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Some Kansas Lawmakers Want State, not Feds, to Regulate Workplace Safety

Some Kansas lawmakers want the state to take over the job of writing and enforcing workplace regulations, despite concerns by a labor rights group that the change could water down safety oversight. Lawmakers and some business groups say a state-run …

Ohio Workers’ Comp Bureau Proposes $1B Employer Rebate

Ohio’s fund for injured workers wants to return more than $1 billion of its investment earnings to the state’s 200,000 private and public employers. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation proposed the rebate on March 13. It amounts to two-thirds of …

Michigan Raising Auto Insurance Fee for Catastrophic Injuries to $170

The annual auto insurance fee Michigan drivers pay toward caring for people catastrophically injured in crashes is rising to $170, a $10 increase. The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association announced the new per-car assessment for the 12 months starts July 1. …

3 Sentenced in Ohio for Insurance Fraud

Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor announced that three Ohioans have been sentenced for insurance-related crimes as the result of investigations by the Ohio Department of Insurance. The department reported that: Pickerington resident Steven Franklin was sentenced to five years of community …

Cooksey Joins Alliant Insurance Services in Minnesota

Kenneth Cooksey has joined Newport Beach, Calif.-based Alliant Insurance Services Inc. as first vice president in the company’s Alliant Americas division. Cooksey will design and deploy a range of risk management and property/casualty insurance solutions to clients in the Minneapolis market …

Nodak Completes Mutual-to-Stock Insurance Company Conversion

Nodak Mutual Insurance Co., based in Fargo, N.D., has completed its conversion from a mutual to stock insurance company and the formation of a mutual holding company Nodak Mutual Group Inc. and an intermediate stock holding company NI Holdings Inc. …

Judge: ABC Must Face Defamation Trial over ‘Pink Slime’ Reports

A South Dakota state judge has ordered ABC Broadcasting to face a potential $5.7 billion defamation lawsuit claiming it damaged Beef Products Inc. by referring in a series of reports to a meat product it sold as “pink slime.” Judge …

Safety National Casualty Appoints 3 to Senior Management Roles

St. Louis, Mo.-based Safety National Casualty Corp. has promoted Cyndee Morton, Mitch Neuhaus and Keith Rogers to senior management positions. Morton has been promoted to senior vice president – Operations. Morton is responsible for senior management oversight of the Policy …

Strack Promoted to Senior VP in XL Catlin’s Midwest Division

XL Catlin has promoted Angie Strack to senior vice president and underwriting manager for its Global Risk Management division’s North Central Region. Strack will manage and develop XL Catlin’s U.S. risk management business, customizing casualty programs, including workers compensation, general …

Toledo, Ohio, to Allow Golf Carts on Downtown Streets

An Ohio city is going to allow golf carts and other low-speed vehicles on downtown streets and two residential neighborhoods. Toledo’s city council approved the plan and, starting in April, drivers who are at least 16 and hold a valid …

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