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  • A Closer Look: Mike McCoy
    Friday, May 26, 2017 6:00 AM
    After a stint as a leadership consultant, Mike McCoy has moved back into the corporate world as CEO of NCMIC Group in April. Initially founded by eight chiropractors to provide malpractice insurance for its practitioners, the 70-year-old Clive-based insurer now also provides malpractice coverage for physicians, dentists and attorneys as well as financial and insurance products for medical professionals and small businesses.

  • Thursday, May 25, 2017 3:22 PM
    The U.S. property/casualty insurance sector saw a sharp decline in net income during the first quarter of 2017 despite a rise in net premiums written, according to a report issued Wednesday by A.M. Best Co. Inc., Business Insurance reported. 

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 3:00 PM
    Des Moines-based Fidelity Guaranty & Life will be acquired in all-cash deal worth about $1.84 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported.

  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 11:03 AM
    Insurers sold $23 billion in deferred annuities in the first quarter of 2017, up nearly 10 percent from the fourth quarter but 15 percent less than the same period last year, according to Wink's Sales and Market Report, which surveys nearly 100 percent of annuity issuers.

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017 11:00 AM
    GuideOne Insurance has named Jessica Clark as the company's new CEO. Clark assumes the role on June 12, and will succeed Jim Wallace, who plans to retire by the end of the year.

  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017 10:56 AM
    The Iowa Insurance Division issued a settlement on Monday with Burlington-based Two Rivers Insurance Co. Inc. that will return $1.3 million to 33 cities, counties and other public entities in Iowa, among them the cities of Clive and Waukee.

  • Friday, May 19, 2017 3:22 PM
    Physicians' Clinic of Iowa may terminate its contracts with two of the state's three private Medicaid insurers if claim payment concerns are not soon corrected, the Cedar Rapids Gazette reported.

  • Friday, May 19, 2017 11:30 AM
    Deere & Co. is forecasting significantly higher full-year earnings, as worldwide net sales and revenues increased 5 percent, to $8.29 billion, for the second quarter and 4 percent for the six-month period. 

  • Finding the glide path
    Friday, May 19, 2017 6:00 AM
    Many articles have been written about how many Americans aren’t saving enough — or anything — for retirement. This story isn’t about them. Rather, it’s all about investors like you, who as readers of the Business Record, we know demographically are much more likely to have been diligently socking away assets for the better part of your careers.

  • Thursday, May 18, 2017 4:00 PM
    Financial troubles have followed two of Iowa's three private Medicaid insurers into their second year of operation, according to documents filed with the Iowa Insurance Division this week.

  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017 2:33 PM
    Principal Financial Group today announced that its board of directors has approved a new authorization for the repurchase of up to $250 million of the company's outstanding common stock.

  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017 10:46 AM
    Principal Financial Group's board of directors, as part of a planned succession, has elected Amy Friedrich president of United States Insurance Solutions, effective immediately. 

  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017 3:44 PM
    Tracy Kelly-Whitaker, director of compliance and government relations at Homesteaders Life Co. in West Des Moines, has been appointed to the board of directors of the National Alliance of Life Companies. 

  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017 2:37 PM
    The Iowa Insurance Institute, an association of Iowa-organized property and casualty insurers, has revamped its website to make it easier to access information about the property and casualty insurance industry, the institute and member organizations. 

    Tuesday, May 09, 2017 10:14 AM
    Like everybody else, we're watching closely to see what the effects will be of the most recent attempt by the House of Representatives to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. 

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