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RLI Launches Healthcare Liability Division

Specialty insurer RLI Corp. of Peoria, Ill., has launched a new healthcare liability unit, RLI Healthcare, and tapped Scott Ducey, former vice president of the healthcare division at Torus, to lead the new division as vice president. RLI Healthcare will …

Former Claims Adjuster Must Repay Farm Bureau $20K in Kansas Fraud Case

A former insurance adjuster was sentenced to probation and ordered to pay $20,000 in restitution for insurance fraud involving wrecked vehicles, according to an announcement by the Kansas Insurance Department. The Ford County District Court sentenced Eric Alan Hansen to …

Minnesota Seeing More, Costlier Farm Equipment Accidents

Increasingly large farm machinery is causing more costly and potentially dangerous collisions with power lines and poles, rural Minnesota electric co-ops say. More than 2,000 customers of Federated Rural Electric, based in the southwest part of the state, lost power …

Michigan AG Says Settlement Reached in Propane Overcharges Suit

A settlement has been reached between Michigan and a propane supplier over high prices charged to customers trying to heat their homes during the cold and snowy winter months, Attorney General Bill Schuette announced. The deal with AmeriGas affects about …

8 CAA Members Elected to Board of Kansas Agents Group

Combined Agents of America LLC (CAA) announced that eight of its members and agents were elected to the 2015 Kansas Association of Insurance Agents (KAIA) board of directors. Four will serve on the association’s executive committee. Dusty Davis, a broker …

Number of Young Ohioans Getting Driver’s License Drops

Fewer young people in Ohio are getting their driver’s license, according to state data and new research. The number of licensed drivers in Ohio ages 16 to 20 is 8.5 percent lower than 10 years ago, The Columbus Dispatch reports. …

NHL Concussion Lawsuit Filed in Federal Court in Minnesota

The consolidated class-action lawsuit by former NHL players against the league over concussion-related injuries has been filed in federal court. Attorneys for the ex-players filed the complaint in Minnesota. The case had been assigned to U.S. District Judge Susan Richard …

The Horton Group Acquires BF&S Insurance

Orland Park, Ill.-based insurance brokerage, The Horton Group, announced the acquisition of certain assets of Boyle, Flagg and Seaman (BF&S) Insurance, located in Illinois and Michigan. BF&S’s Illinois retail operations will now operate under the Horton name and staff will …

Indiana-Based Voldico Insurance Hires Robinson as President

Voldico Insurance, based in Osgood, Ind., has hired John Robinson as president. Robinson will oversee strategy setting, operational and revenue growth initiatives for the company. He will be the primary relationship manager with Voldico’s insurance carriers. Robinson will work out of …

Maximum Adds E&S Sales Teams in Chicago, Florida

Maximum, an independent, Chicago, Ill.-based excess and surplus lines wholesale distributor, announced further expansion to its sales team. Chicago additions include Patrick O’Donoghue to the professional practice and Chrissy Fisher to the casualty practice. Heather Hudson, in the Daytona Beach, …

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