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Agent Headlines: October 2017

October 31, 2017
4:30 PM

Just like you, we’re doing our part in the community. The IA&B staff, along with member agent Rita McMullen, supported last weekend’s Trusted Choice-sponsored Walk for Wishes in Hershey, Pa.

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October 25, 2017
2:55 PM

The game just changed for the roughly 96,000 Maryland residents who were projected to enroll in individual Silver plans through the Maryland Health Connection.

October 25, 2017
2:20 PM

The forthcoming increase in minimum auto liability limits has prompted questions and concerns about whether newly signed Form As are needed for every auto policy upon renewal. We reached out to the DOI for clarification.

October 25, 2017
2:15 PM

We heard you, and we took your concerns to the DOI about the scope of its recent bulletin addressing data breach notification and window envelopes.

October 25, 2017
2:10 PM

Bend the ears of your local elected officials from the Maryland State Senate and House of Delegates on the issues that are important to you and your customers.

October 25, 2017
12:30 PM

Workers' comp rates remain poised to jump next week, as the state legislature has yet to act on an IA&B-supported bill which would address the costly fallout of the recent Protz v. WCAB decision.

October 25, 2017
11:50 AM

While a talent gap looms, all is not lost. Results of the “Millennials in Insurance” survey provide insight into young insurance professionals' experience – and shed light on recruiting strategies.

October 25, 2017
10:55 AM

Meet your CISR update requirement with the timely William T. Hold seminar, “Protect Your Client, Protect Yourself,” coming to Hagerstown and Ellicott City in the weeks ahead.

October 25, 2017
10:55 AM

Working toward your CISR designation? Check off another seminar this fall by catching one of our remaining offerings – scheduled throughout the state in the coming weeks.

October 25, 2017
9:20 AM

This is no trick. There’s a lurking compliance deadline set to impact every New York licensee – resident and non-resident, individual and agency. Act by Oct. 30 to avoid potentially scary repercussions.

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October 25, 2017
9:15 AM

This is no trick. There’s a lurking compliance deadline set to impact every New York licensee – resident and non-resident, individual and agency. Act by Oct. 30 to avoid potentially frightening repercussions.

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.

 

 

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