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October 26, 2021Takeaways from Our Conversation on Federal Legalization
It’s part of just about every cannabis conversation: “Hey, it looks like we’re close to seeing cannabis legalized. Is this the year?” There are three promising cannabis bills in Congress – two that would legalize or at least decriminalize cannabis, … …


October 26, 2021California Labor Commissioner Cites Grocer $1.1M for COVID Sick Leave Practices
The California Labor Commissioner’s Office cited Bodega Latina (dba El Super grocery stores) in Southern California $1,164,500 for failing to provide or delaying supplemental paid sick leave or other benefits to 240 workers at 38 locations affected b …


October 26, 2021TWIA Policies Expected to Grow by 5.2% in 2022
The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association expects policies in-force to increase by 5.2% in 2022, according to preliminary budget information shared at a Board of Directors meeting Oct. 25. Policies will increase from a projected 194,054 at December 3 …


October 26, 2021OSHA Launches Program To Protect Midwest Workers From Exposure to Hazardous Materials
To reduce employee exposure to health hazards and encourage companies to make workplace safety and health a priority, the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s regional office in Kansas City has established a Region …


October 26, 2021Insurance Industry Can Expect Global Average Annual Disaster Claims of $106B: AIR
The global insurance industry can currently expect a long-run annual average loss of $106 billion and a greater than a 40% chance of experiencing an annual loss of more than $200 billion in the next decade, according to Boston-based modeling …


October 26, 2021Aromatherapy Spray From India Linked to U.S. Deaths Being Recalled
U.S. health officials may have solved the mystery of how four people in different states came down with a serious tropical disease even though none had traveled internationally: an aromatherapy spray imported from India. The Centers for Disease Contr …


October 26, 2021People Moves: New Hires at MEMIC Group, GCG Financial, NFP
The MEMIC Group Hires Pennsylvania’s Beswick, Delaware’s Grandrino Cindy Beswick of Pennsylvania and Angela Grandrino of Delaware have been appointed as senior production underwriter and production underwriter, respectively, by workers’ compensation …


October 26, 2021Small Earthquake Confirmed in Southern California
A small earthquake near downtown Los Angeles on Sunday morning was felt widely across Southern California, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. The magnitude 3.6 quake hit just after 7 a.m. and was centered about a mile south-southeast of the Boyle …


October 26, 2021Hippo in California Hires Hiscox’s Hanson to Expand Claims Operations
This article originally appeared in Carrier Management. Digital home insurer Hippo hired a former Hiscox executive to be its first chief claims officer, with a mission to expand claims operations for the now publicly-traded California-based InsurTech …


October 26, 2021Insurer Responsible for Damages After Massachusetts Officer Injured During Training
Driving a truck too fast and injuring a fellow officer during a firearms training is not within the scope of employment duties for a Massachusetts police officer, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court found. This means his insurer is on the …

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