Insurance Journal » Indiana http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:41:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 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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Truck Crashes in Canine-Caused Accident in Indiana http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/03/06/322412.htm Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:43:36 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=322412 Kokomo, Ind., police say a dog left alone in a truck apparently bumped the vehicle’s gear shift, causing the truck to roll down a street and strike a parked vehicle. A police report says the dog’s owner told officers he …

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Indiana’s Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Promotes Hansen, Zurbuch http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/03/04/322159.htm Tue, 04 Mar 2014 17:00:56 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=322159 Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Co. in Fort Wayne, Ind., has promoted Jennifer Hansen to the position of assistant vice president – finance and controller, and Matthew Zurbuch to assistant vice president – investments. Hansen joined Brotherhood Mutual in 1996 and was …

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Court Rules Against Notre Dame over Insurance Coverage for Birth Control http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/02/24/321352.htm Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:12:23 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=321352 A federal appeals court in Chicago has ruled against the University of Notre Dame, located in South Bend, Ind., in a case over parts of the federal health care law that forces it to provide health insurance for students and …

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Indiana Homeowners Fear Flood Insurance Sticker Shock http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/02/21/321248.htm Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:24:57 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=321248 Homeowner Wally Cantrell’s finished basement was destroyed in the June 2008 flood in Columbus, Ind., but his flood insurance policy helped cover a good bit of the repairs. Now, Cantrell wonders if he will soon face a related disaster due …

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Home Insurer Universal P&C to Enter Indiana, Minnesota, Delaware http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/02/06/319754.htm Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:40:56 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=319754 Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Co. (UPCIC), headquartered in Florida, has applied to expand into Indiana, Minnesota and Delaware. UPCIC is one of the leading writers of homeowners insurance in Florida and a fully licensed operator in North Carolina, South …

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Indiana Man at 90: Insurance Agent, Crossing Guard http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/02/05/319612.htm Wed, 05 Feb 2014 17:16:11 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=319612 Norman Horrar has a full-time job, which at 90 years old is impressive in its own right. But Norm, as his friends call him, is an agent with Callaway Insurance. He also works part time as a crossing guard for …

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Indiana Jury Acquits Manager in 2009 Fire at Concert Hall http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/02/02/319162.htm Mon, 03 Feb 2014 03:49:38 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=319162 The former manager of a southern Indiana concert hall has been found not guilty on charges that he set a 2009 fire that destroyed the venue. The Herald-Times reports a Brown County jury acquitted James Bowyer of Morgantown on all …

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Allstate Insurance to Expand in Midwest with New Agencies http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/01/09/316541.htm Thu, 09 Jan 2014 17:32:46 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=316541 Allstate Insurance Co. has announced plans to appoint new agency owners in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio this year. The company plans to appoint 21 new insurance agency owners in Indiana. Additionally, Allstate’s new and existing Indiana insurance agencies plan to …

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Nearly 300 Storm Damage Reports in Lafayette, Indiana Area http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2013/12/20/315131.htm Fri, 20 Dec 2013 17:25:11 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=315131 Authorities in Indiana have compiled nearly 300 reports of damage from last month’s tornado-packed storms in the Lafayette area as they work to boost Indiana’s appeal for federal disaster aid. Tippecanoe County emergency management agency staffers worked this week with …

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Indiana Judge Dismisses Unions from Burned Man’s Compensation Suit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2013/12/16/314573.htm Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:57:46 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=314573 An eastern Indiana judge has dismissed two unions from a lawsuit against a transportation company, an insurance agency and several insurers filed by a man badly burned when he fell into a tank of chemicals heated to about 200 degrees. …

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Indiana Steelworkers Await High Court Ruling on Pay for Donning Protective Gear http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2013/12/10/313873.htm Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:43:31 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=313873 A group of Indiana steelworkers is awaiting a U.S. Supreme Court decision on when the clock starts on their shifts at U.S. Steel Gary Works. The nation’s highest court recently heard arguments in a case filed by eight people challenging …

