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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 5, 2018
4:25 PM

Proposed changes to Pennsylvania’s overtime eligibility standards could impact small business owners significantly. Our advocacy efforts continued this week when we attended a State House Committee hearing on the proposed regulation.

September 5, 2018
10:25 AM

Join the Big “I” for a free, members-only webinar to learn about the implementation and impacts of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act.

August 22, 2018
3:10 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
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
3:00 PM

Proposed changes to Pennsylvania’s overtime eligibility standards are poised to impact small business owners and their employees. We voiced our concerns this week and offered suggestions for improvement.

August 22, 2018
2:25 PM

Delaware’s minimum auto liability limits are now consistent among all statutes per recent legislation, which prompted the Department of Insurance to re-issue Auto Bulletin No. 25.

August 1, 2018
11:30 AM

U.S. Rep. Scott Perry stopped by the IA&B office this week to discuss flood insurance, health insurance reform, tax cuts, and more with our member agents.

July 31, 2018
3:50 PM
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will remain afloat – although not financially solvent – through Nov. 30
July 31, 2018
3:40 PM
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) remains afloat – although not financially solvent – for now.
July 31, 2018
3:40 PM
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) remains afloat – although not financially solvent – for now.
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
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 18, 2018
1:05 PM

If you hold a South Carolina non-resident license and have 10 employees or more, take note of the state’s new Insurance Data Security Act.

July 18, 2018
12:55 PM

The Trump Administration plans to funnel more health insurance shoppers directly to “the private sector,” rather than to navigators, in a move that Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Atlman considers an affront on the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

July 18, 2018
12:50 PM

The Trump Administration plans to funnel more health insurance shoppers directly to “the private sector,” rather than to navigators, in a second year of federal funding cuts to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

July 18, 2018
12:40 PM

The Trump Administration plans to funnel more health insurance shoppers directly to “the private sector,” rather than to navigators, in a second year of federal funding cuts to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

July 11, 2018
2:35 PM

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. It may be time for your agency to revisit your practices and make sure you’re compliant.

July 11, 2018
1:40 PM

Once again the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) faces an expiration with the possibility of a lapse. Learn where legislation stands that could extend the program beyond July 31. 

July 11, 2018
1:40 PM

Learn what to expect in the months ahead, as recently passed laws take effect. The Maryland Insurance Administration recently summarized the insurance legislation passed during 2018.

July 11, 2018
1:30 PM

Once again the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) faces an expiration with the possibility of a lapse. This time, the Maryland Insurance Administration is advising consumers to prepare.

June 28, 2018
1:00 PM

Our advocacy efforts paid off when the State House advanced legislation that will “fix” the Protz decision that triggered a mid-year increase in WC costs.

June 28, 2018
12:55 PM

The IA&B team spent Wednesday in Dover, building new relationships and solidifying long-standing ones to lay the groundwork for continued advocacy.

June 27, 2018
3:25 PM

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

June 20, 2018
12:30 PM

Avoid penalties by setting up a proper promotional program, to include compliance with the state’s newly amended rebating law which takes effect Tuesday, July 3.

June 6, 2018
12:35 PM

Legislation addressing the WC cost increase brought about as a result of the Protz v. WCAB decision was voted favorably out of the House Labor and Industry Committee this week.

May 23, 2018
12:25 PM

As the U.S. Treasury Department mulls federal tax law guidance, your federal government affairs team – the Big “I” – continues to advocate for insurance agency owners to receive the full benefit of new deductions.

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 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 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.