Insurance Journal » Georgia http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Sat, 01 Aug 2015 08:17:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Breckenridge Insurance Services Adds Regional Vice President Patricia Berry and Two Vice President Brokers http://www.insurancejournal.com/services/newswire/2015/07/20/375648.htm Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:00:41 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=375648    Pictured left to right: Patricia Berry, Chris Holmes, Paul Hamilton  Atlanta, GA, July 20, 2015 — Breckenridge Insurance Services, a leading specialty wholesale commercial brokerage firm, has added three brokers with proven industry experience to the organization. The new …

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Breckenridge Insurance Group Hires Industry Expert Chris Mitchell as Chief Technology Officer http://www.insurancejournal.com/services/newswire/2015/06/19/372319.htm Fri, 19 Jun 2015 07:00:23 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=372319 Atlanta, GA, June 19, 2015 — Breckenridge Insurance Group has appointed industry-leading technology expert Chris Mitchell as the chief technology officer of the growing company. Mitchell was tapped for his known technology leadership of diverse teams within dynamic organizations. He …

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Specialized Property Broker Tracy Anderson Joins Breckenridge Insurance Services http://www.insurancejournal.com/services/newswire/2015/03/05/359293.htm Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:00:36 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=359293 KENNESAW, GA, March 5, 2015 — Breckenridge Insurance Services, a leading specialty wholesale commercial brokerage firm, has hired Tracy Anderson as a property broker to its Atlanta-based team. Anderson brings nearly a decade of excess and surplus lines expertise to …

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Breckenridge Insurance Group Hires Industry Veteran Jino Masone as Chief Operating Officer to Lead Next Phase of Organizational Growth http://www.insurancejournal.com/services/newswire/2015/02/19/358064.htm Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:00:06 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358064 Kennesaw, GA, February 19, 2015 — Accomplished commercial insurance executive Jino Masone has joined Breckenridge Insurance Group as its new chief operating officer. Masone will oversee the sales, marketing, technology and enterprise solutions practices of this leading national specialty insurance …

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Georgia Representatives Accuse Atlanta Mayor of Discrimination in Fire Chief Firing http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2015/02/19/357870.htm Thu, 19 Feb 2015 05:45:17 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=357870 Members of Georgia’s congressional delegation have written a letter to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed calling the termination of the city’s former fire chief a violation of free speech and religious freedom. Six Republican Georgia representatives wrote a letter to Reed …

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Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC, Hires Clark Lawrence as Vice President of Marketing, Eastern Region http://www.insurancejournal.com/services/newswire/2014/12/09/348473.htm Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:00:15 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=348473 San Diego, CA, December 9, 2014– Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC, a national multi-line program manager, welcomes Clark Lawrence as the new vice president of marketing for the eastern region. In his new role, Lawrence will be responsible for developing …

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Shrout Joins IFG Cos. as Managing Director — Bind http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/07/31/336338.htm Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:48:57 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=336338 IFG Cos. has added Andrew M. Shrout as managing director for its bind insurance business. Shrout will be based in Chicago and Atlanta, and will be a member of the bind leadership team that establishes and implements the new strategy …

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Powell to Lead Personal Lines Division at Risk Innovations in Atlanta http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2014/07/18/335265.htm Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:36:34 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=335265 Kathryn Powell has joined wholesale insurance broker, Risk Innovations, to lead its personal lines division. She is based in Atlanta. Powell formerly was with Chubb Insurance in its personal lines enterprise and American Family Insurance. She has a proven track record …

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All Risks Taps Julien as California Workers’ Comp Underwriter http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/06/30/333338.htm Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:58:19 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=333338 Danielle Julien has been hired by wholesaler All Risks Ltd. as a workers’ compensation brokerage underwriter located in San Diego, Calif. Julien will write workers’ compensation business with retail agents in California, Arizona and Nevada. Julien has eight years of …

