|Travelers Promotes Greg Toczydlowski To President Of Business Insurance. Vice Chairman Doreen Spadorcia To Retire. |
By Lonce LaMon - May 25, 2016
Greg Toczydlowski, Executive Vice President, has been promoted to President of Business Insurance of The Travelers effective immediately. Greg was most recently Executive Vice President and President, Small Commercial, Business Insurance Technology and Operations.
Since joining Travelers in 1990, Greg Toczydlowski has held numerous positions in finance, underwriting, product, marketing, and business development. He previously served as President of Personal Insurance.
Alan Schnitzer, Chief Executive Officer of Travelers, said of Greg, “His breadth of experience, judgment, and track record of successful execution make him uniquely qualified to lead our largest business and build upon its existing leadership position in the marketplace.”
|Sedgwick To Expand To Ireland. President And CEO, Dave North, Has Announced The Company Signed A Definitive Purchase Agreement To Acquire OSG Group.|
By Lonce LaMon - May 25, 2016
Dave North put out the word last night that Sedgwick has signed a purchase agreement to acquire OSG Group in Ireland. OSG is an outsource service provider of property and liability loss adjusting and Third Party Administration.
“The purchase marks Sedgwick’s first investment in Ireland and a milestone in the expansion of our international presence,” Dave wrote. He went on to state that as part of the transaction, OSG CEO Malcolm Hughes and his team of more than 400 in eight locations across Ireland will join Sedgwick’s international operations.
|California DWC Posts Amendments to Draft Home Health Care Fee Schedule Regulations|
By adjustercom staff and the California Department of Industrial Relations' News Release - May 24, 2016
The California DIR Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) today posted amended draft regulations regarding the implementation of a fee schedule for home health care services. Members of the public are invited to present written comments regarding the proposed modifications to firstname.lastname@example.org until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8.
California Senate Bill 863 requires the Administrative Director to establish a fee schedule for home health care services, which range from skilled nursing and therapy services to unskilled personal care or domestic care (chore) services.
Following the Office of Administrative Law’s publication of DWC’s initial draft of these regulations, a public hearing was held November 30, 2015 for comment.
|Costs For Dog Bites Claims Bit Harder Per Claim In 2015|
By Lonce LaMon - May 20, 2016
Homeowners insurance liability claims were down 7.2% in 2015 from 2014 for dog bites and other dog-related incidents, but the cost for each claim climbed. Pet insurance policies do not include liability coverage. They are designed to offset medical expenses of animals.
The average claim paid out for dog bites nationwide was $37,214 in 2015, up 16% from $32,072 in 2014. These numbers were collected by State Farm and the Insurance Information Institute . It’s the largest increase from one year to the next in more than 10 years. Since 2003, the average cost per dog bite claim has nearly doubled.
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