Missouri News

Missouri-Based Safety National Reports Management Changes

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 …

Missouri Bills Would Require Exams, Background Checks for Insurance Navigators

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 …

Moore, Joplin Mayors: Majority of Tornado-Stricken Homes Being Rebuilt

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 …

Missouri Judge: Speed Trap Headlight Flashing OK

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 …

Brightway Insurance Opens First Location in Missouri

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 …

Missouri Cancer Patients Seek Insurance Coverage for Chemo Pills

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 …

Missouri Jury Awards $12.5M to Injured Railroad Worker

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 …

Missouri Settles with EMC Insurance Cos. over Workers’ Comp Market Exams

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 …

Judge Puts Missouri Law on Healthcare Navigator Licensing on Hold

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 …

Missouri Settles with Nationwide Insurance over Workers’ Comp Inconsistencies

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 …