Ohio News

Electronic Proof of Insurance Accepted in Ohio Beginning March 23

Effective March 23, 2015, Ohio motorists will now be able to show proof of financial responsibility to traffic violations bureaus, courts, Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) and/or law enforcement through use of an electronic wireless communications device, the insurance department …

Cincinnati-Based American Financial Group Promotes Weiss to VP

Insurance holding company American Financial Group Inc., headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, has promoted Mark A. Weiss to vice president. Weiss joined AFG in 2010 and most recently served as assistant vice president and assistant general counsel. In addition, he serves …

Largent Tapped to Take the Reins at Ohio’s Westfield Group

Westfield, Ohio-based banking and insurance organization, Westfield Group, has selected Edward J. Largent III to succeed James R. Clay as company leader, president and CEO. The transition will occur July 1, 2015. Clay will remain as chairman of the board until …

Ohio Measure Would Allow Workers’ Comp for Police PTSD

Ohio’s emergency responders diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder could be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits even if they don’t have physical injuries under proposed legislation a state Senate panel is considering. It would apply to police and other peace officers, …

Ohio Democrats Want State to Create Health Insurance Exchange

Democratic lawmakers in Ohio want the state to consider creating its own health insurance exchange as the U.S. Supreme Court hears a challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care law. People can find health coverage through the exchanges, or marketplaces, …

Ohio-Based Central Insurance Appoints White to Board of Directors

The Central Insurance Companies, headquartered in Van Wert, Ohio, has appointed John E. White to the board of directors for Central Mutual Insurance and All America Insurance Companies, and the Central Insurex Agency effective Feb. 27, 2015. White has also …

5 Members of Alleged Ohio Auto Insurance Fraud Ring Indicted

Five Cincinnati-area residents have been indicted on multiple counts of alleged insurance fraud for filing a significant number of false insurance claims in 2014 totaling approximately $85,000, the Ohio Department of Insurance announced. The department alleges that as part of …

Ohio Sues BP for $33M Over Tank Leak Cleanup Costs

BP Plc double dipped by taking a total of more than $33 million from an Ohio compensation fund and insurers to clean up leaks from underground storage tanks, according to the state’s attorney general. Attorney General Mike DeWine and Ohio’s …

Ohio House Passes Bill Protecting Skilled Volunteers from Liability

The Ohio House has passed a bill that gives legal protection to certain volunteers who provide service and expertise during emergencies. The measure gives architects, engineers, surveyors and tradespersons immunity from civil liability for errors or omissions that may occur …

15 Children Killed in Ohio Fires in 2014, 11 So Far This Year

Fires killed 15 children in Ohio last year and have claimed at least 11 young lives in just the first two months of 2015, according to the state fire marshal’s office. Many factors affect those statistics, but the chief of …