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Agent Headlines: 2018

October 11, 2018
1:45 PM

Travelers just upped its marketing, technology, and big data game through a partnership with Amazon that the carrier touts as a selling point for producers.

October 11, 2018
1:45 PM

Travelers just upped its marketing, technology, and big data game through a partnership with Amazon that the carrier touts as a selling point for producers.

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October 11, 2018
10:00 AM
We need your help! Independent agents are needed to volunteer with their local school district’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter.
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October 11, 2018
9:40 AM
Thank you to the member agencies who welcomed us into their offices this week as part of our #IABvisits campaign.
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October 11, 2018
9:10 AM
The elections are four weeks away and it’s all hands-on deck for InsurPac, the federal political action committee of the Big “I”.
October 11, 2018
9:05 AM

FEMA recently implemented two measures (which did not require Congressional approval) to make it easier for private insurers to operate in the flood market and, in turn, increase the take-up rate.

October 11, 2018
9:00 AM

Learn more about how the new federal tax law and regulations will impact independent agencies during a free webinar hosted by the Big "I."

October 4, 2018
9:30 AM

While its policies remain in force, Maryland-domiciled Paramount Insurance Company is now in the hands of a receiver.

October 3, 2018
5:15 PM

With structural reforms unlikely, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) continues to plan for legislatively mandated program changes. Meanwhile, the growing private market is set to face its largest test yet in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

October 3, 2018
5:00 PM

Individual health insurance premiums are set for double-digit decreases in 2019, thanks to the state’s new reinsurance program.

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October 3, 2018
1:15 PM

Several insurance-related issues remain in play as state lawmakers return to Harrisburg for the legislative homestretch. Learn about our advocacy efforts.

October 3, 2018
11:00 AM

As of Monday, Oct. 1, agencies now can give away items worth up to $50 in their promotions and drawings. Learn how to comply with the state’s revised rebating and inducements regulations.

September 20, 2018
3:05 PM
Pennsylvania law soon will change, replacing current limited lines travel licensure with a new system. Agencies that sell travel insurance may want to consider the new option. 
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September 19, 2018
4:20 PM

As of Oct. 1, Maryland will condense the eligibility period significantly for acquiring a producer license.

September 19, 2018
4:15 PM

Homeowners’ and renters’ insurance customers just reported the highest satisfaction ever in a J.D. Power study. Learn what customers want and how you can leverage it.

September 19, 2018
3:00 PM

An agency agreement can affect everything from your E&O coverage to indemnification requirements to book ownership. Learn how we’re helping to protect and preserve your interests, most recently by reviewing the soon to be unveiled Millers Mutual Insurance agency agreement.

September 12, 2018
1:10 PM

If you have customers with vehicles registered in New York, take note: State regulators are stepping up enforcement of a seven-day notification period for vehicle liability insurance transactions.

September 12, 2018
12:00 PM
Don’t let your agency’s response to a natural disaster become an E&O catastrophe. Learn how to handle common scenarios.
September 12, 2018
11:05 AM

Make sure your agency's practices are compliant. 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. 

September 12, 2018
10:25 AM

Take advantage of free web resources, videos, social media content, and flyers to educate consumers about flood insurance during National Preparedness Month.

September 12, 2018
9:30 AM

Don't let your career fall behind this autumn. Register for classroom courses coming to locations throughout the region in the weeks ahead.

September 5, 2018
4:25 PM

Proposed changes to Pennsylvania’s overtime eligibility standards could impact small business owners significantly. Our advocacy efforts continued this week when we attended a State House Committee hearing on the proposed regulation.

September 5, 2018
12:50 PM

What’s ahead for use-based insurance (UBI) programs? State regulators weighed in on the growth and obstacles for UBI within Maryland’s auto insurance market.

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September 5, 2018
10:25 AM

Join the Big “I” for a free, members-only webinar to learn about the implementation and impacts of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act.

September 5, 2018
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Take advantage of free web resources, videos, social media content, and flyers to educate consumers about flood insurance during National Preparedness Month.

August 29, 2018
3:10 PM

Facing rate increases of up to 91.4% for 2019, the state is making significant headway in stabilizing the individual health insurance market.

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August 29, 2018
1:05 PM

The deputy insurance commissioner and legal staff met with us at IA&B headquarters last week to discuss a number of issues, including permissible scenarios under the state’s new rebating statute.

August 29, 2018
1:00 PM

IA&B staff and members attended a roundtable meeting this week, where a diverse panel (to include Commissioner Altman) discussed the evolving flood exposure and market and ways to increase the take-up rate in flood insurance.

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August 29, 2018
11:20 AM

Pennsylvania remains a battleground over the Affordable Care Act and perceived affronts to it. Most recently, Commissioner Altman came out swinging against an expansion of short-term, limited duration plans.

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August 29, 2018
9:55 AM

Some construction companies that install fencing soon will receive a significant workers’ compensation rate cut. We reached out to the DCRB and received clarification on what types of risks will be impacted by the classification procedural change.

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