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Harvard’s Gawande Chosen to Lead Berkshire-Amazon-JPMorgan Health Initiative
Atul Gawande, a surgeon and journalist who has written extensively about the U.S. failure to grapple with rising healthcare spending, has been named to head a new health venture for Inc., Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. …

POSTED JUNE 21, 2018 5:00 AM
Florida’s Citizens Delays Decision on Proposed 2019 Rate Increases
Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance Corp. will wait until December to determine its 2019 insurance rates and whether it will approve a proposed 7.9 percent statewide increase for homeowners policies. The decision to defer action on the 2019 proposed rates came …

POSTED JUNE 21, 2018 4:56 AM
PAK Programs Launches Insurance for Meaderies
PAK Programs, specialty insurer of alcoholic beverage manufacturers and distributors, has introduced a program designed for mead producers, Meadery PAK. The program is underwritten by Great American Insurance Coy. Larry Chasin, president of PAK Programs Mead, said meaderies, which are …

POSTED JUNE 21, 2018 4:54 AM
Furlong Joins AmWINS Brokerage of Georgia
AmWINS Brokerage of Georgia has added Alex Furlong, an energy and environmental specialist, to its casualty team. He will be based in Atlanta. Prior to joining AmWINS, Furlong spent several years as a casualty producer at All Risks, Ltd. Before …

POSTED JUNE 21, 2018 4:08 AM
Cause of Fire at Family Dollar Store in Georgia Under Investigation
Multiple people have been taken to a hospital after a fire broke out at a Family Dollar in Georgia. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the fire happened at a Family Dollar in Dekalb County on Monday morning. Four people inside the …

POSTED JUNE 21, 2018 4:05 AM
Zenefits in California Names Vaughn as Senior Vice President of Business Operations
San Francisco, Calif.-based Zenefits has named Issac Vaughn to its executive team as senior vice president of business operations. He reports to Jay Fulcher, chairman and CEO. Vaughn will work with the Zenefits’ customer experience, benefits solutions, business development, legal …

POSTED JUNE 20, 2018 10:54 PM
PEMCO in Washington Adds Farmer, Jameson
PEMCO Insurance has named Noel Farmer to the company’s infrastructure and operations team, where he’ll lead and manage PEMCO’s internal technical support group. PEMCO has also named Rebecca Jameson a product manager for its auto line of business. Farmer’s primary …

POSTED JUNE 20, 2018 5:47 PM
Illnesses at Houston Workplace Blamed on Carbon Monoxide
About two dozen people have been treated for apparent carbon monoxide poisoning at a Houston food distribution center. Firefighters were summoned to the center along the city’s Produce Row after workers reported experiencing nausea, headache and dizziness. Authorities say they …

POSTED JUNE 20, 2018 4:41 PM
State Farm to Cut Auto Insurance Rates in Missouri
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. plans to lower auto insurance rates rates in Missouri by 3 percent overall. The company said the total statewide savings for all State Farm customers affected by this rate decrease in Missouri will be …

POSTED JUNE 20, 2018 4:32 PM
Buffett’s Geico to Open Service Center in Lenexa, Kansas, Create 500 Jobs
Business icon Warren Buffett plans to open a new Geico Insurance service center that will bring 500 jobs to Lenexa, Kansas. The Kansas City Area Development Council said in a news release that the center will open in August and …

POSTED JUNE 20, 2018 4:30 PM

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