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Medical Director at North Dakota’s Workers’ Comp Agency Resigns

The medical director at North Dakota’s workers’ compensation agency has resigned. KXMB-TV reports that Luis Vilella stepped down on Aug. 15 after eight years with Workforce Safety and Insurance. Vilella has complained in the past that his medical opinions take a …

Focus Is on Teens in Missouri Anti-Distracted Driving Campaign

Stressing the financial consequences resulting from an auto accident, the Missouri Department of Insurance is focusing on distracted driving and teens in its latest safety campaign. The department’s MO Eyes on the Road campaign PSA features a teen whose insurance rates …

J.M. Wilson Hires Mauk as Transportation Underwriter in Indiana

J.M. Wilson has added Josh Mauk as a transportation underwriter in its Carmel, Ind., office. Mauk is responsible for quoting new and renewal trucking, non-trucking, business auto and public auto risks for Indiana agents. Mauk graduated from Olivet College in …

Torrential Rains Leave Flooded Homes, Injuries in North Dakota

Torrential rains led to weekend flooding in parts of North Dakota, inundating or threatening more than a dozen homes in the west and causing at least two injuries in the east. Many areas of the state got several inches of …

Workplace Penalties Mounting Up for Illinois Roofing Contractor

Roofing contractor Juan Manuel Antonio-Martinez has been cited for three willful safety violations for exposing workers to fall hazards at two separate residential home sites in Savoy, Ill., on March 26, 2014, and April 9, 2014. The U.S. Department of …

Johnston Joins J.M. Wilson as Assistant Underwriter in Michigan

Managing general agency and surplus lines broker, J.M., Wilson has added Samantha Johnston as assistant property/casualty underwriter in its Portage, Mich., office. Johnston began at J.M. Wilson as a property/casualty intern in May 2014. Prior to that, she worked at …

Ohio Woman Convicted in Arson-for-Insurance Case

A Youngstown, Ohio, woman has been convicted of setting fire to a rental property in order to collect insurance money, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. Latasha Curtis, 33, was convicted on one …

InVEST Insurance Education Program Adopted by Chicago High Schools

InVEST, the insurance industry’s classroom to career education program, announced that all Chicago Public School Career and Technical Education (CTE) finance programs will now offer its curriculum to seniors. The program is a key incentive in attracting new talent to …

1994 Full-Size Pickup Most Stolen Vehicle in Ohio Last Year

A new report from a national insurance group has identified the vehicle most targeted by thieves in Ohio last year: a 1994 full-size pickup truck. It was the second straight year that this Chevy truck headed the list from the …

Berkley Fire & Marine Underwriters Hires O’Connell in Ohio

Chicago, Ill.-based Berkley Fire & Marine Underwriters hired Kiley O’Connell as territory underwriting manager for the states of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. He is based in Cincinnati, Ohio. O’Connell is responsible for agency relationships and underwriting management for the newly …

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