Articles by Amy O'Connor

O'Connor is the Southeast editor for Insurance Journal and associate editor of MyNewMarkets.com.

INSUREtrust of Georgia Adds Kinkade as Professional Lines Account Manager

INSUREtrust has added Brady Kinkade as a Professional Lines account manager on the production team of Executive Vice President Christiaan Durdaller. Kinkade’s experience in the insurance industry comes from his tenure at Sompo International, where he held both administrative and …

Florida’s Ex- Commissioner McCarty Says Banks ‘Need Skin In’ Mitigation Game

Policymakers need to find a way to get banks involved in property mitigation if Florida is to improve its hurricane resiliency, according to a former state insurance commissioner. Banks are currently unmotivated to protect mortgages through mitigation because the government …

Florida’s Citizens Reopens More Than 25K Hurricane Irma Claims

Citizens Property Insurance Corp. says it has reopened about 37 percent of its Hurricane Irma claims, according to a statement from the Florida insurer of last resort. The insurer says the reopening of claims is part of ongoing efforts to …

Update: Florida CFO Wants Lobbyist Registration Requirement for Citizens

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated from a previous version with comment from the CFO’s office. Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis wants to see requirements put in place for those lobbying the state-run insurer of last resort, Citizens …

Eyewitness to Destruction, Hope: TOPA Insurance CEO Shares Caribbean Hurricane Experiences

When Topa Insurance Group President and CEO John Donahue arrived in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) just a few days after Hurricane Irma hit, one of the first things he noticed aside from the utter devastation was the look in …