Articles by Stephanie K. Jones

Louisiana’s Eagan Insurance: Carrying on a Family Tradition

Marc Eagan says he’s fortunate that his four children grew up in and around the insurance business. For Eagan, president of Eagan Insurance Agency located in the New Orleans-area, it means his firm is well-situated to carry on the family …

State Regulation Worked in Red Rock/Foster Jennings Case: Oklahoma Commissioner

The circumstances surrounding the liquidation of a small Oklahoma insurer highlight the concern over how effectively state insurance regulators are able assess potential buyers of insurance companies, according to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal. But Oklahoma’s insurance …

Doak Disputes WSJ Report; Says State Regulation Effective in Red Rock Case

The circumstances surrounding the liquidation of a small Oklahoma insurer highlight the concern over how effectively state insurance regulators are able assess potential buyers of insurance companies, according to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal. But Oklahoma’s insurance …

Michigan Workers’ Comp Costs Drop, Employment Rises

Michigan has had some positive developments on the employment and workers’ compensation fronts lately and state officials have been eager to share the news. Workers’ comp costs for employers in Michigan have dropped by nearly 28 percent since 2011 and …

Chicago Agent Glad She Made the Captive-to-Independent Leap

Making the jump from a being a captive agent to an independent one is not for the faint of heart, says one veteran Chicago-based agent. But Sharon Robles has no regrets, none at all. Robles was a successful captive agent for …

Property Claim Litigation Bill Passed by the Texas Senate

The Texas Senate on April 30 passed a bill aimed at stemming the onslaught of property claim litigation that has been occurring with increasing frequency in the state following natural catastrophes. Advocates of Senate Bill 1628 say it will help …

Chicago Agent Glad She Made the Captive-to-Independent Leap

Making the jump from a being a captive agent to an independent one is not for the faint of heart, says one veteran Chicago-based agent. But Sharon Robles has no regrets, none at all. Robles was a successful captive agent for …

Industry, Consumer Group Spokesman Express Opposition to Texas Windstorm Bill

It’s not often you find an area of agreement between the property/casualty insurance industry and consumer advocacy organizations, but a Texas bill addressing the state’s coastal windstorm insurance pool has done just that. In a recent hearing at the state …

Medical Marijuana Discussion Comes to the Texas Capitol

Calling it “an historic moment” medical marijuana advocates praised the filing of what has been deemed comprehensive medical marijuana legislation in the Texas House. Introducing the legislation at a press conference in the Capitoal building on March 17, Rep. Marisa …

Louisiana’s Eagan Insurance: Carrying on a Family Tradition

Marc Eagan says he’s fortunate that his four children grew up in and around the insurance business. For Eagan, president of Eagan Insurance Agency located in the New Orleans-area, it means his firm is well-situated to carry on the family …