Insurance Journal » Ohio http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:58:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 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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Report: Bicycle Fatalities, Injuries Down in Ohio http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/04/08/325792.htm Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:25:37 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=325792 Riding a bicycle on Ohio roads seems to be getting safer, according to state statistics. The Ohio Department of Public Safety statistics show that fewer bicyclists were injured or killed while riding in the state last year compared with the …

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International Excess Program Managers Adds Bren as VP, Transportation http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/03/26/324499.htm Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:43:08 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=324499 International Excess Program Managers, based in Cleveland, Ohio, added Rich Bren to its executive team as vice president of transportation. Bren has more than 25 years of experience in the transportation and insurance industry. He has held multiple officer roles …

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Ohio-Based Central Insurance Promotes Simpson, White, Moore http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/03/26/324481.htm Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:19:35 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=324481 Van Wert, Ohio-based Central Insurance Companies announced several promotions effective March 10, 2014. Todd Simpson was promoted to assistant vice president of claims. A graduate of the Indiana University School of Law, Simpson has been employed by Central for 13 …

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Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities Down in Ohio, Report Finds http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/03/25/324381.htm Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:34:15 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=324381 A national transportation safety report shows pedestrian traffic fatalities are down nationally, including in Ohio. The recent report from the Governors Highway Safety Association found that Ohio was one of 25 states where fewer pedestrians were killed in the first …

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Ohio Ranks 2nd in Job Gains for January http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/03/19/323732.htm Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:50:45 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=323732 The U.S. Department of Labor says Ohio had the second-biggest job gains of any state in January, adding 16,700 positions. The January state employment report says 23 states reported more hiring for that month, while 27 said that the number …

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Prices for Ohio Auto, Home Insurance Below U.S. Average http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/03/17/323538.htm Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:59:49 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=323538 An Ohio insurance industry trade association says homeowner and auto insurance costs for most Ohioans remain below the U.S. average. The Ohio Insurance Institute released a report saying Ohio has the sixth lowest average homeowners premium and the 10th lowest …

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Bisker Joins Aite Group in Ohio as a Senior Analyst http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/03/14/323382.htm Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:43:22 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=323382 Jamie Bisker has joined the Aite Group as a senior analyst in the company’s property/casualty insurance team. He is based in Columbus, Ohio. Bisker has more than 28 years of experience across insurance lines of business, having served as an …

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Court Rulings Against Speeding Cameras Mount in Ohio http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/03/03/322000.htm Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:53:11 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=322000 The speeding cameras have gone dark in another Ohio community, the latest turned off by a string of court rulings against automated traffic enforcement. A Butler County judge last week ordered the village of New Miami to hit stop, saying …

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Ohio Insurance Institute: Early January Storm Could Be One of State’s Costliest http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/03/02/321942.htm Mon, 03 Mar 2014 04:28:34 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=321942 Ohio insurance officials say the early January deep freeze, accompanied by heavy snow and ice, will end up being one of the costliest winter storms in the state in recent decades. Preliminary figures released by the Ohio Insurance Institute show …

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Ohio Bottler Fined Nearly $87K for Repeat Safety Violations http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/02/25/321499.htm Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:48:08 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=321499 The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers Inc. for seven workplace health and safety violations at its plant in Franklin Furnace, Ohio. The citation includes proposed penalties of $86,900. OSHA reported that …

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Ohio Man Ordered to Repay $60K in Workers’ Comp Death Benefits http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/02/25/321477.htm Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:00:27 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=321477 An Ohio man has been ordered to repay nearly $60,000 in workers’ compensation death benefits, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation reported. Adam Osterman pleaded guilty Feb. 13 in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas to one count of …

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Toledo Has Most Arson Fires in Ohio; Few Perpetrators Caught http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/02/25/321473.htm Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:52:51 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=321473 The state’s fourth-largest city, where two firefighters died in what investigators say was a blaze set by an apartment building owner, has reported more arsons than anywhere else in Ohio over the past few years. Toledo had more arsons each …

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Cincinnati Officials Say Levee Decision Forced Flood Insurance Purchases http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/02/19/320912.htm Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:05:19 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=320912 Two city council members in Cincinnati, Ohio, say they want to know more about the decision to decertify a flood levee, which forced hundreds of property owners in Cincinnati to buy flood insurance. Councilman Charlie Winburn said he will launch …

