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Iowa Insurance Regulators Investigating Agency Accused of Overbilling

Iowa regulators are investigating an insurance agency accused of overbilling thousands of government employees for health care coverage. The Iowa Insurance Division is focused on Two Rivers Insurance Co. The agency had been acting as an independent agent selling insurance …

Gerhart: U.S. Has a Good Story to Tell at the Global Insurance Symposium

The state of Iowa on May 20-22, 2014, will host its first ever Global Insurance Symposium, a privately funded event that aims to bring insurance professionals and regulators from around the world together to discuss the challenges facing the global …

Iowa Revokes Insurance, Securities Licenses of Illinois Producer

Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart has revoked the insurance producer license and securities agent license of Deanna R. McClean of Rock Island, Ill., state insurance regulators announced. McClean is also permanently barred from reapplying for those licenses or applying for …

Iowa Man Faces Prison for Arson, Insurance Fraud

A Davenport, Iowa, man faces up to 15 years in prison when he’s sentenced in May for trying to burn down his home. The Quad-City Times reports that a Scott County jury convicted 47-year-old Brian Earl Lebs of second-degree arson …

Iowa Seeking to Reduce Fatal Crashes on Rural Roads

An effort to reduce fatal crashes on secondary rural roads has been launched in Iowa. The Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau announced the effort, which began April 1 and continues through Sept. 30, 2015. The program will focus on rural secondary …

Iowa Court: Breastfeeding Employee Can’t Sue Nationwide Mutual Insurance

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. did not discriminate against an employee who claims she was denied a room to pump breast milk and pressured to resign on her first day back from maternity leave, a federal appeals court in Iowa has …

Court: Nationwide Insurance Did Not Discriminate Against Breastfeeding Employee

An Iowa appeals court says Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. didn’t discriminate against a breastfeeding mother who resigned under pressure on her first day back from maternity leave. Angela Ames, an employee in its Des Moines office, claims that she resigned …

United Fire Group Simplifies Name to UFG

Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based insurance company, United Fire Group has simplified its marketing name to UFG and has refreshed its logo to incorporate this change. This is the first significant marketing change the company has made in its more than 60-year …

Repairs to Levees in Council Bluffs, Iowa Could Cost $50M

Repairs and improvements on Council Bluffs, Iowa’s river and creek levees could cost the city $50 million. The Daily Nonpareil says the estimate comes from a study on the work needed to repair river and creek levees to meet federal …

Iowa Council Facing Possible $50M Bill On Levees

Repairs and improvements on Council Bluffs river and creek levees in Iowa could cost the city $50 million. The Daily Nonpareil reported the estimate comes from a study on the work needed to repair river and creek levees to meet …