Michigan News

Walleck Named Chief Underwriting Officer at Meadowbrook Insurance Group

Meadowbrook Insurance Group Inc., based in Southfield, Mich., appointed Roger S. Walleck, as chief underwriting officer. Walleck will oversee all underwriting activities for Meadowbrook and the company’s insurance subsidiaries, and will report directly to Meadowbrook President and Chief Executive Officer …

Michigan Firm Works to Fight Ice Dam Damage

Workers at a small company in Belding, Mich., are working long hours in an effort to meet the demand of homeowners who want to keep ice dams from damaging their roofs. KMI Inc.’s 65 employees manufacture patented 3-inch calcium chloride …

Marsh & McLennan Expands in Michigan with Employee Benefits Firm

Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC (MMA), a subsidiary of Marsh LLC, has acquired Great Lakes Employee Benefit Services, an employee group benefits consulting and brokerage firm based in Troy, Mich. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1997 …

Fisher Joins Michigan Insurance Wholesaler, Grand General Agency

Grandville, Mich.-based Grand General Agency, a Great Lakes regional wholesaler, has welcomed Jamie Fisher to its team. Fisher will be serving the independent agents of Wisconsin and Minnesota as Grand General’s marketing representative. Fisher joins Grand General with a varied …

Ohio Hospital Settles with Michigan Cancer Patient for $200K

The University of Toledo Medical Center in Ohio has agreed to pay $200,000 to a southeastern Michigan woman who says radiotherapy was applied to the wrong sites to treat her cervical and endometrial cancer. The Court of Claims of Ohio …

Improvements Planned for Flood Walls in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids, Mich., plans to spend $4.2 million to repair and improve its floodwall system, after engineers identified weaknesses exposed by a storm last spring that flooded the Grand River threatened to swamp the city. The river came close to …

Allstate Insurance to Expand in Midwest with New Agencies

Allstate Insurance Co. has announced plans to appoint new agency owners in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio this year. The company plans to appoint 21 new insurance agency owners in Indiana. Additionally, Allstate’s new and existing Indiana insurance agencies plan to …

Michigan Suspends License of Lapeer-Area Insurance Agent

The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) has suspended the license of James J. Carnaghi, previously licensed to sell property and casualty, accident and health, and life insurance in the state. The order of suspension was issued following …

Segal Group Acquires Employee Benefits Firm Moroni Fantin in Michigan

The Segal Group announced it has acquired a portion of the business of Moroni Fantin, an employee benefits consulting firm located in the Detroit, Mich.-area. Moroni Fantin specializes in working with Michigan and national, mid-market, self-insured health plans. Robert D. …

Hub International Acquires Agency Business of Michigan’s Pinnacle Insurance Partners

Global insurance brokerage Hub International Limited (Hub) has acquired the insurance agency business of certain member firms operating as Pinnacle Insurance Partners (Pinnacle), a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based full-service insurance brokerage firm. The acquisition was made through the East Division of …