Medicarians June 2022 in Las Vegas

This post is part of a series sponsored by AgentSync. While Medicare is often only a piece of a larger industry, for a few days it was the proverbial belle of the insurance ball in the glittering – from lights or sweat depends on whether it’s day or night – city of Las Vegas. The … Read more

NEXT, Thimble Latest Insurtechs to Announce Layoffs This Year

New You can now listen to Insurance Journal articles! NEXT Insurance and Thimble are the latest insurtechs to lay off part of their workforce this year, with NEXT citing challenging economic conditions and both insurtechs pointing to an increased focus on profitability. NEXT laid off 17% of its workforce this month, addressing the change in … Read more

Pennsylvania Increases Penalties for Repeat Drunk Drivers

New You can now listen to Insurance Journal articles! Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation Monday to increase penalties for motorists who have multiple driving-under- the influence (DUI convictions to try to end what critics call Pennsylvania’s “revolving door” for the most serious drunken drivers. The state Senate passed the final version last week after a … Read more

Alera Acquires Vermont’s Noyle Johnson Group

New You can now listen to Insurance Journal articles! Independent agency Alera Group reports it has acquired Noyle Johnson Group, a Vermont agency with offices in Montpelier, Danville and Bethel. Noyle Johnson Group offers personal and commercial lines of coverage from more than 30 carriers. The agency specializes in general liability, business auto, workers’ compensation, … Read more

Alera Group Acquires DFG 401(k) in Arizona

Alera Group acquired DFG 401(k) Advisors in Phoenix, Arizona. The firm joins Alera Group under the name BCG 401(k) Advisors through Benefit Commerce Group (BCG), an Alera Group company headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. The BCG 401(k) Advisors team will continue serving clients in their existing roles. BCG 401(k) is an independent qualified retirement plan services … Read more

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Acquires Toronto’s Four Corners Group Inc.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced the acquisition of Toronto-based Four Corners Group Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2007, Four Corners Group is a leading Canadian executive search firm operating throughout Canada and the United States. It serves clients in diverse industries, with a special focus on business services, technology, … Read more

UK Regulator Pushes Insurers to Cut Premiums for Fire-Risk Apartments

Thousands of people living in high-rise apartments in Britain are set to get better deals on their property insurance following years of spiraling costs in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. The Financial Conduct Authority is expected to push insurance companies and brokers to lower the cost for leaseholders as part of a report … Read more