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Keystone Insurers Group Adds More Michigan Agencies

Keystone Insurers Group announced the addition of three more agency partners in Michigan: Nulty Insurance Agency, Ottawa Kent Insurance and Mason-McBride Inc. Keystone recently expanded into Michigan, adding Saginaw Bay Underwriters, which has offices in Saginaw, Bay City and Midland. Nulty Insurance, …

Michigan’s Global Marine Acquired by Specialty Program Group

Specialty Program Group, a holding company for specialty insurance brokers and underwriting facilities, has acquired the assets of Global Marine Insurance Agency. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Based in Traverse City, Mich., Global Marine is a national brokerage …

American Family’s Conversion Plan OK’d by Policyholders

Policyholders of American Family Mutual Insurance Co. (AFMIC) have voted to approve the company’s plan to convert its corporate structure to a mutual holding company. Madison, Wis.-based American Family said it received 84.5 percent support for the conversion from votes …

Missouri Insurance Department Fines Zenefits $62K for Unlicensed Activity

The Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration (DIFP) reported that San Francisco-based employee benefits products and services provider, Zenefits, has agreed to pay a penalty of $62,000 for violations of Missouri law. The department said YourPeople Inc., …

South Dakota AG: Crime Information May Be Released Under New Law

Government entities aren’t automatically blocked from releasing information such as the exact location of a crime to the public under a new victims’ rights constitutional amendment, Attorney General Marty Jackley said in a legal opinion released Dec. 5. Instead, victims must opt …

Officials: Landlord May Face Citations after Ohio Fire Kills 4

Authorities have identified the two adults and two girls killed in a fire at a home in Ohio that apparently lacked smoke detectors, and they’re considering whether the rental property’s owner should be cited. Firefighters say an Akron ordinance requires …

Baby Mix-Up at Minneapolis Hospital Leads to Lawsuit

A Minnesota woman filed a lawsuit against a health care provider after her newborn was mistakenly given to another mother at a hospital and breastfed. Tammy Van Dyke, of Apple Valley, recently filed the lawsuit in Hennepin County seeking more …

Norman-Spencer Agency Promotes Sexton to VP

National property/casualty insurance provider Norman-Spencer Agency Inc., based in Dayton, Ohio, has promoted Paul Sexton to the position of vice president, product management and development. Sexton previously served as the practice leader for the agency’s watercraft unit. In his new …

Iowa Insurance Commissioner Gerhart to Leave Post Effective Dec. 23

Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart has resigned from his office effective Dec. 23, 2016. Deputy Commissioner Doug Ommen has been named as interim insurance commissioner upon Gerhart’s resignation. “I’m honored to have had the chance to serve Iowans by leading the Iowa Insurance …

Iowa Nursing Home Fined $11.5K Following Death Investigation

An Iowa nursing home has been fined $11,513 after an investigation into the death of a resident in August. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports federal regulators imposed the fine after a state investigation determined that the Riceville Family Care …

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