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Wisconsin Suspends License of Pharmacist Accused of Spoiling Vaccine

A state board has suspended the license of a Wisconsin pharmacist accused of ruining more than 500 doses of COVID-19 vaccine because he thought it was unsafe. Steven Brandenburg was working at Advocate Aurora Health in Grafton, about 20 miles …

AM Best Assigns ‘A’ Rating to Nebraska’s Summit Specialty Insurance

AM Best has assigned a Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a” to Summit Specialty Insurance Co. (SSIC), based in Omaha, Neb. The outlook assigned to these ratings is stable. SSIC is a …

Risk Placement Services Hires Neligan as Marine Producer in Chicago

Brendan Neligan has joined Risk Placement Services as a marine producer, in the company’s Chicago property brokerage office. Neligan will support the growth of the RPS marine portfolio, serving retail independent agents and brokers nationwide. Previously, he was regional vice …

First Mainstreet Acquires Nissen-Caven Insurance, Tyler Insurance in Iowa

First MainStreet Insurance (FMSI), an affiliate of TrueNorth Companies, has acquired two Iowa-based agencies: Nissen-Caven Insurance and Tyler Insurance Services. Nissen-Caven Insurance joined FMSI on Nov. 1, 2020. Since 1925, Nissen-Caven has been providing quality insurance products to the people …

AXA XL Names Musser Central US Zonal Marine Product Leader

Brett Musser has joined AXA XL as the Central US Zonal Marine product leader. Based in Chicago, Musser will also serve as marine liabilities product manager, focused on developing tailored insurance solutions for specialized marine businesses. Musser joins AXA XL …

Church Mutual in Wisconsin Promotes Carter, Tribble

Church Mutual Insurance Co., based in Merrill, Wis., has promoted Bruce Carter to assistant vice president – Diversity & Inclusion and John Tribble to vice president – Customer Relationship and Business Development, a newly developed position. Carter joined Church Mutual …

Report: Michigan Ex-Gov. Snyder Charged in Flint Water Probe

Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, his health director and other ex-officials have been told they’re being charged after a new investigation of the Flint water scandal, which devastated the majority Black city with lead-contaminated water and was blamed for a …

Wisconsin Man Charged with 18th Drunk Driving Offense

A 73-year-old Green Bay, Wisconsin, man has been charged with his 18th drunken driving offense, after a crash on Jan. 8 that took out power lines and caused an outage. Wallace Bowers had 17 prior operating while intoxicated convictions between …

New Duck Boat Tours Planned for Missouri Lake Where 17 Drowned

A new company said it is planning to bring tours featuring “unsinkable” amphibious boats back to a Missouri lake where 17 people drowned when a duck boat sank in 2018. The owners of Branson Duck Tours LLC said they hope …

Cohen Promoted to Divisional Group President in Great American’s P/C Group

Great American Insurance Group, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, promoted Jason M. Cohen to divisional group president within its Property & Casualty Group. Cohen will continue as the divisional president of Strategic Comp, a leading provider of Workers’ Comp insurance, and …

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