton Companies, a Kansas City, Mo., based insurance brokerage, has hired George Bailey as a senior vice president in its Washington, D.C. office. He brings nearly 25 years of experience in the employee benefit and risk management space to his …

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16 P&C insurance companies make the 2016 Fortune Global 500 list
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This past year, the world’s largest companies, including 16 property and casualty insurance companies, saw cumulative sales decline for the first time since 2010.

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Cybersecurity ‘has to be everyone’s problem’ says former NYPD commissioner
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Former NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly talks about cyber and how it fits into everyday life.

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Virtual reality in insurance: Slow down, you move too fast
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A few of the potential uses for virtual reality in the P&C insurance industry include adjuster training, underwriter education, injury rehab and loss control.

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Low Prices Ultimately Could Bite London Market Insurers: A.M. Best, PwC Reports
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The business outlook for the London insurance market is a familiar one across other global markets: underwriting profits are under pressure as ongoing soft market prices begin to take a toll. In separate reports on the London market, both A.M. …

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Massachusetts-Based Landy Insurance Lands Certified Bookkeepers Group Account
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ICBUSA, a Scottsdale, Ariz., based member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB), a London-headquartered professional membership organization for bookkeepers, and the Landy Insurance Agency of Needham, Mass., have formed a strategic partnership. Through the partnership, ICBUSA members will be offered …

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