Insurance Journal » Missouri http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:01:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Missouri Regulators Assisting Ferguson Businesses with Property Claims http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/27/338818.htm Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:29:34 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=338818 Representatives from the Missouri Department of Insurance headed to Ferguson on Aug. 27 to assist businesses that experienced damage during recent protests with filing insurance claims and to answer questions about the claims process. The department said it is encouraging …

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Officials: Fewer Deaths on Missouri Roads http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/26/338622.htm Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:41:32 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=338622 Traffic deaths on Missouri roads have been on a downward trend for nearly 10 years, and a highway patrol spokesman said the declining numbers are likely due to several factors that include education and road improvements. The number of traffic …

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Missouri Volunteer Firefighter Gets 20 Years for Arson http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/25/338511.htm Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:26:45 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=338511 A volunteer firefighter from eastern Missouri has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for setting several fires last year. Police say Dustin Matthew Grigsby was sentenced for setting four fires in occupied buildings last year in Lincoln County, although …

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Robber Shoots Employee at Missouri Insurance Office http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/22/338420.htm Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:33:58 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=338420 Police in Independence, Mo., are looking for a man who shot an employee while robbing an insurance office. Police spokesman Tom Gentry says the shooting occurred in the afternoon on Aug. 20 at the Dingeldein Insurance Group building. He says …

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California-Based Palomar Specialty Insurance Expands Into More States http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/22/338418.htm Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:32:38 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=338418 La Jolla, Calif.-based Palomar Specialty Insurance Co., established in February 2014 as a specialty catastrophe insurer, announced it is now licensed to write residential and commercial insurance in 14 states. Palomar Specialty initially focused on writing residential earthquake insurance, commercial …

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Focus Is on Teens in Missouri Anti-Distracted Driving Campaign http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/21/338312.htm Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:22:08 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=338312 Stressing the financial consequences resulting from an auto accident, the Missouri Department of Insurance is focusing on distracted driving and teens in its latest safety campaign. The department’s MO Eyes on the Road campaign PSA features a teen whose insurance rates …

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St. Louis Propane Truck Explosion Injures 6 Workers http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/11/337272.htm Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:34:09 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=337272 A worker at a St. Louis truck terminal was in critical condition on Aug. 8 after a propane tank explosion that injured him and five co-workers. The explosion happened the previous night at a trucking terminal near downtown operated by …

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Arthur J. Gallagher Acquires Missouri-Based Travel Insurance Agency http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/11/337267.htm Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:23:36 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=337267 Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired Trip Mate Inc., based in Kansas City, Mo. Established in 1989, Trip Mate is a full service travel insurance agency that provides a wide variety of travel protection plans and services for their travel …

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Missouri Voters Deny Highway Funding; Officials Fear Rise in Fatalities http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/08/337167.htm Fri, 08 Aug 2014 16:23:21 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=337167 Missouri transportation officials warned of a potential rise in traffic fatalities and bridge closures, after voters defeated a sales tax hike that would have funded hundreds of highway and transportation projects across the state. The three-quarters cent sales tax had …

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Home Depot Sued Over Joplin, Missouri, Tornado Deaths http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/06/336967.htm Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:02:36 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=336967 A woman whose husband and two children were among eight people killed while taking cover in a Home Depot during the 2011 Joplin, Mo., tornado contends in a wrongful death lawsuit that the building was negligently constructed. Edie Howard Housel, …

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Columbia Insurance Group Hires Klug as New CFO http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/07/22/335386.htm Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:47:31 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=335386 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 …

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Missouri Man Pleads Guilty to Lightning Rod Insurance Scam http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/07/20/335278.htm Sun, 20 Jul 2014 16:45:33 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=335278 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 …

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Trucking Company Owner Pleads Guilty in Missouri to Cargo Theft Scheme http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/07/18/335245.htm Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:35:25 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=335245 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 …

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Ban Against Lyft Ride Sharing Service Extended in St. Louis http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/07/16/334816.htm Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:34:53 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=334816 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 …

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Midwest Towns Hope Worst of Flood Is Behind Them http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/07/11/334388.htm Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:43:47 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=334388 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 …

