Midwest News

Ohio Warning Rideshare Drivers About Insurance Risks

Ohio is warning drivers considering work with a ridesharing service such as Uber or Lyft to understand the insurance implications. Rideshare companies operating in Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland use smartphone apps to connect potential passengers with drivers using their personal …

Farmers Insurance Expects $75M in Claims from Midwest Storms

A system of severe weather moving through multiple Midwest states in early April brought tornadoes, hail, severe winds and flooding in Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and Texas. Farmers Insurance estimates that its expected claims volume from these states will total approximately …

ProHost, XL Group Partner on Restaurant Insurance Package

ProHost USA, a Minneapolis, Minn.-based national program administrator specializing in restaurant insurance for 25 years, announced it is partnering with XL Group to provide packaged insurance coverages for fine dining and family restaurants. The exposures faced by high-end restaurants include …

Gerhart: U.S. Has a Good Story to Tell at the Global Insurance Symposium

The state of Iowa on May 20-22, 2014, will host its first ever Global Insurance Symposium, a privately funded event that aims to bring insurance professionals and regulators from around the world together to discuss the challenges facing the global …

Ohio Coast Guard Station Leads Nation in Drunken Boating Arrests

A U.S. Coast Guard station that watches over western Lake Erie led the nation in drunken boating arrests last year. The Coast Guard says officers with Marblehead, Ohio, station charged 67 people with boating under the influence in 2013. The …

Wisconsin Trucker Wins Great American Insurance’s Big Rig Giveaway

A Wisconsin trucker who’s been driving for 35 years won a customized truck in Great American Insurance Group’s annual Big Rig Giveaway. Roger Lemírande was missing from the crowd at booth 69172 on Saturday, March 29, at the Mid-America Trucking …

Out of Prison, Michigan Man Files Suit Over Wrongful Arson Verdict

A man who spent five years in prison for a wrongful arson conviction has sued a northern Michigan county, three sheriff’s deputies and a state trooper. Forty-year-old Victor Caminata was convicted in 2008 of burning a house in Wexford County’s …

Kansas Insurance Commissioner, Others Urge Veto of Multistate Health Compact

Republican Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger and several health care organizations are urging Gov. Sam Brownback to veto legislation that would allow Kansas to join a multistate health care compact. Praeger, who is not seeking re-election, says that there are too …

North Dakota Work Comp Agency Sues Aon eSolutions over Failed Project

North Dakota’s workers’ compensation agency has sued a Chicago company over a failed $17 million computer system overhaul. Workforce Safety and Insurance hired Aon eSolutions in 2007 for a software system upgrade. The work was to cost $14 million but …

Record Snowfalls in Michigan Bring Threat of Flooding

A spring storm shattered seasonal snowfall records in Detroit and Flint, Mich., as melting snow and rising rivers from heavy rain threatened homes on April 15 in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. The snow came after a weather roller coaster Monday, with …

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