Connecticut Lawmakers Urged to Help Crumbling Foundation Homeowners

Regional officials are reminding state lawmakers it’s urgent this session to provide assistance to eastern and central Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations. Both the executive director of the Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) and chairman of a CRCOG committee … Source: Insurance News

Kaloudis Joins JLT Specialty USA Team for Restructuring Clients

JLT Specialty USA announced the appointment of attorney Denise Kaloudis as senior vice president. Based in New York, Kaloudis will work with JLT’s Special Situations Group (SSG) to assist the restructuring community in solving complex insurance issues. JLT’s SSG is … Source: Insurance News

Weather Co. Updates Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast

In its second seasonal tropical forecast for the North Atlantic basin for the 2017 season, IBM’s The Weather Co. said it now expects a total of 14 named storms, seven hurricanes, and three major hurricanes, a slight increase in activity … Source: Insurance News

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Wants to Abolish Labor Review Board

Wisconsin’s 106-year-old labor commission would vanish and Gov. Scott Walker’s administration would decide workplace disputes, including workers’ compensation disputes, in its place under a budget proposal up being considered by the the Legislature’s finance committee. Walker’s plan to eliminate the … Source: Insurance News

Low Dairy Consumption Tied to Early Menopause

Women in their early 40s with the highest intake of vitamin D and calcium from food sources may have a lower than average risk of starting menopause before age 45, a recent study suggests.Taking vitamin D or calcium in supplement form had no benefit in the large study of… Source: Diet and Fitness

Toyota, BMW, Mazda, Subaru Settle Takata Airbag Economic Loss Claims

Four automakers agreed to a $553 million settlement to address class-action economic loss claims covering owners of nearly 16 million recalled vehicles with potentially defective Takata airbag inflators, court documents filed on Thursday showed. Toyota Motor Corp.’s share of the … Source: Insurance News