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Auto Claims Climbed with Summer Reopenings, but Dropping Again as Virus Rages

The sharp reduction in personal auto claims that followed COVID-19 shutdown orders began to fade away after the Memorial Day weekend, but frequency appears to dropping again in reaction to a resurgence of the disease. Andy Cohen, chief operating officer …

Thousands of Acres of Crops Destroyed by Hail Storm

MINNEAPOLIS — Agricultural experts have been tallying the crop damage caused by last weekend’s storm that packed 50 mph winds and baseball-sized hail in parts of Minnesota. The storm was a blow for farmers from Kandiyohi County to Nicollet County …

Another Kentucky Farmer Admits Crop Insurance Fraud

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Another Central Kentucky farmer has pleaded guilty in a crop insurance fraud scheme that a federal prosecutor has called “pervasive and severe” in that region. Daniel Arvin pleaded guilty on Dec. 19 in federal court in Lexington …

Viewpoint: 11th Circuit Holds No Obligation to Defend Against DOJ Antitrust Investigation

On July 23, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, in Crowley Maritime Corp. v. Nat’l Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, PA held that, because Crowley Maritime Corp. failed to provide timely notice of a claim, National …

Farm Deluge Starts to Seep Into America’s Fragile Rural Economy

From 100 feet up in the air, Indiana crop duster Robert Sneberger gets a better view than most of how cornfields are faring. This season, the picture is bleak. Instead of the stretching green stalks he normally sees at this …

Floods Stall Fertilizer Shipments in Latest Blow to U.S. Farmers

CHICAGO — Farm supplier CHS Inc has dozens of loaded barges trapped on the flood-swollen Mississippi River near St. Louis – about 500 miles from the company’s two Minnesota distribution hubs. The barges can’t move — or get crucial nutrients …

Midwest Floods Snarl America’s Already Tough Farm Economy

About the photo: Floodwaters surround corn sitting under a collapsed grain bin in this aerial photograph over Thurman, Iowa. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg Chad Korth’s Nebraska farm was mostly unscathed from the catastrophic floods that soaked nearby fields thanks to being …

People News: Farmers, Texas DOI, Integrated Risk Solutions

Farmers Insurance Names Howard as Chief Claims Officer Farmers Insurance announced former head of Claims Shared Services, Rob Howard, has been named the organization’s new chief claims officer effective June 11. Howard joined Farmers in 1987 as a claims representative …

People News: Aon, Farmers, Zurich NA

Aon Names CEO of Captive & Insurance Management Business Aon named John English chief executive officer, Aon Captive & Insurance Management effective June 1, 2018. English is currently chief operating officer of Aon Captive & Insurance Management & managing director …

Update: Claims Teams Begin Handling Onslaught of Harvey Cat Losses

Hurricane Harvey has set a U.S record, according to the National Weather Service, dumping 51.88 inches of rain in parts of Texas. As the tropical storm moves over southern Louisiana, claims catastrophe teams are moving in to devastated cities in …