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23 01, 2020

BMS Group Appoints Kohonen as Senior Vice President in Atlanta

By | January 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on BMS Group Appoints Kohonen as Senior Vice President in Atlanta

BMS Group, the independent specialist (re)insurance broker, has appointed Jani Kohonen as senior vice president and Atlanta branch manager, effective on Jan. 29, 2020. He will be based in Atlanta and reports to Pete Chandler, president & CEO of BMS …

22 01, 2020

Demotech: Louisiana’s Centauri National Insurance to Keep ‘A’ FSR

By | January 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Demotech: Louisiana’s Centauri National Insurance to Keep ‘A’ FSR

Demotech Inc. said the Financial Stability Rating (FSR) of A, Exceptional, assigned to Louisiana’s Centauri National Insurance Co. is being sustained based upon its pending acquisition by Avatar Partners LP, parent of Avatar Property & Casualty Insurance Co. Centauri National …

22 01, 2020

North Carolina Captive Insurance Program Continued Growth in 2019

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The North Carolina Department of Insurance Captive Insurance Program continued its steady growth in 2019, according to a statement from NCDOI. As of Dec. 31, 2019, NCDOI had licensed (including provisional) 318 captive insurers and approved (including conditional) 592 cells …

23 01, 2020

Former Student Says Oregon Teacher Groped Her 80 Times, Seeks $4.5M

By | January 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Former Student Says Oregon Teacher Groped Her 80 Times, Seeks $4.5M

The first of what could be multiple sexual abuse lawsuits against The Catlin Gabel School in Oregon was filed this month. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Kim Wilson of Portland claims she was molested 80 times by Richardson Shoemaker, a long-time Catlin …

22 01, 2020

Mace Appointed Deputy Commissioner of Legal Services at Texas DWC

By | January 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mace Appointed Deputy Commissioner of Legal Services at Texas DWC

Kara Mace has been tapped as deputy commissioner for the newly created Legal Services program at the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation. Legal Services will handle rule development, open records, litigation, contracts, subpoenas, and other legal issues …

22 01, 2020

AGCS Appoints Haagen as Chief Underwriting Officer Specialty, Succeeding O’Neill

By | January 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on AGCS Appoints Haagen as Chief Underwriting Officer Specialty, Succeeding O’Neill

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS), the corporate insurance carrier of Allianz Group, appointed Henning Haagen as chief underwriting officer specialty and member of the board of management, subject to regulatory approval. Effective March 1, 2020, Haagen will succeed …

22 01, 2020

Arkansas’ Kerr Named Chair of NAIC’s Market Regulation, Consumer Affairs Committee

By | January 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Arkansas’ Kerr Named Chair of NAIC’s Market Regulation, Consumer Affairs Committee

Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr has been named chairman of the Market Regulation and Consumer Affairs (D) Committee of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) for 2020. This is the second time Kerr will serve as chair of the …

22 01, 2020

California Man Arrested for Insurance Fraud on Top of an Apparently Legit $1M Claim

By | January 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on California Man Arrested for Insurance Fraud on Top of an Apparently Legit $1M Claim

A California man is being charged with attempting to defraud his insurer of $43,000 while his $1 million property claim from one of the massive wildfires that struck the state in 2018 appears to be legitimate. Stephen Cortopassi, 64, of …

22 01, 2020

Dean Promoted to Managing Director at Burns & Wilcox in Indianapolis

By | January 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dean Promoted to Managing Director at Burns & Wilcox in Indianapolis

Wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager, Burns & Wilcox, has promoted Andrew Dean to managing director from associate managing director in the company’s Indianapolis, Indiana, office. As managing director, Dean oversees and manages day-to-day operations of the Indianapolis team and …

22 01, 2020

4.5 Mag Quake Shook Southern Kansas on Sunday

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A magnitude 4.5 earthquake was reported in southern Kansas on Sunday. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck about 2 miles (3 kilometers) southwest of Hutchinson shortly after 1 p.m. The service had initially reported that it was a …