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July 11, 2018
2:35 PM

Following passage of two bills during the 2018 session, the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) is shutting down the practice of variable commission rates – with one exception. It may be time for your agency to revisit your practices and make sure you’re compliant.

July 11, 2018
1:40 PM

Once again the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) faces an expiration with the possibility of a lapse. Learn where legislation stands that could extend the program beyond July 31. 

July 11, 2018
1:40 PM

Learn what to expect in the months ahead, as recently passed laws take effect. The Maryland Insurance Administration recently summarized the insurance legislation passed during 2018.

July 11, 2018
1:30 PM

Once again the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) faces an expiration with the possibility of a lapse. This time, the Maryland Insurance Administration is advising consumers to prepare.

July 11, 2018
11:40 AM

Take advantage of the Trusted Choice brand as it garners national attention on ESPN networks and beyond. Utilizing free branding tools – from infographics to advertising materials, logos to videos – is a great place to begin.

July 11, 2018
11:05 AM

Get schooled this summer to get ahead in your career. Register for our CISR, special topic, or James K. Ruble Graduate seminars – all coming to Maryland in the weeks ahead.

July 11, 2018
10:45 AM

Get schooled this summer to get ahead in your career. Register for our CIC Institute, CISR seminars, E&O risk-management seminar, licensing study courses, or special topic seminar – all coming next month to locations throughout Pennsylvania.

June 28, 2018
1:00 PM

Our advocacy efforts paid off when the State House advanced legislation that will “fix” the Protz decision that triggered a mid-year increase in WC costs.

June 28, 2018
12:55 PM

The IA&B team spent Wednesday in Dover, building new relationships and solidifying long-standing ones to lay the groundwork for continued advocacy.

June 27, 2018
3:50 PM

Accessing your producer licensing information just became easier. The National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR) just released a mobile app.

June 27, 2018
3:25 PM

Get up to speed on new requirements and forms stemming from legislation that creates an “enhanced” underinsured motorist coverage option.

June 27, 2018
3:20 PM

Take a guided tour through 13 platforms without leaving your home or office. Register for the Agency Management System E-Summit with live webinars beginning Monday, July 16.

June 20, 2018
2:30 PM

State regulators are voicing concerns about mandatory offers of coverage (or lack thereof), as consumers lodge complaints in the aftermath of recent storms.

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June 20, 2018
1:40 PM

Amendments to the state’s Surplus Lines regulation took effect this week, changing brokers’ license-renewal deadlines.

June 20, 2018
12:30 PM

Avoid penalties by setting up a proper promotional program, to include compliance with the state’s newly amended rebating law which takes effect Tuesday, July 3.

June 20, 2018
12:20 PM

Get up to speed on the roles of adjusters in the claims process. The Department of Insurance is prioritizing consumer education on the topic.

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June 20, 2018
11:50 AM

Certain vacant properties now require three declinations before going to the surplus lines market, which may prompt new procedures in your agency.

June 19, 2018
3:40 PM
Get the scoop on how to cover bars and restaurants, food trucks and caterers, craft brewers and more.
June 19, 2018
2:20 PM

Your auto customers vacationing north of the border must carry Canadian ID cards or risk fines. Non-Resident Inter-Province Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance Cards must be shown if a U.S. resident is involved in an accident or is pulled over.

June 19, 2018
12:00 AM

NFIP claims with a loss date of June 7 through the end of the year are subject to changes in the claims process, as FEMA looks to improve customer service.

June 6, 2018
12:35 PM

Legislation addressing the WC cost increase brought about as a result of the Protz v. WCAB decision was voted favorably out of the House Labor and Industry Committee this week.

June 6, 2018
12:15 PM

Learn how to advise those impacted by the late-May flash flooding – from how to document property damage to what to expect with storm-damaged vehicles.

June 6, 2018
11:25 AM

The latest malware – which has compromised hundreds of thousands of routers – drives home the need for identity theft and cyber liability insurance.

June 6, 2018
10:40 AM
Register today to attend NAIFA Maryland’s June 12 conference. You'll hear from comedian Greg Warren and score insurance-specific legal and legislative insight -- all at an IA&B-member discounted registration rate.
June 6, 2018
10:30 AM
Join us for new courses this summer: “Grilled Cheese, Beer, & Insurance” and “The Good & Nasty Stuff.” Hurry! These classes sell out fast.
June 6, 2018
10:20 AM

Thanks to everyone who attended, sponsored, and supported this year’s Delaware Convention. Check out photos from last week’s event, and mark your calendar for next year.

June 6, 2018
10:10 AM

If you’ve noticed an influx of updated privacy terms and conditions, you’re not alone. Chances are the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) triggered them. Which begs the question: Does the reg apply to your agency or your customers?

May 23, 2018
12:50 PM

Residents and business owners in Frederick and Washington Counties may receive accommodations from their insurers following last week’s severe weather.

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May 23, 2018
12:25 PM

As the U.S. Treasury Department mulls federal tax law guidance, your federal government affairs team – the Big “I” – continues to advocate for insurance agency owners to receive the full benefit of new deductions.

May 22, 2018
11:10 AM

Leverage consumers’ newfound awareness of home-based business and telecommuting insurance considerations to round out accounts and reduce your E&O risk.