Missouri News

Lockton Names Linden as Sr. Claims Consultant in St. Louis

Lockton’s St. Louis office named Jim Linden as assistant vice president-senior claims consultant in its mining risk management practice. The industry veteran will guide clients as their claims advisor and advocate. Linden will advise Lockton clients in developing robust and leading-edge claims management programs, …

Midwest, Plains Likely to See Economic Growth: Report

Economic growth lies ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states despite pullbacks in the energy sector, according to a monthly report released on March 2. The overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index climbed to 57.0 in February from 54.8 in January, …

Columbia, Missouri’s Ride-Booking Regulations Include Insurance

The Columbia, Mo., City Council has approved new regulations for ride-booking services such as Uber and Lyft that include insurance requirements. The regulations approved require ride-booking services to get business licenses and license their drivers as chauffeurs. The drivers must …

Turley Joins J.M. Wilson as Branch Manager in Kansas City

Managing general agency and surplus lines broker, J.M. Wilson, has added Andy Turley as branch manager of its Kansas City, Mo., office. Turley will plan the day-to-day operations of the Kansas City office, coordinate the staff, and work towards building …

Ferguson, Missouri, Receives $500K for Rebuilding

St. Louis County, Mo., has allocated $500,000 to help Ferguson raze and rebuild property that was damaged in the aftermath of the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. Residents and county officials want several blighted sites in Ferguson and surrounding …

Cotnoir Named VP, Large Casualty at Safety National

Steve Cotnoir has been appointed vice president – large casualty at St. Louis, Mo.-based Safety National Casualty Corp. In his new role, Cotnoir will be responsible for leading large casualty field underwriting operations for several strategic regional office territories, including …

Cost of Safety Mandate Places Missouri Passenger Rail Service at Risk

The expense of installing mandated train collision avoidance technology is putting passenger service in Missouri at risk, according to the state Department of Transportation. The equipment, which is designed to override human error, is supposed to be in place by …

Republican Lawmakers in Missouri Considering Lawsuit Caps Again

Nearly a decade after Missouri last limited some civil lawsuit awards, Republican lawmakers are organizing to reinstate caps overturned by the state’s highest court. Businesses can now face lawsuits with unlimited punitive damages in civil injury lawsuits after the Missouri …

Boating, Traffic Fatalities Down in Missouri in 2014

Authorities say fewer people died on Missouri’s roads and waterways last year. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says preliminary statistics count 753 traffic fatalities in 2014, compared with 757 fatalities in 2013 and 1,257 in 2005. Boating fatalities dropped to …

Missouri Fines Insurer Nearly $162K for Misstatements to Policyholders

The Missouri Department of Insurance announced that a regulatory settlement agreement has been reached with Humana Insurance Co. under which the company will pay a $161,800 fine to the Missouri State School Fund. Missouri regulators conducted a market conduct investigation …