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June 20, 2018
2:30 PM

State regulators are voicing concerns about mandatory offers of coverage (or lack thereof), as consumers lodge complaints in the aftermath of recent storms.

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June 20, 2018
1:40 PM

Amendments to the state’s Surplus Lines regulation took effect this week, changing brokers’ license-renewal deadlines.

June 19, 2018
3:40 PM
Get the scoop on how to cover bars and restaurants, food trucks and caterers, craft brewers and more.
June 19, 2018
2:20 PM

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 19, 2018
12:00 AM

NFIP claims with a loss date of June 7 through the end of the year are subject to changes in the claims process, as FEMA looks to improve customer service.

June 6, 2018
12:15 PM

Learn how to advise those impacted by the late-May flash flooding – from how to document property damage to what to expect with storm-damaged vehicles.

June 6, 2018
11:25 AM

The latest malware – which has compromised hundreds of thousands of routers – drives home the need for identity theft and cyber liability insurance.

June 6, 2018
10:40 AM
Register today to attend NAIFA Maryland’s June 12 conference. You'll hear from comedian Greg Warren and score insurance-specific legal and legislative insight -- all at an IA&B-member discounted registration rate.
June 6, 2018
10:30 AM
Join us for new courses this summer: “Grilled Cheese, Beer, & Insurance” and “The Good & Nasty Stuff.” Hurry! These classes sell out fast.
June 6, 2018
10:10 AM

If you’ve noticed an influx of updated privacy terms and conditions, you’re not alone. Chances are the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) triggered them. Which begs the question: Does the reg apply to your agency or your customers?

May 23, 2018
12:50 PM

Residents and business owners in Frederick and Washington Counties may receive accommodations from their insurers following last week’s severe weather.

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May 22, 2018
11:10 AM

Leverage consumers’ newfound awareness of home-based business and telecommuting insurance considerations to round out accounts and reduce your E&O risk.

May 22, 2018
10:10 AM

Rely on vetted consumer content to educate condo unit owners on their coverage needs. The latest addition to our consumer education library explains coordination of condo unit and condo association coverage.

May 16, 2018
12:25 PM

Get up to speed on new requirements and forms stemming from legislation that creates an “enhanced” underinsured motorist coverage option.

May 15, 2018
2:45 PM

As graduation season approaches, study how the Homeowners’ and Personal Auto policies respond to students living away from home. Then educate your customers in advance of the fall college semester.

May 15, 2018
2:40 PM
Join us for new courses this summer. Registration is open for our 8-credit special topic seminars, “Grilled Cheese, Beer, & Insurance” and “The Good & Nasty Stuff.”
May 15, 2018
2:20 PM
Learn about the eligibility and underwriting changes coming to the RLI Personal Umbrella Policy beginning on June 1.
May 15, 2018
2:05 PM
Attend NAIFA Maryland’s June 12 conference to hear from comedian Greg Warren and score insurance-specific legal and legislative insight.
May 9, 2018
3:40 PM

There’s some volatility in the interpretation of exempt and non-exempt status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), thanks to the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in favor of employers in a case involving car dealerships.

May 9, 2018
3:05 PM

As some health insurers propose 90+% rate hikes for individual plans, the Maryland Insurance Administration is optimistic that recently passed legislation will alleviate the severe increases.

May 9, 2018
2:20 PM

Try a free, quick test of your agency’s website to determine if the information you collect from customers is secure.

May 9, 2018
10:35 AM

Rely on vetted consumer content to educate consumers with hard-to-place risks. The latest addition to our consumer education library covers excess and surplus (E&S) lines insurance.

May 2, 2018
12:50 PM

Beginning next fall, producers can provide gifts of up to $50 – as long as the receipt of the item is not contingent on the sale or purchase of insurance.

May 2, 2018
11:45 AM

With dog-bite claims on the rise, learn what insurance companies can do in light of recently enacted state legislation and case law.

May 2, 2018
11:30 AM

Use caution when sending customers pre-filled applications with signature flags. Check out our best practices and sample letter. 

May 2, 2018
10:45 AM
Earn or update your CIC or CISR designation by attending the courses coming to Maryland over the next two months.
April 26, 2018
10:50 AM

Summer and seasonal insurance exposures are right around the corner. Brush up on the standard HO’s and PAP’s coverage for golf carts, ATVs, motor homes, boats, pools, trampolines and more.  

April 25, 2018
1:30 PM

From mergers and acquisitions to private equity sales, the independent agency channel is facing an influx of business successions.

April 25, 2018
10:40 AM
CISR courses are springing up all over the region next month. Register for one near you before it sells out.
April 17, 2018
11:45 AM

Nationwide will discontinue writing through exclusive agents – with the exception of direct-to-consumer sales over the phone and online – by July 2020.