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Western Growers in California Names Floyd Employee Benefits Director

Mar 25, 2019 Western Growers has promoted Darcie Floyd to the insurance services team as the director of employee benefits. Floyd will be responsible for supporting the...

West Virginia to Receive $14.6M in Federal Funds to Fight Opioid Addiction

Mar 25, 2019 West Virginia will receive $14.6 million in federal funds to fight opioid addiction. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced the...

Arkansas Plant Board Bans Older Dicamba Formulas After Mid-April

Mar 25, 2019 A state panel has voted to ban use of older versions of an herbicide, clarifying rules it previously agreed upon in February. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette...

Midwest Flood Risk Might Last for Months, Experts Say

Mar 25, 2019 Even as floodwaters receded in hard-hit places in in the Midwest, experts warned Saturday that with plenty of snow still left to melt in northern states, the relief may...

Best's Reviews

US Senate to Question PBMs, Including Cigna and UnitedHealth, Over Drug Pricing

Mar 25, 2019 A U.S. Senate committee has invited five of the country’s largest pharmacy benefits managers — including units from Cigna Corp., and...

International General Insurance CEO: Market Conditions Present New Opportunities

Mar 25, 2019 International General Insurance Holdings Ltd. saw a “strong recovery” in 2018 from catastrophe losses in the previous year “...

Strategist to London Conference: Blockchain Has Transformed Insurance

Mar 25, 2019 By offering underwriters and brokers an uninterrupted insight into business processes, blockchain has transformed insurance, Ryan Rugg, global...

Lloyd’s CEO Responds to Reports of Lloyd’s Sexual Misconduct: No Room for Workplace Harassment

Mar 25, 2019 John Neal, chief executive officer of Lloyd’s, has responded to published accounts of ongoing sexual harassment in...

Claims Journal

FDA Taking Another Look at Breast Implant Safety

Mar 25, 2019 WASHINGTON — U.S. health officials are taking another look at the safety of breast implants, the latest review in a decades-long debate. At a two-day meeting that starts...

Program to Flag Uninsured Vehicles Misses Mark 5% of the Time

Mar 25, 2019 OKLAHOMA CITY — Nearly 5 percent of vehicles flagged as uninsured in Oklahoma were identified by error, according to a prosecutor who leads a new program...

Lawmakers Propose Financial Responsibility Standards for Cosmetic Surgery

Mar 25, 2019 MIAMI — Prompted by the deaths of several out-of-state women, Florida lawmakers are advancing a bill to crack down on the state’s cosmetic...

Houston Ship Channel Remains Closed as Plume Leaches Benzene

Mar 25, 2019 Some vessels will be allowed to enter a tributary to the Houston Ship Channel this morning but more than 60 ships remain stranded by the closure of the main...