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The Lowdown: Employer Risk in California and Beyond
Newly released this week on Research & Trends, “Risky Business – Employment Practice Litigation on the Rise” offers insights into the many predicaments your business prospects and clients could find themselves in as employers in an increasingly litigious environment. As …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2019 3:58 PM
We Need Your Voice
I love being in the insurance business. We get to be a part of every part of life around the world. We also get to play a part in every emerging risk and trend as they come to the fore …

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2019 12:00 PM
4 Facts that the Number of Open Michael Claims Won’t Tell You
Much is being made of a recent call by Florida Insurance Commissioner, David Altmaier, for insurance companies to “redouble efforts to resolve all open claims…” related to Hurricane Michael. Here’s the story in Insurance Journal. He’s right. These claims need …

POSTED AUGUST 14, 2019 12:00 PM
Ridgecrest Earthquakes Shake Up Californians, but How Bad Could it Be?
This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. Earthquake risk in California is no secret. For years scientists have been warning the state is overdue for a large damaging event. Nearly 30 years ago, the 1989 Loma Prieta …

POSTED AUGUST 08, 2019 7:00 AM
Good enough isn’t good enough
“I got my license and I keep up on my CE, so I’m good to go.” “I finished college, so I don’t need to read anymore books.” “You have enough insurance designations. You don’t need any more.” Wrong. Wrong. Oh, …

POSTED AUGUST 07, 2019 12:00 PM
NAIC Innovation Panel Moves for Update of Anti-Rebating Model
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has taken the first step in what stands to be a more than yearlong process to update the rules states use to police impermissible “rebates” offered by insurers and insurance producers. By a unanimous …

POSTED AUGUST 05, 2019 5:32 PM
The Simplest Way to Start Marketing Your Insurance Agency
This post is part of a series sponsored by ITC (Insurance Technologies Corporation). At one time, around 50 percent of my inbox was prospecting emails for companies that wanted my business. Well, maybe not that high. But it seemed like …

POSTED AUGUST 01, 2019 7:03 PM
Is the Adult Child Covered When She Moves Out?
I received this question recently. “Will my customer’s personal auto policy cover their adult child that has moved out of their house?” That’s a pretty good question and I’m glad it was asked. Thankfully, I was able to see the …

POSTED JULY 31, 2019 12:00 PM
The Evolution of Cyber Liability Exposure and Coverage
On July 25, Insurance Journal’s Academy of Insurance hosted a webinar by Joe Harrington, entitled The Evolution of Cyber Liability. Joe started the session in the early days of cyber liability when it was a fringe third-party liability coverage, sold …

POSTED JULY 30, 2019 1:50 AM
Last Minute Insurance Shopping Woes
People leave things to the last minute. In college, the papers got written at the last minute. On Monday, people get up at the last minute. Insurance buying happens at the last minute. I believe that’s one of the reasons …

POSTED JULY 24, 2019 12:00 PM

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