Indiana News

Price Optimization Allegations Challenged, NAIC Investigating Practice

Reaction to industry-wide price optimization allegations from a consumer group known to call out insurers has been somewhat critical yet guarded – however it appears regulators may already be starting to look into the practice. Consumer Federation of America this week …

Indiana County Needs to Find $3M to Pay for Insurance Costs

Porter County officials in Indiana are scrambling to find $3 million to pay health insurance bills after the county council failed to set aside enough money to cover costs this year. County Commissioner Laura Blaney told The Times in Munster …

Indiana Records New Low in Workplace Injuries, Illnesses

Indiana officials say nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses across the state fell to the lowest rate on record with 3.8 per 100 full-time workers last year. The Indiana Department of Labor says the annual rate improves on the 2012 rate …

Ohio and Indiana Joint Venture to Fly Drones to Aid Farmers

A joint venture between Ohio and Indiana is teaming up with an Ohio college to fly drone missions aimed at helping farmers boost crop yields. The Ohio/Indiana Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center in Springfield, Ohio, and Ohio State University are teaming …

Erie Insurance Introduces Auto Rideshare Cover in Indiana, Illinois

Erie Insurance has launched auto insurance coverage to protect drivers who use ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft in two Midwestern states, eliminating confusion for ridesharing drivers over what’s covered and when. Erie’s new coverage, currently available in Indiana and …

Healthcare Overhaul Boosts Earnings at Insurer WellPoint

Indianapolis, Ind.-based WellPoint raised its 2014 earnings forecast again and trumped third-quarter expectations as the overhaul of the healthcare system adds millions to the nation’s health insurance rolls, and at a lower cost than was expected at the nation’s second …

Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Licensed in Indiana

Universal Insurance Holdings Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Company (UPCIC), has been approved as a licensed insurance entity in Indiana. UPCIC expects to file its homeowners insurance rates and forms with the Indiana Department of …

Indiana-Based Voldico Insurance Hires Robinson as President

Voldico Insurance, based in Osgood, Ind., has hired John Robinson as president. Robinson will oversee strategy setting, operational and revenue growth initiatives for the company. He will be the primary relationship manager with Voldico’s insurance carriers. Robinson will work out of …

Bus Passengers File Suit over Crash Near Indianapolis

Four people who were on board a double-decker passenger bus that crashed near Indianapolis, Ind., are suing the bus company. The Chicago residents filed the lawsuit Oct. 15 in a Cook County, Ill., court, claiming negligence by the Megabus line …

Tour Bus Crashes in Indiana, Passengers Injured

A double-decker passenger bus flipped onto its side on a highway in suburban Indianapolis, Ind., on Oct. 14 after apparently swerving to avoid an earlier crash, badly injuring one person and hurting more than a dozen others, officials said. The …