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October 18, 2017
1:45 PM

Expect more value from your IA&B membership than ever before, as we get to know you and your needs through our member agency visits (and have some fun along the way).

October 18, 2017
1:25 PM

Work toward or update your esteemed CIC designation with our Personal Lines Institute in the Baltimore area, Nov. 13-16, or our Commercial Property Institute in the Philadelphia area, Dec. 4-7. Our full 2018 schedule of Institutes and Ruble Graduate Seminars is also open for registration.

October 17, 2017
12:20 PM

National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) denial letters and appeals/litigation instructions are under FEMA’s scrutiny. Learn how policyholder communication is changing.

October 17, 2017
11:30 AM

Carriers need to hear from you – yes, you! Your input on commercial lines carriers' technology usage matters. Weigh in by taking a quick survey by the close of business on Friday, Oct. 20, and you'll be entered into a drawing for a Starbucks gift card.

October 17, 2017
11:00 AM

Time’s almost up for qualifying agencies and producers to file for an exemption to the state’s new cybersecurity regulation. All New York licensees – resident and non-resident, individual and agency – are impacted by this reg.

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October 16, 2017
4:30 PM

An insured employer may consider it easier and less expensive to pay for an injured employee’s expenses out of pocket. But what are an employer’s contractual and statutory requirements to its carrier and the state?

October 11, 2017
2:05 PM

Veterans can take Maryland’s insurance producer licensing test free of charge. The MIA now participates in the GI Bill Reimbursement Program.

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October 11, 2017
11:30 AM

The latest National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) memos warn of underwriting missteps and alert to upcoming Program Changes.

October 11, 2017
11:00 AM

Expect an easier-to-use interface the next time you log into IABforME.com. We improved the design and usability of our member login and account pages.

October 11, 2017
10:15 AM

Review the single homeowners’ disclosure document which, as of this month, may (but does not have to) be used in place of individual required notices. The MIA’s finalized form incorporates our suggestions.

October 11, 2017
10:10 AM
We want your input on commercial lines carriers’ technology usage. Weigh in by taking our brief, 17-question survey by next Friday, and we’ll enter you in a random drawing for a Starbucks gift card.
October 5, 2017
11:00 AM
The impact of market conditions on your business was among the topics we discussed this week with Commissioner Redmer and the MIA team.
October 5, 2017
10:50 AM
The poster child for insurtech – Lemonade Insurance Company – is among the latest carriers to receive a license to do business in Maryland. In total, 11 new carriers (six of which are licensed as P&C insurers) entered the marketplace.
October 4, 2017
3:00 PM

Write auto in Pennsylvania? Be sure to educate customers about new and esoteric coverages and exclusions, such as the Unlisted Resident Driver Exclusion – the validity of which was established by a recent Pennsylvania Superior Court decision.

October 4, 2017
1:25 PM

Stay in the know about newly effective laws that stand to impact you, your business and your customers.

October 3, 2017
12:00 AM
With the right website platform, independent agencies can drive new conversations on coverage in a way that connects with millennials and all online shoppers. New interactive features are turning lookers into leads and browsers into buyers. Our webinar at 1 p.m. next Tues. (Oct. 10) looks at websites that work and other digital marketing tactics.
October 3, 2017
12:00 AM
Your website domain name is your online ID. It must be renewed periodically. However, agency tech guru Steve Anderson warns of a scam that could leave agencies paying more than they should for their renewal.
September 28, 2017
11:45 AM
Every insurance agency and each individual producer holding a New York license must address their responsibilities under the state's new cybersecurity regulation.
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September 27, 2017
4:20 PM
Pardon the puns, but we’re happy to throw CISRs at Maryland. We’re offering three CISR classes and two William T. Hold seminars (a CISR update option) in the state this fall. There’s no better time than now to earn (or update) your CISR designation.
September 27, 2017
4:05 PM
New interactive website features help agencies sniff out new business by educating consumers about their exposures. Producers can then sell on coverage, not cost. See how real agencies are leveraging new websites without a large investment in our live webinar, “ActiveAgency in Action,” on Oct. 10.
September 27, 2017
2:55 PM
Protect your customers by warning them about hurricane flood-damaged vehicles. The MIA just released a consumer advisory with tips to share.
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September 27, 2017
12:15 PM

An agency agreement can impact everything from your E&O coverage to indemnification requirements to book ownership. Learn how we’re helping to protect your interests, most recently by reviewing the Plymouth Rock contract.

September 27, 2017
10:00 AM
Read up on the MIA’s guidance before acting on a new IA&B-backed law that allows insurance producers to recoup costs when customers use credit cards to pay their premiums.
September 27, 2017
9:50 AM

Every insurance agency and each individual producer holding a New York license must address their responsibilities under the state's new cybersecurity regulation.

September 26, 2017
3:45 PM

Review the results of our agent survey on personal lines carriers’ technology – whether you’re considering a new appointment, or looking to benchmark your experience against other agents’.

September 26, 2017
12:50 PM

A former threat to health insurance brokers nationwide, Zenefits announced that it will pass off its insurance business to local brokers who can best walk customers “through a lot of complexity.” (Validation!)

September 21, 2017
8:00 AM

Let’s be clear…there are Futures Conference sessions for young producers seeking greater sales, and others for young agents pursuing agency ownership. Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run, there’s still time to register. We’ve extended the deadline to Tuesday, Sept. 26. But that’s it!

September 20, 2017
4:20 PM

Stay in the know about employment law to maintain your agency’s compliance – and to advise your customers accordingly. Our latest HR Bulletins address everything from injury tracking and affirmative action, to payroll debit cards and data breaches.

September 20, 2017
4:15 PM

Leverage the results of our recent survey on personal lines carriers’ technology to validate and compare your experiences and to research potential carrier partners.

September 20, 2017
12:55 PM

We’re hoping the Maryland coastline remains calm for our James K. Ruble Graduate Seminar in Ocean City, Oct. 2-3. We’re also planning for good weather during our CIC Personal Lines Institute in Hunt Valley, Nov. 13-16. Grab an umbrella, just in case.


 

 

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