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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.

May 2, 2018
12:45 PM
Legislation in the hands of the governor allows for gifts of up to $100 for customers and prospects.
April 25, 2018
11:40 AM

More than two dozen IA&B members joined over 1,000 independent agents from across the country to advocate on behalf of our industry at last week's Big “I” Legislative Conference.

April 11, 2018
12:10 PM

Insurance carriers – and possibly producers – may see increased flexibility on medical loss ratio (MLR) restrictions with a new rule issued by the Trump administration this week.

April 4, 2018
1:55 PM

In states that allow armed school personnel, insurers have responded with unfavorable underwriting decisions.

April 4, 2018
1:50 PM

The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) proposed to remove an obscure unfair trade practices violation for agents.

April 4, 2018
12:50 PM

We laid the groundwork last week for upcoming regulatory and legislative advocacy by building relationships with the Department of Insurance and state Senate.

March 27, 2018
9:45 AM

Congress just bought itself four more months to address the future of the debt-ridden National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Meanwhile, FEMA announced the next round of program changes.

March 27, 2018
9:40 AM

Congress just bought itself four more months to address the future of the debt-ridden National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Meanwhile, FEMA announced the next round of program changes.

March 21, 2018
1:00 PM

The state Senate this week confirmed Jessica Altman, who has been serving as acting commissioner since late last summer.

March 14, 2018
1:50 PM

A new study suggests widespread flood risk, as the debt-ridden National Flood Insurance Program faces a March 23 reauthorization deadline.

February 28, 2018
11:46 AM
AgentPAC – IA&B’s state-based political action committee – helps agents’ collective voice to be heard in Dover.
February 28, 2018
11:43 AM
AgentPAC – IA&B’s state-based political action committee – helps agents’ collective voice to be heard in Harrisburg.
February 28, 2018
11:40 AM

AgentPAC – IA&B’s state-based political action committee – helps agents’ collective voice to be heard in Annapolis.

February 14, 2018
10:25 AM

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.

February 13, 2018
4:30 PM

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has been extended to Friday, March 23 – but long-term reauthorization and reform remain elusive.

February 13, 2018
4:25 PM

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has been extended to Friday, March 23 – but long-term reauthorization and reform remain elusive.

February 7, 2018
3:20 PM

Gov. Wolf this week presented his budget spending plan – a plan that excludes a proposed tax on agent commissions but includes other contentious items from previous years.

January 31, 2018
11:30 AM

Attend a one-of-a-kind legislative event on April 18-19 in Washington, D.C., where you can educate members of Congress on issues important to you and your customers.

January 24, 2018
2:25 PM

As part of their bill to end the short-lived federal government shut down, lawmakers included a provision to delay the Affordable Care Act’s controversial “Cadillac tax.”

January 24, 2018
2:20 PM

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) received another short-term extension, while larger reforms – including those that could harm agent commissions – remain in limbo.

January 24, 2018
2:15 PM

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) received another short-term extension, while larger reforms – including those that could harm agent commissions – remain in limbo.

January 24, 2018
11:15 AM
On the fence about attending the Big “I” Legislative Conference? Don’t be! Check out three reasons why you should join us April 18-19 in Washington, D.C.
January 24, 2018
11:00 AM

While Maryland businesses with 15 or more employees soon will be required to provide paid sick leave, the enforcement date is still up in the air.

January 18, 2018
10:10 AM

Join us in Washington D.C. on April 18-19, when over 1,000 independent agents from across the country will convene to educate Congress on issues important to the independent agency system.

January 17, 2018
1:05 PM

Bipartisan legislation recently introduced in the U.S. Senate would be a shot in the arm for health insurance producers by addressing medical loss ratio requirements.

January 17, 2018
1:05 PM

Bipartisan legislation recently introduced in the U.S. Senate would be a shot in the arm for health insurance producers by addressing medical loss ratio requirements.

January 10, 2018
2:20 PM

A mid-year workers’ compensation rate hike is on the horizon. The increase is a direct result of a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision.