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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, previously serving as assistant director for legislative affairs at the Ohio Department of Insurance. (VIEW RELEASE)

It’s OII Annual Meeting Time! August 30-31

AnnualMeetingAnnual meeting events start at noon, August 30 with our ‘working lunch session’ featuring Peter van Aartrijk, co-founder and principal of Chromium, a San Francisco-based brand strategy firm. He also serves as chairman of Aartrijk, a Virginia-based consultancy providing marketing communication services for all aspects of the insurance industry. Leave your business cards behind for this conversation on Branding from the Inside Out. When it comes to understanding brand and culture, everyone in an organization, from entry-level to the C-suite, plays an important role. A valuable session for all annual meeting attendees. Guests are welcome.
Keynote presenters at the August 31 OII Annual Meeting include:

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted
State Rep. Heather Bishoff (D-Blacklick)

View meeting details and then register by August 25. Hotel reservations at the Westfield Inn are currently being accepted until July 29 by calling the Inn at 330.887.6700. (VIEW POST)

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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, leading the association’s legislative and regulatory affairs division on behalf of its members. Kelso has been president of the OII and its predecessor organization, the Insurance Federation of Ohio, for the past 38 years. (VIEW RELEASE)

OII members share rental and moving advice

AptAppIf you’re like 35% of Americans, you may rent instead of owning. And if you plan to move this summer, you’re not alone. In fact, we’re currently in the midst of the most popular months for relocating. It takes a lot of planning to keep this daunting task in perspective. In this edition of OII Insurance Matters, we share rental and moving advice from our members to help make it a smooth move. (VIEW POST)

Another first for OII!

AwardOII may represent P/C insurance companies in Ohio, but we recently received global acclaim. Earlier this month we received the Fundación MAPFRE International Insurance Award. OII is the first US recipient of a social outreach award from the foundation arm of our member company, MAPFRE (@MAPFRE). OII was selected for its InsuranceCareers.org website initiative. OII Insurance Matters takes a look at what this award means to the future of our insurance careers program. (VIEW POST)

Possible relief to Ohio’s predatory towing issues

model car in a mousetrapWith the introduction of amendments to HB 341, the tide may finally turn on the state’s predatory towing problem. The provisions provide financial and hardship relief to Ohio consumers and establish a review board for resolving towing fee disputes. In this edition of OII Insurance Matters, we look at past and current legislative approaches to resolving this costly burden to Ohio vehicle owners and their insurers. (VIEW POST)

2016 OII premium trend report: What’s driving Ohio’s auto & homeowners insurance environment?

trend analysisWith the March 1 Ohio Department of Insurance announcement of Ohio’s auto and homeowners insurance premium rankings, the Ohio Insurance Institute (OII) delves into the factors affecting them. OII reports that although Ohioans will likely see an uptick in their insurance premiums, they’ll likely not be as severe as in most other parts of the US. See our 2016 Ohio Auto and Homeowners Insurance Trend Report for details. (VIEW REPORT)