Insurance Journal » Ohio http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:38:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Welch to Retire as President/CEO at Grange Insurance; Ammendola to Assume the Posts http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/09/29/341879.htm Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:26:34 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=341879 Tom Welch, president and CEO of Columbus, Ohio-based Grange Insurance, has announced that he will retire as of January 2015. The company’s board of directors has elected John Ammendola, executive vice president and chief property and casualty officer, to assume …

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Conklin Named Ohio Insurance Department Legislative Liaison http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/09/19/341191.htm Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:53:07 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=341191 Ohio Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor has named Allison Conklin as the Department’s legislative liaison. Conklin will work in the Executive Office’s Legislative Affairs Division. Conklin’s duties will include interfacing with legislators, government agencies and other …

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Ohio: Man Must Sue State to Fix Damage from Falling Concrete http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/09/19/341169.htm Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:21:34 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=341169 A man whose car was damaged by concrete falling from a bridge just blocks away from where Cincinnati Bengals fans were tailgating will have to sue to get any money out of the state of Ohio. No one was injured, …

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Beckman Joins Berkley Fire and Marine Underwriters in Ohio http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/09/16/340549.htm Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:54:58 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=340549 Chicago, Ill.-based Berkley Fire and Marine Underwriters hired Chris Beckman as operations and risk management director. He is based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Beckman will be responsible for underwriter support in systems, risk management and risk control efforts for the company. …

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Hylant Names Berenzweig President of Toledo Office http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/09/09/340042.htm Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18:24:10 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=340042 Hylant has named former National Hockey League player Andrew Berenzweig president of its Toledo, Ohio office. Berenzweig will be responsible for driving the vision and long-term strategies for the continued growth of the Toledo office. Berenzweig assumes the role from Richard …

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Though Productive and More Educated, Ohio Workers Earning Less http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/09/05/339675.htm Fri, 05 Sep 2014 05:11:01 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=339675 Ohio workers are more productive and better educated these days, yet they aren’t necessarily making more money as a result, according to a new report. Ohio productivity grew by nearly 67 percent between 1979 and 2013, while median hourly wages …

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Assured Neace Lukens Hires Seager to Support Midwest Clients http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/29/339056.htm Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:15:22 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=339056 Louisville, Ky.-based Assured Neace Lukens hired Cary Seager as Health & Productivity manager. In her new role, Seager will support Assured Neace Lukens clients in the Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio, and Indianapolis, Ind., markets with customized and results-oriented health …

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Freiman Joins Risk International as Senior Consultant http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/26/338613.htm Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:34:09 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=338613 Risk International, based in Fairlawn, Ohio, announced that Mark Freiman has joined the outsourced risk management provider as a senior consultant. He will contribute his nearly 20 years of group benefits consulting experiences to the company’s newly launched Benefits Advisory Services. Freiman served …

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NFP Acquires Cincinnati, Ohio-Based Benefit Resources http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/22/338426.htm Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:38:29 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=338426 National Financial Partners Corp. (NFP), a provider of benefits, property/casualty and life insurance, and wealth management services, announced it has acquired Benefit Resources Inc., a Cincinnati-based insurance consulting and brokerage firm that has been a member of NFP’s Benefits Partners …

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Ohio Woman Convicted in Arson-for-Insurance Case http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/19/338121.htm Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:07:25 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=338121 A Youngstown, Ohio, woman has been convicted of setting fire to a rental property in order to collect insurance money, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. Latasha Curtis, 33, was convicted on one …

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1994 Full-Size Pickup Most Stolen Vehicle in Ohio Last Year http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/19/338096.htm Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:43:33 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=338096 A new report from a national insurance group has identified the vehicle most targeted by thieves in Ohio last year: a 1994 full-size pickup truck. It was the second straight year that this Chevy truck headed the list from the …

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Berkley Fire & Marine Underwriters Hires O’Connell in Ohio http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/18/337801.htm Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:21:19 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=337801 Chicago, Ill.-based Berkley Fire & Marine Underwriters hired Kiley O’Connell as territory underwriting manager for the states of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. He is based in Cincinnati, Ohio. O’Connell is responsible for agency relationships and underwriting management for the newly …

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Findlay, Ohio, Could Face Higher Flood Insurance Costs http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/18/337797.htm Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:17:56 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=337797 Leaders in a northwestern Ohio city that has seen more than its share of flooding say the Federal Emergency Management Agency has threatened to put the its flood insurance program on “probation.” Officials in Findlay say that could increase the …

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Ohio Roofer Gets Prison Time for Insurance Fraud, Money Laundering http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/11/337287.htm Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:53:13 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=337287 Columbus, Ohio, roofer Terrance J. King, owner of Home Improvement Terrance King, which also did work in the Dayton area, has been sentenced to 48 months in prison and ordered to pay $241,000 in restitution. In November 2013, King pleaded …

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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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