Georgia News

Georgia Regulators Recovered $4M for Consumers in First Half of 2012

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 …

Keystone Insurers Group Adds Geogia’s Turner & Associates

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 …

Personable Insurance Acquires Texas-Based Endeavor General Agency

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 …

K2 Acquires Majority Stake in Midwestern

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 …

Judges Weigh HIV-Positive Man’s Job Bias Claim Against Atlanta Police

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 …

French Broker Gras Savoye Receives License to Operate in Georgia

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 …

Georgia to Get Earthquake Monitors

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 …

Georgia Factory Worker Sues After Being Fired for Refusal to Wear ’666′

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 …

Georgia Allowed to Phase-In Healthcare Law’s Medical Loss Ratio

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 …

Florida, Georgia Agree on Catastrophe Cooperation Plan

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 …