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Agent Headlines: August 2018

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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August 28, 2018
11:40 AM

Take your career to the next level with help from our award-winning professional training. Register for nearby classroom courses coming in September.

August 22, 2018
3:50 PM

The governor proclaimed a disaster emergency in the commonwealth, opening up the door to potential assistance from FEMA following recent flooding.

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August 22, 2018
3:10 PM
New IRS draft regulations allow agents and brokers to benefit from the 20% pass-through deduction passed as part of the tax reform legislation signed into law last year.
August 22, 2018
3:05 PM
New IRS draft regulations allow agents and brokers to benefit from the 20% pass-through deduction passed as part of the tax reform legislation signed into law last year.
August 22, 2018
3:00 PM

Proposed changes to Pennsylvania’s overtime eligibility standards are poised to impact small business owners and their employees. We voiced our concerns this week and offered suggestions for improvement.

August 22, 2018
2:25 PM

Delaware’s minimum auto liability limits are now consistent among all statutes per recent legislation, which prompted the Department of Insurance to re-issue Auto Bulletin No. 25.

August 22, 2018
1:00 PM

Join us next month for the CISR Commercial Casualty I Seminar in Waldorf, MD on Sept. 19 or our special topic seminar on trending personal lines exposures in Owings Mills, MD on Sept. 26.

August 22, 2018
12:40 PM

Beginning next year, Delawareans will pay 3% more for individual health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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August 22, 2018
10:50 AM

Educate your customers with college-bound children on how the Homeowners’ and Personal Auto policies respond to students living away from home.

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August 22, 2018
10:45 AM

Build credibility by touting your IA&B membership. Our new "Proud IA&B Member" logo is available to incorporate into your advertising, letterhead, website, and more.

August 8, 2018
3:45 PM

The countdown is on for the ultimate conference for young, independent insurance professionals. And this just in: We’ve added two additional speakers, Kevin Amrhein and Sydney Roe.

August 8, 2018
1:10 PM

If you do business in New York, you may need to revisit your processes for file disposal by Sept. 3 to comply with the state’s Cybersecurity Rule.

August 8, 2018
10:25 AM

New state laws impact a range of human resources issues – from health insurance coverage requirements to labor organization memberships, minimum wage increases to mandatory sexual harassment training.

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August 7, 2018
4:00 PM

Workers’ comp rates could dip even farther this year than last. The Delaware Compensation Rating Bureau (DCRB) recently filed proposed cuts, slated to take effect on Dec. 1.

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August 7, 2018
3:20 PM

Get up to speed on Maryland’s CE requirements, including the flood, long-term care, and ethics credits necessary for many producers.

August 7, 2018
2:15 PM
Learn how to improve your sales techniques at the Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA) Insurance Success Seminars, coming soon to the Philadelphia suburbs and Pittsburgh.
August 7, 2018
1:50 PM

Educate your customers with college-bound children on how the Homeowners’ and Personal Auto policies respond to students living away from home.

August 7, 2018
12:40 PM
Register today for upcoming Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) and William T. Hold seminars.
August 7, 2018
12:25 PM
Depending on what website you’re visiting, your browser can make a big difference in your experience – including what you’re able to see and do.
August 1, 2018
1:10 PM

Evaluate your agency’s website functionality, cybersecurity, and more by reviewing the results from the 2018 Insurance Digital Transformation Survey.

August 1, 2018
11:30 AM

U.S. Rep. Scott Perry stopped by the IA&B office this week to discuss flood insurance, health insurance reform, tax cuts, and more with our member agents.