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Berry Joins FIRST Insurance Funding in Illinois

FIRST Insurance Funding Corp. in Northbrook, Ill., has added Justin Berry as a senior vice president and regional sales manager. Berry will manage FIRST Insurance Funding Corp.’s Midwest sales team and assist with national accounts. He previously was with MarshBerry …

1347 Property Insurance, Brotherhood Mutual Partner for Wind/Hail Coverage in Texas

Florida-based 1347 Property Insurance Holdings Inc. is partnering with Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Co. to offer wind/hail coverage in Texas. Under this partnership, 1347 Property Insurance subsidiary, Maison Insurance Co. (Maison), will write supplemental wind and hail policies in alliance with …

Integro Acquires Lemme Insurance Group in Illinois

International insurance broker and risk management firm Integro Ltd. has acquired Lemme Insurance Group Inc., based in Arlington Heights, Ill. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. Lemme, a boutique insurance brokerage and consulting firm, was formed in 1998 by …

Toole Named Board Director at Redpoint County Mutual

Dallas-based Redpoint Insurance Group LLC announced that Michael G. Toole has agreed to join the board of directors of Redpoint County Mutual Insurance Co. Toole will bring over 25 years of experience to Redpoint County Mutual’s board. He currently serves …

IBTX Risk Services Adds Bell as Director of Personal Insurance

IBTX Risk Services, an independent insurance agency based in Dallas, has hired Michael Bell as director of its personal insurance division. Bell brings nearly 25 years of experience in the retail insurance agency system including roles in client development and …

Preferred Mutual Hires DiBenedetto as Claims Counsel in New York

Preferred Mutual Insurance Company in New Berlin, New York, hired Shelly DiBenedetto as claims counsel.

IICF Names Cummins Executive Director in Midwest

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation has named Mary Cummins executive director of its Midwest division. Cummins will be responsible for leading IICF’s philanthropic initiatives in the Midwestern region, including local nonprofit grant programs and the division’s annual series of fundraising, …

What Those Smart Cars of Future Will Look Like

Much of the talk surrounding autonomous cars these days is centered on testing and regulations and not on what the car of the future might look like. A 2012 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) press release predicted autonomous …

Connecticut Man Awarded $4.2M in Medical Malpractice Suit

A Connecticut man has been awarded $4.2 million as compensation for a surgery he says caused him to lose the use of his shoulder. A New Haven jury on July 1 decided that 58-year-old Gregory Leigh, of Wallingford, should be …

AmWINS Launches New Cyber Liability Product

AmWINS Group, Inc., a global distributor of specialty insurance products and services, announced today the launch of a new dedicated excess facility designed to meet the rapidly growing demand for cyber liability insurance. “With some domestic insurers exiting the product …

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