Insurance Journal » Indiana http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:09:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Farm Fatalities Continue Downward Trend in Indiana http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/09/30/342004.htm Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:40:31 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=342004 The downward trend of Indiana’s farm-related fatalities continued in 2013 as the state saw 18 deaths, according to a Purdue University report. The total is eight fewer than were reported in 2012, giving Indiana fewer than 30 documented deaths from …

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Workplace Deaths Increase in Indiana in 2013 http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/09/17/340789.htm Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:08:36 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=340789 State officials say the number of workplace deaths in Indiana was up in 2013, but it was still the third-lowest number of fatalities recorded in the past 22 years. The Indiana Department of Labor reports the state had 123 worker …

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Indiana City Replacing Flooded Homes with Trees http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/09/15/340472.htm Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:51:39 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=340472 By the end of next year, a forest planted in Franklin, Ind., to replace dozens of flood-damaged homes will have about twice the number of trees it has now. But residents will have to wait several years before the trees …

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Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Acquires Dezelan Insurance Agency http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/09/02/339202.htm Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:17:55 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=339202 Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services Inc. has acquired Dezelan Insurance Agency located in Indianapolis, Ind. Founded in 1927, Dezelan Insurance Agency (Dezelan) is a retail insurance broker providing property/casualty and risk management consulting services. The firm offers all lines …

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Assured Neace Lukens Hires Seager to Support Midwest Clients http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/29/339056.htm Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:15:22 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=339056 Louisville, Ky.-based Assured Neace Lukens hired Cary Seager as Health & Productivity manager. In her new role, Seager will support Assured Neace Lukens clients in the Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio, and Indianapolis, Ind., markets with customized and results-oriented health …

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Indiana Town Reaches Settlement in Taser Shock Case http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/28/338969.htm Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:48:32 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=338969 The southern Indiana tourist town of Nashville has reached a settlement with a Michigan man who accused a deputy marshal of shocking him with a Taser gun while he was having a seizure. The Herald-Times reports the terms of the …

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Torrential Rains Bring Floods, Fires to Indiana http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/25/338519.htm Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:29:43 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=338519 Residents in central and northern Indiana battled fire and water after torrential rains overnight caused widespread flooding on Aug. 22. Firefighters in northeastern Indiana were cut off from a blaze at an auto repair shop by three to five feet …

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California-Based Palomar Specialty Insurance Expands Into More States http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/22/338418.htm Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:32:38 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=338418 La Jolla, Calif.-based Palomar Specialty Insurance Co., established in February 2014 as a specialty catastrophe insurer, announced it is now licensed to write residential and commercial insurance in 14 states. Palomar Specialty initially focused on writing residential earthquake insurance, commercial …

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Berkley Fire & Marine Underwriters Hires O’Connell in Ohio http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/18/337801.htm Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:21:19 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=337801 Chicago, Ill.-based Berkley Fire & Marine Underwriters hired Kiley O’Connell as territory underwriting manager for the states of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. He is based in Cincinnati, Ohio. O’Connell is responsible for agency relationships and underwriting management for the newly …

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Underground Blasts Force Evacuations in Downtown Indianapolis http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/15/337681.htm Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:52:00 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=337681 A series of small underground transformer explosions rocked downtown Indianapolis on Aug. 13, sending brownish-gray smoke billowing into the streets and forcing evacuations from nearby buildings. The explosions about 1:30 p.m. outside the Circle Centre shopping and entertainment mall rattled …

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Indiana-Based Insurer WellPoint to Change Name to Anthem http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/14/337571.htm Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:35:46 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=337571 WellPoint, one of the biggest players on the health care overhaul’s new insurance exchanges, wants to switch its corporate name back to the Anthem brand its customers know by the end of this year. The nation’s second-largest health insurer said …

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Trucking Company Seeks Limit on Suits over Indiana Highway Repair Costs http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/07/23/335594.htm Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:19:45 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=335594 A trucking company wants the state appeals court to limit the Indiana Department of Transportation’s authority to sue over damage done to state highways. The challenge is in court as the highway agency is trying to collect more from those …

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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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Cost to Indiana City for Wabash River Levee Repairs Estimated at $2M http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/07/17/335074.htm Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:22:50 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=335074 A southwestern Indiana city will need to spend more than $2 million to repair its Wabash River flood levees, although that is much less than officials previously projected. Vincennes officials say the repairs are needed before the levees can be …

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Iroquois Group Adds Source Insurance in Indiana http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/07/16/334813.htm Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:32:03 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=334813 The Source Insurance Group & Financial Services LLC of Fishers, Ind., joined agency network The Iroquois Group on June 18. Iroquois, a network of property and casualty insurance agencies, now lists more than 2,000 member agencies in 39 states. Source: …

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Indiana Issues Few Tickets in 1st 3 Years of Texting Law http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/06/30/333316.htm Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:41:50 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=333316 A three-year-old law barring Indiana drivers from texting while driving has generated more frustration than tickets from police officers, who say the law makes it hard to prove a driver is in violation. The 2011 law was a follow-up to …

