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Agent Headlines: May 2018

May 23, 2018
12:50 PM

Residents and business owners in Frederick and Washington Counties may receive accommodations from their insurers following last week’s severe weather.

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May 23, 2018
12:25 PM

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.

May 22, 2018
11:10 AM

Leverage consumers’ newfound awareness of home-based business and telecommuting insurance considerations to round out accounts and reduce your E&O risk.

May 22, 2018
10:10 AM

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.

May 16, 2018
12:25 PM

Get up to speed on new requirements and forms stemming from legislation that creates an “enhanced” underinsured motorist coverage option.

May 15, 2018
3:45 PM

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.

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May 15, 2018
3:05 PM
Register for a CISR or William T. Hold Seminar coming to a town near you in the weeks ahead.
May 15, 2018
2:45 PM

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.

May 15, 2018
2:40 PM
Join us for new courses this summer. Registration is open for our 8-credit special topic seminars, “Grilled Cheese, Beer, & Insurance” and “The Good & Nasty Stuff.”
May 15, 2018
2:20 PM
Learn about the eligibility and underwriting changes coming to the RLI Personal Umbrella Policy beginning on June 1.
May 15, 2018
2:05 PM
Attend NAIFA Maryland’s June 12 conference to hear from comedian Greg Warren and score insurance-specific legal and legislative insight.
May 9, 2018
3:40 PM

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.

May 9, 2018
3:05 PM

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.

May 9, 2018
2:20 PM

Try a free, quick test of your agency’s website to determine if the information you collect from customers is secure.

May 9, 2018
10:35 AM

Rely on vetted consumer content to educate consumers with hard-to-place risks. The latest addition to our consumer education library covers excess and surplus (E&S) lines insurance.

May 9, 2018
10:30 AM

We’re poised to work with the Department of Insurance administration, which now includes a new deputy insurance commissioner who replaces Mitch Crane.

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May 9, 2018
9:30 AM
Register today to take a CIC Institute or James K. Ruble Graduate Seminar coming to a town near you.
May 3, 2018
9:45 AM

Facing thousands of consumer complaints on the subject annually, the Pennsylvania Insurance Department is asking for producers to help educate consumers on the state’s auto insurance notification requirements.

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May 2, 2018
3:05 PM

The Department of Insurance this week issued a bulletin to clarify implementation of the state’s recently increased minimum auto liability limits.

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May 2, 2018
1:05 PM

In the fall a new wage-credit chart will apply to policies subject to the Pennsylvania Construction Classification Premium Adjustment Program.

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May 2, 2018
12:50 PM

Beginning next fall, producers can provide gifts of up to $50 – as long as the receipt of the item is not contingent on the sale or purchase of insurance.

May 2, 2018
12:45 PM
Legislation in the hands of the governor allows for gifts of up to $100 for customers and prospects.
May 2, 2018
12:10 PM

Over one-third of all homeowners’ insurance liability claims result from dog bites. But can insurance companies exclude certain dogs from policies based on breed rather than biting history? 

May 2, 2018
11:55 AM

Over one-third of all homeowners’ insurance liability claims result from dog bites. But can insurance companies exclude certain dogs from policies based on breed rather than biting history? 

May 2, 2018
11:45 AM

With dog-bite claims on the rise, learn what insurance companies can do in light of recently enacted state legislation and case law.

May 2, 2018
11:30 AM

Use caution when sending customers pre-filled applications with signature flags. Check out our best practices and sample letter. 

May 2, 2018
10:45 AM
Earn or update your CIC or CISR designation by attending the courses coming to Maryland over the next two months.