Insurance Journal » Illinois http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:12:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Illinois Rideshare Bills Vetoed; Insurance Groups Urge Override http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/27/338672.htm Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:23:09 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=338672 Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed legislation that would have imposed statewide regulations on commercial ridesharing companies, also known as transportation network companies (TNCs). Quinn said he vetoed House Bill 4075, also known as the “Uber bill,” because it would …

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J.M. Wilson Adds Barney as Transportation Underwriter in Illinois http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/22/338324.htm Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:38:26 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=338324 Wholesale insurance provider J.M. Wilson has hired Erika Barney in its Arlington Heights, Ill., office as a transportation underwriter. Barney will be responsible for quoting new and renewal bobtail and transportation risks for Illinois agents. In addition, she will service new …

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Workplace Penalties Mounting Up for Illinois Roofing Contractor http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/20/338230.htm Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:49:53 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=338230 Roofing contractor Juan Manuel Antonio-Martinez has been cited for three willful safety violations for exposing workers to fall hazards at two separate residential home sites in Savoy, Ill., on March 26, 2014, and April 9, 2014. The U.S. Department of …

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Chicago-Based Linden Group Joins Digital Benefit Advisors http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/12/337375.htm Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:11:13 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=337375 Linden Group Health Services has joined Digital Benefit Advisors (DBA), a division of Digital Insurance. Digital acquired the Chicago firm, which specializes in group benefits solutions for small to mid-sized companies, and will open a second DBA office in Chicago, …

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Arthur J. Gallagher Acquires Missouri-Based Travel Insurance Agency http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/11/337267.htm Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:23:36 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=337267 Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired Trip Mate Inc., based in Kansas City, Mo. Established in 1989, Trip Mate is a full service travel insurance agency that provides a wide variety of travel protection plans and services for their travel …

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Kaprinay Named Workers’ Comp Practice Leader at IMPG in Illinois http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/07/337089.htm Fri, 08 Aug 2014 01:56:52 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=337089 St. Charles, Ill.-based Insurance Program Managers Group (IPMG) promoted Nathan Kaprinay practice leader of IPMG’s brokerage division for workers’ compensation. Kaprinay will coordinate marketing and production activities for workers’ compensation in all IPMG offices. He joined IPMG in 2007, and …

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DelBuono Appointed VP of Product Management at CNA http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/07/337071.htm Thu, 07 Aug 2014 16:39:51 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=337071 Chicago-based property/casualty insurance organization, CNA Financial Corp., appointed Gary DelBuono vice president of product management, effective Aug. 11. DelBuono will oversee enterprise product development, partnering closely with underwriting in developing product solutions for CNA’s commercial and specialty lines. DelBuono brings …

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Lockton Adds Cooke, Haye to Employee Benefits Practice in Chicago http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/04/336743.htm Tue, 05 Aug 2014 00:49:51 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=336743 Lockton has two employee benefits experts to its Chicago operation. Joining Lockton in vice president, producer roles are David Cooke and Mark Haye. Both will be responsible for business development and client strategy at the privately held, independent insurance broker. …

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Chicago Business Owners See Little Impact from Obamacare, Minimum Wage Hike http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/01/336550.htm Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:47:07 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=336550 The Business Owners Confidence survey for the first half of 2014 indicates that Chicago-area mid-sized business owners are taking Obamacare in stride and expect limited effects of national and state efforts to raise the minimum wage. The survey, jointly conducted …

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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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Arthur J. Gallagher Acquires Benefits Brokerage, Insurance Point http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/07/31/336329.htm Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:40:43 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=336329 Itasca, Ill.-based Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired Insurance Point LLC in St. Charles, Ill. and Salt Lake City, Utah.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Insurance Point offers employee benefit consultation and insurance brokerage services for healthcare systems and hospitals throughout …

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Arthur J. Gallagher Appoints Jain as Chief Service Officer http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/07/29/336039.htm Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:06:03 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=336039 Itasca, Ill.-based Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has appointed Vishal Jain as chief service officer and corporate vice president. Jain currently oversees the company’s service center operations. In this new role, he will lead Gallagher’s ongoing efforts to enhance customer service …

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Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Adds BOP Product in Illinois http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/07/29/336036.htm Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:17:39 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=336036 Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies (formerly known as GUARD Insurance Group) has begun offering businessowner’s policy (BOP) and umbrella coverage in Illinois.  The company already has an established presence in the state with workers’ compensation premium totaling about $10.5 million …

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Trucking Company Owner Pleads Guilty in Missouri to Cargo Theft Scheme http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/07/18/335245.htm Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:35:25 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=335245 A Memphis, Tenn., business owner pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a cargo theft scheme that included a theft in West Plains, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that Earl …

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Majer Joins Risk Innovations as Illinois Territory Manager http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/07/15/334633.htm Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:32:07 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=334633 Ginny Majer has joined insurance wholesaler Risk Innovations as territory manager for Illinois. Based in Chicago, Majer will develop workers’ compensation and personal lines business with retail agents in Illinois. Majer has been in the insurance industry for over 20 years with experience …

