PopMuse: Business Insurance http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2019 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Introducing School of Risk Management and Insurance at Cal State University Fullerton https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2019/11/13/548355.htm https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2019/11/13/548355.htm Wed, 13 Nov 2019 19:30:00 UTC Don Jergler at News – Insurance Journal What’s in a name? In one case, a new name – one with all the sex appeal that “insurance” can add to a title – has people like Framroze Virjee, president of California State University Fullerton, visibly stoked. “This is … http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ AM Best Comments on Credit Ratings of California Insurance Co. Following Regulatory Action https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2019/11/13/548344.htm https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2019/11/13/548344.htm Wed, 13 Nov 2019 18:06:42 UTC News – Insurance Journal AM Best on Wednesday said the Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings of “a” of California Insurance Co. and its pooled insurance affiliates, collectively referred to as North American Casualty Group, remain under review … http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Nearly 30 Kansas Counties, Cities Suing the Opioid Industry https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2019/11/13/548328.htm https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2019/11/13/548328.htm Wed, 13 Nov 2019 17:45:12 UTC Celia Llopis-Jepsen, KCUR-FM at News – Insurance Journal More than two dozen cities and counties across Kansas have sued the opioid industry, from a small town with a population of 150 near the Colorado border to the state’s most populous county at its opposite end. More may still … http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Serious Workplace Safety Violations Found After Attacks at Iowa Psych Hospital https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2019/11/13/548331.htm https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2019/11/13/548331.htm Wed, 13 Nov 2019 17:43:13 UTC Ryan J. Foley at News – Insurance Journal Regulators have recommended a nearly $73,000 fine against the Iowa Department of Human Services after finding serious workplace safety violations at a state-run psychiatric hospital where several employees have been assaulted by combative patients. Staffers at the Independence Mental Health … http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Environmental Impact of Texas Petrochemical Plant Fire Unclear https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2019/11/13/548321.htm https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2019/11/13/548321.htm Wed, 13 Nov 2019 17:28:05 UTC News – Insurance Journal Researchers are uncertain about the environmental impact of toxic chemicals used to extinguish a three-day blaze at a Houston-area petrochemical storage facility after some leaked into a busy commercial waterway. The fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company facility in Deer … http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ 10 Hospitalized After Flu Shot Mix-Up at Oklahoma Facility https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2019/11/13/548319.htm https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2019/11/13/548319.htm Wed, 13 Nov 2019 17:26:48 UTC News – Insurance Journal Ten people at an Oklahoma care facility for people with intellectual disabilities were hospitalized after they were apparently accidentally injected with what’s believed to be insulin rather than flu shots, authorities said. Emergency responders were called last week to the … http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Ohio’s Zito Insurance Agency Acquired by Risk Strategies https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2019/11/13/548317.htm https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2019/11/13/548317.htm Wed, 13 Nov 2019 17:26:10 UTC News – Insurance Journal Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired Zito Insurance Agency, a full service firm headquartered in Mentor, Ohio, northeast of Cleveland. Terms of the deal were not announced. Founded in 1963, Zito is … http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Ludwig Named Co-Chief Operating Officer of Alliant Specialty in Fort Worth https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2019/11/13/548315.htm https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2019/11/13/548315.htm Wed, 13 Nov 2019 17:24:53 UTC News – Insurance Journal Alliant Insurance Services has named John Ludwig has been named co-chief operating officer of Alliant Specialty. He is based in Fort Worth, Texas. Ludwig will work alongside Alliant Specialty Co-COO Michael Cusack to further Alliant’s proven strategy through strategic hires, … http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ HUB Names Virdi as Chief Cannabis Insurance Sales Officer https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2019/11/13/548300.htm https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2019/11/13/548300.htm Wed, 13 Nov 2019 16:54:06 UTC News – Insurance Journal Insurance broker HUB International recently named Jay Virdi as its chief sales officer for its cannabis insurance and risk services in the U.S. and Canada. As chief sales officer, Virdi will focus on further developing expertise and resources across the … http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ AM Best Revises Outlooks to Negative for Pennsylvania’s Farmers https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2019/11/13/548303.htm https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2019/11/13/548303.htm Wed, 13 Nov 2019 16:20:51 UTC News – Insurance Journal AM Best has revised the outlooks to negative from stable and affirmed the financial strength rating of B+ (good) and the long-term issuer credit rating of “bbb-” of Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Company of McCandless Township (Farmers), based in Wexford, … http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/