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These articles are the most popular over the last month.
Overview of Top Insurance Designations
Document provides overview of leading industry designations in each of the health life and property casualty lines of business
The New Health Insurance Exchanges - What You...
Article describing the basics of the state implementation of Health Insurance Exchange as they gear up for operation in 2014.
Comparing Critical Illness Plans to Life...
Here's a rundown of critical illness and life insurance plans, explained in easy to understand language and with no particular bias to any company.
Disability Definition Benefit Options
Glossary of key terms related to disability income insurance and disability definitions that serve as the basis for insurance benefits
"The Time is Now" for ACO's
Article on an innovative effort to make health care more accountable and therefore health insurance more affordable.
Illinois Achieves Huge Medicaid Savings
Article on how Illinois achieved dramatic Medicaid savings.
Insurance Meet Technology
Technology is impacting the insurance industry through new gadgets, software advances, increasing processing speeds and consumers’ appetite for faster and more efficient communication.
How Would President Pawlenty Reform Healthcare?
Article on former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty's ideas to reform healthcare in the U.S.
Important Things to Know About Cyber Insurance...
Article detailing Cyber Insurance Coverage Decision Points
Commercial Liability Exclusions Should You...
General liability insurance is the most prevalent form of business liability insurance. Here's an explanation of how exclusion works.
The Six Components of Auto Insurance
Article identifying the Six Components of Auto Insurance
Freedom Health: America's Fastest Growing Insurer
Profile of America's fastest growing health insurer, designated by Inc. Magazine in its Inc. 500 publication, fast premium growth
Did You Know that 1 in 14 Physicians are Sued...
A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine this week reports that one in 14 doctors faces a malpractice suit every year.
Aflac: The Number 1 Supplemental Insurer
Profile of America's largest disability income insurer in premium and members covered
Uninsured Healthcare Tab- \$49 Billion Annually
Article describing the U.S. uninsured Healthcare Tab- $49 Billion Annually.
Who Has Been the Leading Worker's Comp Insurer...
Wausau Insurance is America’s largest workers’ compensation insurer and innovator since the inception of workers' compensation insurance in 1911.
Disability Income Insurance Trends
Article describing new disability income insurance trends
Health Savings Account Contribution Limits for...
IRS Announces 2013 HSA Limits. Insurance.
Farmers Insurance Rebranding Focuses on...
Article profiling Farmers Insurance and its unique marketign campaign portraying itself as a leader in insurance innovation and education of its egents.
Small Business & Stop Loss Coverage
Small Business & Stop Loss Coverage
Farmers Eyes Aggressive Growth for Eastern U.S.
Farmers Group of Insurance Companies is engaged in efforts to aggressively grow its business in the Eastern U.S., with a focus on as Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and upstate New York.
Commercial Property Insurance Claims Can Be a...
Commercial Property Insurance Claims Can Be a Risk
New York Life Insurer Profile
Article providing a profile of New York Life Insurance company, its history, products, vital statistics, and financial health.
State Farm: Innovation from the Start
State Farm insurance company profile
Employer Requirements Under ObamaCare
Employer Requirements Under ObamaCare
10% of Large Employers May Drop 2014 Health...
Article regarding 2014 employer health care decision-making.
Grandfathered Plans
Definition of grandfathered health plans and requirements under the newly passed health care reform legislation PPACA Affordable Care Act
Types of Annuity Products
Types of Annuity Products. Insurance.
Car Insurance Shoppers Still Prefer To Deal...
Article describing consumer preference in purchasing auto insurance through large carriers who utilize sales agents rather than direct sales carriers premium savings direct carriers discount carriers
Workers' Compensation Programs at a Turning Point
Workers' Compensation programs appear to be at a key turning point as the industry finds itself in Congress' cross-hairs, a look at the history of workers compensation the transformation of programs in the 1990's and the problems facing the industry today and a forecast of the future
Federal Health Insurance Exchange Guidelines...
Artucke discussing new Federal Health Insurance Exchange Guidelines.
Homeowner's Insurance Glossary
Glossary item providing information on key homeowner's policy key terms terminology understanding fire damage deductible premium coverage building and contents coverage explained actual cash value replacement cost value
Why Aren't Women Buying Enough Life Insurance?
Article on Women and Life Insurance Sales
Tax Reform from Congress a Concern for...
