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Zadroga Bill Floundering in the House and Senate 09/27/2010
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 229 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act floundered in different forms in both the U.S. House and Senate last week, despite a pledge by House sponsors to bring the $7.4 billion legislation to a floor vote.U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., called off plans to bring H.R. 847 to ...Read More
Zurich and Artex Offering Comp Program for Staffing Firms 07/14/2010
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 594 | 0
Zurich announced Tuesday that it has expanded its relationship with program administrator Artex Risk Solutions to offer workers’ compensation insurance to temporary staffing companies, focusing on clerical, professional, medical professional and light industrial markets.Artex has b...Read More
Zadroga Bill Moves out of Committee 05/27/2010
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 254 | 0
The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act cleared the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Tuesday after languishing there since last year.The panel voted 33 to 12 to pass H.R. 847, which establishes a permanent monitoring and treatment program for first responders to the Wo...Read More
Zurich Expands Web Access to All P&C Agents 05/26/2010
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 232 | 0
Zurich North America announced Tuesday it is opening access to more than 50 specialty insurance programs to all commercial property and casualty agents.Access to the company's website,, which b...Read More
Zenith Shareholders Approve Acquisition by Fairfax 04/30/2010
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 234 | 0
Shareholders of Zenith National Insurance Corp. voted "overwhelmingly" in favor of the company's acquisition by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, the carrier announced Thursday.At a special meeting of stockholders held Thursday at Zenith's headquarters in Woodland Hills, Calif....Read More
Zenith Successfully Blocks Shareholders Lawsuit 04/23/2010
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 246 | 0
Zenith National Insurance Corp. Thursday successfully staved off a move by shareholders to block a bid by Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. to acquire the Woodland Hills-based insurer for $1.3 billion.A Delaware judge denied a request by some Zenith shareholders to halt the sale to Fairfax...Read More
Zenith Reports $800,000 Loss in First Quarter 04/22/2010
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 233 | 0
Zenith National Insurance Corp. on Wednesday reported a net loss of $800,000 for the first quarter of 2010, breaking a string of profitable quarters that's lasted at least four years."We continue to experience a highly competitive environment as reflected in 13% fewer policies in-for...Read More
Zenith Adds Craig Thomson to Lead Non-Comp P&C Business 04/12/2010
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 239 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Zenith National Insurance Corp. in Woodland Hills announced Friday that Craig Thomson will join its principal operating subsidiary, Zenith Insurance Co., as executive vice president. Thomson will be responsible for building and leading Zenith’s non-workers’ compensation prope...Read More
Zenith Sets April 29 Shareholder Meeting to Approve Merger 03/17/2010
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 199 | 0
Zenith National Insurance Corp. has scheduled a special meeting of stockholders for April 29 to consider and vote upon a proposed merger with Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.All Zenith stockholders of record at the close of business on March 26 will be entitled to vote at the special meet...Read More
Zenith-Fairfax Deal Hit With Shareholder Lawsuit 02/25/2010
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 343 | 0
An advocacy group in San Diego has filed suit against the board of directors of Zenith National Insurance Corp. alleging the Woodland Hills-based insurer's planned $1.3 billion sale to Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. of Toronto, Canada, undervalues the company.The lawsuit filed Monda...Read More
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