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Teachers: 2014 Educator of the Year honored/2015 nominations open

JJordanSite1August 27, 2014 (COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Jennifer Jordan, a native of Milford and a personal finance teacher at Madeira High School, Cincinnati, was the recipient of the 2014 Insurance Educator of the Year award presented by the Ohio Insurance Institute (OII). [Read more]

REPOSTING: OII 2012 Ohio earthquake coverage study

ReadyEarthquake1(August 25, 2014) Earthquake risk is taking front and center following Sunday’s San Francisco quake. For those rethinking the risk of earthquakes in Ohio and insurance coverage for them, OII reposts its April 2012 study on earthquake coverage and costs in Ohio.
According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Geological Survey, Ohio has sustained 10 earthquakes so far this year; there were 8 in 2013, 5 in 2012 and 18 in 2011, all of a 2.0 magnitude or greater. [Read more]

Economic impact of Ohio’s insurance industry

InsinOHPic(Aug. 25, 2014) Take a look at Ohio’s insurance industry, now over 97,000 people-strong. It’s big in terms of employment and economic growth, and provides Ohioans with financial stability necessary to own a home, run a business and start a family. OII takes you inside one of Ohio’s leading industries in its 2014 edition of Insurance in Ohio. Want more? See our entire list of Ohio insurance industry resources to learn more about one of Ohio’s leading forces behind business and economic growth.

Meet 2013′s top stolen vehicles in Ohio and US

HotWheelsTheft(DES PLAINES IL) August 18, 2014  – The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released its list of top stolen vehicles in the US and by state for 2013 in its annual Hot Wheels report. The Ohio Insurance Institute (OII) provides both the NICB information along with a look at the auto theft picture here in the Buckeye State. (VIEW RELEASE)

Check under the hood: Auto insurance & direct repair programs

auto mechanic repairing a car engine. Space for text.If you’re one of the fortunate few who hasn’t filed an auto insurance claim, chances are likely that your luck might run out. In fact, you can expect a claim about every 18 years, meaning 3–4 claims during your driving career. Accidents happen to even the most responsible of drivers, so it’s best to know your auto insurance coverage and repair options before your first claim. Learn more about the features and benefits of direct repair programs and the auto repair process in OII’s newest white paper.  It’s featured in our Aug. 5 blog post to help you make the right choice come claims time. (VIEW POST)

Fall Seminar to be held Oct. 16

logosDon’t miss the 13th Annual Fall Seminar ‘Change + Challenge = Opportunity’ on Thursday, October 16 at the Villa Milano in Columbus.
View program details, then register online through Oct. 10.

Auto insurance and ridesharing: Closing the ‘app gap’

MThe concept of using a personal auto for something other than its intended use is not new. When personal and business uses of a vehicle converge, coverage confusion is bound to arise.
Enter Transportation Network Companies (TNC), such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, who employ drivers using their own vehicles to transport paying passengers through an app connection.
While the positives of TNCs far outweigh the negatives, our blog post explains why we strongly encourage city officials to obtain insurance guidance as they develop their ridesharing regulations as a way to ensure the safety of drivers, passengers and pedestrians. (VIEW POST)