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OII member hacks for auto, home and safety

Tips and TricksOII members span a broad range in size and scope. Their expertise shines in the vast array of helpful information they share each month. We want to acknowledge the sound advice our members offer. In this edition of OII Insurance Matters we’ve curated a number of recent posts that showcase their tips and tricks, ranging from personal protection to hacks for your home and auto. (VIEW POST)

Final week to register: OII Annual Meeting Aug. 30-31

reminderJust a reminder that the OII Annual Meeting is right around the corner. Registration is open through Aug. 25. The August 30 “working lunch” session features insurance industry branding strategist Peter van Aartrijk. Leave your business cards behind for this conversation on Branding from the Inside Out, where everyone in an organization–from entry-level to the C-suite–has an important role to play. This event is open to OII members and guests, and lunch is on us! Aug. 31 annual meeting speakers include: Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted and State Rep. Heather Bishoff (D-Blacklick). View meeting details and register.
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NE Ohioans: Storm-related insurance coverage, repair tips & more
Photo source: WKYC TV, Cleveland

Photo: WKYC

(August 10, 2016) Wind and heavy rains pummeled parts of the Buckeye state last night causing property damage and power outages. OII reposts its news release on how insurance protects your property from damage caused by wind and rain. Claims and safety resources too. (VIEW RELEASE)

Road Debris Danger: An Eyesore and More
Courtesy of Utah Department of Transportation

Utah Dept. of Transportation

An encounter with furniture, mattresses, garbage, and even appliances that litter our roadways is not uncommon. Unfortunately neither are crashes caused by improper (and often illegal) methods of transporting such items. In this edition of OII Insurance Matters, we take a look at the dangers of debris-related crashes, how to avoid them and how insurance protects you from assault by a flying mattress. And yes, it happens! (READ POST)

Meet OII’s VP legal and government affairs
Michael Farley

Michael Farley

(July 26, 2016) Veteran public affairs and government relations professional, Michael D. Farley, recently joined the OII team as VP legal and government affairs. He will assume leadership of the association’s legislative and regulatory affairs initiatives, a position formerly held by OII’s newly appointed president Dean Fadel. Prior to joining OII, Farley was judicial and legislative affairs counsel at the Supreme Court of Ohio. (VIEW RELEASE)

Dean Fadel is OII’s next president
Dean Fadel, Ohio Insurance Institute

Dean Fadel

Dan Kelso, Ohio Insurance Institute

Dan Kelso

(July 7, 2016) OII Board Chair Tim Timmel announced the retirement of long-time President Dan Kelso and the appointment of senior staffer Dean Fadel as its new president. The leadership transition will occur over the next several weeks.
Fadel, formerly VP of Government Relations, joined OII in 1988. Kelso has been president of the OII and its predecessor organization for the past 38 years. (VIEW RELEASE)