Missouri News

Columbia Insurance Group Hires Klug as New CFO

Missouri-based Columbia Insurance Group (CIG) welcomed Kansas native Kelly Klug, as its new chief financial officer, senior vice president and treasurer. Klug is a trusted insurance and financial professional with over 30 years of proven success. Throughout his career, he …

Missouri Man Pleads Guilty to Lightning Rod Insurance Scam

A 52-year-old Missouri man has been sentenced to probation in a lightning rod insurance scam that targeted elderly residents. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a release that Donald Anthony Moses of Neosho, Mo., was sentenced to two years …

Trucking Company Owner Pleads Guilty in Missouri to Cargo Theft Scheme

A Memphis, Tenn., business owner pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a cargo theft scheme that included a theft in West Plains, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that Earl …

Ban Against Lyft Ride Sharing Service Extended in St. Louis

A St. Louis, Mo., judge extended a temporary restraining order that bans the ride-sharing service Lyft from operating in the city or St. Louis County. St. Louis Circuit Judge Joan Moriarty said this week that Lyft cannot operate until a …

Midwest Towns Hope Worst of Flood Is Behind Them

Officials in several Mississippi River towns were cautiously optimistic on July 10 that they’ll soon emerge from this year’s flood with relatively minor damage. Water levels were dropping in several places, including Clarksville, Mo., where a furious sandbagging effort over …

‘Drafting Error’ Leads to Veto of Missouri Health Insurance Navigator Bill

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation that would have limited who could work in the state as a health insurance guide and blamed a national conservative group for injecting an error into the model legislation. The vetoed bill would have …

Popp to Join Lockton in Kansas City as Retirement Services President

Pam Popp is joining Lockton as president of its retirement services operation effective Sept. 2, based in Kansas City, Mo., the risk management and insurance services firm announced. Popp is a longtime retirement plan executive with experience both at CAPTRUST …

AssureStart Expands Online Small Business Insurance Sales to Three More States

AssureStart, the technology startup that sells small business insurance coverage on the internet, has opened for business in Colorado, Missouri and Oregon with plans to expand into additional states this year. AssureStart serves small businesses with one to 30 employees. …

Missouri Court Tosses $240M Punitive Award from Smelter Lawsuit

A Missouri appeals court has thrown out $240 million in punitive damages awarded to 16 eastern Missouri residents who sued over health problems from the Herculaneum lead smelter. A jury awarded the damages against former smelter owners Fluor Corp., A.T. …

Agnello Named President of Lockton’s Kansas City P/C Operation

Kansas City, Mo.-based Lockton named Joe Agnello president of the insurance broker’s Kansas City property/casualty insurance operation. Agnello, a 20-year Lockton veteran, succeeds Ron Lockton who will devote more time to clients and global business issues for Lockton. Agnello will work alongside Rick Kahle, …