Missouri News

Popp to Join Lockton in Kansas City as Retirement Services President

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 …

AssureStart Expands Online Small Business Insurance Sales to Three More States

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. …

Missouri Court Tosses $240M Punitive Award from Smelter Lawsuit

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. …

Agnello Named President of Lockton’s Kansas City P/C Operation

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, …

Missouri Man Pleads Guilty to Arson, Insurance Fraud

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 …

New Missouri Laws Expand Paperless Options, Insurance Protections

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 …

Number of Defective School Buses in Missouri Rising

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 …

Kansas Man Sentenced for Defrauding Missouri Insurance Fund

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 …

Report: Healthy Midwest Economic Growth Expected

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 …

Missouri High School Team to Skip Bass Tournament Due to Insurance Troubles

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 …