Insurance Journal » Missouri http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:27:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 Judge’s Order Allows Headlight-Flashing in Missouri County http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/04/10/325977.htm Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:38:13 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=325977 A federal judge has issued a permanent injunction prohibiting a St. Louis County town from ticketing drivers for flashing their headlights to warn other drivers that police are nearby. U.S. District Judge Henry Autrey issued the injunction. The American Civil …

The article Judge’s Order Allows Headlight-Flashing in Missouri County appeared first on Insurance Journal.

]]>
Mackey Named VP-Underwriting at Columbia Insurance Group http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/04/07/325675.htm Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:40:38 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=325675 Columbia Insurance Group (CIG), headquartered in Columbia, Mo., welcomed Scott Mackey to its executive team in the newly created role of vice president of underwriting. Mackey is a seasoned insurance professional with 30 years in marketing and underwriting roles with …

The article Mackey Named VP-Underwriting at Columbia Insurance Group appeared first on Insurance Journal.

]]>
Basketball Coach Admits Being Part of Car Theft Ring http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/04/03/325381.htm Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:00:29 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=325381 The women’s basketball coach at Highland Community College in northeast Kansas, who once coached at Southeast Missouri State University, pleaded guilty to being part of a car theft ring that prosecutors said staged accidents and filed false theft reports to …

The article Basketball Coach Admits Being Part of Car Theft Ring appeared first on Insurance Journal.

]]>
St. Louis Tent Collapse Wrongful Death Claim Settled for $548K http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/03/25/324402.htm Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:46:19 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=324402 The family of a 58-year-old man killed in 2013 when a tent collapsed at a St. Louis, Mo., bar has reached a $548,000 settlement. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Alfred Goodman suffered fatal head and neck injuries when wind …

The article St. Louis Tent Collapse Wrongful Death Claim Settled for $548K appeared first on Insurance Journal.

]]>
Missouri Governor Signs Chemotherapy Equity Bill http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/03/21/323961.htm Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:35:05 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=323961  Missouri cancer patients could soon find it more affordable to take chemotherapy pills under legislation signed by Gov. Jay Nixon. Starting in January, patients could not be charged more than $75 for a 30-day supply of oral cancer drugs. The …

The article Missouri Governor Signs Chemotherapy Equity Bill appeared first on Insurance Journal.

]]>
Michigan’s J.M. Wilson Names Terry Branch Manager in Kansas City Office http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/03/21/323950.htm Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:29:06 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=323950 Managing general agency and surplus lines insurance broker, J.M. Wilson, added Michele Terry, as branch manager of its Kansas City, Mo., location. Terry will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Kansas City office and staff, and foster growth and development …

The article Michigan’s J.M. Wilson Names Terry Branch Manager in Kansas City Office appeared first on Insurance Journal.

]]>
Missouri Bill Would Create Online Database for Workers’ Comp Claims http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/02/17/320602.htm Mon, 17 Feb 2014 21:54:34 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=320602 An online database of workers’ compensation claims would be created under legislation passed by the Missouri Senate. Under the measure, businesses could provide a potential employee’s name and Social Security number to identify the date of workers’ compensation claims and …

The article Missouri Bill Would Create Online Database for Workers’ Comp Claims appeared first on Insurance Journal.

]]>
Judge Blocks Oklahoma Firm from Selling Execution Drug to Missouri http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/02/13/320483.htm Fri, 14 Feb 2014 03:40:01 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=320483 A federal judge on Feb. 12 agreed to temporarily block an Oklahoma pharmacy from providing an execution drug to the Missouri Department of Corrections for use in an upcoming lethal injection. The temporary restraining order was issued after a federal lawsuit …

The article Judge Blocks Oklahoma Firm from Selling Execution Drug to Missouri appeared first on Insurance Journal.

]]>
Chemotherapy Parity Bills Advance in Missouri http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/02/13/320478.htm Fri, 14 Feb 2014 03:26:06 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=320478 A Missouri Senate panel has advanced legislation that could lower costs for some cancer patients. Bills endorsed by the Senate insurance committee would require insurance companies to charge patients the same out-of-pocket costs for chemotherapy pills as they do for …

The article Chemotherapy Parity Bills Advance in Missouri appeared first on Insurance Journal.

]]>
Missouri-Based Safety National Reports Management Changes http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/02/13/320475.htm Fri, 14 Feb 2014 03:19:14 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=320475 Excess workers’ compensation insurance provider, Safety National Casualty Corp., based in St. Louis, Mo., announced the following management appointments to take effect on March 1. Tom Grove, assistant vice president – business development, will assume the role as vice president …

The article Missouri-Based Safety National Reports Management Changes appeared first on Insurance Journal.

