Georgia News

Specialized Property Broker Tracy Anderson Joins Breckenridge Insurance Services

KENNESAW, GA, March 5, 2015 — Breckenridge Insurance Services, a leading specialty wholesale commercial brokerage firm, has hired Tracy Anderson as a property broker to its Atlanta-based team. Anderson brings nearly a decade of excess and surplus lines expertise to …

Breckenridge Insurance Group Hires Industry Veteran Jino Masone as Chief Operating Officer to Lead Next Phase of Organizational Growth

Kennesaw, GA, February 19, 2015 — Accomplished commercial insurance executive Jino Masone has joined Breckenridge Insurance Group as its new chief operating officer. Masone will oversee the sales, marketing, technology and enterprise solutions practices of this leading national specialty insurance …

Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC, Hires Clark Lawrence as Vice President of Marketing, Eastern Region

San Diego, CA, December 9, 2014 – Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC, a national multi-line program manager, welcomes Clark Lawrence as the new vice president of marketing for the eastern region. In his new role, Lawrence will be responsible for …

Georgia Launches Teen Driving Safety Campaign

The Georgia Department of Driver Services is launching a campaign to encourage parents of teen drivers to talk to their children about safe driving. The “5 to Drive” campaign coincides with National Teen Driver Safety Week, which runs Oct. 19-25. …

Georgia County Owes FEMA Nearly $558,000

A federal audit says Cobb County, Ga., must repay about $558,000 it received from the Federal Emergency Management Agency after a severe storm in 2009. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the audit found the county received dual payments from insurance and …

Georgia Officials to Target Drunk Drivers During Holiday Weekend

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety says law enforcement agencies will be targeting suspected drunk drivers during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Officials say law enforcement agencies throughout Georgia will be aggressively targeting those suspected of driving drunk during …

Georgia Tops Nation in Lightning Claims

Georgia tops a shocking list: most likely place to have property damaged by lightning. Georgia residents were reimbursed for $56 million of lightning-related damage in homes last year tied to more than 11,000 claims, according to a top-10 list from …

Georgia Commercial Drivers Owe Past Due Medical Forms

The Georgia Department of Driver Services says it’s reaching out to commercial drivers whose federal medical certifications are past due. Officials say more than 25,000 Georgia commercial drivers still need to complete their federal medical clearances within 60 days or …

Johnson Wins Atlanta Democratic Race for Insurance Commissioner

Liz Johnson has won the Democratic primary for insurance commissioner in Georgia. Johnson, a retired insurance agent from Statesboro, beat out Keith Heard, an insurance associate from Fayetteville. Johnson had nearly 70 percent of the vote with 67 precincts reporting. …

A Dozen Injured After Georgia House Deck Collapses

Fire officials say a deck collapsed during a house party in suburban Atlanta, Ga., and about a dozen people were injured, including several people who were burned by a grill. The other injuries were described as mostly cuts and bruises. …