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‘Drafting Error’ Leads to Veto of Missouri Health Insurance Navigator Bill http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/07/09/334130.htm Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:18:23 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=334130 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 …

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Popp to Join Lockton in Kansas City as Retirement Services President http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/06/27/333157.htm Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:13:12 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=333157 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 …

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AssureStart Expands Online Small Business Insurance Sales to Three More States http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/06/20/332603.htm Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:00:00 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=332603 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. …

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Missouri Court Tosses $240M Punitive Award from Smelter Lawsuit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/06/19/332469.htm Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:55:17 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=332469 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. …

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Agnello Named President of Lockton’s Kansas City P/C Operation http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/06/18/332343.htm Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:33:26 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=332343 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, …

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Missouri Man Pleads Guilty to Arson, Insurance Fraud http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/06/16/332125.htm Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:34:25 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=332125 A western Missouri man has admitted leading a conspiracy to buy cheap houses and set them on fire to collect nearly $435,000 in insurance benefits. The U.S. Attorney’s office says 27-year-old Joshua Stamps, of Independence, pleaded guilty in federal court …

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New Missouri Laws Expand Paperless Options, Insurance Protections http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/06/11/331597.htm Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:35:54 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=331597 Under new laws signed by Gov. Jay Nixon, Missourians now have more paperless options when receiving policy information from their insurance companies, and commercial property owners will see expanded insurance protections, the Missouri Department of Insurance announced. House Bill 1079 …

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Number of Defective School Buses in Missouri Rising http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/06/06/331233.htm Fri, 06 Jun 2014 13:24:06 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=331233 The percentage of school buses failing state inspections is on the rise in Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says slightly fewer than 85 percent of the roughly 12,000 school buses it inspected this year were initially approved. That’s the …

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Kansas Man Sentenced for Defrauding Missouri Insurance Fund http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/06/05/331208.htm Fri, 06 Jun 2014 02:56:57 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=331208 A Kansas man has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for a $1.3 million fraud involving a Missouri fund for cleaning up leaking petroleum tanks. Robert Fine II was sentenced on June 3 after pleading guilty last November …

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Report: Healthy Midwest Economic Growth Expected http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/06/03/330886.htm Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:24:41 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=330886 A monthly economic index for nine Midwestern and Plains states inched up in May, suggesting healthy economic growth is coming over the next three to six months, according to a report released. The overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to …

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Missouri High School Team to Skip Bass Tournament Due to Insurance Troubles http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/05/28/330201.htm Wed, 28 May 2014 16:16:00 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=330201 Concerns about insurance requirements will keep a southwest Missouri high school team from participating in the first high school bass pro fishing tournament in June. Nixa High School anglers won’t be part of the Bass Pro Shops first Open Championship …

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Missouri Legislature OKs Criminal Checks for Health Advisers http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/05/23/329973.htm Fri, 23 May 2014 15:48:17 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=329973 Despite a federal court order against their current law, Missouri legislators voted to toughen requirements even further for people seeking to work as insurance guides under President Barack Obama’s health care law. A bill given final approval by the Republican-led …

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EF2 Tornado Hammers Missouri Town, State of Emergency Declared http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/05/12/328891.htm Tue, 13 May 2014 03:08:36 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=328891 Residents in a small northwest Missouri town that took a direct hit from an EF2 tornado were busy on May 11 assessing damage and rescheduling events, like the coming high school graduation. The tornado Saturday evening in Orrick yanked roofs …

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Missouri Law Bars Contractors from Paying Deductibles on Commercial Property http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/05/02/328151.htm Fri, 02 May 2014 16:08:56 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=328151 Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to legislation that supporters say is aimed at protecting commercial property. A 2011 Missouri law bars residential contractors who fix roofs or complete other exterior repairs on homes from offering to pay insurance deductibles …

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Trial Alleging Gender Discrimination at Anheuser-Busch Begins http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/04/30/327889.htm Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:30:00 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=327889 Jury selection began April 28 in the trial of a case brought by the former top ranking woman executive at St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch, who accuses the beer maker of wage discrimination for paying her less than half the base salary …

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