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Agent Headlines: October 2018

October 31, 2018
4:05 PM
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 31, 2018
3:35 PM

As open enrollment for 2019 ACA health insurance plans begins, the Pennsylvania marketplace is poised with stable rates and expanded coverage – along with an insurance commissioner committed to its success.

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October 31, 2018
3:30 PM

In the aftermath of Ellicott City flooding, the MIA proposed a regulatory update to clarify insurance coverage for loss caused by backup of sewer and drains.

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October 31, 2018
12:50 PM

Agency agreements affect everything from E&O coverage to indemnification requirements to book ownership. That’s why we work with carriers to review their contracts, such as the forthcoming Tuscarora Wayne Insurance Company and Lebanon Valley Insurance Company agency agreements.

October 31, 2018
12:00 PM

The DOI just reminded auto insurers of their obligations for recovery costs when their policyholder is the at-fault driver in an accident.

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October 25, 2018
9:25 AM

Watch for an interim workers’ compensation rate filing to take effect in early 2019. It stems from legislation signed into law this week that “fixes” the Protz decision.

October 24, 2018
1:35 PM

Make sure your agency's practices are compliant. Recent legislation and a subsequent MIA regulation shut down the practice of variable commission rates (with one exception) as of Oct. 1. 

October 24, 2018
11:25 AM

Educate your customers of their cyber liability exposure. Nearly 60 percent of cybercrime victims identify as small businesses.

October 24, 2018
10:20 AM

Delaware employers will see an overall drop in workers’ compensation (WC) premiums beginning in December. The commissioner approved the DCRB’s amended rate filing.

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October 24, 2018
10:00 AM

Curious how your revenue distribution and productivity standards compare to those of the nation’s leading independent agencies? Benchmark your agency using the 2018 Best Practices Study.

October 24, 2018
9:00 AM
Join us for live CE webinars. They're a convenient way to earn CE credits while learning from nationally renowned faculty. Plus, there are no exams. 
October 24, 2018
8:40 AM
Tracking down a way to round out accounts and reduce E&O exposure? Then set your sights on customers who lease land for hunting.
October 18, 2018
8:50 AM

In the final hours of the 2017-2018 legislative session, lawmakers sent to the governor IA&B-supported legislation to bring Pennsylvania’s WC law into compliance with a recent state Supreme Court decision.

October 17, 2018
3:00 PM

Efforts are underway to alleviate the discrepancies and confusion when consumers switch auto insurance carriers and PennDOT does not receive proof of insurance.

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October 17, 2018
2:55 PM

While the U.S. job market is booming overall (up 1.6% in the past year), the insurance industry’s results are a mixed bag.

October 17, 2018
12:40 PM

Check out the classroom courses coming to locations throughout the region in the weeks ahead. Plus, registration is now open for 2019 classroom courses.

October 17, 2018
11:10 AM

As flood-damaged vehicles trickle into the marketplace, educate your customers on how to identify these cars and on what the financial repercussions could be for purchasing one.

October 17, 2018
8:40 AM
Tracking down a way to round out accounts and reduce E&O exposure? Then set your sights on customers who lease land for hunting.
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.