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June 19, 2019
2:35 PM

With 188 state lawmakers and numerous, competing interest groups, IA&B’s advocacy efforts require your support of AgentPAC.

June 19, 2019
2:05 PM

A new Maryland law will increase the minimum wage statewide, with larger employers required to reach $15/hour first.

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June 19, 2019
2:00 PM

Earn CEs, update a designation, and sharpen your sales skills this summer. Find quality training near you.

June 19, 2019
1:55 PM

Tune into Facebook.com/IABforME next Friday morning to find out who will score the nine member agency scholarships and three individual scholarships worth several thousand dollars in insurance education coursework.

June 19, 2019
1:45 PM

Can you proceed with a customer’s verbal request to remove a vehicle from coverage?

June 12, 2019
10:55 AM

Effective June 1, 2019, ACORD unveiled a more robust version of its ACORD 68 – Electronic Delivery Supplement form.

June 12, 2019
10:45 AM

Updated ACORD 90 MD and ACORD 290 MD will take effect in August. Learn how (and why) to ensure your agency uses the most current ACORD forms.

June 11, 2019
11:45 AM

Your auto customers vacationing north of the border must carry Canadian ID cards or risk fines. Non-Resident Inter-Province Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance Cards must be shown if a U.S. resident is involved in an accident or is pulled over.

June 11, 2019
11:30 AM

How does the ISO Personal Auto Policy respond to the exposures created by Turo and other vehicle-sharing services?

June 5, 2019
10:15 PM

Wondering which of your customers were impacted by recent hail events? Weather-data analytics firm, WeatherCheck, can provide insight.

June 5, 2019
12:40 PM

Take note of impending Maryland insurance laws, including one which changes the time frame in which producers must complete their required CE credits.

June 5, 2019
10:30 AM

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) continues to limp ahead. Congress passed two short-term extensions in one week, funding the program through September.

May 31, 2019
12:00 PM

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has been extended for two weeks.

May 22, 2019
9:35 AM

Earn CEs, update a designation, and sharpen your sales skills at one of our award-winning classroom seminars next month.

May 22, 2019
9:05 AM

With its expiration date fast approaching (just in time for the Atlantic hurricane season), the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) faces the prospect of another short-term extension to stay afloat.

May 15, 2019
1:55 PM
Register today for our upcoming CISR seminars – including those coming to Maryland in the weeks ahead.
May 15, 2019
1:20 PM

IA&B represented agents last week at a roundtable meeting, where panelists brainstormed ways to increase the take-up rate for flood insurance, support communities, and educate the public.

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May 15, 2019
11:05 AM

Learn how newly signed legislation is expected to boost enrollment in Maryland’s health insurance exchange, as well as proposed rates for plans sold on the exchange next year.

May 15, 2019
9:15 AM

Avoid potential headaches by educating your customers now – in advance of the quickly approaching 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, which is expected to produce 14 named storms. 

May 7, 2019
10:00 AM
Opportunities for producers to sell flood insurance soon could expand. The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) this week is bringing together stakeholders – including IA&B representatives – for a roundtable discussion.
May 6, 2019
1:25 PM

Summertime brings a slew of seasonal exposures. Get up to speed on how standard insurance policies respond to golf carts, motor homes, trampolines, and more.

May 6, 2019
1:10 PM

How does the CGL respond to an intellectual property infringement claim? Get IA&B Education Consultant Kevin Amrhein’s take on the issue.

May 1, 2019
1:50 PM

As the average cost of dog-bite claims continues to rise, review the status of liability standards and dog-breed exclusions in Maryland.

May 1, 2019
11:15 AM
Register today for our upcoming CISR seminars – including four coming to Maryland in the weeks ahead.
May 1, 2019
10:35 AM

What issues would you like IA&B to address? Share your suggestions for the upcoming IA&B Board of Directors’ meeting agenda.

April 24, 2019
1:50 PM

Reduce your risk of a data breach by evaluating the effectiveness of your and your customers’ email system encryption.

April 24, 2019
10:10 AM
If you write flood insurance, take note of the April 1 NFIP Flood Insurance Manual changes, as well as plans to overhaul the program next year.
April 17, 2019
2:55 PM

While not standard (yet), it is increasingly common that companies require producers to carry a Cyber policy. Read our take on the trend and how IA&B can provide coverage.

April 17, 2019
12:25 PM
If your agency is licensed in New York, look to our new cybersecurity program template to help your agency formalize its program and meet statutory requirements.
April 10, 2019
4:25 PM

Following state Senate confirmation, Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer Jr. is poised to continue in his role for another three years.