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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Treasury Renews Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance

US Treasury & FIOThe Treasury Department has renewed the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance's charter through 2015, a Treasury spokeswoman said.

The 13-member committee's charter had been set to expire on Aug. 4. The extension will keep it operating through July 29, 2015.

FACI was formed by the Fe...

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Mississippi Insurance Commissioner: Wind Pool Rate Hike Needed to Help Make It Actuarially Sound

MI WindstomMississippi Windstorm Underwriting Association pool insurance rates for its 44,000 policyholders are set to increase by 3.2% for dwellings and mobile homes and 5% for commercial policies effective Dec. 1.

MWUA Manager Joe Shumak...

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Travelers, Northland and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute Discuss Top Trends and Concerns in Trucking

Trucking industryOn Friday, August 9, Travelers and Northland Insurance, a division of Travelers with more than 65 years in the transportation industry, in partnership with the Virginia T...

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Household Debt at Lowest Level Since 2006

U.S. household debt downU.S. households are holding less debt and are behind on fewer bills than at any time since before the recession began, putting consumers on a sounder footing to support a stronger economic recovery.

Total household debt, including mortgages, credit cards and auto loans, fell by $78 b...

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New Interest In Insurance Programs that Defend Gun Owners

Gun insurance The Florida acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager who Zimmerman said he shot in self-defense, has resulted in a surge of business for a Texas company that insures gun owners.

"People who have seen what happened to Zimmerman be...

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Oklahoma's Gov. Fallin Calls Special Session on Lawsuit Reform

Lawsuit reform in OKGov. Mary Fallin in Oklahoma issued an executive order Monday calling for a special session of the Oklahoma Legislature, to begin Tuesday, Sept. 3.

The executive order calls on lawmakers to reinstitute components of House Bill 1603, a comprehensive lawsuit reform package signed...

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Nancy Gibbons Joins Swett & Crawford as Vice President of Human Resources

Swett & Crawford hireKevin Wolff, General Counsel for Swett & Crawford, announced today that Nancy Gibbons has joined the company as Vice President of Human Resources.

Nancy has held various key roles in her career including Vice President of Human Resources for the securities brokerage operations for ...

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