Minnesota News

Johnson Joins PCG Agencies in Minnesota

Craig Johnson has joined St. Paul, Minn.-based PCG Agencies Inc. as a personal risk manager and insurance producer. Johnson has an extensive sales background. Founded in 1982, PCG Agencies is a personal property/casualty insurance and risk management firm headquartered in …

Minnesota to BP: Insurance Money Plus State Funds Equals Double Dipping

Minnesota is suing British Petroleum for $25 million, alleging the company double dipped when it sought state funds on top of insurance payments to clean up contamination from leaking petroleum storage tanks. The Department of Commerce and Minnesota’s Petrofund Board …

Ventura: ‘American Sniper’ Lawsuit Aimed at Insurer, not Widow

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura contends he isn’t going after the widow of slain “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle by continuing his defamation lawsuit, but rather the publisher’s insurance company. “It’s not me against her,” Ventura said in an interview …

Home Insurer Universal P&C to Enter Indiana, Minnesota, Delaware

Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Co. (UPCIC), headquartered in Florida, has applied to expand into Indiana, Minnesota and Delaware. UPCIC is one of the leading writers of homeowners insurance in Florida and a fully licensed operator in North Carolina, South …

Munich Re Opening New Office in Minnesota

Global reinsurer, Munich Re, announced it is expanding its presence in the U.S. health reinsurance business with the opening of a new regional office in Minnetonka, Minn. The company said this decision was taken to seize opportunities arising from the …

All Risks Ltd. Acquires Minnesota-Based Stonebridge Underwriters

Independent insurance wholesaler, All Risks Ltd. announced it has acquired Stonebridge Underwriters, a national general agency and program administrator, based in St. Paul, Minn. Stonebridge Underwriters offers a variety of competitively priced, multi-line programs that were developed to support underserved …

Safety Improvements On Tap In Minnesota Highway Plan

One of the priorities of Minnesota’s highway plan for the next two decades calls for investing in safety-related road improvements. The Department of Transportation recently wrapped up a 20-year state highway investment plan, according to the West Central Tribune. The …

Amid Criticism, Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange Chief Resigns

The chief of Minnesota’s health insurance marketplace resigned Dec. 17 after facing criticism over the troubled rollout and a questionably timed international vacation. April Todd-Malmlov submitted her resignation during an emergency closed session of the government board of MNsure, Minnesota’s …

Family of Minnesota Man Who Died in Workplace Fall Sues

The family of a worker who died in a fall at a grain facility in Buffalo Lake, Minn., has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. Andrew Burnett, 28, of New Ulm, died Oct. 27, 2012, when he fell about 60 feet …

Safenet Commercial Insurance Agency Welcomes Geisler as Senior VP

Kristin Taylor Geisler has joined St. Paul, Minn.-based Safenet Commercial Insurance Agency as a senior vice president. Geisler has many years of experience in different fields including financial services, insurance and risk management. Her expertise in diverse industries will provide …