News – Insurance Journal
|Srna Named CEO at Oklahoma’s American Farmers & Ranchers Mutual
Oklahoma City-based American Farmers & Ranchers Mutual Insurance Co. (AFRMIC) has appointed Jon D. Srna as the company’s next chief executive officer. He assumes the leadership position on April 20. Srna brings broad expertise in personal lines insurance and an …
POSTED APRIL 02, 2020 12:11 AM
|Regulators Mull Reversing $462M Increase in PG&E’s California Wildfire Fines
California power regulators are weighing a recommendation to back off plans to fine Pacific Gas and Electric an additional $462 million for igniting a series of Northern California 2018 deadly wildfires rather than risk that the harsher punishment will scuttle …
POSTED APRIL 01, 2020 10:21 PM
|Marsh & McLennan Acquires Illinois Independent Agency, Assurance
Marsh subsidiary Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC (MMA) has acquired Schaumburg, Illinois-based Assurance Holdings Inc. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Founded in 1961, Assurance is a full-service brokerage providing business insurance, employee benefits, private client insurance, and retirement …
POSTED APRIL 01, 2020 4:54 PM
|As Demand Sinks Amid Pandemic, Texas Shale Producers Ask State to Cut Oil Output
Two Texas oil companies with large footprints in the West Texas oil patch have sent a letter to state regulators formally requesting an emergency meeting to consider reducing oil production as demand for oil around the world has collapsed during …
POSTED APRIL 01, 2020 4:37 PM
|Going Home. How One Oklahoma Agency Leader Prepared His Firm for Remote Work
In early March, well before stay at home orders were enacted in states and communities across the country, Tony Caldwell recognized that COVID-19, the disease created by the new coronavirus, was going to have a huge impact on life in …
POSTED APRIL 01, 2020 4:22 PM
|Assessment: 100s of Homes Damaged, Destroyed in Arkansas Tornado
Hundreds of homes were damaged or destroyed in an EF-3 tornado that swept through Jonesboro, officials said Monday following damage assessments. Craighead County Judge Marvin Day said about 150 homes were mostly or completely destroyed in Saturday’s tornado, along with …
POSTED APRIL 01, 2020 4:18 PM
|Twister that Damaged Iowa Apartment Building Was EF1
A tornado that ripped off part of a wall from a northeast Iowa apartment building has been rated an EF1 twister, with peak winds of 107 mph (172.2 kph), officials said. The funnel touched down around 6:30 p.m. Saturday near …
POSTED APRIL 01, 2020 4:17 PM
|Virus Safety at Forefront in Indiana Tornado Cleanup
Crews and homeowners cleaning up after a weekend tornado swept a southwestern Indiana town are working under the watchful eye of local officials eager to make sure they adhere to social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. After Saturday night’s storm …
POSTED APRIL 01, 2020 4:16 PM
|Missouri Sheriff’s Dept. Settles with Wrongfully Imprisoned Man for $2M
An eastern Missouri sheriff’s department has reached a $2 million settlement with a man who spent more than three years in prison for his wife’s killing before the conviction was overturned, his lawyers said. An insurance company has agreed pay …
POSTED APRIL 01, 2020 3:53 PM
|New Mexico to Use Satellite Tracking During Wildfire Season
New Mexico has a new tool that could help crews get an early jump on any wildfires that might break out. The State Forestry Division will be getting real-time alerts via a satellite tracking system designed by the Santa Fe-based …
POSTED APRIL 01, 2020 3:16 PM
Progressive Agent Articles - Insurance Basics
|Auto Insurance Made Easy
Understanding insurance can often be like trying to learn a foreign language. Many find it confusing and intimidating. Fortunately, there's help. Here is a quick reference designed to help you understand some of the most common kinds of coverages. The reference was put together by The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies.
POSTED JANUARY 14, 2009 1:00 PM
|Fact or Fiction: Uncovering Auto Insurance Myths
Like a teenager eager to try a new video game, playing before reading the rules, many drivers buy insurance without really understanding what they're buying. In the rush to feel “covered,” they can skip the details. That can lead to frustration. Following are five insurance myths heard by some of the more than 13,000 claims people at Progressive, one of the country’s largest auto insurance companies.
POSTED FEBRUARY 12, 2009 1:00 PM
|Putting Insurance Companies to Work for You
Car insurance may be one of the last things that comes to mind when you think about saving time, but the insurance company you choose can actually have a big impact on your time should trouble strike.
POSTED MAY 06, 2009 1:00 PM
|Car Insurance Myths Debunked
Do red cars really cost more to insure? Is Comprehensive coverage really comprehensive? Should you and your neighbor be paying the same amount for car insurance? Leading car insurer Progressive debunks a few of the more widely held myths.
POSTED AUGUST 27, 2009 1:00 PM
|Six Steps To Take If You're In An Accident
Car accidents can wreak havoc on an otherwise peaceful day. Even if they’re minor, they can often create confusion. You might ask yourself, how should I react? What should I do? Leading car insurer Progressive offers these simple steps to follow after an accident.
POSTED NOVEMBER 05, 2009 1:00 PM
|Used Car Buying Tips
Before you buy a used vehicle, here are a few tips from leading car insurer Progressive to make sure you're getting your money's worth.
POSTED JANUARY 04, 2010 1:00 PM
|Cutting New-Car Costs
To help consumers control car costs—from sticker price to insurance premiums—The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies offers these tips.
POSTED MARCH 15, 2010 1:00 PM
|Four Questions To Get The Right Auto Insurance
Having the right type of policy can help ensure that you, your employees and your business are all protected in the unfortunate event that one of your vehicles is involved in an accident.
POSTED MAY 17, 2010 1:00 PM
|Take Action to Avoid Driving Distractions
It may seem harmless to answer a quick call, grab a bite to eat or let your dog ride in your lap when you're behind the wheel. But in 2008, accidents caused by distracted drivers injured about 515,000 people. It takes two hands, a sharp eye, and your full attention to safely drive your car. Anything that keeps you from doing so means you're driving while distracted, or "DWD."
POSTED OCTOBER 10, 2010 1:00 PM
|Smart Tips for Insurance Shoppers
When buying a car, there's more to consider than the make and model. Price, size, gas mileage—even the way it feels behind the wheel—affect your decision. You also should weigh your options when buying auto insurance. With many brands and features and price ranges out there, it pays to do your homework.
POSTED JANUARY 31, 2011