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LUBA Workers’ Comp names Russell Michiels as Claims Manager

LUBA Workers’ Comp has named Russell Michiels as manager of its claims department. In his new role, Michiels will oversee all claims operations and medical bill reviews, ensure compliance with state and federal insurance regulations and assist with securing the company’s catastrophic reinsurance coverage. Michiels has been with LUBA since 2007 and has over 27 years of experience in the ...

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Ross & Yerger names Marcus Burger newest Shareholder

Ross & Yerger has named Marcus Burger as its newest shareholder. Burger is a licensed producer who joined the company in May 2014. Marcus focuses on assisting municipalities, education systems and nonprofit organizations find risk management solutions and control healthcare cost. Burger graduated from Hampton University in Hampton, VA with a Bachelor in Mathematics and a Master of Science Degree ...

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Brian Johnson appointed to Jackson State University Development Foundation Board

Brian Johnson, a Senior Vice President at Fisher Brown Bottrell Insurance, Inc., a subsidiary of Trustmark, has been appointed to serve on the Jackson State University Development Foundation Board. The Board is charged with attracting, investing, and managing private resources in an effort to raise funds for student scholarships and campus enhancements for the university. Johnson has 12 years of ...

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Escape rooms can be more than entertainment when used for team building

By BECKY GILLETTE The first escape rooms in Mississippi opened about two years ago, and have spread around the state. They are proving successful enough that two new escape rooms are being planned in the Jackson area, including one that will have a focus on team-building for companies. Escape rooms are a game where participants are locked into a room ...

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Health spending a priority for local businesses

By JULIA MILLER With the dawning of November, most people’s attentions are turning toward the holidays, but for business owners, there’s the standard end-of-the-year checklist that must be addressed. From financial statements to plans for the new year, this time of the year can become a season of tying up loose ends. One thing you shouldn’t forget is health insurance ...

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Uncertainty in Mississippi before health insurance sign-up

The federal health insurance market for individuals won’t open for enrollment until Nov. 1, but regulators, insurers and those who help Mississippians find coverage are already dealing with waves of uncertainty. In the latest development, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services pulled out of meetings around the state organized by the Mississippi Health Advocacy Program. Those meetings were ...

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More trucks, inexperienced drivers, poor roads, increase insurances costs for drivers

By NASH NUNNERY Corey Howell is all too aware that commercial vehicle insurance rates are rising at an alarming rate. The trucking industry is flourishing, what with higher freight volumes, cheaper fuel and heavy-duty truck orders.  But Howell, who works as Ridgeland sales leader for Chicago-based mega-insurance broker Hub International, says there is a downside that’s led to higher rates. ...

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Independent Insurance Agents of Mississippi announces new leadership

Cecil Vaughan of Galloway Chandler McKinney Insurance Agency in Columbus was recently elected Chairman of the Independent Insurance Agents of Mississippi (IIAM) at its 119th annual Convention in Destin, Fla. Vaughan has previously been Vice-Chairman, Chairman-Elect, and a Board and Executive Committee member for the association. Vaughan is a partner/producer for Galloway Chandler McKinney Insurance where he has worked for ...

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