Missouri News

Missouri Insurance Director: Workers’ Comp Insurance Costs Likely to Fall

Missouri businesses could see a decline in their workers’ compensation insurance premiums next year. The state insurance department says a new report by the National Council on Compensation Insurance indicates that insurers are likely to see a 3.7 percent drop …

Lack of Skilled Workers a Challenge for Kansas City Area Manufacturers

Manufacturing companies in Kansas and Missouri say there are plenty of high-paying jobs available for people qualified to run sophisticated factory equipment, but there doesn’t seem to be enough local talent to fill them. Industry leaders in both states say …

Report: Midwest Economy Still Strong, Growth to Continue

The economy remained strong in nine Midwest and Plains states in August, and a monthly survey of business leaders released Sept. 2 suggests growth will continue in the months ahead. The region’s overall economic index inched up to 57.2 last …

Missouri Regulators Assisting Ferguson Businesses with Property Claims

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 …

Officials: Fewer Deaths on Missouri Roads

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 …

Missouri Volunteer Firefighter Gets 20 Years for Arson

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 …

Robber Shoots Employee at Missouri Insurance Office

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 …

California-Based Palomar Specialty Insurance Expands Into More States

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 …

Focus Is on Teens in Missouri Anti-Distracted Driving Campaign

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 …

St. Louis Propane Truck Explosion Injures 6 Workers

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 …