Midwest News

A.M Best Assigns Rating to ICC Holdings; Affirms Illinois Casualty Ratings

A.M. Best has assigned a long-term issuer credit rating (Long-Term ICR) of “bb” to ICC Holdings Inc. (ICC Holdings) in Rock Island, Ill., a recently formed publicly traded holding company for the demutualization of Illinois Casualty Co. (Illinois Casualty), also based in Rock Island. …

Proposed Wisconsin Bill Targets Adults Who Host Underage Drinkers

Adults who let teenagers drink in their homes would be breaking the law under a proposal two Republican Wisconsin lawmakers are circulating. The bill would address what Rep. Andre Jacque and Sen. Van Wanggaard call the “social host” loophole in …

Iowa Workers’ Comp Overhaul Bill Sent to Governor

The Iowa Senate has approved a bill to overhaul how workers are compensated for on-the-job injuries, sending the measure to Gov. Terry Branstad. The legislation, which passed with only Republican support, reduces benefits for employees injured at work in Iowa. …

Jury: Cleveland Indians not Responsible for Fan’s Injuries from Foul Ball

An Ohio jury says the Cleveland Indians aren’t responsible for injuries to a New York man hit by a foul ball and blinded in one eye at a baseball game in July 2012. Cleveland.com reports the decision a Cleveland-area county …

Slapnicka Joins Holmes Murphy Team in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

West Des Moines, Iowa-based independent insurance brokerage Holmes Murphy has added Justin Slapnicka in its Cedar Rapids location. Slapnicka has a background in the construction and safety industry. In his new role as loss control consultant, Slapnicka will be responsible …

Pipeline Owner: North Dakota Crude Spill Larger than First Estimated

A crude oil spill in western North Dakota in December is now believed to be about three times bigger than originally estimated, pipeline owner True Companies said, making it the largest crude leak to affect water in the state in …

South Dakota Speeding Tickets Rise Along with 80 mph Limit

The number of speeding tickets issued by South Dakota state troopers has gone up since the state’s top speed limit increased from 75 mph to 80 mph nearly two years ago. According to an analysis of ticket data by the …

Great American Insurance Group Promotes Kornesczuk

Great American Insurance Group has promoted Jane Kornesczuk to divisional president of its Executive Liability Division. The division is based in Schaumburg, Ill. Kornesczuk joined Great American in 1990 as a senior underwriter. She was named chief underwriting officer of …

Kansas Amusement Ride Safety Bill in the Works

Members of a Kansas House committee are pushing to ramp up oversight of temporary and permanent amusement park rides after a lawmaker’s son was killed on a waterslide last year, but the bill that would allow it to happen could …

Officials: Kansas Apartment Blaze Caused $23M to $25M in Damage

Officials in a Kansas City suburb where a fire destroyed a multimillion-dollar apartment building under construction and spread to about two dozen homes estimate the blaze caused between $23 million and $25 million in damage. The Kansas City Star reports …

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