Georgia News

Confie Eyes More Expansion, Push Into Standard Lines

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 …

Georgia AG Warns Auto Buyers: Beware of Sandy-Damaged Vehicles

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 …

Ga. Regulator Reminds Homeowners: Oct. 7-13 Is Fire Prevention Week

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 …

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 …