Insurance Journal » Ohio http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:04:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Ohio-Based Motorists Insurance Group Promotes King, Kessler http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/07/29/336045.htm Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:20:10 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=336045 The Motorists Insurance Group has announced that two members of its executive team with responsibilities across the group of companies have been promoted to senior vice president. Anne King has been promoted to senior vice president, chief human resources officer …

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Trucking Company Owner Pleads Guilty in Missouri to Cargo Theft Scheme http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/07/18/335245.htm Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:35:25 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=335245 A Memphis, Tenn., business owner pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a cargo theft scheme that included a theft in West Plains, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that Earl …

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Rauch Named Vice President of Marketing at Ohio-Based Central Insurance http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/07/17/335169.htm Fri, 18 Jul 2014 01:06:18 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=335169 The Central Insurance Companies, based in Van Wert, Ohio, has promoted Timothy L. Rauch, to vice president of marketing for both Central Mutual and All America Insurance Companies. Rauch will replace current Senior Vice President of Marketing Edd Buhl when …

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O’Connor Named National Practice Leader for Employee Benefits at CBIZ http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/07/10/334265.htm Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:40:40 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=334265 Cleveland, Ohio-based CBIZ Inc., a provider of employee benefits and insurance advisory services, has appointed Jim O’Connor national practice leader for employee benefits. O’Connor previously served as managing director and executive vice president of CBIZ’s New Jersey and New York …

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Despite Increases Ohio Auto, Home Insurance Rates Remain Low http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/07/10/334261.htm Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:34:24 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=334261 Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor says Ohio’s average auto and homeowners insurance rates remain among the lowest in the country despite recent increases. In 2013, the average rate for the top 10 private passenger auto and …

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Agent Appointment Fee Reduction in Ohio Expected to Save Insurers $11.3M http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/07/09/334121.htm Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:05:05 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=334121 A reduction in the fee insurance companies pay to “appoint” insurance agents is expected to result in $11.3 million in reduced annual costs, Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor announced. An amended rule took effect in Ohio on …

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Toledo, Ohio Food Truck Rules Would Require $1M in Liability Insurance http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/07/08/334036.htm Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:13:18 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=334036 Proposed regulations for food trucks in a northwestern Ohio city have gone back to the mayor for more discussion after opposition from supporters of the mobile businesses. The Blade newspaper in Toledo reports that Toledo City Council declined to vote …

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Tornado, Severe Storms Damage Homes in Ohio http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/06/26/333027.htm Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:54:53 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=333027 Parts of Ohio are again cleaning up after severe storms rolled through — including a tornado that touched down in northeast Ohio. The National Weather Service confirmed a high EF1 or EF2 tornado touched down on June 23 evening in …

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New Ohio Drilling Policy May Be Good for Oil & Gas, Insurance Industries http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/06/20/332162.htm Fri, 20 Jun 2014 05:43:19 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=332162 Ohio in mid-April 2014 enacted stricter regulations for oil and gas drilling near faults or areas of past seismic activity, a move that some, including insurers, may view as a step in the right direction. The Ohio Department of Natural …

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Former Ohio Insurance Agent Gets Jail Time on Fraud-Related Charges http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/06/17/332247.htm Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:37:24 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=332247 Former West Mansfield insurance agent Robert Horney, of Marysville, Ohio, was sentenced in Logan County Common Pleas Court to serve 60 days in jail, five years on community control and ordered to pay more than $21,000 in restitution for multiple …

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Ohio Sees Drop in Fatal Motorcycle Crashes http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/06/17/332227.htm Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:03:43 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=332227 Motorcycle fatalities in Ohio have dropped by 21 percent since 2010, according to state statistics. Statistics show 133 motorcycle fatalities last year; 163 in 2012; 166 in 2011; and 168 in 2010. So far this year there have been 28. …

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Nelson Named Chief Marketing Officer at American Modern Insurance http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/06/11/331565.htm Wed, 11 Jun 2014 15:55:34 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=331565 Amelia, Ohio-based American Modern Insurance Group appointed Tammy Nelson as senior vice president and chief marketing officer. She will be responsible for the direction and management of the marketing and promotion of the organization’s products and services. Nelson most recently …

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State Auto Acquires Partners General Insurance Agency http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/06/02/330777.htm Mon, 02 Jun 2014 16:33:02 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=330777 Columbus, Ohio-based State Automobile Mutual Insurance Co. (State Auto) has completed its purchase of Partners General Insurance Agency (PGIA), a managing general underwriter specializing in excess and surplus lines general liability and excess liability insurance. With offices in California, Illinois …

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Ohio Insurance Director: New Insurance Reforms Benefit Consumers http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/05/30/330524.htm Fri, 30 May 2014 16:43:20 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=330524 Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor says the passage of reforms to Ohio’s insurance law will help maintain the strength and competitiveness of Ohio’s insurance marketplace while also providing new consumer protections. Under Senate Bill 140, which …

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PCI Backs Ride Sharing Rules in Columbus, Wants Chicago to Wait http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/05/28/330293.htm Wed, 28 May 2014 22:39:44 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=330293 A property/casualty insurance trade group is supporting proposed ride sharing regulations in Columbus, Ohio, but is urging the city council in Chicago, Ill., to delay action on proposed rules in that city. The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) …

