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  • Thursday, September 21, 2017 11:23 AM
    Digital Insurance magazine recognized Dawn Sly-Terpstra of Grinnell Mutual with its Women in Insurance Leadership Award. Sly-Terpstra, the company’s assistant vice president of marketing and customer experience, is one of 10 women nationwide to receive the annual award, which honors women working in the insurance industry who have influenced the success of their companies.

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017 3:52 PM
    Cedar Rapids-based United Fire Group will sell its life insurance subsidiary to an Illinois-based insurance holding company, UFG announced today. 

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Tuesday, September 19, 2017 3:47 PM
    Federal regulators have given a preliminary green light to Iowa’s proposed “stopgap measure” for insurers to offer individual policies in the state next year. 

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017 11:00 AM
    U.S. employers expect their health benefit costs will rise by 4.3 percent on average next year, the highest increase since 2011, according to a new national survey by Mercer. 

  • Thursday, September 14, 2017 2:19 PM
    The rate at which outpatient antibiotic prescriptions were filled from 2010 through 2016 declined 2 percent among Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield commercially insured members, compared with 9 percent nationally, according to a new study by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. 

  • Thursday, September 14, 2017 10:32 AM

  • Newsmaker Q&A: Grant Kvalheim
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, September 8, 2017 6:00 AM

    When Grant Kvalheim joined Athene Holding Ltd. as its president and chief financial officer in 2011, the former Wall Street investment banker had no experience in the insurance industry or with annuities. 

     

  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017 3:27 PM
    Casey’s General Stores Inc. reported a drop in earnings for the first quarter of its fiscal year, due primarily to changes in vesting provisions for its long-term stock incentive plan and increases to Illinois state tax rates, according to a release. 

  • Tuesday, September 5, 2017 3:07 PM
    Registration is open for the 2018 Global Insurance Symposium to be held April 24-26 in downtown Des Moines. 

  • BY KENT DARR
    Tuesday, September 5, 2017 11:06 AM
    A pending acquisition by United Technologies boosted the price of Cedar Rapids-based Rockwell Collins stock 23 percent, or $24.52 a share, last month to lead the gainers on the Iowa Index, an unweighted average price of 23 Iowa-based public companies.

  • Friday, September 1, 2017 3:00 PM
    The Big Three Detroit automakers today reported better-than-expected August sales and issued optimistic outlooks for demand as residents of the Houston area replace flood-damaged cars and trucks after Hurricane Harvey, sending their shares higher.

  • Thursday, August 31, 2017 3:39 PM
    With Dow and DuPont's $150 billion merger closing today, the newly combined business' first spinoff could be the agribusiness formed by Johnston-based seed giant Pioneer and Indianapolis' Dow AgroSciences, experts say.

  • EMC's chief operating officer to retire in January
    Wednesday, August 30, 2017 3:26 PM
    EMC Insurance Group Inc. announced today that Kevin Hovick, executive vice president and chief operating officer, will retire on Jan. 2. Hovick's insurance career spans more than 38 years in the property/casualty business with EMC.

  • Monday, August 28, 2017 11:00 AM
    The University of Iowa’s Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance has been named a Global Center of Insurance Excellence. 

  • Friday, August 25, 2017 2:19 PM
    DowDuPont Inc., which will trade on the New York Stock Exchange as DWDP, will replace DuPont on the Dow Jones industrial average on Sept. 1 immediately after Dow Chemical Co. merges with DuPont, parent company of Johnston-based DuPont Pioneer.

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