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Agent Headlines: November 2017

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?

November 14, 2017
1:10 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?

November 14, 2017
11:35 AM

Simply canceling liability coverage on a vehicle for the winter season can snowball into disaster. Educate yourself and, in turn, your clients on proper handling of the registration to prevent loss of first-party benefits.

November 8, 2017
2:55 PM

Our E&O sales team prides itself on advocating on behalf of policyholders and providing top-notch customer service. And that commitment is paying dividends in policyholder retention.

November 8, 2017
2:50 PM

Time to talk turkey: If you’re in need of a CISR seminar or your update this year, you’re almost cooked. Feast your eyes on the remaining options for 2017, coming to Mechanicsburg, Ft. Washington, Wilkes-Barre, Exton and Altoona.

November 8, 2017
2:15 PM

A series of newly finalized regulations take effect this week. They impact workers’ comp cancellation notices, CE requirements for producers involved in bail bonds insurance, and the consolidated homeowners’ insurance notice.

November 8, 2017
2:00 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 8, 2017
1:25 PM

Credit freezes are hot in the aftermath of the Equifax data breach. But could they impact the ability of an insurer to rate your customers?

November 8, 2017
10:50 AM

As some lawmakers debate “mandatory gun liability,” it’s important to educate your customers. Most likely, there’s a gap in their understanding of liability, intentional and criminal acts, and insurability.

November 1, 2017
2:30 PM

The benefits of bundling abound: Your customers save money, while you round out accounts. What’s more, you can steal direct writers’ thunder….

November 1, 2017
1:55 PM
Tracking down a way to round out accounts and reduce E&O exposure? Then set your sights on customers who lease land for hunting.
November 1, 2017
11:55 AM

If you write workers’ compensation in Pennsylvania, take note: A mid-year rate hike is pending the Insurance Department’s decision – and is the subject of a trial bar objection and proposed legislation.

November 1, 2017
11:50 AM

A mid-year workers comp rate hike, scheduled to take effect Nov. 1, remains under review by state insurance regulators amid an objection filed by the Pennsylvania trial bar.

November 1, 2017
11:35 AM

An influx of statutory bad faith cases now could proceed to trial. A recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision provides clarity for the cases and creates a level playing field for policyholders.

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November 1, 2017
10:45 AM

There’s still time to sign up for the Trusted Choice-sponsored Walk for Wishes this Sunday in Wilmington. It’s a great way to continue the support shown to Wish Kids at recent Delaware conventions.

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