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Smartphone Addicts Driving Rates Higher

(2/22/2017) Some insurers suggest that costs associated with crashes are outpacing auto insurance premium increases, and many indicate that America’s drivers are increasi... full story

New Chairman of Lloyd’s of London Named

(2/22/2017) Lloyd’s of London named Bruce Carnegie-Brown to succeed John Nelson as chairman of the insurance market founded in a coffee house in 1688... full story

Louisiana Governor to Address NCOIL

(2/22/2017) The National Conference of Insurance Legislators has announced that Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards (D) will deliver the keynote address at the 2017 NCOIL S... full story

PIA Action Alert: Repeal the Federal Insurance Office

(2/14/2017) PIA has now sent a Grassroots Action Alert asking independent insurance agents to contact their federal representatives to ask that they support the repeal of t... full story

Federal Aid for Louisiana After Tornadoes

(2/14/2017) On Feb. 7, at least seven tornadoes tore through southern Louisiana, damaging dozens of homes, cars, and businesses. full story

PIA National Releases 2017 Policy and Advocacy Priorities

(2/14/2017) PIA National has released its top six 2017 Policy and Advocacy Priorities. full story

Federal Judge Upholds Fiduciary Rule

(2/14/2017) A federal judge in Texas has ruled against life insurers and business groups challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) fiduciary rule. full story

Congressman Attacks Insurance Agreement

(2/14/2017) Patrick McHenry (R-Fla.) has called on the Federal Reserve to put a freeze on all international financial regulatory negotiations. full story

Your Employees & Cybersecurity

(2/14/2017) This article in Forbes discusses the rise in cyber threats that can harm businesses of all sizes. full story

Major Cat Losses Highest Since 2012

(2/14/2017) Insured loss estimates from major natural catastrophes in 2016 reached $39.5 billion. full story

Acting Director Named in Missouri

(2/14/2017) Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has appointed John Rehagen as acting director of the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Regis... full story

The Art of Subtle Selling—A Webinar for CSRs

(2/14/2017) If you are a PIA agency CSR and you are required to cross sell, upsell or account round, then this webinar is for you. full story

Aetna, Humana End Merger Agreement

(2/14/2017) Aetna Inc. and Humana Inc. said on February 14 that they will end their $34 billion merger agreement. full story

Winter Car Accidents Kill Nearly 4,000 in Five Years

(2/14/2017) Deadly auto accidents in wintry weather have claimed nearly 4,000 lives over the past five years, according to figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety ... full story

Agent to Agent: Made to Care: An Agent’s Journey Into Medicare

(2/14/2017) There are many things to look forward to in our golden years. Who doesn’t want to retire or hold a grandchild? But most probably wouldn’t add making choices... full story

From “Repeal & Replace” to “Repair”

(2/06/2017) The Wall Street Journal reports there has been a subtle shift regarding the Affordable Care Act, with Republican lawmakers saying they are now considering moves... full story

Insurers Game the “Biggest Loss Ever”

(2/06/2017) On January 31 members of London’s insurance industry released the results of an exercise to measure their preparedness for what they project as the largest in... full story

April 1 Flood Manual Changes Released

(2/06/2017) The new National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Flood Insurance Manual is due April 1, 2017, however the NFIP has just released the text of the changes that wil... full story

Auto Profits Collapsed in 2015

(2/06/2017) The profits of auto insurers declined sharply in 2015 as the recovering economy brought more drivers onto roads in the U.S. and more accidents were recorded. Th... full story

Pet Insurance Is Now Booming

(2/06/2017) Pet insurance has been available in other parts of the world for nearly a century, but was not offered in North America until 1982, when Nationwide Mutual Insur... full story