Articles by Stephanie K. Jones

Effort to Put House in Order Paying Off: Meadowbrook Insurance CEO

Meadowbrook Insurance Group, based in Southfield, Mich., has struggled with many challenges during the past couple of years but the “strong remedial measures” implemented to correct unacceptable results are working, its chief executive said. In a Feb. 19 conference call …

Administrative Changes Proposed for Texas Workers’ Compensation System

Adoption of NCCI Manual Would Be Effective June 1 Texas will be privatizing many functions in its workers’ compensation system if a proposal to adopt the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) Basic Manual, with Texas exceptions, and the national and Texas-specific endorsements …

Texas Likely to Become an ‘NCCI State’ for Workers’ Comp; Question Is – When?

Texas will be privatizing many functions in its workers’ compensation system if a staff petition to adopt the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) Basic Manual, with Texas exceptions, and the national and Texas-specific endorsements and forms in the NCCI …

Study Looks at Options to Depopulate Texas Coastal Wind Insurer

Loss exposure for Texas’ wind and hail insurer of last resort along the coast increased by around 319 percent between 2005 and 2012 – from $23.26 billion to $74.17 billion, and its policy count grew by approximately 243 percent – …

Scottsdale’s Miller: E&S Market Stable with Moderate Growth in 2013

The excess and surplus lines insurance industry was in a good place last year, characterized by a stable market and moderate growth, according to one executive who is bullish on the sector. “I think the E&S market is the market …

Study Looks at Options to Depopulate Texas Coastal Wind Insurer

Loss exposure for Texas’ wind and hail insurer of last resort along the coast increased by around 319 percent between 2005 and 2012 – from $23.26 billion to $74.17 billion, and its policy count grew by approximately 243 percent – …

Super Bowl Madness: Insuring Kick-Offs, Touchdowns and More

When it comes to contests, promotions and prizes, the Super Bowl hasn’t always been kind to Dallas-based SCA Promotions. Over the past decade, the prize/promotion insurer has paid out more years than not on contests related to football’s greatest game. …

Case Before Ohio Court May Impact Future Coverage for Fracking Liability

The oil drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has been blamed – rightly or wrongly – for various hazards ranging from earthquakes to water pollution. While the technique has generated a lot of media attention, so far there …

Case Before Ohio Court May Impact Future Coverage for Fracking Liability

The oil drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has been blamed – rightly or wrongly – for various hazards ranging from earthquakes to water pollution. While the technique has generated a lot of media attention, so far there …

Surplus Lines in 2013: A Stable Market with Moderate Growth

The Trend Is Expected to Continue The excess and surplus lines insurance industry was in a good place last year, characterized by a stable market and moderate growth, according to one executive who is bullish on the sector. “I think …