Indiana News

USI Acquires First Merchants’ Insurance Brokerage

USI Insurance Services (USI) has acquired Indiana-based First Merchants Insurance Group, a retail property/casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage operation, from First Merchants Corp. (First Merchants). This acquisition further strengthens USI’s presence as one of the leading middle market insurance …

Indiana Governor Signs Bill Repealing Construction Minimum Wage Law

Local boards will no longer set minimum wages for public construction projects in Indiana under a law signed by Republican Gov. Mike Pence. The bill will eliminate the boards that set what is known as the common construction wage that …

Indiana Township Gets Tornado Siren with Girl Scout’s Help

A small township east of Indianapolis has its first tornado siren thanks to the efforts of a Girl Scout. WISH-TV reports the siren was installed April 28 in the Hancock County community of Green Township. The nearest siren had been …

19 Hurt in Megabus Double-Decker Crash in Indiana

Nineteen passengers suffered non-life-threatening injuries morning when a double-decker bus heading from Chicago to Atlanta struck the back of a stopped semi-truck on Interstate 65, Indiana State Police said. The semi-truck stopped because of construction and the Megabus behind didn’t …

Man Accused of Stealing Injured Indiana Child’s Insurance Settlement

A northern Indiana man faces theft charges for allegedly stealing more than $612,000 from an insurance settlement awarded to an injured child. Fifty-three-year-old Clark W. Holesinger pleaded not guilty to two felony theft charges ahead of his April 22 trial …

Indiana Hospital Warns 4,400 Patients of Hacker Attack

An Evansville, Ind., hospital has informed about 4,400 patients that hackers may have stolen their personal information during an attack on hospital employees’ email accounts. St. Mary’s Medical Center spokesman Randy Capehart says the hackers accessed emails that contained names, …

Administrative Strategies Partners with Aon Cornerstone

Fishers, Ind.-based Administrative Strategies announced a partnership with Aon Cornerstone, a business unit of Aon plc that focuses on fostering strategic alliances with minority business enterprises. Administrative Strategies is a woman-owned firm that provides claims services to property/casualty companies. Additionally, …

Secretary of State Warns Indiana Business Owners of Payment Scam

Indiana’s secretary of state is warning Hoosier businesses to be wary of a payment scam that’s tied to a deceptive letter. Connie Lawson says businesses have recently received a letter claiming to come from a group called the Indiana Council …

Indiana City Moves to Reduce Liability at Popular Sledding Spot

A central Indiana city is taking steps to reduce its liability from a popular winter activity. Muncie’s parks department has placed bales of straw around trees at the bottom of a popular sledding hill in McCulloch Park. The department also …

Universal Holdings P/C Subsidiary Enters Indiana Homeowners Market

Florida-based Universal Insurance Holdings Inc. reported that the Indiana Department of Insurance has approved the homeowners insurance forms of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Co. (UPCIC), and that UPCIC has subsequently written its first homeowners insurance policy …