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Texas Insurer Group Awards Scholarships to 27 Students

The Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) Education Foundation recently awarded a total of $32,000 in academic scholarships to 27 insurance and risk management students at six Texas universities. The students attend Huston-Tillotson University, Texas Southern University, the University of Texas …

Deadline Announced for Missouri Insurance Education Foundation Scholarships

Missouri insurance regulators say the application deadline for Missouri Insurance Education Foundation (MIEF) scholarships is March 31. High school seniors and college students, who are Missouri residents may apply for the scholarships, according to the Missouri Department of Insurance. Four $1,500 scholarships …

UT Dallas Recruits Industry Execs for Risk, Insurance Advisory Group

Debra Richardson, director of a new University of Texas at Dallas concentration in risk management and insurance (RMI), plans to have students in that area equipped to fill some of 400,000 industry vacancies anticipated by 2020. And to ensure that …

Westfield Insurance Foundation Scholarship Honors Outgoing CEO

The Westfield Insurance Foundation is creating the James R. Clay Scholarship to honor its outgoing chairman and CEO. The Ohio Farmers Insurance Co. (OFIC) board of directors authorized the transfer of $100,000 to the Foundation to establish an endowment for …

Zurich Insurance Plans Insurance Apprenticeship Program in U.S.

Zurich Insurance Group plans to establish an apprenticeship program in the U.S. to help attract and train young people for careers in the insurance industry. Zurich said it is committed to putting into practice a program modeled after Switzerland’s national …

Academy of Insurance Sports New Look, Membership System

The property/casualty insurance online learning center, the Academy of Insurance, unveiled a fresh brand identity along with a new all-access membership program today. Established 2010, the Academy includes a library of more than 230 on-demand webinars and 300+ hours of …

Ohio Lt. Gov./Insurance Director Taylor Tackles Multiple Roles

As Ohio’s lieutenant governor, top insurance regulator and leader of a statewide regulatory reform initiative, it might seem that Mary Taylor’s public responsibilities would often pull in her in conflicting directions. That would not be the case. Taylor’s two primary …

Insurance ‘Geek’ Boggs Pursues ‘Light Bulb’ Effect as Academy Expands

Some people call it the “light bulb effect” — that point in a learning experience when a previously opaque concept suddenly seems crystal clear. For Christopher J. Boggs, that light bulb effect is the most gratifying aspect of his job …

How to Read Any Insurance Policy: 12 Rules

Rarely do any insurance practitioners, even hard core ones, undertake to read an entire policy. Generally, they are seeking a specific answer or researching a problem, undertakings that require them to review only individual parts of the coverage form and/or …

Bennett Awarded Matt Wells Scholarship to National Alliance Producer School

A former college and professional basketball player and coach is the most recent recipient of Insurance Journal’s Matt Wells Scholarship to the National Alliance Producer School. The scholarship honors Matt Wells, son of Wells Media Group Chairman Mark Wells. Wells …