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October 18, 2017
3:45 PM

Most Delaware employers can anticipate a drop in workers’ compensation premiums in the year ahead. Commissioner Navarro announced the approved rates, which are slightly lower than originally proposed.

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October 18, 2017
1:45 PM

Expect more value from your IA&B membership than ever before, as we get to know you and your needs through our member agency visits (and have some fun along the way).

October 18, 2017
1:35 PM

In the absence of Congressional agreement on “repeal and replace” legislation, President Trump signed an executive order rolling back federal restrictions on the health insurance marketplace, a move many in the insurance industry fear will undermine market stability.

October 18, 2017
1:30 PM

CISR designees in the Keystone State have two William T. Hold Seminar topics to choose from, and both will be offered next week. Additional dates and locations follow soon after.

October 18, 2017
1:25 PM

Work toward or update your esteemed CIC designation with our Personal Lines Institute in the Baltimore area, Nov. 13-16, or our Commercial Property Institute in the Philadelphia area, Dec. 4-7. Our full 2018 schedule of Institutes and Ruble Graduate Seminars is also open for registration.

October 17, 2017
2:50 PM

Emotions are running high at the Pennsylvania Insurance Department, where Trump Administration actions are the target of blame … as well as an upcoming media campaign.

October 17, 2017
12:20 PM

National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) denial letters and appeals/litigation instructions are under FEMA’s scrutiny. Learn how policyholder communication is changing.

October 17, 2017
11:30 AM

Carriers need to hear from you – yes, you! Your input on commercial lines carriers' technology usage matters. Weigh in by taking a quick survey by the close of business on Friday, Oct. 20, and you'll be entered into a drawing for a Starbucks gift card.

October 17, 2017
11:25 AM

Time’s almost up for qualifying agencies and producers to file for an exemption to the state’s new cybersecurity regulation. All New York licensees – resident and non-resident, individual and agency – are impacted by this reg.

October 17, 2017
11:00 AM

Time’s almost up for qualifying agencies and producers to file for an exemption to the state’s new cybersecurity regulation. All New York licensees – resident and non-resident, individual and agency – are impacted by this reg.

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October 16, 2017
4:30 PM

An insured employer may consider it easier and less expensive to pay for an injured employee’s expenses out of pocket. But what are an employer’s contractual and statutory requirements to its carrier and the state?

October 11, 2017
2:10 PM

Thanks to a belated agreement, Independence Blue Cross insureds can continue to receive in-network care at a number of suburban Philadelphia hospitals recently acquired by Tower Health.

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October 11, 2017
2:05 PM

Veterans can take Maryland’s insurance producer licensing test free of charge. The MIA now participates in the GI Bill Reimbursement Program.

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October 11, 2017
2:00 PM

Citing his fear of losing the state’s only remaining insurer in the ACA health insurance marketplace, Commissioner Navarro approved a double-digit rate hike on individual plans for 2018.

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October 11, 2017
11:30 AM

The latest National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) memos warn of underwriting missteps and alert to upcoming Program Changes.

October 11, 2017
11:00 AM

Expect an easier-to-use interface the next time you log into IABforME.com. We improved the design and usability of our member login and account pages.

October 11, 2017
10:20 AM

IA&B-supported legislation, which would address the costly fallout of the recent Protz v. WCAB decision, is pending in the state House. Now the question becomes: Will the legislature act before next month’s workers’ comp rate hikes take effect?

October 11, 2017
10:15 AM

Review the single homeowners’ disclosure document which, as of this month, may (but does not have to) be used in place of individual required notices. The MIA’s finalized form incorporates our suggestions.

October 11, 2017
10:10 AM
We want your input on commercial lines carriers’ technology usage. Weigh in by taking our brief, 17-question survey by next Friday, and we’ll enter you in a random drawing for a Starbucks gift card.
October 5, 2017
11:00 AM
The impact of market conditions on your business was among the topics we discussed this week with Commissioner Redmer and the MIA team.
October 5, 2017
10:50 AM
The poster child for insurtech – Lemonade Insurance Company – is among the latest carriers to receive a license to do business in Maryland. In total, 11 new carriers (six of which are licensed as P&C insurers) entered the marketplace.
October 4, 2017
4:25 PM

Align your agency with the strategies and success of the nation’s top-performing agencies. The Best Practices Study offers insight into a range of data, including producer success rates and compensation structures.

October 4, 2017
3:35 PM

Demonstrate your commitment to community – and join forces with fellow independent agents – by participating in one of three upcoming Trusted Choice-sponsored and IA&B-supported Walks for Wishes to benefit Make-A-Wish.

October 4, 2017
3:00 PM

Write auto in Pennsylvania? Be sure to educate customers about new and esoteric coverages and exclusions, such as the Unlisted Resident Driver Exclusion – the validity of which was established by a recent Pennsylvania Superior Court decision.

October 4, 2017
3:00 PM

Be sure to educate customers about new and esoteric coverages and exclusions, such as the Unlisted Resident Driver Exclusion – the validity of which was established by a recent Pennsylvania Superior Court decision.

October 4, 2017
2:25 PM

A new Department of Insurance bulletin requests additional data-breach prevention and notification steps – steps that triggered our questions about regulators’ reach and agencies’ expense.

October 4, 2017
1:25 PM

Stay in the know about newly effective laws that stand to impact you, your business and your customers.

October 4, 2017
1:20 PM

The state-based system of insurance regulation is beneficial for producers and their customers alike. Learn about three bills recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that aim to restrict the federal government’s reach.

October 3, 2017
12:00 AM
With the right website platform, independent agencies can drive new conversations on coverage in a way that connects with millennials and all online shoppers. New interactive features are turning lookers into leads and browsers into buyers. Our webinar at 1 p.m. next Tues. (Oct. 10) looks at websites that work and other digital marketing tactics.
October 3, 2017
12:00 AM
Are you hitting E&O potholes when writing PA auto coverages? Are you struggling to keep your head above water when it comes to flood insurance? Two Special Topic Seminars coming to western PA this month will help you gain important knowledge and reduce your E&O exposure.

 

 

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