AOB Abuse in Fla. Reaching Crisis Point

Assignment of benefits (AOB) abuse has escalated over the last five years to the point where it is now a serious disruption to Florida’s insurance market. The abuse, which is especially rampant in ...

Utica National: Circling for Profitable Growth

Headquartered in New Hartford, N.Y., Utica National Insurance Group consists of 19 companies. Its products include auto, home and specialized markets such as graphic arts, educational, religious ...

Donegal Group: Appointments in Underserved Areas

Donegal Group’s growth has been fueled by its acquisition of medium-sized “Main Street” carriers. Since 1995, it has completed six acquisitions or participated in other carriers’ business ...

Main Street America: Moving in Right Direction

The Main Street America Group is a mutual insurance holding company that writes business through nine P/C insurance carriers. Based in Jacksonville, Fla., MSA writes more than $1 billion in premium ...

Grinnell Mutual: Make a Plan, Give Ice Cream

When Larry Jansen took over as CEO five years ago, Grinnell Mutual was losing $50 million every year on its farm mutual book (which is a third of its business), its employees were unmotivated, and ...