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Ohio Supreme Court: Landlords Liable for Safety of Tenants’ Guests http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/02/13/320460.htm Thu, 13 Feb 2014 17:28:37 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=320460 The Ohio Supreme Court has found that landlords must provide a safe environment to guests of their tenants. The unanimous decision resolves a conflict in two lower appeals courts that reached different conclusions in similar cases. The Feb. 12 decision …

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Akron, Ohio Police: Security Alarm Verification Required for Response http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/02/02/319146.htm Mon, 03 Feb 2014 03:36:51 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=319146 Akron, Ohio, where 98 percent of security alarms turn out to be false, is beginning a new policy requiring confirmation of a possible crime. The Akron police department’s new policy will require prior verification of need of help before officers …

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Fullenkamp Promoted to VP, Personal Lines at Motorists Mutual Insurance http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/01/30/318828.htm Thu, 30 Jan 2014 06:59:40 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=318828 Columbus, Ohio-based Motorists Mutual Insurance Co. has promoted Joe Fullenkamp to vice president, personal lines division. Fullenkamp most recently served as the assistant vice president, personal lines division. He was previously a district sales manager for Motorists’ Columbus South District …

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Ohio Hospital Settles with Michigan Cancer Patient for $200K http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/01/29/318759.htm Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:22:55 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=318759 The University of Toledo Medical Center in Ohio has agreed to pay $200,000 to a southeastern Michigan woman who says radiotherapy was applied to the wrong sites to treat her cervical and endometrial cancer. The Court of Claims of Ohio …

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Jury Awards Ohio Man with Asbestos-Related Cancer $27M http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/01/24/318351.htm Fri, 24 Jan 2014 17:04:45 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=318351 A jury in Ohio has awarded a Cleveland-area man suffering from asbestos-related cancer a $27.5 million verdict. The man’s attorney tells The Plain Dealer that it’s the largest award of its kind in Ohio. John Panza was diagnosed in 2012 …

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New Tax Deduction Available to Ohio Small Businesses http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/01/22/317914.htm Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:14:47 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=317914 The state tax commissioner is reminding Ohio small-business owners that they may be eligible for a recently enacted tax deduction. In an alert issued on Jan. 21, Commissioner Joe Testa urged taxpayers to visit the Ohio Department of Taxation website …

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Winter Storm Costs in Ohio Could Rival Hurricane Ike Totals http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/01/21/317748.htm Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:23:56 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=317748 Experts say the early January’s extreme cold and wind are expected to be one of the costliest weather events in Ohio since the remnants of Hurricane Ike hit in 2008. No solid estimate is available yet, but the Dayton Daily …

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Ohio Treasurer Withdraws Insurance Claim, Sells Damaged Vehicle for $938 http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/01/16/317444.htm Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:36:20 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=317444 Records show Ohio treasurer Josh Mandel’s failed Senate campaign sold a vehicle totaled in a March wreck shortly after questions arose over the continued use of the vehicle, averting an insurance review that might have clarified unanswered questions surrounding its …

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USI Insurance Services Acquires Ohio’s Quintessential Advisors http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/01/14/317098.htm Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:40:58 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=317098 Insurance broker, USI Insurance Services (USI), has acquired Quintessential Advisors Ltd. (Quintessential) headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Quintessential Advisors was founded in 1995 as an independent firm with experienced financial professionals specializing in insurance, …

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Expense Rising for Ohio Cities, Businesses from Winter Blast http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/01/13/316930.htm Mon, 13 Jan 2014 17:42:10 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=316930 The winter blast that brought snow and dangerous temperatures to much of Ohio will end up costing cities and businesses quite a bit of money. Toledo officials estimate that the storms that have dumped about 20 inches of snow since …

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Coverys Acquires OHA Holdings, Ohio Insurance Solutions http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/01/13/316919.htm Mon, 13 Jan 2014 17:26:25 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=316919 OHA Holdings Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary OHA Insurance Solutions (OHAIS), located in Columbus, Ohio, have been acquired by medical professional liability insurance provider, Coverys. OHAIS was created by the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA) and has provided strength and …

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