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Erie Insurance Introduces Auto Rideshare Cover in Indiana, Illinois

Erie Insurance has launched auto insurance coverage to protect drivers who use ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft in two Midwestern states, eliminating confusion for ridesharing drivers over what’s covered and when. Erie’s new coverage, currently available in Indiana and …

Small Cargo Plane Crashes into Chicago Home; Couple Spared

A small twin-engine cargo plane crashed into a home on Chicago’s southwest side on Nov. 18, killing the pilot but sparing a couple who were asleep just inches away. The Aero Commander 500 slammed into the front of the home …

Wisconsin Man Gets Jail for Bungee Jump at Insurance Company Site

A 26-year-old Wisconsin man has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for bungee-jumping off a 138-foot crane in Sheboygan on the Fourth of July. The Sheboygan County district attorney’s office says Nick Propson of Maribel pleaded no contest to …

Illinois Landlord Faces Life Sentence in Alleged Arson-for-Insurance Deaths

A suburban Chicago, Ill., landlord was found guilty in the deaths of seven people for a Valentine’s Day 2010 apartment building fire that prosecutors said was set for insurance money. Lawrence Myers, 64, was found guilty of seven counts of …

Michigan Court: Agents May Not Be ‘Professionals’ Under Malpractice Definition

Is an insurance agent a “professional” when it comes to whether or not he or she may be charged with malpractice? Not necessarily, a Michigan state appeals court has said. The Michigan Court of Appeals made that determination in a …

Hlasney Named Director, of Lockton Health Risk Solutions in Kansas City

Todd Hlasney has been promoted to director of Lockton Health Risk Solutions for Lockton’s Kansas City benefits operation. Hlasney joined Lockton in 2013 as a Health Risk Solutions consultant, partnering with client leaders and Lockton account teams to establish the cultural, financial, and operational …

Bus Inspection Problems Plague Michigan’s Small, Rural School Districts

Michigan State Police inspections have found that small, rural school districts experienced the most problems with their buses during the 2013-14 school year. As for Michigan as a whole, The Detroit News reported that state police figures show the number …

5 Ohio Universities Get Bomb Dogs

Five more universities around Ohio are receiving bomb-sniffing dogs as officials expand a state program that makes more of those canines available for safety needs on and off campuses. The University of Toledo, Kent State University, Ohio University and Central …

South-Central Kansas Rattled by More Quakes

Four more earthquakes were reported in south-central Kansas during the weekend. No serious injuries or damage was reported. The U.S. Geological Survey says the largest quake was a 3.8-magnitude earthquake that was centered northwest of Anthony in Harper County early …

Missouri-Based Cameron Mutual Names Lindquist CFO/Treasurer

Cameron, Mo.-based Cameron Mutual Insurance Co. has appointed Peter A. Lindquist as chief financial officer/treasurer. Lindquist, a CPA who holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation, comes to Cameron Mutual from Monitor Liability Managers LLC, in Rolling Meadows, Ill., …

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