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PIA National Receives Marketing Award from Professional Insurance Communicators of America
WASHINGTON, April 23, 2004 - The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) received honors for a membership marketing project from the Professional Insurance Communicators...
Study Says Terror Backstop Essential to Workers Comp
Workers compensation insurers need the federal terrorism insurance backstop to continue, according to a new study prepared by Tillinghast Towers Perrin. The study says no...
New Low Cost NFIP Flood Insurance Products
Effective May 1, 2004, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is offering new lower-cost products for properties in low to moderate risk areas. The NFIP...
Senate Resolutions Introduced to Overturn OCC Preemptions
Senator John Edwards (D-North Carolina) has introduced two resolutions of disapproval that, if passed by the Senate and approved in the House, would invalidate the...
PIA in the News
PIA Appoints New CEO (National Underwriter 4/12/04, subscription only) Brevik Named to Head PIA National (Insurance Journal 4/12/04) "Oxley's Reform Plans Wins Industry 'High...
Rising Profits May Spur Detrimental Actions, III Warns
The good news is the property/casualty insurance industry reported a 9.4 percent rate of return for 2003. The bad news is that increased profitability may...
Forecaster Warns U.S. Can Expect 'Hellacious' Hurricane Damage
Noted hurricane prognosticator William Gray has renewed his warning that the Atlantic basin has entered an era of intense hurricane activity. This year, Gray predicts...
Brokers Say P&C Market Is Softening
Later this week Aon Corp., Marsh & McLennan Cos. and Willis Group Holdings Ltd. will release reports stating that some P&C rates have started to...
Consumers' Anger at Marketing Is Rising
One third (33%) of the consumers who participated in a recent survey about their attitudes toward marketing said they would accept a slightly lower standard...
Agency-Owner Retirement - An Ongoing Process
By Patricia A. Borowski, CPIW, CAESenior Vice PresidentPIA National Agency owners and agency carriers have used the phrases, "retirement for the agency-owner principal" and "perpetuating...