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  1. The first admitted insurance carrier has filed to provide coverage to California’s legal cannabis industry and several more carriers have stated their intent to file products, according to state Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. It also appears that standardized insurance forms …
  2. Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has expanded its Executive Risk product offering with the launch of SwissGuard, a multi-coverage, management liability policy designed for non-profit and private companies. SwissGuard insures against directors and officers liability, employment practices liability and fiduciary liability …
  3. Brown & Brown of Louisiana LLC, a subsidiary of Florida-based Brown & Brown Inc., has acquired substantially all of the assets of Lapeyre, Staples & Robichaux, the companies announced. Lapeyre, Staples and Robichaux, based in Houma, Louisiana, specializes in employee …
  4. Texas Insurance Commissioner Kent Sullivan has declined to approve a request by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association to raise the maximum limits of liability on windstorm and hail policies. TWIA in August filed a request to increase the limits for …
  5. Arkansas highway officials have left open the possibility they’ll take a road funding proposal to lawmakers in 2019 rather than pursue a ballot measure next year. The move comes a day after Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he would oppose any …
  6. Hundreds of farmers in the Upper Midwest are reporting damage from the controversial herbicide dicamba, and state officials are considering restrictions for the 2018 growing season that might surpass even new federal rules. The state agriculture departments in North Dakota, …
  7. The Trump administration’s decision to kill a rule designed to protect the rights of farmers who raise chickens, cows and hogs for the United States’ largest meat processors has infuriated farmer advocates, including a Republican senator from Iowa who said …
  8. North Dakota’s insurance commissioner is bullish on the technological innovations that are occurring within the insurance industry and wants his state to be in the forefront of experimenting with and testing new insurance products and developments. Though in terms of …