Score advice and help on developing and sustaining a successful social media presence for your agency.
Learn how to hold premium funds and agency operating funds properly in a common bank account and how to retain interest on the funds you invest.
A new study suggests widespread flood risk, as the debt-ridden National Flood Insurance Program faces a March 23 reauthorization deadline.
Stay compliant with federal employment laws or chance higher civil penalties. Violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family Medical Leave Act are among those with increased penalties.
Agencies that “share” employees (think: a cluster or a partner with whom they formed another entity) are in the middle of a liability tug of war … again. The National Labor Relations Board overturned its joint employer criteria last month.
Young agents: Save the date for the third annual Futures Conference, Sept. 25-26 at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford, PA.
AgentPAC – IA&B’s state-based political action committee – helps agents’ collective voice to be heard in Annapolis.
A new survey of midsize and large insurance agencies and brokerage firms finds a sunny forecast for organic growth within the industry.
The Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation recently provided guidance for Maryland’s new Healthy Working Families Act, which took effect earlier this month.
Signing an application for a customer (even at the customer’s request) can trigger some surprising – not to mention long-lasting and widespread – repercussions.
Don’t let state lines trip you up when it comes to licensing. Understanding what constitutes a “home state” and when a new resident license is necessary can help you avoid licensing violations.
New year, new projection for cybercrime: It’s on the rise, and for individuals as targets, Maryland and Pennsylvania are hot spots.
Producers soon may be able to collect a fee for services rendered in issuing a certificate of insurance on behalf of a commercial policyholder. Our legislative priority is on the move in Annapolis.
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has been extended to Friday, March 23 – but long-term reauthorization and reform remain elusive.
Without congressional action, authorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will expire on Thursday, Feb. 8.
The far-reaching New York cybersecurity rule continues to trigger compliance deadlines, the next of which falls in a week for all agencies licensed in the Empire State.
Employers must provide paid sick and safe leave to their employees as of Sunday, Feb. 11. Our new resource answers frequently asked compliance questions.
To pay or not to pay, that is the question surrounding internships. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) just adopted a seven-factor “test” to determine an intern’s status under the FLSA.
If you missed this week’s Forge3 webinar, you can catch the recording (live webcams and screen shares! no slides!) and learn how to get more leads online.
In its annual report, a Washington, D.C. think tank weighed in on each state’s insurance regulation – and gave a nod to Maryland’s practices.
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) received another short-term extension, while larger reforms – including those that could harm agent commissions – remain in limbo.
If you hold premium funds for more than five days, you must hold these funds in a premium fiduciary account as of the new year. Learn how to retain interest on the funds you invest.
Inquiring minds want to know what issues you would like IA&B to address. Share your suggestions for the upcoming IA&B Board of Directors’ meeting agenda.