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New Forecast for Fire Season
The Predictive Services section of the National Interagency Fire Center has released its wildfire activity forecast for the 2017 season. From June through to ...
Best’s: $5.1 Billion P/C Loss in H1
Preliminary results from A.M. Best indicate that the U.S. property/casualty insurance industry posted a net underwriting loss of $5.1 billion for the first ...
Cat 5 Hurricane Irma on a Collision Course with Florida
Just after residents of Texas endured massive destruction from Hurricane Harvey, another big hurricane may threaten the United States. The ultimate path of ...
500 Sales Ideas for Commercial Lines Producers
Success in commercial lines depends on being able to find fresh leads and to convert the best of them into new clients...
Agent to Agent: Will Your Insurance Proposals Help You or Hurt You in E&O Litigation?
Most agencies and their respective producers look at insurance proposals as one of the key tools that will determine whether they land the account...
Insurance Carriers Plan Increased Hiring in 2015
About 66 percent of all insurance companies plan to increase staff in 2015, up from nearly 62 percent in 2014, according to the semi-annual U.S. Insurance ...
Former AIG CEO Benmosche Dies
Robert Benmosche, former chief executive officer of American International Group Inc., has passed away after a long battle with cancer...
P/C Rates Tick Up; Industry Adds Jobs
Commercial property and casualty insurance rates for March 2015 were flat compared to March 2014, but rates rose an average of one percent from February, ...
NAIC Releases Annual Report
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners released its 2014 Annual Report, "State-Based Insurance Regulation: Protecting the Future..."
Agent to Agent: Why Your Small Business Should Be Using Social Media
It's a Small World After All...
Agent to Agent: The Language of Sales
As agents and producers, the ability to communicate effectively is critical to our success...
Bethesda, Grand Rapids, Pittsburgh Top ‘Safest Places’ List
The Farmers Insurance Group’s annual ranking of safest and most secure cities is out...
NCOIL President-Elect Vows Activist Role
In a wide-ranging interview with Best’s News Service, Alabama State Rep. Greg Wren, president-elect of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators ...
AIG, GE Declared Systemically Important
The Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) voted unanimously to officially designate American International Group Inc. (AIG) and the General Electric Co. ...
PIA Thanks NCOIL During Testimony for Action on Certificates
PIA thanked the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) for all of the work it has done in passing a model bill to curb requests of agents for ...
Salazar Appointed New Colorado Insurance Commissioner
Marguerite Salazar, a former U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) director, has been appointed as the new state insurance commissioner in ...
NAIC CEO Nelson Says FIO Has Attempted to Speak for State Regulators
Commenting in an article in Best’s News Service, National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) CEO Ben Nelson said he has been meeting with Federal ...
Illinois Man Repays Insurance Money with Four Tons of Quarters
A southern Illinois businessman has paid off part of a court-ordered legal settlement with nearly four tons of quarters packed into dozens of bags...
Washington Supreme Court Rules Insurers Liable for Agents’ Actions
The Washington State Supreme Court on August 1 affirmed that insurers are liable for agents’ illegal actions...
PIA National President Harris: Speak Out for the Value of the Agent!
In his monthly message, PIA National President Andrew C. Harris notes that PIA is committed to active, aggressive advocacy on behalf of agents and points out ...
Con Artists Arriving in Advance of Obamacare
Health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) cannot operate prior to Oct. 1, 2013 — but con artists looking to rip people off aren’t waiting ...
Agent to Agent: Coping with Business Failures
In the insurance industry, independent agencies have come to realize that in order to survive and continue to sell policies, they must adapt...
New Jersey Bill Would Create State-Run Health Plan
New Jersey bill would create public option.
Agent to Agent: What Really Happens When You Boost a Facebook Post
What Really Happens When You Boost a Facebook Post
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PIA Supports Overtime Reform and Review Act (S. 3464)
PIA National signed on to a letter in support of the Overtime Reform and Review Act.
2017 One of Worst Disaster Years
The year 2017 will go down as one of the worst for disasters in the United States. The U.S. recorded 15 weather events costing $1 billion or more each through ...
2018 Could Be Year of the Earthquake
Although earthquakes are unpredictable, new research suggests that earthquake science is improving, and 2018 could be the year of the earthquake...
2017 the Most Expensive U.S. Hurricane Season Ever
This year’s Atlantic hurricane season is officially the most expensive ever in the United States, racking up $202.6 billion in damages since the formal start ...
IRS Starts to Enforce Employer Mandate
While Congress considers tax legislation that might eliminate the Affordable Care Act's rule requiring most people get health insurance, the Internal Revenue ...