Archive for August, 2016

Improper Use of Safety Line May Have Caused Wyoming Worker’s Death

Improper Use of Safety Line May Have Caused Wyoming Worker’s Death

Wyoming authorities say an improperly used safety cable may have contributed to the June death of an oil rig worker. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that 28-year-old Dennis McCulloch, of Casper, died after falling about 76 feet at the oil well … Source: Claims Journal     

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Woman High on Drugs, Driving on Rim Sparked California Wildfires

Woman High on Drugs, Driving on Rim Sparked California Wildfires

A car driven by a woman high on drugs sparked several wildfires that have burned at least 450 acres in Northern California, authorities say. The woman was driving on the right rear rim of her subcompact car, emitting sparks that … Source: Claims Journal     

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Court Rules Michigan Insurance Fund is Public, Though Records Aren’t

Court Rules Michigan Insurance Fund is Public, Though Records Aren’t

A new court decision will keep the public’s eyes from records of an auto insurance fund. The Michigan appeals court says the state Catastrophic Claims Association is a public body, but lawmakers legally carved out an exemption from public records … Source: Claims Journal     

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Washington Responders to Get Notice of Oil Train Shipments

Washington Responders to Get Notice of Oil Train Shipments

Emergency responders in communities along oil train routes in Washington state will start receiving advance notice of the shipments this fall. The Spokesman-Review reports that terminals, refineries and other facilities that receive crude oil by rail must begin notifying the … Source: Claims Journal     

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Delaware Zip Line Company Says Woman Who Died Had Unhooked Safety Gear

Delaware Zip Line Company Says Woman Who Died Had Unhooked Safety Gear

A woman who fell 35 feet to her death from a zip line platform had disconnected herself from the safety system, the attraction’s operator said Thursday. Delaware State Police investigators are investigating how Tina Werner tumbled off the platform at … Source: Claims Journal     

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Study Suggests Man-Made Global Warming May Have Begun Decades Earlier

Study Suggests Man-Made Global Warming May Have Begun Decades Earlier

Man-made global warming may have started a few decades earlier than scientists previously figured, a new study suggests. Instead of the late 1800s, a slight almost imperceptible warming can now be tracked to around the 1850 in North America, Europe … Source: Claims Journal     

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Fitch: P/C Insurers’ Operating Profitability Declined First Half of 2016

Fitch: P/C Insurers’ Operating Profitability Declined First Half of 2016

North American property/casualty insurers’ operating earnings decreased in the first half of 2016, as results were challenged by modest underwriting deterioration and low investment yields, according to a new report by Fitch Ratings. For a group of 44 (re)insurers, aggregate … Source: Claims Journal     

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Federal workers seek long-term care insurance rate hearing

Federal workers seek long-term care insurance rate hearing

Premiums are set to rise an average of 83 percent right before Election Day. Source: Yahoo! News     

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Asian-Americans: an essential life insurance marketing demographic

Asian-Americans: an essential life insurance marketing demographic

As this population grows, so does its buying power: up a whopping 180 percent from 2010 to 2014. Source: Yahoo! News     

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Generation Z will out-earn and outwork the rest of us

Generation Z will out-earn and outwork the rest of us

Move over millennials, there’s a new workaholic generation in town. Source: Yahoo! News     

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