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Ohio-Based Central Insurance Promotes Simpson, White, Moore http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/03/26/324481.htm Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:19:35 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=324481 Van Wert, Ohio-based Central Insurance Companies announced several promotions effective March 10, 2014. Todd Simpson was promoted to assistant vice president of claims. A graduate of the Indiana University School of Law, Simpson has been employed by Central for 13 …

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Georgia Governor Signs Youth Concussion, Boat Safety Bills http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2013/04/25/289721.htm Thu, 25 Apr 2013 15:32:25 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=289721 Georgia joined dozens of other states on Tuesday with a law aimed at educating parents and coaches about the risks of youth concussions and placing restrictions on when a young athlete can return after suffering a serious head injury. Gov. …

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5 New Appointments Bring TWFG Near 300 Branch Mark http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2013/02/08/280673.htm Fri, 08 Feb 2013 17:09:43 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=280673 The Woodlands Financial Group, based in The Woodlands, Texas, announced the opening of five new local branches in Texas, California and Georgia The new TWFG branch managers and locations are: Michael Rice, Kennesaw, Ga. Charles Choi, Los Angeles, Calif. Frank …

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Confie Eyes More Expansion, Push Into Standard Lines http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2013/01/10/277081.htm Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:59:57 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=277081 In the coming year Confie Seguros plans to up its buying spree and expand into standard personal and small commercial lines, while broadening its demographic from being primarily Hispanic focused, the president of the Buena Park, Calif.-based insurance agency said …

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Georgia AG Warns Auto Buyers: Beware of Sandy-Damaged Vehicles http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2012/11/28/272098.htm Wed, 28 Nov 2012 17:51:37 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=272098 Georgia’s Attorney General Sam Olens issued a consumer alert notice last week, warning consumers who are in the market for used cars to beware of flood-damaged vehicles in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Attorney General Olens said many previously-flooded vehicles …

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Ga. Regulator Reminds Homeowners: Oct. 7-13 Is Fire Prevention Week http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2012/10/08/265832.htm Mon, 08 Oct 2012 07:00:53 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=265832 Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) remind homeowners that Fire Prevention Week is October 7-13. The theme this year is, “Have Two Ways Out!” This year, Commissioner Hudgens and fire personnel …

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Georgia Regulators Recovered $4M for Consumers in First Half of 2012 http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2012/07/31/257670.htm Tue, 31 Jul 2012 16:34:13 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=257670 Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens’ office announced that in the first six months of 2012, state regulators assisted 4,100 Georgia consumers settle disputes with their insurance companies, returning $4 million in insurance claims to policyholder. “Investigators in our consumer services …

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Keystone Insurers Group Adds Geogia’s Turner & Associates http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2012/06/14/251577.htm Thu, 14 Jun 2012 13:10:51 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=251577 Keystone Insurers Group has added Brunswick, Ga.-based agency Turner & Associates Insurance as its second franchise partner in the state. The Turner & Associates joins a network of more than 235 partners in eight states. The announcement was made jointly …

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Personable Insurance Acquires Texas-Based Endeavor General Agency http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2012/05/29/249147.htm Tue, 29 May 2012 16:35:20 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=249147 Excellere Partners, a Denver-based private equity firm, announced that its subsidiary, Personable Insurance, has acquired Endeavor General Agency LLC, a Royce City, Texas-based non-standard personal automobile managing general agency. The acquisition closed on May 16, 2012. Personable, headquartered in San …

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K2 Acquires Majority Stake in Midwestern http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2012/03/27/240920.htm Tue, 27 Mar 2012 16:28:39 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=240920 San Diego, Calif.-based managing general agent K2 Insurance Services LLC has acquired a majority stake in Midwestern Insurance Alliance Inc., an MGA based in Louisville, Ky. that underwrites workers’ compensation coverage with a focus on transportation. Terms of the deal …

