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Texas Oilfield Services Firms to Pay $1.2M to Settle Federal Race Discrimination Suit
Two Houston-based oil field services companies have agreed to pay a total of $1,225,000 to settle a race discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by federal officials. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Nabors Corporate Services Inc. and C&J …

POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2019 7:48 AM
Wisconsin Insurance Agent Loses License, Must Pay Nearly $800K in Penalties, Restitution
An insurance agent in Wisconsin has had his license revoked and ordered to pay nearly $800,000 in penalties and restitution after being found in violation of insurance laws in the state. The former insurance agent, Barry Rumpel, may no longer …

POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2019 7:11 AM
With Focus on Employee Wellbeing, Iowa’s Holmes Murphy Launches ethOs
Waukee, Iowa-based employee-owned and controlled insurance broker, Holmes Murphy, has launched a new company focused on employee wellbeing — ethOs. Led by Ali Payne, EthOs will focus on improving workplace culture, engagement with multi-generational staff, and addressing all aspects of …

POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2019 7:00 AM
Wirth Elected President of Illinois Independent Agents Group
Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois (IIA of IL) has elected Bill Wirth, of Wirth Agency in Waterloo, as president of the group for a term that runs until Sept. 30, 2020. As president, Wirth will serve as a member of …

POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2019 6:53 AM
Gwartney Appointed VP, Employee Benefits at Oklahoma’s Universal Insurance
Dason Gwartney has been named vice president and employee benefits practice leader at Universal Insurance Agency in Durant, Oklahoma, a unit of First United Bank. Gwartney joins First United/Universal with more than 25 years working with employee benefits and insurance …

POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2019 6:48 AM
FAA Chief Vows Improved Safety Reviews of New Aircrafts and Pilot Technology
Aviation regulators around the world need to do a better job of assessing hazards in aircraft designs and understanding how pilots might be tripped up by complex technology in the wake of the two fatal crashes on Boeing Co.’s 737 …

POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2019 6:00 AM
CAC Specialty Names Schaper in Colorado to Lead Real Estate Practice
CAC Specialty has named Chelley Schaper senior vice president in Denver Colo. Schaper has more than 20 years of experience, including 16 years at Lockton working with complex risk accounts, with a specialization in the real estate industry. Most recently, …

POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2019 6:00 AM
FBI Warns on Rise in Sophisticated Cyber Crimes
On Dec. 14, 2018, Aaron Cole was about to buy a new house and received an email that he thought was from his title company, directing him to make a $123,000 deposit. Cole complied, not realizing that a sophisticated hacker …

POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2019 6:00 AM
Golden Bear in California Names Shreve Vice President
Golden Bear Insurance Co. in California has named Gary Shreve vice president and primary casualty manager. Shreve has more than 30 years of experience. He began his career with the Aetna Casualty & Surety Co. as a multi-line underwriter. He’s …

POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2019 6:00 AM
LLoyd’s Broker SSL Endeavour to Launch Latin America-Focused MGA in Miami
Specialist independent Lloyd’s broker and delegated authority expert SSL Endeavour Limited (SSL Endeavour) will launch a managing general agent (MGA) based in Miami, and a trio of senior hires to support growth in Latin America. Set to begin Jan. 1, …

POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2019 5:54 AM

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