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Costs per Claim of Medical Care for Injured Workers in Indiana High, Rising http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2013/11/25/312173.htm Mon, 25 Nov 2013 17:19:47 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=312173 The costs per claim of medical care to treat injured workers in Indiana were higher than most states and growing rapidly, according to a recent study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). The report, Benchmarks for Indiana, CompScope 14th …

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Indiana Businesses Work to Recover from Tornadoes http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2013/11/22/312087.htm Fri, 22 Nov 2013 17:30:40 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=312087 Dan May has already found a location to temporarily set up his law office and his daughter’s art gallery that were destroyed by a tornado that swept through Kokomo, Ind., but he’s concerned about what other tenants will do in …

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Claims Filing Begins Following Midwest Storms http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2013/11/20/311788.htm Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:43:08 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=311788 Two Illinois-based insurers say they’ve received about 6,000 claims so far from Sunday’s tornadoes and they expect that figure to climb. State Farm officials told The (Bloomington) Pantagraph they’ve received about 3,500 claims from customers in Illinois, Michigan and Indiana. …

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Hundreds of Homes Destroyed by Midwest Tornado Outbreak: AIR http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2013/11/19/311750.htm Wed, 20 Nov 2013 00:55:42 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=311750 Hundreds of homes were flattened by the outbreak of intense late-season thunderstorms accompanied by high winds, quarter-to-baseball sized hail, and dozens of tornadoes that swept across the Midwest on Nov. 17, according to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide. Tornadoes were …

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12 Indiana Counties Report Tornadoes or Damage http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2013/11/18/311645.htm Mon, 18 Nov 2013 23:59:15 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=311645 Severe thunderstorms packing tornadoes and heavy winds rolled across Indiana on Sunday, injuring at least one person and causing widespread damage. Gov. Mike Pence said 12 counties reported either tornadoes or damage after the initial line of storms had traveled …

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Survey: Many Hoosiers Ill-Prepared For Disasters http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2013/11/15/311415.htm Fri, 15 Nov 2013 17:24:07 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=311415 A survey by a state agency has found that a majority of Indiana residents aren’t prepared to survive on their own in the aftermath of a tornado, blizzard or other disaster. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security surveyed more than …

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Indiana Students Develop Plans to Fight Nature’s Fury http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2013/11/13/310973.htm Wed, 13 Nov 2013 06:58:56 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=310973 Jerzie Eagle and Liesl Elkin pointed to their topography map that showed the eight acres of flood-prone land around Carter and Murden streets in Kokomo, Ind. This is where their arboretum will go once the city tears down the homes …

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State Farm Likely to Move Some Bloomington, Illinois Jobs http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2013/11/04/310212.htm Mon, 04 Nov 2013 17:20:15 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=310212 State Farm Insurance Co. says it will likely move at least some of its claims services employees out of Bloomington, Ill. State Farm spokeswoman Holly Anderson said that the company told employees that the potential move is being studied. The …

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Indiana Sheriff Leery of Armed Teachers in Schools http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2013/09/27/306516.htm Fri, 27 Sep 2013 16:46:05 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=306516 A county sheriff told Indiana legislators he doesn’t believe school security would be improved by having teachers or principals carrying guns. Vigo County Sheriff Greg Ewing told a legislative committee about how his department worked with Terre Haute’s police department …

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Indiana Insurance Agent Promoting High School Fishing Clubs http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2013/09/06/304296.htm Fri, 06 Sep 2013 16:38:40 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=304296 Helping youth find their way onto lakes to fish. That’s what John Albertson, an insurance agent in Bloomington and youth director for Indiana B.A.S.S., is trying to accomplish. He’s actively seeking students from high schools across Indiana who want to …

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SW Indiana Jury Sides With Couple in Malpractice Suit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2013/08/28/303174.htm Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:10:50 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=303174 A southwestern Indiana jury has sided with an Evansville couple who accused a local hospital and a doctor of causing their 9-year-old daughter’s severe brain injury and cerebral palsy. The Vanderburgh Circuit Court jury ordered St. Mary’s Medical Center and …

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