Insurance Journal » Indiana http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:57:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.3 American Specialty Insurance & Risk Services, Inc. Announces New Dance Studio Online Insurance Program http://www.insurancejournal.com/services/newswire/2015/08/04/377323.htm Tue, 04 Aug 2015 07:00:01 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=377323 Fort Wayne, IN, August 4 2015: American Specialty is pleased to announce the roll out of its latest online insurance program for U.S. based dance schools and studios specializing in the instruction of performance and social dance.   Coverage includes $1,000,000 …

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High Winds, Tornadoes Damage Parts of Midwest http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/07/14/374997.htm Tue, 14 Jul 2015 16:59:18 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=374997 Several Midwest states have been hit with damaging winds, tornadoes and flooding over the past several days. Forecasters say at least four unconfirmed tornadoes may touched down in western Minnesota when strong storms moved through the state. In Indiana, residents …

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20 Indianapolis Families Displaced by Flooding http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/07/09/374582.htm Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:41:17 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=374582 The Red Cross says about 20 families have been displaced from their Indianapolis homes after heavy rains inundated parts of Indiana. The organization said in a news release that it’s working with fire officials to provide emergency housing for 50 …

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Agents in Indiana Say Insurance Increased Prior to Home Explosion http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/07/09/374578.htm Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:35:42 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=374578 The girlfriend of a man accused of blowing up an Indianapolis, Ind. house, devastating a subdivision and killing two neighbors, nearly doubled the insurance coverage for the contents of her home 11 months before the explosion, two insurance agents testified …

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USI Acquires First Merchants’ Insurance Brokerage http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/06/15/371823.htm Mon, 15 Jun 2015 16:53:12 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=371823 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 …

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Indiana Governor Signs Bill Repealing Construction Minimum Wage Law http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/05/08/367389.htm Fri, 08 May 2015 15:47:47 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=367389 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 …

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Indiana Township Gets Tornado Siren with Girl Scout’s Help http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/04/30/366472.htm Fri, 01 May 2015 00:35:34 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=366472 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 …

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19 Hurt in Megabus Double-Decker Crash in Indiana http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/04/14/364268.htm Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:31:46 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364268 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 …

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Man Accused of Stealing Injured Indiana Child’s Insurance Settlement http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/03/13/360469.htm Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:08:08 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=360469 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 …

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Indiana Hospital Warns 4,400 Patients of Hacker Attack http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/03/09/359834.htm Mon, 09 Mar 2015 16:05:03 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=359834 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, …

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Administrative Strategies Partners with Aon Cornerstone http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/02/26/358784.htm Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:47:58 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358784 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, …

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Secretary of State Warns Indiana Business Owners of Payment Scam http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/02/24/358553.htm Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:52:27 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358553 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 …

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Indiana City Moves to Reduce Liability at Popular Sledding Spot http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/01/26/355487.htm Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:35:06 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=355487 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 …

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Universal Holdings P/C Subsidiary Enters Indiana Homeowners Market http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/01/23/354560.htm Fri, 23 Jan 2015 06:26:05 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=354560 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 …

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Unsafe Megabus Stopped, Taken Out of Service in Indiana http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/01/02/351570.htm Fri, 02 Jan 2015 17:26:58 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=351570 A Megabus carrying 67 passengers was taken out of service on Dec. 31 after an Indiana trooper spotted it leaning to one side and an inspection found other problems, state police said. After an officer stopped the double-decker coach for …

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Terre Haute, Indiana, Area Had Nation’s 2nd-Biggest Construction Job Gain http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/12/23/351062.htm Tue, 23 Dec 2014 20:20:20 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=351062 The city of Terre Haute and surrounding areas of western Indiana had the nation’s second-highest percentage gain in construction jobs during the past year, a new analysis of job data shows. A spokesman for one state agency said the region’s …

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Price Optimization Allegations Challenged, NAIC Investigating Practice http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/12/18/350630.htm Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:59:59 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=350630 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 …

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Indiana County Needs to Find $3M to Pay for Insurance Costs http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/12/15/350121.htm Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:27:16 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=350121 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 …

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Indiana Records New Low in Workplace Injuries, Illnesses http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/12/10/349646.htm Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:19:42 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=349646 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 …

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Ohio and Indiana Joint Venture to Fly Drones to Aid Farmers http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/12/02/348675.htm Tue, 02 Dec 2014 16:58:40 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=348675 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 …

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Erie Insurance Introduces Auto Rideshare Cover in Indiana, Illinois http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/11/19/347583.htm Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:00:40 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347583 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 …

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Healthcare Overhaul Boosts Earnings at Insurer WellPoint http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/10/30/345468.htm Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:19:38 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=345468 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 …

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Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Licensed in Indiana http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/10/29/345277.htm Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:20:53 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=345277 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 …

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Indiana-Based Voldico Insurance Hires Robinson as President http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/10/22/344432.htm Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:52:25 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=344432 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 …

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Bus Passengers File Suit over Crash Near Indianapolis http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/10/17/343998.htm Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:18:36 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=343998 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 …

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Tour Bus Crashes in Indiana, Passengers Injured http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/10/15/343701.htm Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:23:35 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=343701 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 …

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High Net Worth Insurer, Crestbrook, Expands into Indiana http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/10/08/343033.htm Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:45:27 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=343033 Crestbrook Insurance Co., an affluent market personal lines offering from Nationwide, announced its expansion into Indiana. Crestbrook offers insurance products through appointed agents and brokers that address the unique coverage needs for home, auto, collections, personal excess liability, secondary residences …

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Kansas Court Ruling on Drivers Applies to Old Practice, FedEx Says http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/10/05/342716.htm Sun, 05 Oct 2014 22:32:54 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=342716 FedEx Corp. said a ruling by the Kansas Supreme Court that, under state law, its drivers are employees rather than independent contractors applies to a business practice it hasn’t been using since 2011. The company said in a statement posted …

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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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