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August 17, 2017
11:10 AM

Your customers’ Workers’ Comp policies could see a sudden and unexpected increase as early as November. The aftermath of the Protz v. WCAB Supreme Court decision has taken the form of an additional loss cost filing submitted to the Insurance Department.

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August 16, 2017
4:05 PM
Say “goodbye” to summer with good food and good friends at our annual Crab Feast, Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Boondocks Restaurant in Smyrna. Bring the whole agency and make it a team-building event as you crack crustaceans with colleagues from up and down the state.
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August 16, 2017
3:30 PM

Tick tock. Or rather, drip drop. As the clock ticks for Congress to reauthorize the NFIP, our federal government affairs team is reaching out to FEMA with recommendations for simplifying underwriting guidelines and revising agent training requirements.

August 16, 2017
3:05 PM

Commercial lines agents: If you haven’t kept up with risk management in the realm of contractors, go “back to school” with instructor Jerry Milton on Aug. 29 in Pittsburgh. “Insuring Contractors” will not be offered again in western Pennsylvania. Don’t miss it.

August 16, 2017
2:35 PM

Cyber liability, additional insureds and contractors equipment risks are among the “challenges” we’ll cover in “Commercial Lines Challenges” – one of two William T. Hold Seminar options for CISR designees seeking to squeeze in their annual update this summer.

August 16, 2017
2:30 PM

Help young agents become peak performers with new ideas like “customerization” and behavior selling – techniques they’ll take away from our 2nd Annual Futures Conference, Oct. 2-3.

August 16, 2017
1:10 PM

Uncertainty continues to cloud the health insurance marketplace, as the Trump Administration extends the deadline for insurers to submit premium rate requests for ACA plans and the future of cost-sharing subsidies remains up in the air.

August 16, 2017
1:05 PM

Uncertainty continues to cloud the health insurance marketplace, as the Trump Administration extends the deadline for insurers to submit premium rate requests for ACA plans and the future of cost-sharing subsidies remains up in the air.

August 16, 2017
1:00 PM

Uncertainty continues to cloud the health insurance marketplace, as the Trump Administration extends the deadline for insurers to submit premium rate requests for ACA plans and the future of cost-sharing subsidies remains up in the air.

August 15, 2017
3:10 PM

Our 2017 Conferment Ceremony brought together newly minted designees, Maryland’s Outstanding CSR of the Year Award winner and a Make-A-Wish family last week in Lancaster.

August 15, 2017
3:05 PM

NOAA’s newly revised outlook suggests an “extremely active” second half of the Atlantic hurricane season. How prepared are your customers, staff and agency?

August 15, 2017
1:05 PM

As New York implements its new cybersecurity rule (the first deadline is Aug. 28!), the chance that other states will follow suit is becoming more likely.

August 15, 2017
1:00 PM

As New York implements its new cybersecurity rule (the first deadline is Aug. 28!), the chance that other states will follow suit is becoming more likely.

August 15, 2017
12:00 PM

As Congress debates NFIP reforms, the private flood insurance market continues to gain attention – most recently with the introduction of an ISO commercial flood insurance program.

August 10, 2017
1:20 PM

Until the Department of Insurance responds to the DCRB’s newly submitted residual market rate and voluntary market loss cost filing, producers are encouraged to qualify policies with effective dates on and after Dec. 1 as carrying tentative rates.

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August 10, 2017
9:15 AM

Keep up with changing employment law by reviewing our HR Bulletins, including new updates on employers’ liability for a hostile work environment and their ability to prevent indefinite disability benefit claims.

August 10, 2017
8:55 AM

Touting a home share endorsement and a unique approach to underwriting, reps from Plymouth Rock recently met with our team to discuss their entrance into the Keystone State.

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August 9, 2017
3:20 PM

How does your – or your staff’s – skill set play out in today’s sales environment? New research from employee assessment firm Caliper pinpoints top performers’ characteristics.

August 9, 2017
2:20 PM

In an effort to advance private flood insurance, our federal government affairs team took its message straight to the source of mortgage lenders’ confusion: the FHA.

August 9, 2017
2:05 PM

After a bumpy ride through the state legislature, a new law will alter underwriting practices for the personal auto insurance market. The change impacts policies issued or renewed on or after May 1, 2018.

August 9, 2017
2:00 PM

Commissioner Al Redmer is heading to the Eastern Shore to hear from producers, consumers and business owners about the changes in the insurance marketplace – both property and casualty and life and health.

August 9, 2017
1:35 PM

Details of our 2nd Annual Futures Conference, “Growing Into Your Agency,” are sprouting everywhere. Our Oct. 2-3 event will focus on sowing the seeds of success for our Futures (young agents under 40) and their agencies.

August 9, 2017
11:55 AM

Two tornadoes in just over two weeks and more than three inches of rain in 45 minutes (we’re looking at you, Silver Spring!) are sparking claims and coverage questions. Do you have responses and resources at the ready?

August 8, 2017
4:00 PM

The impacts of employee substance abuse can be far-reaching and costly. The latest Ask Our Experts installment shares considerations for relevant policies and procedures and provides an overview of applicable workplace protections.

August 8, 2017
1:45 PM

If you conduct business in New York, the clock is ticking for you to meet a series of new cybersecurity requirements, the first of which carries an Aug. 28 deadline.

August 8, 2017
1:40 PM

If you conduct business in the Empire State, you must have a cybersecurity program in place by Aug. 28 to comply with a new cybersecurity regulation. Learn about the template that can help.

August 8, 2017
12:50 PM

We’re pleased to announce the addition of Jennifer Ross to our senior management team. You’ll see her influence as we work to enhance the value of your IA&B membership and hone our communication with you.

August 3, 2017
10:40 AM

Could a cyber attack trigger the same economic devastation as Superstorm Sandy? Yes, according to a new report.

August 3, 2017
10:00 AM

For every share from the Trusted Choice Facebook page this month, Trusted Choice will donate $10 to Make-A-Wish … and independent agents’ collective brand will gain recognition. 

August 3, 2017
9:45 AM

Workers’ Compensation policies renewing on or after Nov. 1 may need to carry tentative rates. As the PCRB assesses a recent Supreme Court decision, it is estimating a “significant monetary impact.”

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