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Ohio Faces Flash Flood Threat Following Rains http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/05/16/329465.htm Fri, 16 May 2014 16:42:52 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=329465 Flood watches were in effect across much of eastern and northern Ohio as communities recovered from several days of heavy rain and storms. The National Weather Service predicted an end to the precipitation and some falling temperatures Friday and into the …

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Report: Ohio Has Most Metal Thefts in U.S. http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/05/09/328750.htm Fri, 09 May 2014 16:55:53 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=328750 Ohio continues to lead the nation in metal thefts, with 1,446 insurance claims made last year, according to a new report. A National Insurance Crime Bureau report said the state reported more than 4,000 claims from 2011 through 2013 from …

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Ohio’s Kinker-Eveleigh Insurance Acquired by Marsh & Mclennan Agency http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/05/09/328732.htm Fri, 09 May 2014 16:14:43 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=328732 Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC (MMA), a subsidiary of insurance broker Marsh LLC, has acquired Kinker-Eveleigh Insurance Agency, a $3.5 million revenue agency located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1919, Kinker-Eveleigh offers a …

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Ohio Medical Malpractice Claims Decline Again in 2012 http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/05/05/328287.htm Mon, 05 May 2014 16:31:08 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=328287 Medical malpractice claims in Ohio hit a new low in 2012, according to a new report. The annual Ohio Medical Professional Liability Closed Claim Report from the Ohio Department of Insurance showed 2,733 claims in 2012, the last year for …

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Ohio Steel Company to Pay $2.4M for Safety Violations http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/04/30/327892.htm Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:32:38 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=327892 The federal government says Republic Steel has agreed to pay $2.4 million in a settlement and address alleged health and safety violations at three Ohio facilities and one in Blasdell, N.Y. A statement from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration …

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Great American Insurance Group Rolls Out Workers’ Comp Option in Oklahoma http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/04/29/327607.htm Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:37:43 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=327607 Cincinnati, Ohio-based Great American Insurance Group has launched an Oklahoma Option Employers Indemnity policy. The new coverage, offered through its Employer’s Comp Associates (ECA) Division, is available to any employer in Oklahoma who qualifies to opt out of the state’s …

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Ohio Man Sentenced for Theft in $9,000 Insurance Fraud Case http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/04/24/327150.htm Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:13:04 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=327150 Ohio Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor announced that Cleveland resident John Deskins was sentenced to two years of probation in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court for theft in an insurance fraud case. Evidence gathered by the …

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Ohio Woman Must Repay $32K in Workers’ Comp Benefits http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/04/23/327127.htm Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:43:37 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=327127 An Ohio woman was ordered to repay more than $32,000 in connection with working while collecting workplace injury benefits. Laura Brown pleaded guilty April 9 in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas to workers’ compensation fraud, a fifth-degree felony. “Ms. …

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Ohio Employers to Share $1.2B Workers’ Comp Premium Credit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/04/23/327110.htm Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:19:08 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=327110 Ohio private employers and local governments will soon receive a credit on their workers’ compensation bills totaling $1.2 billion, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) announced. The credit approved by the BWC board of directors will allow the transition …

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Ohio Warning Rideshare Drivers About Insurance Risks http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/04/17/326793.htm Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:27:42 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=326793 Ohio is warning drivers considering work with a ridesharing service such as Uber or Lyft to understand the insurance implications. Rideshare companies operating in Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland use smartphone apps to connect potential passengers with drivers using their personal …

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Ohio Coast Guard Station Leads Nation in Drunken Boating Arrests http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/04/17/326751.htm Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:40:41 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=326751 A U.S. Coast Guard station that watches over western Lake Erie led the nation in drunken boating arrests last year. The Coast Guard says officers with Marblehead, Ohio, station charged 67 people with boating under the influence in 2013. The …

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Wisconsin Trucker Wins Great American Insurance’s Big Rig Giveaway http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/04/17/326747.htm Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:32:47 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=326747 A Wisconsin trucker who’s been driving for 35 years won a customized truck in Great American Insurance Group’s annual Big Rig Giveaway. Roger Lemírande was missing from the crowd at booth 69172 on Saturday, March 29, at the Mid-America Trucking …

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Unlicensed Ohio Company Told to Stop Selling Insurance Product http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/04/15/326309.htm Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:35:17 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=326309 Ohio Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor ordered an unlicensed insurance entity, My Community Care LLC, and its owner Tannile Ortiz to stop selling what the insurance department says is an unlawful product in the state of …

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Ohio Fracking Lawsuit Allowed to Proceed http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/04/11/326096.htm Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:01:28 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=326096 A couple who sued to try to stop shale gas drilling around a state-owned lake in eastern Ohio won an early victory this week as a judge ruled their lawsuit can proceed. The Franklin County judge ruled that the Guernsey …

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Ohio Jury Awards $39M in Fatal Repaving Accident http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/04/09/325877.htm Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:02:12 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=325877 An Ohio jury has awarded $39 million to the family of a construction inspector killed during a highway repaving project. An attorney for the family of victim Randy Roginski described the working conditions in the construction zone on Interstate 271 …

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