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October is National Cyber Security Awareness...
October is National Security Cyber Awareness Month, which will hopefully lead more people to have greater concern about the risk in their lives.
Variable Annuities: Pros and Cons
Variable Annuities: Pros and Cons
AmWINs a Leader in Wholesale Insurance Industry
Article profiling AmWINs as a leader in wholesale insurance industry in the areas of group nemnefits and property and casualty products.
Common Job Search Mistakes detailed
Article listing common job search mistakes details and comments related to the insurance industry added
With Auto Insurance, Mayhem May or May Not be...
Details on mayhem coverage. Insurance.
Health Insurance Designations
Article on Health Insurance Designations
Annuities and Taxes
With shifting tax and health care regulations it is important to stay on top of how year-to-year tax law changes impact annuities.
Survey: Insurance Fraud Expected to Rise
A survey issued by FICO shows 57 percent of U.S. and Canadian insurers say personal lines insurance fraud losses will rise further in 2013, while roughly half say they expect fraud losses to rise further in commercial lines as well.
Crop Insurance Coverage Details
Crop Insurance Coverage Basics
Disputed Commercial Property Claims Issues...
Article concerning disputed commercial property claims issues following a recent tornado loss
HSA's and the Affordable Care Act
Article detailing the impact on HSA by the passage of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
UnitedHealth Sues Over Lost TRICARE Contract
Article describing lawsuit brought by UnitedHealth against U.S. government for award made to Humana
Comparison of the ACA and the Republican Common...
Article analyzing and comparing the U.S. Affordable Care Act and the Republican alternative the Common Sense Healthcare Reform and Affordability Act? In-depth comparison of the two bills.
National Flood Insurance Program Extended
National Flood Insurance Program Extended one year federal flood insurance program requirements extended article providing details on federal program extension
How to Start a Career as an Insurance Agent or...
One key to successful insurance sales involves the ability to talk and to network and meet as many new people as possible to build references. Page 2.
Utah Exchange Experiences Growing Pains
Article on Utah Health Insurance Exchange Experiencing Growing Pains
Insuring Real Estate Investments
Insurance agents can help educate real estate investors about products, whch include landlord dwelling offerings.
Romney vs. Obama Health Care Policy
Romney vs. Obama Health Care Policy
Mercer Report Details Employer Health Spending...
Article detailing Mercer survey report on employer health spending trends
Creating a Market Niche
Once you have identified the niche in the insurance market that you want to exploit and fill like no other then it is important to identify the means to establish your espertise, market that expertise, and maintain and enhance that expertise. Page 2.
Life Insurance: Keys that May Close More Sales
Article detailing keys to expanded life insurance sales due to value-added items that agents and brokers should emphasize.
American Family Tops with Auto Insurance...
Article on American Family's rating as top auto insurer in customer satisfaction according to J.D. Power customer satisfaction survey.
Bloom Health Launches Two Private Health...
Article about Bloom Health's launch of two new private health exchanges
Retiree Healthcare Costs Exploding
Article on exploding costs of retiree halthcare coverage
How Does Your Agent E & O Coverage Stack Up?
This article asks agents How Does Your Agent E & O Coverage Stack Up?
Self-funding Health Insurance-- Is it a Cure...
Case study on cost savings achieved by employer who self-funds health insurance for 125 employees achieving huge cost savings versus traditional health insurance
Worksite Wellness Shows Solid Return on...
Article on worksite wellness programs and evidence showing their strong return on investment
Insurance Outsourcing Trend to Keep Rising
Article on the continuing rise of insurance outsourcing.
Indexed Annuities See Record Sales Increase
Article on record-setting sales year in 2010 for indexed annuities.
Blues Move to Expand Medicaid Presence
Article describing Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans effort to increase presence in Medicaid market.
Canadian Health Spending Account Primer
Article on Canadian style Health Spending Accounts
Alternative Health Exchanges Being Developed
Article describing new healtrh insurance exchange development for competition with state-based exchanges being developed under the PPACA.
Defined Contribution Plans a Growing Trend
Article on how Defined Contribution Plans are a Growing Trend
Study Ranks Top Auto Insurers in Customer Service
Study Ranks Top Insurers in Customer Service
Pay as You Drive Auto Insurance
Article describing new auto insurance coverage based on the amount and how safe people drive their cars.
