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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 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 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
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
12:10 PM

Over one-third of all homeowners’ insurance liability claims result from dog bites. But can insurance companies exclude certain dogs from policies based on breed rather than biting history? 

May 2, 2018
11:55 AM

Over one-third of all homeowners’ insurance liability claims result from dog bites. But can insurance companies exclude certain dogs from policies based on breed rather than biting history? 

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. 

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 11, 2018
3:10 PM

Review your withholding now that the new tax law is in effect. The IRS updated its withholding calculator and Form W-4.

March 27, 2018
11:30 AM

Look to our new sample letter when an insured declines an Extended Reporting Period (ERP) endorsement on a claims-made policy.

March 27, 2018
10:05 AM
Access Insurance Company policyholders have two weeks to find new insurance with a different company.
March 21, 2018
2:00 PM

Score advice and help on developing and sustaining a successful social media presence for your agency.

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March 21, 2018
11:25 AM

Learn how to hold premium funds and agency operating funds properly in a common bank account and how to retain interest on the funds you invest. 

March 21, 2018
10:40 AM

Compare your agency to the nation’s top-performing agencies. The Best Practices Study offers insight into a range of data, including producer success rates and compensation structures.

March 14, 2018
11:40 AM

Stay compliant with federal employment laws or chance higher civil penalties. Violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family Medical Leave Act are among those with increased penalties.

March 14, 2018
10:45 AM

Agencies that “share” employees (think: a cluster or a partner with whom they formed another entity) are in the middle of a liability tug of war … again. The National Labor Relations Board overturned its joint employer criteria last month.

March 8, 2018
8:40 AM

Many members received a non-compliance email this week from the NY Dept. of Financial Services. If you hold a license in New York, are you next?

March 7, 2018
2:15 PM
The latest carrier to request a meeting with our staff was Hospitality Insurance, a New England-based carrier with a specialization in liquor liability coverage.
March 7, 2018
2:10 PM
If you rely on E-Verify to store employees’ Form I-9s, take note of the federal government’s annual March 31 purge of records.
February 27, 2018
12:10 PM
Check out the results of the Northeast Alliance Carrier Survey on commercial lines carriers’ technology usage and standards.
February 27, 2018
11:15 AM
AppointmentLink can match your agency to our participating Partners and set the stage for a possible appointment discussion.
February 21, 2018
2:30 PM

The Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation recently provided guidance for Maryland’s new Healthy Working Families Act, which took effect earlier this month.

February 21, 2018
9:55 AM

Signing an application for a customer (even at the customer’s request) can trigger some surprising – not to mention long-lasting and widespread – repercussions. 

February 21, 2018
9:40 AM

Don’t let state lines trip you up when it comes to licensing. Understanding what constitutes a “home state” and when a new resident license is necessary can help you avoid licensing violations. 

February 14, 2018
3:00 PM
AppointmentLink can match your agency to our participating Partners and set the stage for a possible appointment discussion.
February 14, 2018
2:30 PM

New year, new projection for cybercrime: It’s on the rise, and for individuals as targets, Maryland and Pennsylvania are hot spots.

February 7, 2018
3:41 PM

The far-reaching New York cybersecurity rule continues to trigger compliance deadlines, the next of which falls in a week for all agencies licensed in the Empire State.