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Nationwide Switching to Independent Agency Distribution Model by 2020

Independent agents take note – Nationwide may be on your side. Nationwide on Monday announced its intention to shift to an independent agency distribution model over the next two years. The Columbus, Ohio-based carrier, which provides a range of insurance …

Nationwide Chief Information Officer Keller to Retire

Columbus, Ohio-based insurer, Nationwide, announced that Chief Information Officer Michael Keller will retire from his role later this year. Keller has been the CIO for Nationwide since 2001. The company anticipates it will name Keller’s successor sometime in the second …

10 Arrested in North Carolina Staged Auto Accident Ring

Nine residents in Pitt County, North Carolina, were arrested in connection with an alleged staged auto accident ring, according to a statement from the North Carolina Department of Insurance (NCDOI). Investigators allege the accused staged seven separate vehicle crashes between …

Graham Appointed Chief Investment Officer at Nationwide

Ohio-based insurance and financial services organization, Nationwide, named Chris Graham head of investment strategies and chief investment officer. Graham previously was a senior investment professional for Nationwide Investments. Graham will report to Mike Spangler, president of Nationwide Funds. Prior to …

Few Small Businesses Feel the Need to Prepare for Climate Change

Constant reminders in the media over threats of rising sea levels, more frequent storms, or the promise of blistering droughts along with water scarcity still won’t get people to prepare for the anticipated effects of climate change. Getting people to …

Iowa-Based Global Insurance Accelerator Names 2016 Class of Startups

Global Insurance Accelerator (GIA), a Des Moines, Iowa-based global business accelerator focused on developing and growing innovative insurance-centric startups, has announced its 2016 portfolio. With a global pool of twice as many applicants compared to the previous year, the five …

Clark Tapped to Lead Nationwide’s Excess and Surplus Lines Business

Columbus, Ohio-based property/casualty insurer, Nationwide, announced that Tom Clark has been elected president of Nationwide’s Excess & Surplus lines business. In a planned leadership transition the company announced in 2014, Clark succeeds Mike Miller, who remains with Nationwide. Prior to …

California Blazes Destroy 2,000-plus Homes, Curb Insurer Appetites

A pair of massive California wildfires that have destroyed more than 2,000 structures are now considered among the most damaging fires in state history, and they could change the way insurers view risk or conduct underwriting in rural areas in …

Nationwide to Pay West Virginia $5.75M in Farm Bureau Discount Suit

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has reached a $5.75 million settlement with Nationwide Insurance regarding a discount on certain insurance products for West Virginia Farm Bureau members. Morrisey announced the settlement July 2. Former Attorney General Darrell McGraw filed the lawsuit …

Nationwide, Hartford Steam Boiler Offer Cyber Cover for Small Business Owners

As more than half of all U.S. small businesses have experienced a data breach, Nationwide has joined forces with Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB) to offer cyber insurance coverage for small business owners. The services and coverages help small businesses respond …