Michigan News

Farrell Promoted to Surety Underwriter at Michigan’s J.M. Wilson

Portage Mich.-based managing general agency and surplus lines insurance broker, J.M. Wilson, has promoted Stephanie Farrell to surety underwriter. Farrell will be responsible for underwriting commercial and fidelity bonds for new and renewal business. In addition, she will review submissions …

Out of Prison, Michigan Man Files Suit Over Wrongful Arson Verdict

A man who spent five years in prison for a wrongful arson conviction has sued a northern Michigan county, three sheriff’s deputies and a state trooper. Forty-year-old Victor Caminata was convicted in 2008 of burning a house in Wexford County’s …

Record Snowfalls in Michigan Bring Threat of Flooding

A spring storm shattered seasonal snowfall records in Detroit and Flint, Mich., as melting snow and rising rivers from heavy rain threatened homes on April 15 in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. The snow came after a weather roller coaster Monday, with …

Michigan’s J.M. Wilson Names Terry Branch Manager in Kansas City Office

Managing general agency and surplus lines insurance broker, J.M. Wilson, added Michele Terry, as branch manager of its Kansas City, Mo., location. Terry will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Kansas City office and staff, and foster growth and development …

Hunt Named Medical Director at Michigan’s Accident Fund Holdings

Workers’ compensation insurance company, Accident Fund Holdings Inc., based in Lansing, Mich., appointed has announced the appointment of Dan L. Hunt, M.D., as corporate medical director. Hunt will provide guidance and strategic direction on a wide range of medical management …

Michigan’s Fremont Insurance Adds Fasi as VP – Marketing and Sales

Fremont Insurance, a Michigan-exclusive property/casualty insurance carrier with headquarters in Fremont, has hired Rich Fasi as vice president of marketing and sales. Experienced in marketing, product management and underwriting, Fasi brings more than 28 years of insurance industry experience to …

Salzwedel Named CEO of Michigan-Based Insurance Wholesaler, Grand General

Great Lakes regional insurance wholesaler, Grand General Agency in Grandville, Mich., has promoted John Salzwedel to the position of chief executive officer. Salzwedel has been with Grand General since 1997 and has experience in every department within the company. In …

Effort to Put House in Order Paying Off: Meadowbrook Insurance CEO

Meadowbrook Insurance Group, based in Southfield, Mich., has struggled with many challenges during the past couple of years but the “strong remedial measures” implemented to correct unacceptable results are working, its chief executive said. In a Feb. 19 conference call …

Michigan Farm Owner Lands Prison Sentence over Bad Cider

A northern Michigan man could spend up to four years in prison after improperly processed apple cider he made led to an E. coli outbreak and hospital stays for two adults and two children. James Ruster is the first person …

Premium Cut, Medical Cap Included in Michigan Car Insurance Proposal

Michigan House Republicans have pitched a revised overhaul of the state’s auto insurance system that would cut premiums and curtail unlimited medical benefits for people catastrophically injured in crashes. Speaker Jase Bolger said the wide-ranging plan ensures drivers still have …