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  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018 3:35 PM
    AgencyBloc Inc., an Iowa-based agency management system and commissions processing software provider for life and health insurance agencies, has acquired GBS Inc., a pioneer of the insurtech industry founded in 1979. 

  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018 3:44 PM
    New research from the Wisconsin School of Business has found that the likelihood of regulatory interventions by state insurance departments decreases significantly in election years.

  • BY CHRIS CONETZKEY
    Tuesday, January 16, 2018 11:04 AM
    Apparently investors think we have an aging population that’s ready to retire, buy a new RV and hit the country roads for an outdoors adventure. 

  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018 3:09 PM
    As the Global Insurance Accelerator begins its fourth class this month in Des Moines, New York-based MetLife has announced the launch of its own insurtech accelerator. 

  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018 1:14 PM
    The Global Insurance Accelerator today announced its largest class yet, with eight startup companies from four countries and in technologies applicable to all lines of insurance businesses.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Wednesday, January 10, 2018 1:12 PM
    EMC Insurance Co. plans to acquire the vacant parcel at 701 Walnut St. in downtown Des Moines where a high-rise apartment building had been planned, under a property exchange with the site’s owner, Blackbird Investments, according to a release.

  • Tuesday, January 9, 2018 11:42 AM
    Dan Houston, chairman, president and CEO of Principal Financial Group, this morning rang the opening bell for the Nasdaq market in New York City. 

  • Monday, January 8, 2018 3:11 PM
    American Republic Insurance Co. announced Friday it has signed an agreement to acquire Great Western Insurance Co., a Utah-based pre-need insurance company.

  • BY CHRIS CONETZKEY
    Monday, January 8, 2018 3:09 PM
    Forest City-based Winnebago Industries Inc. topped the Iowa Index list of 22 Iowa-based publicly traded companies after a 2017 in which its stock price increased 75.67 percent. Winnebago’s stellar 2017 comes just one year after it posted a 59.05 percent increase, good for second place in last year’s analysis.

  • Wednesday, January 3, 2018 2:59 PM
    Toronto-based FindBob, which addresses the need for a succession plan in insurance and financial services, has finished a $1.6 million seed round led by Grinnell Mutual, BetaKit reported.

  • Angela Carnahan, consultant, Nationwide
    BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Friday, December 29, 2017 6:00 AM
    Dozens of Greater Des Moines leaders share words of wisdom from 2017

  • Friday, December 22, 2017 3:21 PM
    Iowa has assessed $1.5 million in penalties against the three companies that managed the state's Medicaid program for failing to meet performance standards, newly released records show. 

  • Engaging digital consumers
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, December 22, 2017 6:00 AM
    Insurtech company Denim wants to revolutionize insurance marketing

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Thursday, December 21, 2017 2:04 PM
    Two financial services companies with operations in Des Moines announced a deal today in which one will exit the annuity business while the other will significantly expand in the fixed annuity market. The deal also brings with it the formation of a new annuity company that’s expected to have a growing presence in Des Moines. 

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Thursday, December 21, 2017 2:03 PM
    Two financial services companies with operations in Des Moines announced a deal today in which one will exit the annuity business while the other will significantly expand in the fixed annuity market. The deal also brings with it the formation of a new annuity company that’s expected to have a growing presence in Des Moines. 

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