Michigan News

Michigan’s Amerisure Insurance Promotes McBride, O’Rourke

Amerisure Mutual Insurance Co., based in Farmington Hills, Mich., has promoted Angela McBride to chief administrative officer and Shawn O’Rourke to chief technology officer. Both report to Greg Crabb, president and CEO of Amerisure. McBride assumes responsibility of corporate services, …

USG Insurance Services Adds Helgemo in Troy, Michigan

USG Insurance Services Inc., a national wholesaler and MGA, expanded its Troy, Mich., operations with the addition of Jackie Helgemo as an associate producer/broker. Helgemo most recently held the position of senior assistant underwriter at Burns &Wilcox. USG Insurance Services …

Seat Belt Enforcement Boosted In 40 Michigan Counties

Law enforcement officials in 40 Michigan counties are stepping up enforcement of seat belt regulations. The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning says the annual “Click It or Ticket” safety belt enforcement zones and extra enforcement begin Monday. Officials last …

Meadowbrook CEO Says Company on Track to Deliver on 2014 Guidance

The efforts undertaken by Meadowbrook Insurance Group in the past couple of years to improve its underwriting performance and profitability appear to be working. In a conference call to discuss results for the first quarter of 2014, Robert S. Cubbin, president …

Crabb Elected President, CEO of Amerisure

Amerisure, based in Farmington Hills, Mich., named Gregory J. Crabb to succeed Richard F. Russell as president and CEO of Amerisure Mutual Insurance Co. effective immediately. Amerisure Mutual Insurance Co. represents the insurance operations of Amerisure Mutual Holdings Inc. Russell …

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 …