Kennedys opens first West Coast office

Booth was senior partner of Hinshaw’s maritime and energy practice. He, Schultz and Thames currently have one of the largest maritime practices in San Francisco, Kennedys said. Booth’s practice is focused on insurance and reinsurance, with an emphasis on defense of claims and disputes, litigation, admiralty and maritime claims, insurance coverage, marine insurance, oil and […]

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Worldwide Facilities acquires Royal Oak Underwriters

National wholesale insurance broker, managing general agent, and program underwriter Worldwide Facilities has acquired Royal Oak Underwriters in Richmond, VA. Royal Oak is an excess and surplus lines insurance wholesaler that offers a range of specialty products to retail agents in Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Led by CEO Patti Nunnally, […]

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Pandemic risk expert examines longer-term impacts of COVID-19

In times of crisis, human nature dictates that we focus on the present with microscopic vision. As COVID-19 wreaks havoc worldwide, businesses have entered survival mode. They’re focused on the short-term impacts of the pandemic, with their top concerns being whether they’ll be able to meet payroll and pay next month’s rent. Other medium- and […]

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Amalgamated CEO on rebrand and national diversification

This diverse background prepared Mallen to take on the CFO role at Amalgamated – an organization with multiple companies, including: Amalgamated Life Insurance Company; AliCare (soon to be known as Amalgamated Employee Benefits Administrators), a third-party administrator; AliCare Medical Management (soon to be known as Amalgamated Medical Care Management), a medical care management firm; Amalgamated […]

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Willis Towers Watson hit by class action lawsuits over Aon merger

London-headquartered and Irish-domiciled Willis Towers Watson has quite a lot on its plate, with multiple shareholder class action lawsuits filed against the broking giant in connection with its proposed mega merger with fellow goliath Aon Plc.       The latest to announce the filing of a lawsuit is New York-based investor rights law firm Halper Sadeh LLP, […]

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Hagerty subsidiary launches online waiver platform for motorsports

MotorsportReg, North America’s largest motorsport membership, licensing and event online management system, has announced the launch of SpeedWaiver.com, which allows motorsport and automotive event organizers and participants to sign liability waivers digitally. MotorsportReg is a subsidiary of Hagerty, the world’s largest provider of specialty insurance for enthusiast vehicles. “SpeedWaiver eliminates one of the biggest hassles […]

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AmeriLife names new principal for AMG

AmeriLife Group has announced the appointment of Nick Hildenbrand as principal of AmeriLife Marketing Group (AMG). “As we look ahead to the balance of 2020 and beyond, our opportunity for continued growth has never been better,” said Mike Vietri, chief distribution officer at AmeriLife. “The number of Americans between the ages of 55 and 65 […]

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Want to stop the violence? Get cities to buy insurance

University of California law school professor Joanna Schwartz noted that, just like with drivers and their auto insurance policies, any misconduct a police force is charged with brings more claims. And more claims would increase the premiums of the police’s liability insurance. Once the premiums reach the point that they can no longer offset the […]

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