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FEMA Chief: Cut Coverage for Flood-prone Homes
Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long is pushing for an overhaul of disaster relief so that states, cities, and homeowners shoulder more of the costs and the federal government bears less of the risk...
Cautious Optimism: Agent Issues in Congress
Independent agents have specific stakes in several high-profile issues being debated in Congress, such as renewal and reform of the National Flood Insurance Program...
Cyber Insurance Rates Drop
A report from Marsh has found that cyber insurance rates and prices in the United States declined in the second quarter of 2017, the second straight quarter they have done so...
Reinsurers See First Half Premium Growth
A survey from the Reinsurance Association of America indicates that U.S. property and casualty reinsurers saw an increase in gross written premium over the first half of the year...
All U.S. Counties to Have An ACA Plan
With CareSource agreeing to offer Affordable Care Act plans in Paulding County, Ohio, all U.S. counties now have marketplace offerings for next year...
Aetna Accidentally Reveals HIV Status of Some Insureds
Aetna Inc. inadvertently revealed the HIV status of some clients in a mailing about medication for the disease sent to about 12,000 people last month...
Stay Up-to-Date This Hurricane Season with The Hartford
As part of PIA’s ongoing partnership with The Hartford’s flood insurance program, we are proud to provide PIA members with the latest Flood Agent eNewsletter produced by The Hartford for its flood insurance agents...
Agent to Agent: To Text or Not to Text (Answer: Text)
Peter Benchley’s novel Jaws brought us the popular quote, “Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...” When preparing marketing plans, many insurance agents ask a question along these lines: “Is it safe to begin text marketing...
Show Everyone You Are a PIA Member!
When it comes to marketing you and your business make sure you place the PIA member logo on all of your business materials—website, business cards, letterhead, signage, promotional materials, etc...
U.S. Counties Without an ACA Plan Down to One
As of Aug. 20, residents of all but one U.S. county will have access to an Affordable Care Act health plan next year...