Oklahoma Court: Progressive’s Uninsured Motorist Exclusion Not Lawful

Oklahoma’s highest court recently found that an insurer’s uninsured motorist exclusion violates state law. The Oklahoma Supreme Court came to that conclusion in answering a certified question from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit about the UM …

Original source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2021/07/30/625094.htm

People Moves: Neaves to Lead Plexus’ Oklahoma Office; Alliant Adds McGinnis in Dallas; Rand to Assistant VP at RHSB

The Plexus Groupe Deer Park, Illinois-based The Plexus Groupe promoted industry veteran Todd Neaves to the newly created role of resident leader in its Oklahoma City office. Neaves will lead the agency’s team in Oklahoma City with a focus on …

Original source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2021/07/22/623367.htm

Oklahoma Lawmakers Urge Interim Study on Opioid Prescriptions

Three Oklahoma state representatives have requested an interim study to investigate clinical outcomes of patients with pain following policies resulting in rapid reductions in opioid prescribing. Rep. John Talley, R-Stillwater, said the study seeks to examine the effects of the …

Original source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2021/07/21/623703.htm

Tulsa, Oklahoma: Network Hack Gained Some Social Security Numbers

Hackers gained access to the Social Security numbers of more than two dozen people during a ransomware attack that forced the city of Tulsa to shut down parts of its computer network for months, officials said. The hackers got Social …

Original source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2021/07/16/623182.htm

Pandemic pets being returned to shelters ‘at alarming rates,’ Oklahoma animal rescue owner says

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The pandemic has created plenty of problems for people and now pets. Apparently, what seemed like a good idea is not the case for many as dogs and cats are being returned to shelters as life gets back to normal.


Oklahoma City Doc Pays $325K to Settle Civil Penalty Claims

An Oklahoma City physician has paid more than $300,000 to settle civil penalty claims related drug abuse prevention and control laws, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Oklahoma reported. Albert T. Nguyen, M.D., paid $325,000 to settle …

Original source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2021/06/22/619692.htm