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October 11, 2018
1:45 PM

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.

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October 11, 2018
9:05 AM

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.

October 4, 2018
9:30 AM

While its policies remain in force, Maryland-domiciled Paramount Insurance Company is now in the hands of a receiver.

October 3, 2018
5:15 PM

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.

October 3, 2018
5:00 PM

Individual health insurance premiums are set for double-digit decreases in 2019, thanks to the state’s new reinsurance program.

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October 3, 2018
11:00 AM

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.

September 19, 2018
4:20 PM

As of Oct. 1, Maryland will condense the eligibility period significantly for acquiring a producer license.

September 19, 2018
4:15 PM

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.

September 19, 2018
3:00 PM

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.

September 12, 2018
1:10 PM

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.

September 12, 2018
12:00 PM
Don’t let your agency’s response to a natural disaster become an E&O catastrophe. Learn how to handle common scenarios.
September 12, 2018
11:05 AM

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. 

September 12, 2018
9:30 AM

Don't let your career fall behind this autumn. Register for classroom courses coming to locations throughout the region in the weeks ahead.

September 5, 2018
12:50 PM

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.

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September 5, 2018
9:30 AM

Take advantage of free web resources, videos, social media content, and flyers to educate consumers about flood insurance during National Preparedness Month.

August 29, 2018
3:10 PM

Facing rate increases of up to 91.4% for 2019, the state is making significant headway in stabilizing the individual health insurance market.

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August 28, 2018
11:40 AM

Take your career to the next level with help from our award-winning professional training. Register for nearby classroom courses coming in September.

August 22, 2018
3:05 PM
New IRS draft regulations allow agents and brokers to benefit from the 20% pass-through deduction passed as part of the tax reform legislation signed into law last year.
August 22, 2018
1:00 PM

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.

August 22, 2018
10:50 AM

Educate your customers with college-bound children on how the Homeowners’ and Personal Auto policies respond to students living away from home.

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August 22, 2018
10:45 AM

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.

August 8, 2018
3:45 PM

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.

August 8, 2018
1:10 PM

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.

August 7, 2018
3:20 PM

Get up to speed on Maryland’s CE requirements, including the flood, long-term care, and ethics credits necessary for many producers.

August 7, 2018
12:40 PM
Register today for upcoming Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) and William T. Hold seminars.
August 7, 2018
12:25 PM
Depending on what website you’re visiting, your browser can make a big difference in your experience – including what you’re able to see and do.
August 1, 2018
1:10 PM

Evaluate your agency’s website functionality, cybersecurity, and more by reviewing the results from the 2018 Insurance Digital Transformation Survey.

July 31, 2018
3:50 PM
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will remain afloat – although not financially solvent – through Nov. 30
July 25, 2018
4:10 PM

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.

July 25, 2018
2:10 PM

Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer Jr. continues to prioritize expansion of the state’s insurance marketplace.

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