Details on readability issues with insurance...
Article detailing readability issues with insurance policies and state regulatory readability requirements
Retail Health Clinics and Insurance
Article concerning retail health clinics and insurance ramifications.
Agents Harmed by New Crop Insurance Regs
Article on 2011 crop insurance regulations and their impact on agents and brokers.
When Do Owners Need Business Interruption...
Article analyzing when Owners Need Business Interruption Insurance?
9/11 Changed Insurance Sector Forever
Article on how 9/11 changed insurance sector forever
CO-OP Plans: The ACA's Public Plan Alternative
Co-ops the public option alternative within the Affordable Care Act
Marijuana Insurance Regulation in Washington Hazy
The Washington state government is working to put in place regulations for its newly emerging marijuana sales industry.
China: A New Insurance Frontier
China: A New Insurance Frontier
Pay as You Drive Auto Insurance Explained
Article describing Pay as You Drive Auto Insurance discount program
How Readable Should Insurance Policies Be?
Article on the appropriate readability level of insurance policies
Seniors Benefit from Critical Illness Coverage
Seniors Benefit from Critical Illness Coverage
Long Term Care Insurance Partnership Policies...
Article on long term care insurance partnership policies
Medical Liability Insurers Face Tough...
After some good years, medical professional liability insurers can expect profitability to deteriorate over the next three years.
Travel Insurance Primer
Article providing Travel Insurance Primer
Specific Readability Concerns
Specific Readability Concerns. Insurance. Page 2.
Developing Additional Revenue Streams
Identifying Avenues for Additional Revenue Streams
Small Business Insurance Owner's Policies
Small Business Insurance Owner's Policies
The Post-Reform Broker
Article on advancing as a broker in the post-reform marketplace
Major Medicaid Fraud Uncovered: APS Healthcare...
Article illustrating Georgia FBI Medicaid fraud investigation Georgia fraudulent administration analysis of Georgia Medicaid fraud program by APS Healthcare
Earthquake Insurance 101
Article describing earthquake insurance coverage in the wake of devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Intro to Chinese Insurance Regulation
Intro to Chinese Insurance Regulation
Social Security Insolvent in 2017
Article on Social Security's projected insolvency by 2017.
2 of 3 in US Lack Disability Insurance
2 of 3 in US Lack Disability Insurance
Medicaid Fraud & Abuse Rules Delayed
Article on new efforts to curtail Medicaid program fraud and abuse
Workers Comp & NFL Concussion Lawsuits
Insurance Issues & NFL Concussion Lawsuits
Florida Forgoes Insurance Exchange Development
Article on Florida's decision to say no to insurance exchange development
Workers Comp Injury Duration Increases
Workers Comp Injury Duration Increases
More Affordable Care Act Provisions Going Into...
More Affordable Care Act Provisions Going Into Effect January 1st
Wellness 101
Article on the bisuness case of implementing worksite wellness programs.
NFIP Reform Moving Slowly Ahead
Article on Congressional efforts to reform NFIP moving slowly
Company Health Plans Raising Costs for Smokers,...
Article on how employer's are charging employees who smoke or are obese more in health premiums.
Immediate Income Annuity 101
Article explaining the immediate income life annuity product
Critical Illness Insurance Primer
Article explaining Critical Illness Insurance
Northwestern Mutual Leads in Long-Term Value
Article concerning Northwestern Mutual leadership in long-term value
Supervisor Revenge a Workplace Liability Risk
Workplace Retaliation an Increasing Insurance Liability
Professional Liability Insurance Details
Article on E and O insurance
Pay-as-You-Drive Discounts 101
Article on latest discount auto insurance tactic-- pay-as-you drive discount.
Fireman’s Fund 150 Years Later
Northern California-based Fireman's Fund is an insurance company taht was founded 150 years ago in 1863 by ship captain William Holdredge.
Why Are U.S. Health Costs so High?
Article exploring why U.S. Health Costs are so High?
States, Waivers, & Medical Loss Ratios
Article on medical loss ratio rules in the states
A New Era of P&C Risk?
Article identifies a New Era of P&C Risk
Seven Funded CO-OP Plans Named by CMS
Seven Funded CO-OP Plans Named by CMS
Largest Ever Medicare Fraud Investigation Busts...
