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OII members share their motorcycle know-how

MotorcycleMotorcycles are becoming an increasingly popular mode of transportation. It comes as no surprise that motorcycles have a different set of maintenance needs. And owners are well aware of certain necessities in terms of safety gear and equipment.
In this edition of Insurance Matterswe focus on all things motorcycle, as we share a variety of tips and resources straight from the blogs of our members. (READ POST)

5 FAQs on home fire sprinklers (and more)

House SprinklerEver consider adding a sprinkler system to your existing home or new build? Maybe we can help. In this edition of OII Insurance Matters we offer a look at the cost and benefits of this potentially life-saving feature. In case of fire, it also provides the best chance at preserving your home and saving possessions. (READ POST)

Updated July 2015: Home & Auto Insurance Trend Report

trend analysis(July 22, 2015) OII updates its annual trend report to reflect new data including:

#OIIAnnual Join us Sept. 1-2 for the OII Annual Meeting at Westfield: Register by Aug. 25

AnnualMeetingEvents start at 12 noon, Sept. 1 with our ‘working lunch session.’ Presenting is John Millen of The Reputation Group. John is no stranger to our industry, having served in communications roles at Nationwide, The Hartford and Farmers Insurance. John’s session focuses on sure-fire strategies to more effectively convey the positive story of Ohio’s insurance industry no matter your role within your company/organization. A valuable session for all attendees and their guests.
Our Sept. 1 dinner guest presenter is Dr. Sung Bae, Ph.D., Chair of Bowling Green State University’s Department of Finance, who will introduce the new insurance program offerings at BGSU this fall. Sept. 2 Annual Meeting presenters include Ohio Auditor Dave Yost, Ohio Senate Minority Caucus Leader Joe Schiavoni and Ohio Senate Majority Whip Larry Obhof.
View meeting details and then register by August 25.
Attending the meeting? Be sure to share your experience using #OIIAnnual

Hey teachers & young adults: Get the lowdown on renters/homeowners insurance

OII-Renters-Insurance-Cover-01Now that you’re about to venture out on your own, it’s important to protect your belongings. OII’s totally revamped guide to Renters/Homeowners Insurance for Teens & Young Adults provides teachers and young adults with an overview of these all-important coverages, and includes cost-savings & claims handling tips, classroom activity ideas, essential resource links and more. Our new Web bonus includes a renters insurance FAQ and quick student quiz. (LEARN MORE)

Changes in store to Ohio’s subrogation process

laws_icon(July 2, 2015) Ohio’s budget bill approved Tuesday evening by Governor John Kasich included language that changes Ohio’s long-standing subrogation process. The Governor’s actions were essentially a partial veto of language that was inserted into House Bill 64 by the Ohio Senate very late in the process.
According to OII, the language will undo 100-plus years of settled case law pertaining to insurer rights to subrogate for payments made and the process for distributing recoveries in legal actions. (VIEW RELEASE)