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Deadline Announced for Missouri Insurance Education Foundation Scholarships

Missouri insurance regulators say the application deadline for Missouri Insurance Education Foundation (MIEF) scholarships is March 31. High school seniors and college students, who are Missouri residents may apply for the scholarships, according to the Missouri Department of Insurance. Four $1,500 scholarships …

Carpenter Named VP at Hylant Select – Indiana

Insurance broker Hylant has appointed Kim Carpenter vice president of Hylant Select – Indiana. In her new role, she will manage and lead Hylant’s Select business within Indiana and she will be responsible for client service, growth and retention. Carpenter …

Lawsuit Seeks Replacement of Lead Pipes in Flint, Michigan

Environmental and civil rights groups are asking a federal judge to order the prompt replacement of all lead pipes in Flint’s water system to ensure residents of the Michigan city have a safe drinking supply. A lawsuit seeks an order …

Bill Would Clarify South Dakota’s Workers’ Comp Law

A bill introduced in the South Dakota House would clarify state law on when part-time employees injured on the job should also receive workers’ compensation benefits for their other part-time positions. The proposed legislation stems from a 2015 state Supreme …

Puno Joins Safety National Re Professional Liability Treaty Team

Safety National Re announced it has added Charles Puno as vice president with a specialty in professional liability treaty reinsurance. He is based in Indianapolis, Ind. With over 25 years of industry-related insurance and reinsurance experience, Puno brings an extensive …

Lockton Adds Canale as Producer in Kansas City

Insurance broker Lockton has hired Rich Canale as a producer in its Kansas City, Mo., office. Canale specializes in employee benefits, bringing a holistic, consultative approach to clients’ programs. He comes to Lockton from Unum, where he spent more than …

Centene Says Missing Hard Drives Hold Information on Nearly 1 Million

Centene Corp., a St. Louis, Mo.-based healthcare enterprise that provides products and services to government sponsored healthcare programs, announced an ongoing comprehensive internal search for six hard drives that are unaccounted for in its inventory of information technology (IT) assets. The …

Method Insurance Services Adds Richt as Director

Method Insurance Services, a newly formed program administrator for property and casualty insurance located in Omaha, Neb., has hired Julie Richt as director, Sales and Distribution. Richt brings 12 years of insurance experience to the table. Richt has been a …

Iowa-Based Global Insurance Accelerator Names 2016 Class of Startups

Global Insurance Accelerator (GIA), a Des Moines, Iowa-based global business accelerator focused on developing and growing innovative insurance-centric startups, has announced its 2016 portfolio. With a global pool of twice as many applicants compared to the previous year, the five …

American Family Insurance Piloting Point-Based Reward System in Illinois

Madison, Wis.-based American Family Insurance is introducing DreamKeep Rewards in Illinois, an insurance loyalty program designed to recognize and reward members every day for making smart decisions that protect their families and property. Customers earn points for completing dozens of …

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