Missouri News

Keystone Adds 3 Missouri Agencies to Network

Keystone Insurers Group added three new partners in Missouri. The partners are: Jerome L. Howe Inc. of St. Louis; Schroepfer Bauer Insurance Agency of Union; and Custom Insurance Services Inc. of Crystal City. Jerome L. Howe offers insurance and benefits …

Report Says Police Actions Escalated Ferguson Unrest

Police antagonized crowds gathered to protest in Ferguson, violated free-speech rights and made it difficult to hold officers accountable, according to a U.S. Department of Justice report summary obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The summary cited “vague and arbitrary” …

Valley Insurance Agency Alliance Hires Gamble as Recruiter

St. Louis, Mo.-based Valley Insurance Agency Alliance (VIAA), comprising nearly 100 independent insurance agencies in Missouri and Southern Illinois, hired Grady Gamble as a recruiter for Missouri. Gamble will implement a regional plan to pursue and enlist new partnerships with …

Arthur J. Gallagher Acquires Midwest Healthcare Consulting Firm

Itasca, Ill.-based Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired Integrated Healthcare Strategies located in Kansas City, Mo., and Minneapolis, Minn. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. With operations dating back to 1974, Integrated Healthcare Strategies (Integrated) provides strategic human resources consulting services specifically …

Grove Named Sr. VP- Business Development at Safety National

St. Louis, Mo.-based Safety National Casualty Corp. has appointed Tom Grove to the position of senior vice president – business development. In his new role, Grove is responsible for leading Safety National’s business development, broker relations and sales functions. Grove …

Parents of Missouri Teen Killed by Police Sue City of Ferguson

Ferguson, Mo., was sued by the family of an unarmed black teenager whose fatal shooting by a police officer triggered nationwide protests, while subsequent deaths at the hands of police fueled a national debate about how law enforcement treats minorities. …

Missouri Bill with Medical Malpractice Caps Sent to Governor

A measure to reinstate limits on lawsuit awards for pain and suffering in medical malpractice cases is heading to Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk three years after the state Supreme Court overturned lower caps. The Missouri House voted 125-27 to …

Missouri’s POWERS Insurance and Benefits Opens Satellite Office

Independent insurance agency, POWERS Insurance and Benefits, headquartered in Clayton, Mo., announced it has opened a satellite office at 17998 Chesterfield Airport Rd. in Chesterfield, Mo. POWERS hired four new associates to establish the West County presence, bringing the total …

Safety National Rebrands Reinsurance Platform: Safety National Re

St. Louis, Mo.-based Safety National Casualty Corp. announced it has rebranded its reinsurance platform as Safety National Re. Safety National Re will continue to offer its existing products and solid financial security, which includes over $1.25 billion in surplus as …

Missouri Lawsuit Targets Anthem Insurance Subsidiaries

A Missouri lawsuit seeking class-action status accuses three insurance subsidiaries of failing to safeguard sensitive consumer data from hackers who recently breached health insurer Anthem Inc.’s computer networks. A lawsuit first filed in February in St. Louis County on behalf …