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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 …

Insurers Ready Adjusters for Harvey Cat Losses

Teams of insurance adjusters were mobilized Friday in Texas cities closest to Hurricane Harvey’s expected path of destruction. Hurricane Harvey made landfall late Friday evening as a category 4 hurricane. According to AIR Worldwide, “the eye of the storm crossed …

Farmers’ Data Reveals Most Winter Home and Car Hazards Declined in Recent Years

Many Americans face significant risks from winter weather between the months of December and February, according to Farmers Insurance Seasonal Smarts Digest. The report, released in December, analyzed customer claims data from 2013 through 2016 to uncover the major winter …

Farmers Provides Claims Update After Severe April Storms

A system of severe weather moved through multiple Midwest and Eastern states at the end of April. Damaging tornadoes, hail, severe winds and flooding were reported in multiple states. Farmers Chief Claims Officer Keith Daly reported that more than 2200 …