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1 Dead, Several Hurt in Ride Malfunction at Ohio State Fair
At least one person was killed and several others injured when a ride malfunctioned on opening day of the Ohio State Fair, fire officials said. Some of the victims were thrown from the Fire Ball ride when it malfunctioned Wednesday …

POSTED JULY 28, 2017 1:40 AM
Independent Insurance Agents of Texas Names New Board Members, Top Young Agent
The Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) elected William Page of Wortham Insurance in Austin; Brad Hempkins of Hempkins Insurance in Allen; and Nathan Sawyer of Sawyer & Associates in Monahans to its board of directors during the association’s recent …

POSTED JULY 28, 2017 1:33 AM
ONI Risk Partners Acquires Green Owens Insurance in Indiana
ONI Risk Partners (ONI), headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., is acquiring Franklin, Ind.-based Green Owens Insurance (Green Owens). In business since 1979, the Green Owens team joins ONI’s 300-plus insurance professionals serving business and individual clients throughout Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. …

POSTED JULY 28, 2017 1:26 AM
Wisconsin’s United Heartland Names 3 Top Territory Agencies
New Berlin, Wis.-based workers’ compensation insurance company, United Heartland, has announced its top territory insurance agencies for 2016. United Heartland’s three 2016 Agency of the Territory winners: TIS Insurance Services Inc. – Knoxville, Tenn.; MJ Insurance Inc. – Indianapolis, Ind.; …

POSTED JULY 28, 2017 1:19 AM
Chicago’s OPTIS Partners: Insurance Agency Mergers, Acquisitions Still Going Strong
Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) among North American insurance agencies continued at a strong pace during the second quarter of 2017, with 135 reported transactions in the second three months of 2017, Chicago-based OPTIS Partners reports. There were 185 deals in …

POSTED JULY 28, 2017 1:08 AM
Report: Climate Change May Pose Threat to Nation’s Electric Grid
Climate change may pose a serious risk to the nation’s electric grid, according to a new report. The report was prepared by Johns Hopkins University with help from Swiss Re. “Lights out: The risks of climate and natural disaster related …

POSTED JULY 27, 2017 9:05 PM
Raging Wildfires on French Riviera Force Evacuation of 12,000 People
French authorities ordered the evacuation of up to 12,000 people around a picturesque hilltop town in the southern Cote d’Azur region as fires hopscotched around the Mediterranean coast for a third day Wednesday. A raging wildfire began late Tuesday in …

POSTED JULY 27, 2017 5:41 PM
Former Texas Workers’ Comp Commissioner Bordelon Joins Granite Public Affairs
Former Texas Public Insurance Counsel and former Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Rod Bordelon has joined Austin-based Granite Public Affairs where he will lead the firm’s insurance and regulatory affairs practice. An 11-time gubernatorial appointee, Bordelon has more than 30 years’ experience …

POSTED JULY 27, 2017 4:55 PM
TCOR Management’s Dudney to Chair Texas Independent Insurance Agents Group
The Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) elected Rick Dudney of TCOR Management in New Braunfels to serve as chairman for 2017-2018 during IIAT’s 120th Annual Conference and Trade Show in Fort Worth. Dudney entered insurance in 1997 as a …

POSTED JULY 27, 2017 4:45 PM
Insurance Fraud Charge Filed Against North Dakota Man
North Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread said an insurance fraud charge has been filed against Joshua Kadrmas, of Mandan, ND. The department’s report stated that Kadrmas indicated to his insurance company that he hit a deer while on his motorcycle causing …

POSTED JULY 27, 2017 4:35 PM

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