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Judges Weigh HIV-Positive Man’s Job Bias Claim Against Atlanta Police http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2012/01/27/232914.htm Fri, 27 Jan 2012 14:00:36 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=232914 A panel of federal judges appeared skeptical Wednesday of the Atlanta police department’s decision to reject a job application from an HIV-infected man. The 40-year-old man sued the city in 2010, claiming he was denied a police officer job solely …

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French Broker Gras Savoye Receives License to Operate in Georgia http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2012/01/10/230518.htm Tue, 10 Jan 2012 11:47:56 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=230518 France’s Gras Savoye, which is closely associated with Willis, announced that it has received a license to commence brokerage operations in Georgia (the country – not the state), as part of its initiative to expand its business from Turkey into …

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Georgia to Get Earthquake Monitors http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2011/11/22/224899.htm Tue, 22 Nov 2011 10:00:02 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=224899 Researchers in a nationwide study of earthquakes will soon place instruments beneath the Georgia red clay and in other eastern states as they seek to learn more about what causes them and where they might strike. Scientists say an August …

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Georgia Factory Worker Sues After Being Fired for Refusal to Wear ‘666’ http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2011/11/21/224875.htm Mon, 21 Nov 2011 10:00:36 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=224875 A Georgia factory worker claims in a federal lawsuit that he was fired after he refused to wear a `666′ sticker he feared would doom him to eternal damnation. Billy E. Hyatt claims he was fired from Pliant Corp., a …

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Georgia Allowed to Phase-In Healthcare Law’s Medical Loss Ratio http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2011/11/09/223622.htm Wed, 09 Nov 2011 17:21:59 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=223622 Health insurers in Georgia have been granted a waiver to a new federal requirement that they spend certain minimums on patient care and quality. U.S. officials on Tuesday announced that Georgia is the eighth state to get such an exemption …

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Florida, Georgia Agree on Catastrophe Cooperation Plan http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2011/11/02/222465.htm Wed, 02 Nov 2011 14:59:29 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=222465 Florida and Georgia have renewed their partnership to provide services in the event a catastrophe compromises their ability to respond to a disaster. First drafted in 2009, the updated plan is designed to ensure a continuity of operations so that …

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Construction Workers Settle in Collapse of Georgia Walkway http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2011/10/06/218860.htm Thu, 06 Oct 2011 13:53:54 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=218860 An attorney for workers who sued over the collapse of an elevated walkway under construction in the treetops at the Atlanta Botanical Garden said settlements totaling more than $15 million have been reached in the case. A portion of the …

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Ex-NBA Player Loses Discrimination Claim Against Georgia Bar http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2011/09/19/216337.htm Mon, 19 Sep 2011 14:04:00 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=216337 A federal jury on Friday found that an upscale Atlanta restaurant did not violate the civil rights of an ex-NBA All Star and a friend who claimed they were expelled from the bar because they were black. A panel of …

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Georgia Tornado Damage Estimated at $15M http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2011/09/12/214733.htm Mon, 12 Sep 2011 09:00:04 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=214733 Authorities estimate that a recent tornado and strong storms in north Georgia inflicted at least $15 million in damage. Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said that the damage estimate was preliminary and could grow as homeowners and insurers continue to assess …

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Man Sentenced to Life in Louisiana for Death of Insurance Agent http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2011/08/31/212974.htm Wed, 31 Aug 2011 15:04:58 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=212974 Calling the crime a “despicable act,” a Louisiana judge has sentenced a 22-year-old man to life in prison in the killing of a Georgia insurance agent during an armed robbery at the Waffle House. The Advocate reports state District Judge …

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Home Insurers in Georgia Seek Rate Hikes http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2011/08/31/212948.htm Wed, 31 Aug 2011 13:10:31 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=212948 A year after most Georgia insurers increased homeowners premiums by 9 to 23 percent, a new wave of increase requests is pending. State Farm, Georgia’s largest writer of homeowners policies, is seeking a 7 percent increase for next year. That …

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