Ohio News

Berkley Fire & Marine Underwriters Hires O’Connell in Ohio

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 …

Findlay, Ohio, Could Face Higher Flood Insurance Costs

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 …

Ohio Roofer Gets Prison Time for Insurance Fraud, Money Laundering

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 …

Ohio-Based Motorists Insurance Group Promotes King, Kessler

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 …

Trucking Company Owner Pleads Guilty in Missouri to Cargo Theft Scheme

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 …

Rauch Named Vice President of Marketing at Ohio-Based Central Insurance

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 …

O’Connor Named National Practice Leader for Employee Benefits at CBIZ

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 …

Despite Increases Ohio Auto, Home Insurance Rates Remain Low

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 …

Agent Appointment Fee Reduction in Ohio Expected to Save Insurers $11.3M

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 …

Toledo, Ohio Food Truck Rules Would Require $1M in Liability Insurance

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 …