News – Insurance Journal
|Global 2020 Cannabis Sales Hit $21B, Insurance Brokers Saw Premium Boost
If one thing can be said about the pandemic, it definitely was not a bad thing for cannabis, a business that many states declared to be essential as numerous other business sectors shut down to help slow the spread of …
POSTED MARCH 03, 2021 12:21 AM
|Sedgwick Acquires Construction Services Co. in California
Sedgwick has acquired Construction Services Co., a building consulting firm headquartered in California. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. CSC provides loss assessment perspectives with an array of services focusing on the varied needs of the claims industry. Sedgwick …
POSTED MARCH 02, 2021 6:17 PM
|Supreme Court Won’t Reconsider Verdict for Deaf Costco Worker Firing Case
A deaf former employee of a South Florida Costco store won’t be collecting $775,000 a federal jury awarded her in a discrimination and wrongful termination case. The U.S. Supreme Court last week declined to reconsider a judge’s decision to overturn …
POSTED MARCH 02, 2021 5:59 PM
|Misery Lingers for Many Without Water in Mississippi Capital
Water for flushing toilets was being distributed at seven sites in Mississippi’s capital city – more than 10 days after winter storms wreaked havoc on the city’s water system. The sites were open in Jackson on Sunday because the system …
POSTED MARCH 02, 2021 5:56 PM
|Nearly $37M Recovered for Ohio Insurance Consumers in 2020
Nearly $37 million was saved or recovered for Ohio insurance consumers in 2020, the state insurance department announced. Ohio Department of Insurance services staff resolved insurance coverage and claim disputes, outlined suitable insurance options, and identified financial assistance programs, according …
POSTED MARCH 02, 2021 5:54 PM
|North Texas Foam Recycling Plant Burns; 3 Workers Injured
Three workers were injured as a massive North Texas foam recycling plant fire burned all day on Feb. 25 and into the night. The fire at the Advanced Foam Recycling plant in the Fort Worth suburb of Richland Hills was …
POSTED MARCH 02, 2021 5:47 PM
|Survey: Midwest Economy Grows, but Inflation, Shipping Worries Loom
The economy in nine Midwest and Plains states continues to improve to levels seen before the start of the coronavirus pandemic last year, according to a new monthly survey of business leaders, but concerns about rising inflation and bottlenecks in …
POSTED MARCH 02, 2021 5:45 PM
|GCG Financial Promotes DeMello, Levitz in Illinois
Deerfield, Illinois-based GCG Financial, a full-service financial services firm and part of the Alera Group, has promoted David Levitz to managing partner and Carla DeMello to president, Employee Benefits. Levitz, who previously served as president, Employee Benefits, will focus on …
POSTED MARCH 02, 2021 5:43 PM
|Etheredge Named VP, Human Resources, at Hotchkiss Insurance in Texas
Texas-based independent agency, Hotchkiss Insurance, has promoted Heather Etheredge to vice president of human resources. Etheredge will serve on the executive leadership team with a focus on developing and implementing the agency’s strategic organizational plans. Her expanded responsibilities will include …
POSTED MARCH 02, 2021 5:39 PM
|CRC Group Adds Griffin General Agency in Houston
CRC Group, a nationwide wholesale distributor of specialty insurance products, has hired the team and purchased the renewal rights for the business of Griffin General Agency Inc., a Houston-based managing general agency (MGA). Led by John Griffin, president, Griffin General …
POSTED MARCH 02, 2021 5:38 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