Insurance Journal » Ohio http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:11:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 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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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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