Michigan News

J.M. Wilson Promotes Ricks to Sr. Fleet Underwriter

J.M. Wilson, based in Portage, Mich., has promoted Mary Ricks to the position of senior fleet transportation underwriter. Ricks is responsible for evaluating transportation fleet submissions for acceptability to company underwriting criteria, quoting new and renewal transportation fleet business, binding …

Worker Killed in Incident at Fiat Chrysler Detroit Factory

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said an employee at its Jefferson North Assembly factory in Detroit was killed Tuesday morning while working at the facility’s wastewater treatment plant. “The company is currently working with local officials to investigate the incident,” Jodi …

J.M. Wilson Promotes Councell as Fleet Underwriter

Portage, Mich.-based managing general agency and surplus lines broker J.M. Wilson has promoted Jennifer Councell to fleet transportation underwriter. Specializing in 11-15 power unit accounts, Councell is responsible for quoting new and renewal business for independent insurance agents in 21 …

Meadowbrook Insurance Shareholders Approve Acquisition by Fosun

Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Inc., headquartered in Southfield, Mich., announced that the group’s shareholders have formally approved the pending acquisition of Meadowbrook by Fosun International Limited. In late December 2014, Fosun, a Chinese investment group agreed to acquire Meadowbrook for approximately …

Amerisure Promotes McKenzie to Director, Service Desk and Operations

Farmington Hills, Mich.-based Amerisure Mutual Insurance Co. promoted Tina McKenzie to director of service desk and operations. McKenzie will continue to be based in Farmington Hills and report to Jeff Trees, Amerisure vice president of infrastructure. McKenzie is responsible for …

Change to Michigan Auto Insurance Bills Requires $100 Premium Cut

The Republican-led House will consider legislation that would cut auto insurance premiums in Michigan by $100 annually for two years and no longer let health providers charge car insurers much more to treat injured motorists than health plans are billed. …

Michigan Bill Would Limit Liability of Private Air Strip Owners

Horse owners and private air strip operators in Michigan would be exempt from liability in certain cases where people are injured under two bills that have moved through the Republican-controlled House. One bill, passed by a 79-31 vote, would add …

Amerisure Makes Field Marketing & Underwriting Appointments

Amerisure Mutual Insurance Co., based in Farmington Hills, Mich., appointed Mark Gromek regional vice president and promoted Laura A. Irwin to director of Field Marketing & Underwriting (FMU) Service and Support. Gromek, based in Atlanta, and Irwin, based in Farmington …

Landlords in Michigan Town Must Ensure Renters Keep Homes Crime-Free

A new ordinance in Saginaw will require renters to pledge to keep their homes free of crime and puts landlords on the hook for making sure tenants obey the rules. The ordinance, dubbed the “crime-free lease addendum,” was approved on …

Michigan Auto Insurance Bills Passed by Senate

A divided state Senate approved revisions to Michigan’s auto insurance law that backers said would curtail costs in the only state to require unlimited medical benefits for those severely injured in crashes and that opponents warned wouldn’t guarantee rate relief. …