Great American Insurance Group Announces the Retirement of Mark R. Lonneman, Sr.

Posted: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 9:01 am Associated Press | CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 2, 2021– Great American Insurance Group announces the retirement of Mark R. Lonneman, Sr., Divisional President of its Property & Casualty Group’s Risk Solutions Division, effective April 2021. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210202005341/en/ Mr. Lonneman began his 41-year career withContinue reading “Great American Insurance Group Announces the Retirement of Mark R. Lonneman, Sr.”

Andy Hamilton named Transportation Manager at Arlington Roe

Andy joined Arlington/Roe in December 2020 as the Transportation Manager. He has prior experience as the branch manager of the Ohio office at J.M. Wilson Corp., and he has a wide variety of experience on the company, agency and E&S sides. He was responsible for all production in several states, and he led a teamContinue reading “Andy Hamilton named Transportation Manager at Arlington Roe”

The Ripple Effect of Social Inflation and Nuclear Verdicts on the Insurance Industry

Social inflation is an issue that continues to gain intensity – but what does it mean for our industry? The term describes the convergence of societal and legal trends to the tune of increased litigation, broader definition of duty to care, legal decisions tipping in the plaintiff’s favor, and larger jury awards. In turn, we’reContinue reading “The Ripple Effect of Social Inflation and Nuclear Verdicts on the Insurance Industry”

OAPSLO Board of Trustees Elected

Congratulations to the 2021 OAPSLO Board of Trustees elected at the Dec. 16, 2020 Annual Business Meeting! We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead under their leadership, and being your voice for the specialty and surplus lines insurance industry in Ohio. Go to oapslo.org to renew your membership or join today. President –Continue reading “OAPSLO Board of Trustees Elected”

The Lost Art of Submission Narratives

By Ken Kukral, VP of Special Risks, International Excess Program Managers, a division of One80 Intermediaries I remember a number of years ago when I went to a reception held on the aircraft carrier The USS Intrepid.  Kind of a unique place for a cocktail party but I figured I would go check it out. Continue reading “The Lost Art of Submission Narratives”

Navigating the Hard Market – Designing Top Quality Submissions

OAPSLO in conjunction with OIA presented a webinar on Navigating the Hard Market – Designing Top Quality Submissions on Dec. 9, 2020. Seventy-one agents were educated on this topic! OAPSLO Panelists Ken Kukral, Jason Stoermer, JB Civille, and Andy Hamilton were joined by Judy Sivy (OIA) to provide valuable information to OAPSLO and OIA members. Continue reading “Navigating the Hard Market – Designing Top Quality Submissions”

OAPSLO Annual Meeting and Golf Outing

A fun, networking event for members and their guests. More information coming soon for 2021. Schedule: 10:30 – Board Meeting. All members and guests welcome to attend and/or participate. 12:30 – Golf begins with a shotgun start with a modified scramble format, lunch included. 5:30  – Gourmet Dinner Buffet – golfers & guests – pleaseContinue reading “OAPSLO Annual Meeting and Golf Outing”

What is Specialty Lines

In the past, most wholesale insurance intermediaries represented what are known as Excess & Surplus Lines Insurance Companies (E&S). These are insurers regulated in their home state, but are not an “Admitted Carrier” in other states in which they are doing business. Traditionally, E&S companies made insurance available to insureds who could not find coverageContinue reading “What is Specialty Lines”