State and Regional News

Home Value Protection Insurance Comes to Indiana

Home Value Protection is now available in Indiana. With a Home Value Protection policy, homeowners can insure the market value of their home—the largest financial asset of most families—from volatile market cycles. “Housing prices have been, and will continue to …

Liberty International Underwriters Expands E&S Property Operations to West Coast

Liberty International Underwriters (LIU), the global specialty lines division of Liberty Mutual Group, has opened an excess and surplus (E&S) property operation in Los Angeles to better serve the West Coast wholesale broker community. Chet Simmons, an insurance veteran with …

Medicus Now Selling Insurance in Washington

Medicus Insurance Co. is now offering medical professional liability coverage to physicians and surgeons in Washington. Medicus is an admitted insurer in 31 states from coast to coast. Medicus offers Medicus Advantage Gold, a policy endorsement that protects insureds’ electronic …

United Valley Insurance Selected to Offer The Hartford’s AARP Insurance Program

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., has made its AARP-branded auto insurance program available through United Valley Insurance in Fresno, Calif. The Hartford is offering the AARP-branded auto insurance program through select, authorized independent agents. These products were previously only …

MetLife Auto & Home Enhances Personal Lines Policy for North Carolina Residents

MetLife Auto & Home has introduced a number of product and coverage enhancements, including the launch of GrandProtect, its personal lines policy package, to residents of North Carolina. The enhancements are effective immediately for new customers and May 31 for …

Great American Environmental Continues West Expansion with Staff Addition

Great American Insurance Group’s Environmental Division has added made another staff addition to its division as it continues to expand its San Francisco office. Pauline Saint-Pierre (formerly Lowe) joins Great American from Woodruff-Sawyer & Co., where she held the title …

Hiscox USA Expands Direct, Online Coverage for Small Businesses to NY, Fla.

Hiscox USA has expanded their small business insurance offering direct and online to professional services businesses with 10 employees or less in New York and Florida. The metro areas in southern New York and southern Florida were ranked first and …

Main Street America Introduces Personal Auto, Property Product to Grain Dealers Agents in Indiana

The Main Street America Group has introduced its Personal Auto MVP property and liability product via its network of nearly 100 Grain Dealers Mutual Insurance Company independent insurance agents throughout Indiana. Super regional property/casualty insurance carrier Main Street America closed …

Authorities Identify Florida Man Run over by Farm Vehicle

Florida authorities identified a man killed when a farm vehicle ran him over in an orange grove. Charlotte County authorities say 24-year-old Inocencio Morales-Chalma, from Arcadia, was killed instantly Tuesday afternoon when he was struck by a farm vehicle. Officials …

Ex-Parish Officials in Louisiana Face Ethics Charges Tied to Insurance

Louisiana officials have filed ethics charges against former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard and his former top administrator. The Times-Picayune reported that most of charges filed by the state ethics board are tied to an agreement between a private insurance …