]]>
Missouri Bills Would Require Exams, Background Checks for Insurance Navigators http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/02/13/320435.htm Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:27:48 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=320435 The Missouri Senate has given first-round approval to legislation requiring health insurance navigators to take an exam and undergo a background check. Senators also advanced a measure that would let people collect up to $50,000 in a lawsuit if a …

The article Missouri Bills Would Require Exams, Background Checks for Insurance Navigators appeared first on Insurance Journal.

]]>
Moore, Joplin Mayors: Majority of Tornado-Stricken Homes Being Rebuilt http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/02/12/320299.htm Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:31:12 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=320299 Mayors from two communities hit by deadly EF5 tornadoes in recent years say more than three-quarters of residents who were displaced have rebuilt their homes or intend to do so. It’s been almost three years since the town of Joplin …

The article Moore, Joplin Mayors: Majority of Tornado-Stricken Homes Being Rebuilt appeared first on Insurance Journal.

]]>
Missouri Judge: Speed Trap Headlight Flashing OK http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/02/07/319873.htm Fri, 07 Feb 2014 17:30:50 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=319873 It’s a common practice among drivers who pass through a speed trap: Flash your headlights at approaching cars as a warning to slow down. Now, a federal court judge in Missouri says penalizing drivers for the headlight flash violates their …

The article Missouri Judge: Speed Trap Headlight Flashing OK appeared first on Insurance Journal.

]]>
Brightway Insurance Opens First Location in Missouri http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/02/05/319619.htm Wed, 05 Feb 2014 17:29:16 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=319619 Brightway Insurance, a national independent insurance retailer, has opened its first Missouri store. Associate agency owner Gary Silverman opened the location in Chesterfield, at 125 Long Rd. Ste. C. Silverman previously owned Insurance Solutions of Missouri. Brightway plans to open 20 …

The article Brightway Insurance Opens First Location in Missouri appeared first on Insurance Journal.

]]>
Missouri Cancer Patients Seek Insurance Coverage for Chemo Pills http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/02/03/319273.htm Tue, 04 Feb 2014 03:27:57 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=319273 JoAnn Shaw was first diagnosed with cancer at age 19. Then again at 25. And 37. And 53. Each time, she was treated with intravenous chemotherapy. Today, she wears a wig, talks with a raspy voice and is in danger …

The article Missouri Cancer Patients Seek Insurance Coverage for Chemo Pills appeared first on Insurance Journal.

]]>
Missouri Jury Awards $12.5M to Injured Railroad Worker http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/01/30/318983.htm Fri, 31 Jan 2014 03:11:18 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=318983 An eastern Missouri jury has awarded $12.5 million to a railroad worker who blamed his former company for a train accident that cost him his right leg below the knee. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Jefferson County jury …

The article Missouri Jury Awards $12.5M to Injured Railroad Worker appeared first on Insurance Journal.

]]>
Missouri Settles with EMC Insurance Cos. over Workers’ Comp Market Exams http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/01/26/318416.htm Mon, 27 Jan 2014 04:04:29 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=318416 Missouri insurance regulators have forged a settlement agreement with EMCASCO Insurance Co. and Employers Mutual Casualty Co. after market conduct examinations into their handling of workers’ compensation insurance. Department of Insurance Director John M. Huff announced that as part of …

The article Missouri Settles with EMC Insurance Cos. over Workers’ Comp Market Exams appeared first on Insurance Journal.

]]>
Judge Puts Missouri Law on Healthcare Navigator Licensing on Hold http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/01/26/318414.htm Mon, 27 Jan 2014 03:46:19 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=318414 A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction against Missouri’s law requiring a state license to serve as a navigator to help consumers sign up for coverage through the new health insurance marketplace. U.S. District Judge Ortrie D. Smith’s ruling also …

The article Judge Puts Missouri Law on Healthcare Navigator Licensing on Hold appeared first on Insurance Journal.

]]>
Missouri Settles with Nationwide Insurance over Workers’ Comp Inconsistencies http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/01/17/317587.htm Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:42:12 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=317587 Missouri insurance regulators announced a settlement agreement with Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance Co. and Farmland Mutual Insurance Co. following a market conduct examination into the companies’ handling of workers’ compensation insurance. Department of Insurance Director John M. Huff reported that as …

The article Missouri Settles with Nationwide Insurance over Workers’ Comp Inconsistencies appeared first on Insurance Journal.

]]>
Assurance Names Davidson, Jungers Employees of the Year http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/01/16/317450.htm Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:44:27 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=317450 Assurance, an independent insurance brokerage with offices in the Chicago, Ill., and St. Louis, Mo.-areas, announced that Robert Davidson and Jennifer Jungers are its Employees of the Year for 2013. Aussurance has been recognizing outstanding employee contributions with its Employee …

The article Assurance Names Davidson, Jungers Employees of the Year appeared first on Insurance Journal.

