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Agent Headlines: 2017

December 13, 2017
2:10 PM
Educate your customers on auto insurance liability limits – what they mean and how to select them – with help from our vetted consumer content (updated to reflect Delaware’s newly updated minimum limits).
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December 13, 2017
10:45 AM

A reminder to all Pennsylvania surplus lines licensees: Your 2017 gross premium surplus lines tax payment and form are due by the end of January, regardless of whether or not you wrote any business last year. 

December 13, 2017
10:00 AM

Effective in the new year, a regulatory change by the Maryland Insurance Administration will prohibit the long-standing practice of commingling agency funds with premium funds.

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December 12, 2017
4:35 PM

Congress tossed a life raft to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) with passage of a two-week program extension. Now all eyes are on U.S. House-passed bill which would sink agent commissions. 

December 12, 2017
4:20 PM
Anything you say (or don’t say) on your website can and will be used against you in a court of law. Learn the do's and don'ts for agency websites. 
December 12, 2017
3:20 PM

Stay in the know about the latest employment regulations – whether you handle HR for your agency or advise your commercial lines customers on human resources.

December 12, 2017
9:55 AM

Know how to advise your customers about liquor liability based on state-specific law and case law.

December 6, 2017
2:30 PM
As U.S. House and Senate Republicans work to negotiate a final version of their sweeping tax reform legislation, find out what changes may be in store for independent agencies.
December 6, 2017
2:25 PM
If you have any policies still placed with Guarantee Insurance Company, they will expire on Dec. 27, 2017 at the latest. The company is under an order of liquidation in Florida, its state of domicile.
December 6, 2017
2:10 PM
Protect your business and your livelihood against the many interests competing for attention in Annapolis.
December 6, 2017
2:05 PM

Protect your business and your livelihood against the many interests competing for attention in Harrisburg.

December 6, 2017
2:05 PM
Protect your business and your livelihood against the many interests competing for attention in Dover.
December 6, 2017
1:40 PM

Stay in the know about the latest workers’ compensation market changes: a proposed dip in F-classification rates and a new mandatory endorsement.

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December 6, 2017
10:00 AM

Reduce your E&O risk by educating your customers about earthquake coverage – namely, how most standard property insurance policies don’t cover it – in the aftermath of last week’s East Coast shake-up.

December 5, 2017
2:30 PM
Reminder: The state’s minimum auto liability limits will increase next week – a long-overdue adjustment, championed by our association.
December 5, 2017
1:55 PM
If you write in Delaware, take note: The state’s minimum auto liability limits will increase next week – a long-overdue adjustment, championed by our Delaware agents’ association.
November 30, 2017
2:45 PM

If you write workers’ compensation, take note: The Insurance Commissioner approved three DCRB filings that take effect Dec. 1 – including one that establishes a new mandatory endorsement.

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November 30, 2017
2:20 PM

The future of workers’ compensation rates remains up in the air. The PCRB this week submitted its April 1, 2018 loss cost filing to the Insurance Department, while state regulators continue to review the PCRB’s last request for a substantial mid-year increase.

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November 30, 2017
1:45 PM

Are state insurance laws ready to keep up with the sharing economy? And, with a proposed -13.0 decrease in loss costs for 2018, what’s the status of the state’s workers’ comp market? The MIA recently weighed in.

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November 30, 2017
12:50 PM

Nearly a dozen policy changes and over 40 endorsement changes are on their way for the ISO Personal Auto program.

November 29, 2017
1:45 PM

As the U.S. Senate moves quickly toward a tax-reform vote, insurance industry stakeholders and key lawmakers share concerns.

November 29, 2017
1:40 PM

Applying for a Pennsylvania insurance license now requires one additional stop, but associated fees are slightly less. The fingerprinting process and background check fee, as well as the exam fee, are changing.

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November 28, 2017
4:15 PM
Try one of our seven live CE webinars in December. Led by nationally renowned faculty, each is a convenient way to learn and earn three CE credits (sans exam!).
November 15, 2017
2:00 PM

The U.S. House this week passed NFIP reauthorization and flood insurance reform legislation – legislation that could bring much-needed stability to the market but negatively impact agents’ bottom line.

November 15, 2017
2:00 PM

The U.S. House this week passed NFIP reauthorization and flood insurance reform legislation – legislation that could bring much-needed stability to the market but negatively impact agents’ bottom line.

November 14, 2017
3:15 PM

NFIP policyholders with increased cost of compliance coverage (ICC) are in for a surprise – a previously unannounced premium rate increase.

November 14, 2017
2:55 PM

The NAIC formally adopted its controversial Data Security Model Law – a less onerous version thanks to agent involvement at the state and federal levels. Learn about the exemptions and what comes next.

November 14, 2017
2:10 PM
There’s still time for a variety professional training – from CISR seminars to a CIC institute, E&O risk management courses to a pre-licensing preparation class – during the final weeks of the year.
November 14, 2017
1:40 PM

Nearly $1 billion in benefits from life insurance policies are unclaimed. If your customers suspect they are beneficiaries of lost policies or annuities, steer them toward the locator tool endorsed by state regulators.

November 14, 2017
1:15 PM

The spate of high-profile sexual misconduct cases in the news looks to accelerate an already growing EPLI market. Is your agency taking part in that growth?