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Midwest Towns Hope Worst of Flood Is Behind Them http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/07/11/334388.htm Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:43:47 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=334388 Officials in several Mississippi River towns were cautiously optimistic on July 10 that they’ll soon emerge from this year’s flood with relatively minor damage. Water levels were dropping in several places, including Clarksville, Mo., where a furious sandbagging effort over …

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Illinois Towns See Medical Marijuana as New Job Source http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/07/11/334385.htm Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:31:30 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=334385 The prospect of adding jobs — even as few as 30 — has led officials in many shrinking Illinois’ communities to set aside any qualms about the state’s legalization of medical marijuana and to get friendly with would-be growers. The …

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Father of Illinois Teen Sues School District Over Son’s Suicide http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/07/07/333926.htm Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:40:02 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=333926 The father of a southern Illinois teenager who killed himself a day after watching an anti-bullying movie at school has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the district, accusing administrators of failing to stop the relentless taunts targeting his son. Bradley …

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Some Illinois Corn Fields Hit Hard by Storms http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/07/07/333922.htm Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:35:29 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=333922 The U.S. Department of Agriculture said this week that most of Illinois’ corn crop is in great shape. But some farmers in western and central Illinois suffered extensive damage from storms on Monday. Ryan Mueller farms near Joy in western …

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Five Tornadoes Struck Illinois, Weather Service Says http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/07/03/333805.htm Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:43:13 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=333805 The National Weather Service is now reporting five tornadoes touched down in Illinois during a storm that dumped heavy rain as it swept across the state. A weather service damage survey has confirmed modest tornadoes landed late Monday near Earlville, …

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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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CNA Promotes Heckman to AVP, Hospital Industry Leader http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/06/20/332566.htm Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:31:41 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=332566 CNA has promoted Chris Heckman to assistant vice president and hospital industry leader in chicago. Heckman will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the hospital line of business, as well as provide strategic and tactical assistance to leadership within …

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Illinois Agency Critchell-Miller & Petrus Joins Keystone Insurers Group http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/06/19/332458.htm Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:23:54 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=332458 Critchell-Miller & Petrus in Illinois has joined Keystone Insurers Group as a franchise partner. Keystone now has 15 agency partners in the state. Established by R.S. Critchell in 1868 and operating as R.S. Critchell & Co., Critchell- Miller & Petrus …

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Insurer Interest in Offering Health Coverage in Illinois Rises http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/06/16/332129.htm Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:40:46 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=332129 Illinois officials say they’re seeing strong interest from insurance companies as they prepare for the second year of new coverage options under the nation’s new health care law. The state Department of Insurance said that 10 insurance carriers have submitted …

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Keystone Insurers Group Adds Two Agencies in Illinois http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/06/10/331371.htm Tue, 10 Jun 2014 05:58:16 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=331371 Keystone Insurers Group, based in Northumberland, Pa., announced the addition of two more independent insurance agencies in Illinois to its expanding franchise business. Resource Insurance of DeKalb and Pufalt-Pauley Insurance of Belleville bring the total number of franchise partners in …

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CNA Promotes Szabo to Commercial Underwriting Officer in Chicago http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/06/05/331146.htm Thu, 05 Jun 2014 12:44:54 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=331146 CNA Financial Corporation promoted Matt Szabo to assistant vice president, commercial underwriting officer for the Chicago, Illinois and Wisconsin branches. Szabo will work with leadership to provide additional strategic underwriting support for all areas of CNA’s commercial offerings. This includes …

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Illinois Passes Rideshare Legislation with Insurance Component http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/06/03/330925.htm Tue, 03 Jun 2014 21:27:20 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=330925 The Illinois Legislature passed legislation this session that provides for regulating transportation networking companies (TNCs) and closing insurance gaps, according to the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI). Together HB 4075 and 5331 will establish regulations on TNCs that …

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State Auto Acquires Partners General Insurance Agency http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/06/02/330777.htm Mon, 02 Jun 2014 16:33:02 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=330777 Columbus, Ohio-based State Automobile Mutual Insurance Co. (State Auto) has completed its purchase of Partners General Insurance Agency (PGIA), a managing general underwriter specializing in excess and surplus lines general liability and excess liability insurance. With offices in California, Illinois …

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Deemed Insolvent, Ratings of Interstate Bankers Casualty Downgraded http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/05/30/330511.htm Fri, 30 May 2014 16:20:17 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=330511 A.M. Best has downgraded the financial strength rating to E (Regulatory Supervision) from C- (Weak) and the issuer credit rating to “rs” from “cc” of Interstate Bankers Casualty Co. (Interstate Bankers) of Chicago, Ill. The rating actions reflect Interstate Bankers being placed under …

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Stucker Promoted to Assistant VP, Producer at Aon Risk Solutions in Chicago http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/05/28/330300.htm Wed, 28 May 2014 22:53:51 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=330300 Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon plc, has promoted Jim Stucker to assistant vice president and producer in its Chicago office. Stucker will primarily focus on new business development. Previously, he served as a broker within the …

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