Court upholds OSHA finding that railroad company violated Maine employee’s whistleblower rights

Court upholds OSHA finding that railroad company violated Maine employee’s whistleblower rights

(Boston, MA – Insurance News and Markets) – Pan Am Railways has been ordered to pay an employee who was fired after filing a Federal Railroad Safety Whistleblower complaint, approximately $260,000 in damages. The company must also change their   practices. The decision comes after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigated a 2011 complaint against […]

California Department of Insurance welcomes Slice Insurance Technologies

California Department of Insurance welcomes Slice Insurance Technologies

(Sacramento, CA – Insurance News and Markets) – With insurance businesses using technology to change the industry, the California Department of Insurance has welcomed Slice Insurance Technologies as a surplus lines broker. This means there’s a new option for Airbnb and other homeshare hosts.  Slice offers usage based, on-demand, short term insurance. “This start-up is […]

PA Insurance Commissioner Responds to Majority Leader’s Request, Stresses Importance of Protecting Consumers

PA Insurance Commissioner Responds to Majority Leader’s Request, Stresses Importance of Protecting Consumers

(Harrisburg, PA – Insurance News and Markets) – Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today issued a response to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy outlining Pennsylvania’s experience with the Affordable Care Act, strengths of the law, and areas for improvement. In December 2016, Majority Leader McCarthy and other members of United States House of Representatives’ Republican leadership requested […]

PA Insurance Commissioner Responds to Majority Leader’s Request, Stresses Importance of Protecting Consumers

PA Insurance Commissioner Responds to Majority Leader’s Request, Stresses Importance of Protecting Consumers

(Harrisburg, PA – Insurance News and Markets) – Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller today issued a response to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy outlining Pennsylvania’s experience with the Affordable Care Act, strengths of the law, and areas for improvement. In December 2016, Majority Leader McCarthy and other members of United States House of Representatives’ Republican leadership requested […]

Keep these tips in mind to stay warm and safe this winter

Keep these tips in mind to stay warm and safe this winter

(Atlanta, GA – Insurance News and Markets) – Georgia’s Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner, Ralph Hudgens, has a few tips for Georgia residents to get through the winter safely. Heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fires in Georgia. Portable space heaters, open fireplaces, and wood stoves are some of the leading […]

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Enhanced Protections for Air Travelers, Actions to Promote Airline Competition

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Enhanced Protections for Air Travelers, Actions to Promote Airline Competition

(Washington, DC – Insurance News and Markets) – In October, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is taking action to enhance protections for air travelers and encourage competition in the airline industry. “Airline passengers deserve to have access to clear and complete information about the airlines they choose […]

Ohio Department of Insurance warns of check scam

Ohio Department of Insurance warns of check scam

(Columbus, OH – Insurance News and Markets) – Ohio Lieutenant Gov. Mary Taylor has issued a warning for Ohio residents regarding an  international mail fraud “fake check” scam that has resurfaced in the state. Criminals are mailing letters with counterfeit checks instructing recipients to deposit the check and return the amount as a processing fee […]