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PG&E Settles Wildfire Claims with Insurers for $11 Billion

PG&E Corp said on Friday it has reached an $11 billion settlement to resolve most claims by insurance carriers related to 2017 and 2018 wildfires in California. It is the second major settlement of wildfire claims by PG&E, and requires …

Ohio Workers’ Comp Rates for Local Governments Declining

Ohio public employers applauded an average 9.1 percent reduction in workers’ compensation rates for local governments that was approved by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Board of Directors. The new rates covering 3,800 cities, counties, townships, villages, schools …

Insurance Costs Increase for Missouri Town after Settlement

A southwest Missouri city said its insurance deductible has increased by $95,000 after it recently settled a harassment complaint with a former employee. Last month, Ozark settled a lawsuit with former human resources director Cara Borneman for $78,000. It paid …

No Insurance Coverage for Idaho Homeowners After Sewers Back Up

The insurance company for the south-central Idaho city of Twin Falls says it won’t pay reimbursement costs sought by residents whose homes sustained damage when the city sewers backed up last month. The Idaho Counties Risk Management Program sent letters …

Wisconsin School Bus Crash Leaves 1 dead, 14 Hurt

A car collided with a school bus that was carrying high school athletes near Pulaski, killing a passenger in the car and injuring 14 people, sheriff’s officials said. Shawano County sheriff’s officials said the car hit the back of the …

The Hartford Launches Property Offering For Municipalities And Public Entity Risk Pools

The Hartford has expanded its commercial property practice to offer insurance programs for the public entity sector, with a particular emphasis on public entity risk pools, as cities and counties seek ways to manage insurance costs in the face of …