Missouri News

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 …

Fowler Named President/CEO of Cameron Mutual Insurance

Cameron Mutual Insurance Company in Cameron, Mo., named Brad Fowler president and chief executive officer effective Jan.1, 2015. Fowler, who most recently served as chief operations officer, assumes the role following the retirement of Gary Myers. Myers served as president …

Safety Of Guardrails Questioned by Kansas, Missouri

Missouri and Kansas transportation officials have suspended installations of a guardrail system after concerns that parts of the guardrails break off on impact and run through vehicles, causing injuries to drivers and passengers. The two states are among 40 that …

Missouri Company Cited in Death of Teen Worker

A southeast Missouri construction company has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 13 serious safety violations in an investigation that began after the death of a 16-year-old worker. The Southeast Missourian reports that OSHA announced the …