Pennsylvania Recovers $1.7M for Buyers of Car Repair Coverage Service Contracts

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said his office has secured a court order for more than $1.7 million in restitution against a car service coverage firm he said denied claims for services and refused to refund payments. The AG has charged Omega Vehicle Services, which did business as Delta Auto Protect, along with its manager … Read more

Agency Aggregator Union Bay Acquires Farrell Insurance in Pennsylvania

Union Bay Acquisition, a new aggregator of insurance agencies agent based in Princeton, New Jersey, reports it has acquired Farrell Insurance Associates Inc. of Lansdale, Pennsylvania. Terms were not disclosed. Jerry Farrell, who founded Farrell Insurance Associates in 1996, has joined the board and the Farrell staff is now part of Union Bay Risk Advisors, … Read more

One80 Intermediaries Acquires Pennsylvania Wholesale Broker Agentic

New You can now listen to Insurance Journal articles! Boston-based specialty insurance broker One80 Intermediaries reports that it has acquired wholesaler broker Agentic Insurance of Radnor, Pennsylvania. Agentic is a privately owned specialty operation providing professional lines products including errors and omissions, management liability, cyber liability, media liability, allied healthcare and environmental. Terms of the … Read more

Energy Transfer to pay $10M toward clean-up in Pennsylvania pipeline case (NYSE:ET)

zorazhuang/iStock via Getty Images Energy Transfer (NYSE:ET) agreed to plead no contest to criminal charges related to the construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline and Revolution pipeline in Pennsylvania, the state attorney general’s office announced Friday. The plea deal requires the company to pay for homeowners’ water supply testing and clean-up, as well as … Read more

AssuredPartners buys Pennsylvania agency | Business Insurance

AssuredPartners Inc. said Friday it has acquired specialist bond agency The Shepherd Agency LLC of Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. Terms of the acquisition, Assured’s 11th in 2022, were not disclosed. Shepherd provides contract surety bonds in the Philadelphia-Delaware Valley marketplace. Its 10 employees will remain under the leadership of managing member Rick Shepherd, AssuredPartners said in … Read more

Pennsylvania Auditor Finds Issues With 15 of 43 Volunteer Firefighters’ Relief Associations

New You can now listen to Insurance Journal articles! Pennsylvania Auditor General Timothy DeFoor released audit reports for 43 volunteer firefighters’ relief associations (VFRAs) in 30 Pennsylvania counties. The reports show 28 with no adverse findings and 15 with a compliance or expenditure issue of some kind. The audits are conducted to make sure relief … Read more

Pennsylvania Senate race gets messy for Republicans after photo finish

Lawyers and former Trump officials have descended on Pennsylvania as the two Republicans vying for a chance to run for the US Senate prepare for a potentially bruising recount in the wake of this week’s inconclusive primary. Mehmet Oz and David McCormick have begun recruiting teams for what experts believe will be a long process … Read more

Trump endorses Mastriano for Pennsylvania governor By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Pennsylvania State Senator Doug Mastriano speaks at a protest against the state’s extended stay-at-home order to help slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S., April 20, 2020. REUTERS/Rachel Wisni By Pete Schroeder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump announced Saturday he was backing Pennsylvania state … Read more

Bird Flu Forces Free-Range Chickens Into Lockdown, From Pennsylvania to France

Organic and free-range chickens have been thrown into lockdown. Egg-laying hens that normally have access to the outdoors can no longer roam as freely or feel the sun on their beaks as some U.S. and European farmers temporarily keep flocks inside during lethal outbreaks of bird flu, according to egg producers and industry representatives. The … Read more

Pennsylvania First-Time Home Buyer | 2022 Programs & Grants

What to know about buying a house in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania first-time home buyers have plenty of support from both statewide and local organizations. These provide educational courses and counseling, sometimes free of charge. Best of all, many of these organizations offer cash assistance to first-time buyers. You could end up with thousands in loans or … Read more