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Pacific Health Care in California Begins Strategic Acquisition Search
Newport Beach, Calif.-based Pacific Health Care Organization Inc. today announced the launch of a strategic acquisition search for an insurance company to add to its suite of comprehensive workers’ comp solutions. The acquisition strategy in the state of California for …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 6:31 PM
AXIS Insurance, DUAL North America Partner on Environmental Risk Program
AXIS Insurance, the insurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, has partnered with DUAL North America, the underwriting arm of the Hyperion Insurance Group, to provide environmental risk product offerings for contractors, consultants and engineers in the United States. …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 4:59 PM
Mississippi Urges Drivers to Watch for Road Workers After Multiple Incidents
State transportation officials are urging drivers to be more careful in work zones after six road workers were hit on job sites last week. WLBT-TV reports three workers were treated for injuries after a produce truck rear-ended a Mississippi Department …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 4:48 PM
Carolinas Still Facing Major Flooding More Than a Week After Florence
Major flooding remains in eastern North Carolina more than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall. Gov. Roy Cooper said Saturday that nine of the state’s river gauges are at major flood stage and four others are at moderate stage, …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 4:38 PM
Texas Sets Workers’ Comp Weekly Benefit Rates for Coming Year
The workers’ compensation state average weekly wage for dates of injury from Oct. 1, 2018, through Sept. 30, 2019, has been set at $937.70, the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation reports. The maximum weekly benefit rates for …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 3:59 PM
High Winds, Tornadoes Damage Homes, Businesses in Southern Minnesota
Several tornadoes struck southern Minnesota as severe storms packing powerful winds and heavy rain left a trail of destruction overnight, the National Weather Service said Friday. The extreme weather late Thursday damaged homes and businesses, and turned a small airport …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 3:54 PM
Brad Pitt’s Foundation Sues Architect Over Defects in ‘Katrina’ Houses
Actor Brad Pitt’s foundation has sued a New Orleans architect, saying defective design work led to leaks and other flaws in homes built for residents of an area that was among the hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina. The lawsuit says …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 3:51 PM
Residents Call for Changes to Prevent Flooding North Chicago Suburbs
Residents are pushing for Illinois officials to change how they run a dam to prevent flooding in several lakes that flow into the Fox River in Chicago’s northern suburbs. Property owners are petitioning the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 3:49 PM
Review: Deadly Drunken Crash Rate High in Northwest Indiana
A newspaper review has found that three northwestern Indiana counties have a higher percentage of fatal drunken-driving crashes than the rest of the state and the U.S. because of the region’s heavy traffic, weather and other factors. The (Northwest Indiana) …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 3:49 PM
1 Dead as Record Rain Swamps Texas and Oklahoma
A storm system dumped record amounts of rain in parts of Oklahoma and caused flooding in Texas, including in the Dallas area, where floodwaters swept a man from a bridge to his death near the University of Texas’ campus in …

POSTED SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 3:48 PM

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