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.
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.
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.
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.
How do you meet your customers’ changing communication preferences and your agency’s documentation needs?
There’s still time to register for December professional training, available in the classroom and online.
'Tis the season for holiday celebrations. Know how to advise your customers about liquor liability based on state-specific law and case law.
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.
Learn what the election results mean for the Insurance Commissioner’s office and the make-up of the state Senate Finance Committee, which handles insurance issues.
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.
The MIA just clarified its guidance to carriers on the coverage of mismatch siding and roofing claims in light of common policy changes.
In the aftermath of Ellicott City flooding, the MIA proposed a regulatory update to clarify insurance coverage for loss caused by backup of sewer and drains.
Make sure your agency's practices are compliant. Recent legislation and a subsequent MIA regulation shut down the practice of variable commission rates (with one exception) as of Oct. 1.
Educate your customers of their cyber liability exposure. Nearly 60 percent of cybercrime victims identify as small businesses.
While the U.S. job market is booming overall (up 1.6% in the past year), the insurance industry’s results are a mixed bag.
Check out the classroom courses coming to locations throughout the region in the weeks ahead. Plus, registration is now open for 2019 classroom courses.
As flood-damaged vehicles trickle into the marketplace, educate your customers on how to identify these cars and on what the financial repercussions could be for purchasing one.
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.