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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The IA&B team spent Wednesday in Dover, building new relationships and solidifying long-standing ones to lay the groundwork for continued advocacy.
Accessing your producer licensing information just became easier. The National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR) just released a mobile app.
Get up to speed on new requirements and forms stemming from legislation that creates an “enhanced” underinsured motorist coverage option.
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.
State regulators are voicing concerns about mandatory offers of coverage (or lack thereof), as consumers lodge complaints in the aftermath of recent storms.
Amendments to the state’s Surplus Lines regulation took effect this week, changing brokers’ license-renewal deadlines.
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.
Get up to speed on the roles of adjusters in the claims process. The Department of Insurance is prioritizing consumer education on the topic.
Certain vacant properties now require three declinations before going to the surplus lines market, which may prompt new procedures in your agency.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The latest malware – which has compromised hundreds of thousands of routers – drives home the need for identity theft and cyber liability insurance.
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.
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?
Residents and business owners in Frederick and Washington Counties may receive accommodations from their insurers following last week’s severe weather.
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.