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July 10, 2019
1:40 PM

‘Tis the season for severe thunderstorms and subsequent flash flooding (as seen earlier this week). Answer consumers’ burning questions on how to handle flood-damaged cars.

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July 10, 2019
12:00 PM

The state’s health insurance exchange and requirements on annual privacy notices were among the issues that moved in recent weeks.

July 10, 2019
11:55 AM

Review the latest efforts to rein in premium rates for the individual market, including “silver-loading” and a waiver program.

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July 10, 2019
11:10 AM

Hold a Delaware non-resident license? Take note of a newly passed cybersecurity bill that imposes requirements on all agents and brokers.

July 9, 2019
4:15 PM

Up to 78,000 people may have been impacted by an April 2019 data breach of two older Maryland state databases.

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July 9, 2019
3:35 PM

One in 10 Delawareans may have been impacted by a nearly nine-year-old data breach, according to the Delaware Department of Insurance (DOI).

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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 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 12, 2019
9:10 AM

With the likely adoption of Delaware’s cybersecurity bill, it’s critical that agents are compliant with existing privacy, security, and data breach requirements.

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 6, 2019
10:20 AM

Following months of our advocacy, the cybersecurity legislation which passed the State House Committee this week contains less onerous requirements for agents and brokers.

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
1:40 PM

Share your perspectives and exchange ideas on the flood insurance marketplace at next week’s roundtable discussions, scheduled for Allegheny and Berks Counties.

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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.

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 31, 2019
12:00 PM

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

May 22, 2019
2:15 PM

The Department of Insurance late last week addressed “myths and falsehoods” being disseminated about Medicare supplement insurance products.

May 22, 2019
11:45 AM

The state expects to submit its final proposal to amend overtime eligibility standards in the fall. Learn what’s at stake and how we’re advocating on members’ behalf.

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 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 16, 2019
9:50 AM

Big changes could be in store for the state’s individual health insurance market. We met with the Insurance Department to hear their proposal.

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 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
1:45 PM

As the average cost of dog-bite claims continues to rise, review the ability of carriers to exclude coverage based on dog breed and bite history in Pennsylvania.