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PEMCO in Washington Adds Farmer, Jameson
PEMCO Insurance has named Noel Farmer to the company’s infrastructure and operations team, where he’ll lead and manage PEMCO’s internal technical support group. PEMCO has also named Rebecca Jameson a product manager for its auto line of business. Farmer’s primary …

POSTED JUNE 20, 2018 5:47 PM
Illnesses at Houston Workplace Blamed on Carbon Monoxide
About two dozen people have been treated for apparent carbon monoxide poisoning at a Houston food distribution center. Firefighters were summoned to the center along the city’s Produce Row after workers reported experiencing nausea, headache and dizziness. Authorities say they …

POSTED JUNE 20, 2018 4:41 PM
State Farm to Cut Auto Insurance Rates in Missouri
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. plans to lower auto insurance rates rates in Missouri by 3 percent overall. The company said the total statewide savings for all State Farm customers affected by this rate decrease in Missouri will be …

POSTED JUNE 20, 2018 4:32 PM
Buffett’s Geico to Open Service Center in Lenexa, Kansas, Create 500 Jobs
Business icon Warren Buffett plans to open a new Geico Insurance service center that will bring 500 jobs to Lenexa, Kansas. The Kansas City Area Development Council said in a news release that the center will open in August and …

POSTED JUNE 20, 2018 4:30 PM
Texas Attorney Charged with Workers’ Compensation Fraud
Workers’ compensation insurer, Texas Mutual Insurance Co. reported that a Travis County grand jury has indicted attorney Leslie Casaubon of Lewisville, Texas, on three counts of workers’ compensation fraud-related charges The indictment alleges that, from 2010 to 2014, Casaubon billed …

POSTED JUNE 20, 2018 4:19 PM
Weiss Ratings Names Strongest, Weakest Homeowners Insurers in Texas
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida-based Weiss Ratings has named the six strongest providers of homeowners insurance doing business in Texas that are financially ready for the 2018 hurricane season. At the same time, Weiss Ratings has identified seven weak insurance companies …

POSTED JUNE 20, 2018 4:16 PM
At Least One Dead in Widespread Flooding in Midwest
Widespread flooding in the Upper Midwest was blamed for at least one death in Wisconsin, while disaster declarations were issued Monday in northern Michigan after flash-flooding washed out roads, damaged businesses and caused dozens of sinkholes. The body of a …

POSTED JUNE 20, 2018 4:04 PM
Amwins’ Davies Tapped to Lead New Property Underwriting Facility for Ryan Specialty Group
Chicago-based Ryan Specialty Group LLC (RSG) has named Katie Davies as president and CEO of a new, yet-to-be-named property catastrophe managing underwriting facility that will be exclusive to RT Specialty. Company spokesperson Alice Topping said the facility is in its …

POSTED JUNE 20, 2018 4:00 PM
Nuclear Contamination Found on Worker at New Mexico Weapons Lab
Reports from an independent safety panel show radioactive contamination was found on a worker’s hands and other places at a nuclear weapons lab in New Mexico, the latest safety lapse at the facility as it ramps up work with nuclear …

POSTED JUNE 20, 2018 3:30 PM
University of Washington to Pay $123K to Settle Free-Speech Lawsuit
The University of Washington will pay $122,500 to settle a lawsuit filed after the college billed a Republican club security fees for a rally. The UW College Republicans sued, saying the bill for $17,000 to cover security costs for the …

POSTED JUNE 20, 2018 3:28 PM

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