Articles by Stephanie K. Jones

Auto-Owners Insurance Proposes Affiliation with New Hampshire-Based Concord

Auto-Owners Insurance, a Lansing, Michigan, based insurance provider, has announced its proposed affiliation with the Concord, N.H., based Concord General Mutual Insurance group of companies. The transaction has been approved by both Auto-Owners’ and Concord’s boards and is expected to …

Insureon CEO on Growth, Hockey Pucks and the Perils of Complacency

A major online provider of commercial insurance for small businesses in the United States keeps track of its growth milestones with hockey pucks. OK, that might be a bit of a stretch but Chicago-based Insureon definitely has found hockey pucks to …

$122.5M Award Upheld in Imprisoned Arkansas Doctor’s Bombing Case

A former Arkansas doctor has lost his appeal to the Arkansas Supreme Court of a $122.5 million jury award stemming from cas that encompasses a suspended license to practice medicine, overprescribing of pain medications, criminal assault charges and one count of …

Agents Vie to Become American Modern’s ‘Most Confident’

An Ohio-based property/casualty insurer experimenting with gamification to educate agents on its specialized products and services is finding that it is learning a lot about its agent force in the process. American Modern Insurance Group, in the final stages of its …

Rising Earthquake Risks and Oklahoma’s Insurance Market

The 5.0 magnitude earthquake that struck near the oil and gas storage hub of Cushing, Oklahoma, on Nov. 6 put the nation on alert to the vulnerability of the country’s oil reserves to the significant increase in seismic activity in …

Will Rising Earthquake Risks in Oklahoma Shake Up the Insurance Market?

The 5.0 magnitude earthquake that struck near the oil and gas storage hub of Cushing, Oklahoma, on Nov. 6 put the nation on alert to the vulnerability of the country’s oil reserves to the significant increase in seismic activity in …

In American Modern’s ‘Most Confident Agent’ Campaign, Learning Goes Both Ways

An Ohio-based property/casualty insurer experimenting with gamification to educate agents on its specialized products and services is finding that it is learning a lot about its agent force in the process. American Modern Insurance Group, in the final stages of its …

Property Damage Reported After 5.0 Mag Quake Hits Oklahoma near Cushing

A 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck Oklahoma on the evening of Nov. 6 near the town of Cushing, an area that has experienced increased seismic activity since 2015, the Oklahoma Geological Survey reported. Several aftershocks, the largest of which was magnitude 2.6, …

BRONZE Best Agency to Work For 2016 – South Central: The Woodlands Financial Group

Best Agency to Work For – BRONZE TWFG, The Woodlands, Texas The company motto for The Woodlands Financial Group (TWFG), Insurance Journal’s pick for 2016 Best Agency to Work For — South Central: Bronze is “Our Policy is Caring.” And …

BRONZE Best Agency to Work For 2016 – Midwest: Insurance Center Inc.

Best Agency to Work For – BRONZE Insurance Center Inc., El Dorado, Kansas Employees at Insurance Journal‘s pick for the 2016 Best Agency to Work For –Midwest: Bronze, Insurance Center Inc. (ICI), feel lucky to work at the Wichita, Kan.-area …