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June 23, 2017
12:00 AM
Bear Creek Mountain Resort is a hidden treasure in eastern PA. Steve Anderson is a nationally recognized agency technology maven who resonates with agents. On July 12 and 13, they come together for our next James K. Ruble Graduate Seminar.
June 22, 2017
12:00 AM
Legislation prohibiting insurance companies from increasing rates on current policyholders who turn 75 is advancing through the General Assembly in the final days before the legislative session adjourns.
June 22, 2017
12:00 AM
Commissioner Redmer wants feedback from producers on the state’s health insurance market—including the recent CareFirst decision to eliminate some producer commissions next year. IA&B members are encouraged to attend the MIA’s meetings in La Plata and Ellicott City next week.
June 22, 2017
12:00 AM
The clock is ticking in Harrisburg as lawmakers scramble to reach a deal on a fiscal year 2017-2018 budget by the June 30 deadline. Your IA&B government affairs team has been keeping tabs on the many issues flying back and forth in the halls of the capitol.
June 21, 2017
8:10 AM

Avoid potential headaches this hurricane season by educating your customers now. A recent poll found coastal area homeowners are unfamiliar with hurricane deductibles – and lack understanding of deductibles in general.

June 21, 2017
12:00 AM
What implications do current events have for insurance? Next week we’ll have seasoned insurance educators deliver a CE webinar with stories straight out of the newspaper (that’s a printed booklet of news, for any Futures who may be wondering).
June 21, 2017
12:00 AM
Claims don’t take a vacation and neither should learning about essential coverages. So our summer schedule of CISR programs continues in earnest in eastern PA next week with our Personal Residential class in Lansdale and Commercial Casualty I in Mechanicsburg.
June 21, 2017
12:00 AM
Evolving insurance coverages that address modern risks are just over the horizon. On July 11, our new seminar “Emerging Coverage Issues” debuts in the Baltimore suburb of Hunt Valley. Get up to speed on the issues swirling amidst the industry’s efforts to keep up with changes in the modern world.
June 20, 2017
4:50 PM
That’s a wrap for our survey on your personal lines carriers’ technology usage. Watch for results in the weeks ahead, and in the meantime, check out who scored a Starbucks gift card.
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June 20, 2017
4:50 PM
That’s a wrap for our survey on your personal lines carriers’ technology usage. Watch for results in the weeks ahead, and in the meantime, check out who scored a Starbucks gift card.
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June 20, 2017
4:50 PM
That’s a wrap for our survey on your personal lines carriers’ technology usage. Watch for results in the weeks ahead, and in the meantime, check out who scored a Starbucks gift card.
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June 20, 2017
2:45 PM

If you write in Delaware, take note that our sister state association’s legislative priority to increase the minimum auto liability limits was signed into law last week.

June 20, 2017
2:30 PM

A popular industry blog recently highlighted iExplore for documenting text messages. Chime in with the software – or other workaround – your agency uses.

June 20, 2017
11:40 AM

When it comes to drone-related requirements, it’s hard to know which end is up. Get up to speed on the issues (including a recent court ruling) to appropriately advise your customers.

June 20, 2017
11:10 AM

Our staff is on the road again this week, making impromptu check-in visits with member agencies in Allegheny and Bucks Counties.

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June 20, 2017
10:55 AM

Grab a drink. Meet new people. We’re hosting informal networking events for young agents in northeastern and southcentral Pennsylvania this summer.

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June 15, 2017
11:05 AM

Ocean City's flood management efforts are paying off, literally. Residents now receive a 20 percent reduction on eligible NFIP premiums.

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June 15, 2017
10:45 AM
Anyone with anything to lose could use additional liability protection in our most-litigious society. The coverage provided by personal umbrella policies (PUPs) is relatively inexpensive and well worth the peace of mind it offers insureds. So why aren’t more being sold? Perhaps a dose of reality is in order.
June 15, 2017
9:45 AM

Bear Creek Mountain Resort near Allentown and Hershey Lodge will play host to our next James K. Ruble Graduate Seminars in July and August. These designation update options come with breakout sessions that give CICs and CRMs options for advanced learning.

June 14, 2017
2:45 PM

Following its eleventh-hour removal from Maryland’s individual health insurance marketplace last year, Evergreen Health received approval to convert from a co-op to a for-profit entity.

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June 14, 2017
2:25 PM

An NFIP reform and reauthorization package currently under consideration in the U.S. House Financial Services Committee includes major cuts to the WYO program which would have a trickle down impact on agent commissions.

June 14, 2017
2:20 PM

An NFIP reform and reauthorization package currently under consideration in the U.S. House Financial Services Committee includes major cuts to the WYO program which would have a trickle down impact on agent commissions.

June 14, 2017
2:05 PM

We were in Annapolis this week, putting our AgentPAC dollars to good use by co-hosting a breakfast event at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium to benefit the re-election campaign of IA&B friend Gov. Larry Hogan.

June 14, 2017
12:25 PM

Our legislative priority to increase Delaware’s minimum auto liability limits was passed by the state Senate and signed into law this week.

June 14, 2017
11:10 AM

We’re Pittsburgh bound next week for a series of Erie Insurance Coffeehouse meetings and member agency visits.

June 14, 2017
11:05 AM

Charging fees may seem like an innocuous business practice (and, for producers who write in the health insurance marketplace, a fair alternative to diminishing commissions), but proceed with caution.

June 14, 2017
11:05 AM

Charging fees may seem like an innocuous business practice (and, for producers who write in the health insurance marketplace, a fair alternative to diminishing commissions), but proceed with caution.

June 14, 2017
9:15 AM
This is your last chance to take our five-minute survey on personal lines carriers’ technology usage and standards – and to enter into a drawing for a Starbucks gift card.
June 14, 2017
8:50 AM

This is no joke: The Lawyer is Dan Lawyer. He’s not an attorney, but the well-credentialed education consultant we retained to teach newly licensed agents how to quote, write and service insurance policies. And he has plenty to say about prepping fledgling producers.

June 8, 2017
11:10 AM

The MIA this week floated a draft proposed form for the state’s new Enhanced Underinsured Motorist Coverage. We’re reviewing the form to make sure it lives up to the bargain we made during the legislative session.


 

 

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