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Agent Headlines: 2018

Pennsylvania

December 28, 2018
2:45 PM

As we count down the days until the new year, we've rounded up our 10 most-read Agent Headlines articles of 2018. From E&O prevention tips to workers’ comp rate changes, see what triggered the most clicks.

December 19, 2018
12:40 PM

Have a license in Pennsylvania with the authority to sell annuities? Check out the latest scoop from the Insurance Department on how to comply with a new producer-training requirement (mandatory for residents and non-residents alike).

December 18, 2018
3:20 PM
Employees who sustain injuries in the new year are subject to a new maximum workers’ compensation benefit, due to an increase in the State Average Weekly Wage.
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December 18, 2018
1:55 PM

The Federal Crop Insurance Program received a boost last week when Congress approved long-term funding and expanded the market.

December 18, 2018
12:10 PM

As Congress and the Trump Administration spar over government funding, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is poised to become a casualty – potentially lapsing at the end of this week.

December 18, 2018
12:00 PM

Two interim filings – one to account for a reporting error and another to address a legislative fix to a Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision – will take effect on Jan. 1.

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December 12, 2018
12:05 PM

It’s déjà vu all over again: After its ninth short-term extension since the program came up for renewal in September 2017, the NFIP again faces the possibility of a lapse if lawmakers do not reauthorize the program by Friday, Dec. 21.

December 11, 2018
3:45 PM

Take your career to the next level in the new year by planning your education now. Registration is open for all 2019 offerings.

December 11, 2018
3:30 PM

Recently enacted legislation requires producers who have the authority to sell annuities (residents and non-residents alike) to complete a one-time training requirement.

December 6, 2018
9:00 AM
Following a breach of 62,000 employee records, hackers filed fraudulent tax returns that resulted in actual damages. Now the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has weighed in on an employer’s duty to protect employee data.
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December 5, 2018
12:40 PM
AppointmentLink can match your agency to our participating Partners and set the stage for a possible appointment discussion.
December 5, 2018
11:30 AM

Following a one-week extension, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) once again faces the possibility of a lapse if lawmakers fail to reauthorize the program this week.

December 5, 2018
10:15 AM

If you insure contractors in Ohio, take note: The Completed Operations coverage under their CGL policies’ was dealt a significant blow, particularly if those contractors use subs.

November 28, 2018
3:30 PM

Comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act by properly classifying employees – in light of pending changes to the salary threshold (déjà vu?) and the commonly overlooked primary duties test. 

November 28, 2018
12:05 PM

With the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) set to expire this Friday, federal lawmakers are short on time and options to keep the program afloat.

November 28, 2018
11:50 AM

How do you meet your customers’ changing communication preferences and your agency’s documentation needs?

November 28, 2018
9:40 AM

There’s still time to register for December professional training, available in the classroom and online.

November 14, 2018
2:50 PM

The Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau this week submitted two interim filings, which are poised to impact policies effective on or after Jan. 1, 2019.

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November 14, 2018
11:50 AM

As the dust settles on elections across the country, hear what your federal government affairs team – the Big “I” – predicts for how the new balance of power in Congress will affect the insurance industry in 2019.

November 14, 2018
10:35 AM

'Tis the season for holiday celebrations. Know how to advise your customers about liquor liability based on state-specific law and case law.

November 14, 2018
10:30 AM
Looking for insurance talent? Work At Home Vintage Experts (WAHVE) is an ideal solution to fill your staffing needs – long term or short term, full time or part time.
November 14, 2018
10:30 AM

An agency agreement can affect everything from your E&O coverage to indemnification requirements to book ownership. That’s why we work with carriers to review their contracts, such as the forthcoming one from Frederick Mutual Insurance Company.

November 8, 2018
9:10 AM

Compare your agency’s adoption of technology – from comparative raters to e-documents – by viewing a summary of the 2018 Agency Universe Study results.

November 8, 2018
9:00 AM
If you hold a South Carolina non-resident license, take note of the state’s new Insurance Data Security Act. Requirements begin Jan. 1, 2019.
November 7, 2018
4:20 PM

Read up on what the state election results and AgentPAC’s 94% success rate mean for you.

November 7, 2018
3:05 PM

Learn the latest on flood mapping straight from the source. FEMA will offer a complimentary training outside of Scranton in early December.

November 7, 2018
9:15 AM

Position your agency to reach the 74% of insurance shoppers who begin by searching online. Forge3 is offering a special promotion for IA&B members on its ActiveAgency website platform.

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
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.