Illinois News

CNA Promotes Heckman to AVP, Hospital Industry Leader

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 …

Illinois Agency Critchell-Miller & Petrus Joins Keystone Insurers Group

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 …

Insurer Interest in Offering Health Coverage in Illinois Rises

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 …

Keystone Insurers Group Adds Two Agencies in Illinois

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 …

CNA Promotes Szabo to Commercial Underwriting Officer in Chicago

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 …

Illinois Passes Rideshare Legislation with Insurance Component

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 …

State Auto Acquires Partners General Insurance Agency

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 …

Deemed Insolvent, Ratings of Interstate Bankers Casualty Downgraded

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 …

Stucker Promoted to Assistant VP, Producer at Aon Risk Solutions in Chicago

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 …

PCI Backs Ride Sharing Rules in Columbus, Wants Chicago to Wait

A property/casualty insurance trade group is supporting proposed ride sharing regulations in Columbus, Ohio, but is urging the city council in Chicago, Ill., to delay action on proposed rules in that city. The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) …