Medicare fraud doctors nurses physical therapists in nine U.S. cities billing fraud indictments, unnecessary procedures
Domestic Medical Tourism: A New Trend
Artricle on new health care and health insurance trend: Domestic Medical Tourism
Disability Insurance Decision Points
Article on key variables and decision points in determing disability insaurance plans best fit for specific clients
Thomson Reuters Names Top 10 Health Systems
Article discussing Thomson Reuters naming of top 10 health systems
What is an Essential Benefit?
What is an Essential Benefit? Insurance.
Workers Compensation State Updates
Article onWorkers Compensation State Updates
Small Business Tax Credits Under the ACA Examined
Article reviewing the impact of small business tax credits under the ACA examined
What Team Do You Need?
Article concerning the processes following a significant insured commercial property loss, how does the insurance claim process work? Page 2.
Domestic Partner Benefits the Next Mandate?
Article detailing whether domestic partner benefits are the next mandate
Eligibility and the Individual Mandate
Eligibility and the Individual Mandate
The Employer Comparative Effectiveness Research...
Article explaining the new comparative effectiveness research fee mandated on employers.
Mini-Med Plans in the Cross-hairs- Future...
Article detailing the impact of federal health care reform on Mini-med plans. Details include how the federal Department of Health and Human Services has exempted several health plans from health care reform requirements including the Medical Loss Ratio calculations
Renters: An Agent’s 'Best Customer' of...
Insurance agents who ignore renters and focus solely on homeowners insurance customers are missing a chance to build long-term relationships.
Disability Insurance Costs Rising
Article describing rising costs of disability insurance
Nevada's New Captive Law Will Attract Companies...
Article on Nevada's attempt to attract new insurers to the state with new captive law.
SLIMPACT Surplus Lines Reform Moves Forward
Is SLIMPACT the Solution for Surplus Lines Regulation?
Applying Disney's Innovative Leadership to...
Article on Disney's Innovative Leadership pertaining to insurance process improvement
PPACA Benefit Schedule Rules Released
Article on PPACA Benefit Schedule Rules Released
ACO Initiatives Take Flight
Article on 2011 new trend, ACO Initiatives Take Flight
Would Tort Reform Lower Health Costs?
Article analyzing whether Tort Reform would lower health costs?
Important Hurricane Irene Coverage Issues
Article describing important hurricane Irene coverage issues
Disability Coverage Rate Dropping
Article concerning the drop in employer-based disability coverage.
AMA’s Obesity to Disorder Change Impacts...
The American Medical Association has classified obesity as a disease instead of a disorder, a change that is likely to have numerous impacts on the insurance industry.
State Status on Health Insurance Exchanges
Article describing the staus of states on implementing Health Insurance Exchanges
Building a Prototype Health Insurance Exchange
Article on Wisconsin's effort in Operationalizing a Key Element of Health Care Reform and its federal grant application to be an early innovator in health insurance exchange development
4G Biometrics: Helping Employers Control Diabetes
Innovative Means to Improve Employer Costs, Employee Outcomes
CMS Seeks Payment Reform Innovation
Article on CMS Innovation Center's payment reform and bundling initiative.
Reinsurance Primer
Article describing the basics of Reinsurance in the property/ casualty sector of the industry.
Forecasting the Supreme Court PPACA Ruling
Article forecasting the Supreme Court ruling of the PPACA
Additional Insurance Related Resources
Resource list of additional valuable websites related to the insurance industry
Insurance for Home-based Businesses
Insurance for Home-based Businesses
How Ryan's Medicare Vouchers Might Work
How Ryan's Medicare Vouchers Might Work
Disability Income Insurance
Disability Income step by step guide. Page 3.
D&O Insurance 101
Article providing Directors and Officers insurance basics
List of insurance career sites
List of career and employment opportunity sites nationwide available for insurance professionals from agent to underwriter
How to Launch a Health CO-OP Plan
Article describing IRS rules on how to Launch a Health CO-OP Plan
Group assists state health co-ops in early stages
NASHCO aides Health Co-Op Development
HHS Drafts PPACA CO-OP Rules
HHS Drafts PPACA CO-OP Rules. Insurance.
The Value of Voluntary Benefit Couponing
Article on Voluntary benefits couponing and its value for employees.

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