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EF-1 Tornado Touches Down Near Indianapolis http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/06/26/333044.htm Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:14:49 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=333044 A tornado-producing storm that hit central Indiana on June 24 damaged several homes in Indianapolis and its outskirts, downed power lines and uprooted trees, authorities said. It was one of several thunderstorms that sprang up in southwestern Indiana near Terre …

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Brotherhood Mutual Promotes Rowley to Assistant VP http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/06/16/332118.htm Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:31:07 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=332118 Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Co. promoted Sabra Rowley to the position of assistant vice president – affiliate operations. Rowley will oversee all of the management and operations of Brotherhood Mutual’s subsidiaries — the American Church Group agencies and …

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Indiana Police Using Water-Based Chemical to Fight Theft http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/06/13/331817.htm Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:42:45 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=331817 A northwestern Indiana police department is one of the first law enforcement agencies in the country to distribute a theft-deterring chemical that leaves DNA-like “signatures” on property and those who attempt to steal it. Makers of SmartWater CSI say the product …

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Lawsuit Against Indianapolis Stadium Beer Vendor Revived http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/05/27/330075.htm Tue, 27 May 2014 15:46:05 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=330075 The family of a girl fatally struck by a drunken driver will be allowed to proceed with a lawsuit against the vendor at Indianapolis Colts games that sold beer to the driver, an Indiana appeals court ruled. The court ruled …

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Changes in Indiana Workers’ Comp Aimed at Slowing Rise in Medical Costs http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/05/13/328946.htm Tue, 13 May 2014 21:03:13 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=328946 As in other states with no restrictions on pricing in the workers’ compensation system, medical costs per claim are high and are rising in Indiana, according to a recent study by the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute in Cambridge, Mass. Hospital …

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Terre Haute, Indiana Sees Rise in Mo-Ped Thefts http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/05/06/328400.htm Tue, 06 May 2014 16:51:34 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=328400 With gas prices close to $4 per gallon, Terre Haute resident Russell Moffatt had been happy to park his gas-guzzling pickup truck in favor of a fuel efficient mo-ped that he could ride to work. That is, until someone stole …

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Officials: Squirrel Causes $300K in Damage to Indiana Community Center http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/04/14/326209.htm Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:36:41 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=326209 Officials say a wayward squirrel caused about $300,000 in damage to a Fort Wayne, Ind., community center set to open in June. Parks Department officials say the squirrel got into the electrical equipment of the building in McMillen Park, causing …

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Scooter Law Stronger in Indiana but Still No Insurance Requirement http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/03/31/324836.htm Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:57:11 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=324836 Drivers of motorized scooters in Indiana will face tighter regulations under a measure signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence, although an insurance requirement is not among them. The new law will require scooter operators to obtain license plates from …

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144-Year-Old Indiana Insurance Firm Rebrands as INGUARD http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/03/27/324615.htm Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:42:04 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=324615 Beauchamp McSpadden | Morrison Galliher, an independent insurance firm headquartered in Wabash, Ind., is rebranding of the company under the name, INGUARD. All relationships will consolidate under the new name, logo and website, www.INGUARD.com, to create cohesiveness and clarity for …

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NW Indiana Authorities Arrest 7 Suspected of Stealing from Trains http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/03/26/324488.htm Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:26:41 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=324488 Authorities in northwestern Indiana have arrested seven people and are pursuing a dozen others in connection with the theft of $2.8 million in cars, electronics, pharmaceuticals and other items from trains in the Chicago area. Lake County Sheriff John Buncich …

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Officials Say Metal Thefts Declining on Indiana Highways http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/03/25/324383.htm Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:35:52 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=324383 Indiana highway officials say they’ve seen a decrease in the theft of wiring from roadside lights since putting out a warning about the brazen metal thieves in December. The stealing of copper wiring by thieves wearing helmets and safety vests …

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Indiana City Urging Property Owners to Cleanup Tornado Damage http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/03/16/323462.htm Mon, 17 Mar 2014 01:58:38 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=323462 Owners of structures damaged by tornadoes that hit Kokomo, Ind., in November are being urged to start removing the debris or begin rebuilding. The city’s code enforcement section has begun sending letters to owners of damaged structures urging them to …

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Report Lists Indiana’s Workplace Safety Problems http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/03/07/322674.htm Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:42:31 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=322674 Federal investigators say Indiana’s workplace safety agency mishandled complaints, put its inspectors under strict time constraints and didn’t help whistleblowers. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration in a report released Wednesday made 22 recommendations for improvement at the Indiana …

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AgentLink Acquires Indiana’s Consolidated Brokerage Services http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/03/06/322453.htm Thu, 06 Mar 2014 18:26:35 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=322453 Louisville, Ky.-based insurance broker AgentLink announced it has acquired 100 percent ownership of Consolidated Brokerage Services (CBS) in Indianapolis, Ind. Founded in August of 2005 and originally owned by John Carroll, CEO of Cornerstone Broker Insurance Services Agency Inc., and …

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