WORLEY CLAIMS SERVICES ANNOUNCES NAME CHANGE TO ALACRITY SOLUTIONS TO REFLECT STRATEGIC GROWTH AND INNOVATION

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"Fishers, IN – March 10, 2020 – Worley Claims Services LLC, a recognized leader in providing insurance claims services in North America, announced the launch of a new company brand and name to Alacrity Solutions Group effective immediately. The change reflects the company’s broader commitment and its expertise in providing innovative claims management services in the property, auto and casualty claim marketplace."

Texas Department of Insurance Commissioner’s Bulletin # B-0008-20

Re: COVID-19: Suspension of certain licensing requirements and fees

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The below is from the bulletin. March 24, 2020 To:   All TDI-regulated carriers, agents, adjusters, and licensees Re:   COVID-19: Suspension of certain licensing requirements and fees On March 13, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor authorized the use of all available state and local government resources necessary to cope with the disaster. TDI expects carriers to work with their...

TWIA Policy Changes effective 1/2020

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All new and renewal TWIA policies with an effective date on or after January 1, 2020 will include updated coverages, terms, and conditions. Many of the changes are a result of recent revisions to the Texas Insurance Code by the Texas Legislature.


"The above is from the TWIA website"

FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

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The Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency will evaluate a biennial emergency preparedness exercise at the Limerick Generating Station in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. The exercise will take place November 19, 2019 to test the ability of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility.

FEMA Approves $1,606,065.75 to the town of Brookfield, Connecticut

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REGION 1 – The town of Brookfield will receive $1,204,542,56 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the costs incurred for debris removal operations as a result of Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Straight-line Winds event from May 15, 2018.This funding is a result of a partnership between FEMA and the State of Connecticut Emergency Management Agency.

FEMA Grants Santa Rosa $1M To Ensure Effective Evacuation Routes

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Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted $1 million to the City of Santa Rosa for the installation of battery back-up systems to 175 traffic signals. Recent wildfires and Public Safety Power Shutoffs have highlighted the need to maintain established evacuation routes. When traffic signals lose power, intersections become four-way stops, dramatically slowing evacuations and increasing driver uncertainty.

FEMA Updates Flood Maps in Kaua‘i County

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Oakland, CA — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is updating Kaua‘i County’s flood maps in 2020. New maps identify the latest flood hazards, assess flood risks, and provide data to guide local stakeholders in taking effective mitigation actions, resulting in safer and more resilient communities.

FEMA Grants Marin County $2.9M to Elevate Homes

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Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted $2.9 million to elevate 16 Marin County homes that have repeatedly flooded. Each home will be raised at least one-foot above the identified high-risk flood elevation shown on FEMA flood maps.

FEMA Grants Santa Rosa $3.4M To Protect Critical Infrastructure

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Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted $3.4 million to the City of Santa Rosa to replace and upgrade 21 generators and transfer switches, which will deliver reliable back-up power to the city’s critical fresh and wastewater systems after earthquakes, floods, and wildfires.

Understanding FEMA Determination Letters and How to Appeal

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AUSTIN, TX – Survivors who registered with FEMA for disaster assistance because they were affected by Tropical Storm Imelda will receive a determination letter explaining the eligibility decision and the reason for that decision. If approved, it will state the dollar amount of the grant and how the funds should be used and when ineligible, the letter explains why and how the applicant can appeal that decision.  

FEMA Updates Flood Maps in Yavapai County

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Oakland, CA — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is updating flood maps in Yavapai County, AZ in 2020. New maps will help identify the latest flood hazards, assess flood risks, and provide accurate data to guide local stakeholders in taking effective mitigation actions that result in safer and more resilient communities.

Mexico Beach Approved for an Additional $3.3 Million for Debris Removal Costs

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — FEMA has approved an additional $3,317,098 for the state of Florida to reimburse Mexico Beach for debris removal costs following Hurricane Michael. Disaster-generated debris posed a threat to public health, safety, natural resources and tourism. Grant funds cover the cost of emergency debris cleanup activities from Oct. 24 through Nov. 2, 2018. 

Texans Paid Over $280 Million in Flood Insurance Claims

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AUSTIN, Texas –The National Flood Insurance Program has paid over $280 million to Texas policyholders six weeks after Tropical Storm Imelda impacted the state. Of that, nearly $82 million are from advance payments on flood insurance claims. Advance payments can be dispersed in as little as five days to help kick-start recovery.  

FEMA, Mid-Atlantic States focus on Training in 2019

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region III, in close coordination with our state partners, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, increased the number of trainings offered throughout the region in 2019. FEMA jointly hosted 38 state partner trainings this year covering a wide variety of topics including overviews of FEMA programs, volunteer and donations management, debris management, hazard mitigation, long-term recovery and...

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