]]>
Missouri-Based Safety National Casualty Realigns Management Team http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/01/14/317096.htm Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:50:02 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=317096 Safety National Casualty Corp., based in St. Louis, Mo., has announced management changes and realignment of responsibilities that are scheduled to take effect on March 1, 2014. Chief Executive Officer Mark Wilhelm will remain in his current position, maintaining overall …

The article Missouri-Based Safety National Casualty Realigns Management Team appeared first on Insurance Journal.

]]>
Employee Benefits Provider, MRCT, Launches Private Health Exchange in Missouri http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/01/13/316936.htm Mon, 13 Jan 2014 17:47:44 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=316936 St. Louis, Mo.-based MRCT, a comprehensive, employee benefits, financial products and human resources consulting firm, announced the launch of SmartBenefits Marketplace. The locally owned and operated private healthcare exchange will offer products and services in Missouri and Southern Illinois. MRCT …

The article Employee Benefits Provider, MRCT, Launches Private Health Exchange in Missouri appeared first on Insurance Journal.

]]>
Joplin, Missouri Publishes Book Featuring Tornado Experiences http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/01/02/315926.htm Thu, 02 Jan 2014 16:32:48 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=315926 Joplin has published a collection of stories that chronicle the 2011 tornado that devastated the southwest Missouri city. The book, titled “Joplin Pays It Forward,” can be downloaded for free at the city’s website and is available as an e-book …

The article Joplin, Missouri Publishes Book Featuring Tornado Experiences appeared first on Insurance Journal.

]]>
Another Missouri Appeals Court Questions Red Light Cameras http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2013/12/19/315029.htm Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:21:09 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=315029 For the third time in a month, a Missouri appeals court ruling has raised concerns about red light cameras. The Eastern District of the Missouri Court of Appeals on Dec. 17 reversed an earlier ruling that favored the red light …

The article Another Missouri Appeals Court Questions Red Light Cameras appeared first on Insurance Journal.

]]>
Missouri Lawmakers to Try Again for Award Limits in Medical Liability Suits http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2013/12/17/314712.htm Tue, 17 Dec 2013 17:39:48 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=314712 Missouri lawmakers plan to try again to limit how much money people can receive in medical malpractice lawsuits. Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones says the liability limits are a priority for the 2014 session. And Rep. Eric Burlison, of Springfield, …

The article Missouri Lawmakers to Try Again for Award Limits in Medical Liability Suits appeared first on Insurance Journal.

]]>
HM Risk Appoints Young to Lead Construction Services Team http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2013/12/15/314498.htm Mon, 16 Dec 2013 00:39:43 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=314498 HM Risk, a St. Louis, Mo.-based property/casualty insurance and employee benefits agency, has appointed Melinda Young as senior account executive. Young has more than 20 years of industry experience. As the leader of HM’s construction services team she will be …

The article HM Risk Appoints Young to Lead Construction Services Team appeared first on Insurance Journal.

]]>
ACE USA Appoints Springer as Kansas City Branch Manager http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2013/12/10/313876.htm Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:45:59 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=313876 ACE USA, the U.S.-based retail insurance operations of ACE Group, has appointed Kimberly Springer as branch manager of its Kansas City branch office. Springer will work closely with insurance brokers and clients in the states of Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska …

The article ACE USA Appoints Springer as Kansas City Branch Manager appeared first on Insurance Journal.

]]>
Trinity Risk Opens New Office in Kansas City http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2013/12/06/313287.htm Fri, 06 Dec 2013 17:37:37 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=313287 Trinity Risk LLC, a program manager and wholesale broker specializing in owner operator lines of insurance, has opened a new office in Kansas City, Mo., and hired Amy Milburn as account executive. An experienced trucking insurance executive, Milburn specializes in …

The article Trinity Risk Opens New Office in Kansas City appeared first on Insurance Journal.

]]>
Missouri Sued Over Limits on Health Reform Advice http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2013/12/03/312917.htm Wed, 04 Dec 2013 04:03:26 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=312917 A coalition of medical organizations and health care advocates has sued Missouri over its requirement that only state-licensed counselors can serve as navigators in a program aimed at helping consumers sign up for coverage under the new online health insurance …

The article Missouri Sued Over Limits on Health Reform Advice appeared first on Insurance Journal.

]]>
Jury Awards Missouri Worker $28M for Lung Damage http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2013/11/26/312291.htm Tue, 26 Nov 2013 17:23:35 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=312291 A Laclede County jury has ordered a Missouri company to pay $28 million to a worker who claimed his lungs were damaged at a compressor plant in south-central Missouri. In the lawsuit, Philip Berger, 56, claimed he developed inflammation of …

The article Jury Awards Missouri Worker $28M for Lung Damage appeared first on Insurance Journal.

]]>