Yearly Archives: <span>2013</span>

USG Insurance Services Hires Swellie as Producer/Broker in Pennsylvania

USG Insurance Services Inc., a Tampa, Fla.-based national wholesaler and managing general agent, appointed Margi Swellie as producer/broker for the national brokerage team based in Canonsburg, Penn. Swellie most recently held the position of underwriting team lead at Century Insurance …

USG Insurance Services Appoints Nehls as Producer/Broker in Florida

USG Insurance Services Inc., a Tampa, Fla.-based national wholesaler and managing general agent, appointed Katie Nehls as producer/broker. She is based in Tampa.

Hartwig’s 2014 Big on Post-Crisis Economy, Yellen Swellin’, Hyperdata

This is probably the 20th year ahead-yearend outlook story I’ve written over the years. They’re usually fun, and experts who comment for them can be way off, far out or spot on. Looking forward is good, and looking back is …

Washington Commissioner: Prevented $250K In Insurance Fraud In 2013

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler reported that his special investigations unit sent 11 insurance fraud cases to the court system resulting in 32 felony charges and preventing more than $237,000 in loss in 2013. Charges ranged from filing false insurance …

Assurant Solutions Streamlines Domestic Operations, Expects to Take $4M Charge

Assurant Solutions conducted workforce reductions in the U.S. during the fourth quarter as part of its continued efforts to streamline operations, primarily in its domestic credit insurance and extended protection businesses, according to a recent regulatory filing. Assurant Solutions has …

Select Insurance Markets Adds Kendrick as Marketing Representative in Texas

Select Insurance Markets LP of Houston, Texas, has added Heather Kendrick as a marketing representative. Kendrick’s responsibility will include adding new agents, as well as field support for the existing group of SIM agents in Texas and Louisiana. She is …

Brooks Appointed Sr. Field Representative for Berkshire Hathaway GUARD

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies recently added John Brooks as a senior field representative for Arkansas, Louisiana and eastern Texas. A graduate of Louisiana State University, Brooks has been part of the insurance industry in the South for almost 10 …

Iowa to Host Global Insurance Symposium in 2014

Iowa officials say a new insurance symposium set for next year in Des Moines is aimed at bringing top industry experts to the area. Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart said the two-day Global Insurance Symposium will attract industry experts and …

Crude Oil Train in North Dakota Catches Fire After Derailing

A BNSF Railway Co. train carrying oil caught fire after a collision with railcars in North Dakota, causing a series of explosions that prompted police to urge local residents to evacuate the area. There were no injuries to the train …

Esser Hayes Insurance Group Awards Scholarship to Illinois Student

William H. Hayes, of Esser Hayes Insurance in Naperville, Ill., in partnership with Westfield Insurance, awarded a Westfield Agents Association Trustee Scholarship to Brianna Gatto. The Westfield Agents Association Trustee Scholarship program, sponsored by Westfield Insurance, allows each member of …