Michigan News

Accident Fund Holdings Picks Dibean to Direct Business Liaison Office

Lansing, Mich.-based insurer Accident Fund Holdings Inc. has appointed Jaime Dibean as director of the business liaison office. Dibean is responsible for managing the business liaison office team, including coordinating new project initiatives and helping formulate business plans and estimates …

Ann Arbor, Michigan, Wins Appeal in Flood Responsibility Lawsuit

The Michigan appeals court has ruled in favor of Ann Arbor and dismissed a lawsuit that tested the responsibility of local governments during severe flooding. The court overturned a decision by a Washtenaw County judge, saying it could have created …

Michigan Legislature to Vote on New Child Safety Seat Rules

Legislation up for a vote in the Michigan Senate would update rules for how children should be buckled up. Michigan requires drivers to secure children under age 4 in back safety seats. Children are buckled in booster seats until they …

Michigan Town OKs Liability Insurance, Reinstates Police Department

Newly sworn-in trustees in Oakley, Mich., are reinstating the village’s police department after its shutdown in September. The Saginaw News reports the village council voted 3-2 to re-establish the police force. It also approved liability insurance to cover the department. …

AmTrust Financial Services to Acquire CorePointe Insurance Co.

AmTrust Financial Services Inc. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Birmingham, Mich.-based CorePointe Insurance Co. (CorePointe), a wholly owned subsidiary of CorePointe Group LLC. The cash transaction is subject to regulatory approval. Established in 1964 CorePointe …

Detroit Mulling City-Sponsored Auto Insurance

The City Council has approved a contract for a firm to study whether it’s feasible for Detroit, Mich., to create its own city-sponsored auto insurance company. Mayor Mike Duggan’s office says the $75,000 contract for Pinnacle Actuarial Resources was passed …

Bus Inspection Problems Plague Michigan’s Small, Rural School Districts

Michigan State Police inspections have found that small, rural school districts experienced the most problems with their buses during the 2013-14 school year. As for Michigan as a whole, The Detroit News reported that state police figures show the number …

Trees Promoted to VP, Infrastructure at Amerisure Mutual

Amerisure Mutual Insurance Co. has promoted Jeffrey Trees to vice president of Infrastructure. Trees will continue to be based in Farmington Hills, Mich. and report to Shawn O’Rourke, chief technology officer with Amerisure. In Trees’ new role, he is responsible …

Stratton Promoted to Property/Casualty Underwriter at J.M. Wilson

J.M. Wilson has promoted Kristy Stratton to property/casualty underwriter in its Portage, Mich., office. She is responsible for quoting new and renewal accounts for a wide variety of commercial property and casualty risks, as well as issuing policies and servicing …

Workplace Fatalities Decline in Michigan

Michigan’s rate of job-related deaths has decreased in recent years even as more people enter the workforce following the economic recession. The Detroit News reports federal data show Michigan’s rate of workplace fatalities declined from 3.6 per 100,000 workers in …