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NAMIC Taps Harford Mutual’s Linkous as Chairman
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The new chairman of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies is Steve Linkous, president and CEO of Bel Air, Maryland-based Harford Mutual Insurance Companies. In his address at the group’s annual convention in Vancouver, Linkous urged members to seize …

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Damage to Property Without Market Value
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The amount and dollar value of insurance claims relating to property loss alone dwarf all other lines of insurance. Water losses in the U.S. result in more than $9 billion in property damage annually. Fire losses result in more than …

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North Carolina Woman Accused of Filing $42K Property Claim With 2 Companies
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A woman in North Carolina has been arrested and charged with insurance fraud for allegedly submitting a duplicate property claim, according to North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin. Kathryn Taylor Reynolds, 39, of Dobson has been charged with one count …

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Liberty Mutual Adds 2 Excess Casualty Products for Large Companies
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Liberty Mutual Insurance has launched two new excess casualty products for large companies: the Utility Follow Form Excess for the power and utility sectors, and the Integrated Occurrence Form for the large corporate sector. Both are available from Liberty Surplus …

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New York Cyber Conference Panelists Stress Importance of Unified Cybersecurity Plan
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As cyber attacks become a growing concern with advances in technology, firms should be working to establish a cybersecurity plan that is cohesive across business operations to effectively reduce damage and cyber insurance claims, according to panelists at the 2016 Professional …

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Simmons Named Chief Marketing Officer at Armed Forces Insurance
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Leavenworth, Kansas-based Armed Forces Insurance (AFI), which serves current and retired members of the uniformed services, their children and Department of Defense civilians, has promoted Lori L. Simmons to chief marketing officer and vice president, Marketing and Corporate Communications. Simmons, …

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Global Risk Partners Buys Marshall Wooldridge, a UK Broker with Growth Plans
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Global Risk Partners Limited (GRP), the acquisitive insurance broking and managing general agent investment vehicle, has acquired Marshall Wooldridge, a UK commercial insurance broker which controls in excess of £20 million ($25.2 million) GWP. Marshall Wooldridge has served the business …

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Pennsylvania’s Henderson Brothers Hires Murphy
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Henderson Brothers Inc., an independent insurance agency based in Pittsburgh, Penn., has hired Christine Murphy as a client consultant in its employee benefits division. In her new role, Murphy will use her six years of industry experience to build relationships …

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Despite Pit Bull Ban, Dog Bites Up in Sioux City, Iowa
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Eight years after the Sioux City Council enacted a controversial ordinance banning pit bulls from city limits, the number of dog bites reported in Woodbury County is showing a slight increase. Siouxland District Health statistics show that countywide, 137 dog …

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