Lotter Joins Policy Administration Systems Provider, Instec, in Illinois

Article 0 Comments Naperville, Illinois-based Instec, a provider of policy administration systems to insurance program and specialty markets, has hired CJ Lotter as senior solution architect. He joins Instec’s engagement management team responsible for overseeing the implementation of Instec’s policy, underwriting and billing software. Lotter is 14-year insurance industry veteran. […]

Indiana City Shares Responsibility for Crash That Killed 3, Lawsuit Says

Article 2 Comments A lawsuit says a northern Indiana city shares responsibility for a crash that killed two children and a man who were walking along a sidewalk. Authorities say Leonard Grosswiler was driving in August 2017 when his vehicle struck five pedestrians in Elkhart, killing 8-month-old Dolly Thomas, 11-year-old […]

McChristian, Proksa to Lead Insurance, Risk Management Programs at Gies College of Business

Article 0 Comments The University of Illinois’ Gies College of Business has Lynne McChristian and Corrie Proksa to lead its insurance and risk management programs. McChristian has been named director of the Office of Risk Management and Insurance Research (ORMIR), Proksa and will serve as the new director of the […]

North Dakota Insurance Dept. Appeals Court Ruling on Air Ambulance Balance Bills

Article 0 Comments The North Dakota Insurance Department has appealed a ruling from a U.S. District Court invalidating a law protecting individuals with health insurance from receiving large and unexpected balance bills to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread announced. The appeal is in […]

Great American Insurance Promotes Mercurio, Thompson

Article 0 Comments Cincinnati, Ohio-based Great American Insurance Group has promoted Anthony (Tony) J. Mercurio and David L. Thompson Jr. to executive vice presidents of its property/casualty group. Mercurio will continue to serve as president and CEO of National Interstate – a position he has held since 2016. Since joining […]

North Dakota House OKs Medical Marijuana Law Changes

Article 1 Comments The North Dakota House approved legislation that would expand the list of medical conditions for which residents can use medical marijuana, add health care professionals who can certify patients for the drug and increase the forms it can come in. House members also endorsed a proposed change […]

Insurers Reminding Farmers About the Dangers of Working in Grain Bins

Article 0 Comments Working in grain bins can be deadly, so insurers want to remind farmers of the dangers. Nationwide insurance is helping sponsor a campaign to educate farmers about safety procedures they can use when working in grain bins. Farmers should wear proper safety gear when they enter grain […]

Wisconsin Governor to Propose Decriminalizing Marijuana

Article 0 Comments Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers will propose decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana in his plan for the next state budget, a newspaper reported Sunday. Evers also will propose legalizing marijuana for medical conditions including cancer, post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. Under the […]

Outlooks Revised to Positive for Michigan’s Auto Club Group

Article 0 Comments AM Best has revised the outlooks to positive from stable and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings of “a-” of Dearborn, Michigan-based Auto Club Insurance Association and its wholly owned subsidiaries, Auto Club Group Insurance Co., MemberSelect Insurance Co., […]

Missouri’s POWERS Insurance and Risk Management Hires Hentschke, Wittenberg

Article 0 Comments POWERS Insurance and Risk Management, a St. Louis, Missouri-based family owned and operated independent insurance agency, has added Samantha Hentschke as personal lines account manager and Luke Wittenberg as commercial lines insurance advisor. Hentschke will pursue new business opportunities, as well as work with existing clients to […]