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.
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.
While its policies remain in force, Maryland-domiciled Paramount Insurance Company is now in the hands of a receiver.
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.
Individual health insurance premiums are set for double-digit decreases in 2019, thanks to the state’s new reinsurance program.
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.
As of Oct. 1, Maryland will condense the eligibility period significantly for acquiring a producer license.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Don't let your career fall behind this autumn. Register for classroom courses coming to locations throughout the region in the weeks ahead.
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.
Take advantage of free web resources, videos, social media content, and flyers to educate consumers about flood insurance during National Preparedness Month.
Facing rate increases of up to 91.4% for 2019, the state is making significant headway in stabilizing the individual health insurance market.
Take your career to the next level with help from our award-winning professional training. Register for nearby classroom courses coming in September.
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.
Educate your customers with college-bound children on how the Homeowners’ and Personal Auto policies respond to students living away from home.
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.
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.
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.
Get up to speed on Maryland’s CE requirements, including the flood, long-term care, and ethics credits necessary for many producers.
Evaluate your agency’s website functionality, cybersecurity, and more by reviewing the results from the 2018 Insurance Digital Transformation Survey.
Congress is poised to continue kicking the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) can down the road. With days before the program is set to expire, the U.S. House sent another short-term extension to the Senate.