Agent Headlines: 2018
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.
Leverage consumers’ newfound awareness of home-based business and telecommuting insurance considerations to round out accounts and reduce your E&O risk.
Rely on vetted consumer content to educate condo unit owners on their coverage needs. The latest addition to our consumer education library explains coordination of condo unit and condo association coverage.
Get up to speed on new requirements and forms stemming from legislation that creates an “enhanced” underinsured motorist coverage option.
Help your customers recognize and report suspicious, insurance-related phone calls. Insurance Commissioner Altman is warning of a scam, in which the caller poses as an Insurance Department employee.
As graduation season approaches, study how the Homeowners’ and Personal Auto policies respond to students living away from home. Then educate your customers in advance of the fall college semester.
There’s some volatility in the interpretation of exempt and non-exempt status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), thanks to the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in favor of employers in a case involving car dealerships.
As some health insurers propose 90+% rate hikes for individual plans, the Maryland Insurance Administration is optimistic that recently passed legislation will alleviate the severe increases.
Try a free, quick test of your agency’s website to determine if the information you collect from customers is secure.