Ohio News

Nelson Named Chief Marketing Officer at American Modern Insurance

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 …

State Auto Acquires Partners General Insurance Agency

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 …

Ohio Insurance Director: New Insurance Reforms Benefit Consumers

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 …

PCI Backs Ride Sharing Rules in Columbus, Wants Chicago to Wait

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) …

Ohio Faces Flash Flood Threat Following Rains

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 …

Report: Ohio Has Most Metal Thefts in U.S.

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 …

Ohio’s Kinker-Eveleigh Insurance Acquired by Marsh & Mclennan Agency

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 …

Ohio Medical Malpractice Claims Decline Again in 2012

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 …

Ohio Steel Company to Pay $2.4M for Safety Violations

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 …

Great American Insurance Group Rolls Out Workers’ Comp Option in Oklahoma

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 …