Farmers Insurance News

Farmers to Expand Operations in Arizona

Farmers Insurance plans to significantly expand its operations in Phoenix, Ariz., which the carrier said could eventually raise its employee base from roughly 500 full-time employees to more than 1,500 employees. Staffing for the new jobs would occur in phases …

Farmers Ex-Executive DeSantis Named CEO of Program Manager Wright

Ironshore has named Anthony J. DeSantis as chief executive officer of Wright & Co., a wholly-owned subsidiary in its U.S. Holdings Group  He will be responsible for Wright’s existing direct to consumer platform, as well as building upon the small …

Farmers Insurance Estimates Loss from South Central Storms at $90M

Farmers Insurance has estimated an overall loss of $90 million resulting from severe weather that moved through portions of Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri at the end of December. The region experienced heavy rain, strong winds and hail. Multiple tornadoes in …

Farmers Insurance Launches New Rideshare Coverage in 7 States

Farmers has introduced a new Rideshare Insurance Coverage designed to make rideshare insurance coverage options available for ride-hailing drivers in Arizona, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin. According to Mariel Devesa, head of product innovation for Farmers Insurance, the …

Farmers Insurance Launches Rideshare Insurance Coverage in Texas

Farmers Insurance has introduced its new Rideshare Insurance Coverage endorsement designed to provide coverage options for ride-hailing drivers in Texas. Farmers said it worked with representatives of the Texas Department of Insurance, legislators and leaders of transportation network companies (TNCs) to …

Judge in California Grants Class Action Status in Farmers Female Attorneys Suit

A U.S. District judge in California has granted class action status to a suit brought by female attorneys against Farmers Insurance for discriminatory practices. The initial suit was filed on behalf of Lynne Coates, who her attorney said was paid less …

Three North Carolina Residents Accused of Insurance Fraud

The North Carolina Department of Insurance has arrested three residents –Anthony Bowen, 29, and Tracey Bowen, 49, of Jacksonville; and Kevin Donovan Reynolds, 25, of Durham –Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin announced. NCDOI criminal investigators accuse Anthony and Tracey Bowen and …

Farmers Insurance Agrees to Settle Missouri No-Call Lawsuit

California-based Farmers Insurance has agreed to pay Missouri $575,000 to settle a lawsuit claiming its agents violated state telemarketing laws. Attorney General Chris Koster said that is the largest amount ever paid to the state by a telemarketer for violations …

Farmers Insurance Launches Rideshare Insurance Coverage in Kansas

Farmers Insurance has introduced rideshare insurance coverage designed to provide seamless coverage for ride-hailing drivers in Kansas. Farmers worked with representatives of the Kansas Insurance Department, legislators and leaders of transportation network companies (TNCs) to develop a product designed to …

Farmers Insurance Facing Possible Class Action by ‘Hundreds’ of Female Attorneys

An attorney representing a woman suing Farmers Insurance for discriminatory practices was set to file a motion on Thursday seeking class action status in a suit she says could potentially encompass 300 female attorneys. The attorney also added five new …