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Morrison Tapped to Head Ohio’s Workers’ Comp Fund

Gov. John Kasich has appointed the chief legal officer to Ohio’s insurance fund for injured workers as the agency’s new leader. Sarah Morrison takes over as administrator and CEO of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation from Steve Buehrer. She …

Federal Funding for Ohio Flood Control Plan in Jeopardy

Officials in northwest Ohio may be forced to abandon a flood control project or pay for it with local money as federal funding for the plan is in jeopardy. A review by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in recent …

Minnesota Still Wary About Impact of North Dakota Flood Project

Proponents of a proposed $2.1 billion Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project in North Dakota will have to do a better job of addressing concerns about how it would affect farmers and other residents upstream before Minnesota will issue the permits the …

Buckeye State Mutual Insurance Appoints Brooks as EVP, COO

Buckeye State Mutual Insurance Co. (BSMIC), headquartered in Piqua, Ohio, has appointed John Brooks executive vice president and chief operations officer (COO). Brooks joined Buckeye in August of 2001 as assistant vice president of Claims and was later appointed to …

Minnesota Workers’ Compensation: A No-Fault System

Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system in Minnesota: the employee does not need to prove negligence on the part of the employer to establish liability and the employer cannot use negligence on the part of the employee as a defense …

Kansas Insurance Dept. Adds Chat Feature to Interact with Agents, Consumers

A new interactive online chat feature on the Kansas Insurance Department’s website gives consumers and insurance agents another way to gather insurance information easily, the department announced. “This new feature allows an online user to quickly gather information from our …

ITS Adds Daniels as VP, Business Development – Midwest

ITS, a Dallas-based insurance technology consulting and services firm, has added Marti Daniels as vice president of business development for the Midwest. Daniels brings significant industry experience to ITS, with more than 23 years in insurance at companies such as …

Former Wisconsin Agent Ordered to Pay to $516K in Restitution, $1M Forfeiture

A former Wisconsin insurance agent has been ordered to pay more than $516,000 in restitution and a forfeiture of over $1 million for allegedly of misappropriating funds, making misrepresentations about insurance policies, and forging customer signatures on insurance documents, the …

Nebraska Church with No Alarm System Suffers $450 in Fire Damage

A fire at a Scottsbluff, Neb., church earlier this month caused $450,000 damage because it burned for more than five hours before being discovered. KNEB reports firefighters increased their damage estimate for the May 8 fire at Zion Evangelical Church …

Workers’ Compensation in Missouri: In the Middle of the Rate Pack

Missouri comes in at 21 for the highest workers’ compensation premium rates of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, just under Minnesota, according to the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, Division of Workers’ Compensation. In …

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