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Overview of Top Insurance Designations
Document provides overview of leading industry designations in each of the health life and property casualty lines of business
Employer Requirements Under ObamaCare
Employer Requirements Under ObamaCare
Aflac: The Number 1 Supplemental Insurer
Profile of America's largest disability income insurer in premium and members covered
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.
Blues Move to Expand Medicaid Presence
Article describing Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans effort to increase presence in Medicaid market.
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.
Important Things to Know About Cyber Insurance...
Article detailing Cyber Insurance Coverage Decision Points
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.
Uninsured Healthcare Tab- \$49 Billion Annually
Article describing the U.S. uninsured Healthcare Tab- $49 Billion Annually.
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.
State Farm: Innovation from the Start
State Farm insurance company profile
Disability Income Insurance Trends
Article describing new disability income insurance trends
The Six Components of Auto Insurance
Article identifying the Six Components of Auto Insurance
Disability Insurance Decision Points
Article on key variables and decision points in determing disability insaurance plans best fit for specific clients
Supervisor Revenge a Workplace Liability Risk
Workplace Retaliation an Increasing Insurance Liability
Northwestern Mutual Leads in Long-Term Value
Article concerning Northwestern Mutual leadership in long-term value
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.
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
Variable Annuities: Pros and Cons
Variable Annuities: Pros and Cons
Indexed Annuities See Record Sales Increase
Article on record-setting sales year in 2010 for indexed annuities.
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
Tax Reform from Congress a Concern for...
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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.
Health Savings Account Contribution Limits for...
IRS Announces 2013 HSA Limits. Insurance.
Types of Annuity Products
Types of Annuity Products. Insurance.
Commercial Property Insurance Claims Can Be a...
Commercial Property Insurance Claims Can Be a Risk
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.
UnitedHealth Sues Over Lost TRICARE Contract
Article describing lawsuit brought by UnitedHealth against U.S. government for award made to Humana
Grandfathered Plans
Definition of grandfathered health plans and requirements under the newly passed health care reform legislation PPACA Affordable Care Act
Federal Health Insurance Exchange Guidelines...
Artucke discussing new Federal Health Insurance Exchange Guidelines.
New York Life Insurer Profile
Article providing a profile of New York Life Insurance company, its history, products, vital statistics, and financial health.
Bloom Health Launches Two Private Health...
Article about Bloom Health's launch of two new private health exchanges
Crop Insurance Coverage Details
Crop Insurance Coverage Basics
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.
What is an Essential Benefit?
What is an Essential Benefit? Insurance.
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.
CO-OP Plans: The ACA's Public Plan Alternative
Co-ops the public option alternative within the Affordable Care Act
Immediate Income Annuity 101
Article explaining the immediate income life annuity product
Thomson Reuters Names Top 10 Health Systems
Article discussing Thomson Reuters naming of top 10 health systems
D&O Insurance 101
Article providing Directors and Officers insurance basics
Professional Liability Insurance Details
Article on E and O insurance
With Auto Insurance, Mayhem May or May Not be...
Details on mayhem coverage. Insurance.
Worksite Wellness Shows Solid Return on...
Article on worksite wellness programs and evidence showing their strong return on investment
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
Pay as You Drive Auto Insurance Explained
Article describing Pay as You Drive Auto Insurance discount program
Why Aren't Women Buying Enough Life Insurance?
Article on Women and Life Insurance Sales
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.
Long Term Care Insurance Partnership Policies...
Article on long term care insurance partnership policies
Critical Illness Insurance Primer
Article explaining Critical Illness Insurance
Health Insurance Designations
Article on Health Insurance Designations
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.
Seniors Benefit from Critical Illness Coverage
Seniors Benefit from Critical Illness Coverage
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
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.
Research Reveals Wide Variance in Auto Premiums
Research Reveals Wide Variance in Auto Premiums
Marijuana Insurance Regulation in Washington Hazy
The Washington state government is working to put in place regulations for its newly emerging marijuana sales industry.
Company Health Plans Raising Costs for Smokers,...
Article on how employer's are charging employees who smoke or are obese more in health premiums.
The Health Care Cost Problem
Article describing in detail the U.S. health care cost problem
Small Business Tax Credits Under the ACA Examined
Article reviewing the impact of small business tax credits under the ACA examined
Alternative Health Exchanges Being Developed
Article describing new healtrh insurance exchange development for competition with state-based exchanges being developed under the PPACA.
How Readable Should Insurance Policies Be?
Article on the appropriate readability level of insurance policies
Mercer Report Details Employer Health Spending...
Article detailing Mercer survey report on employer health spending trends
Study Ranks Top Auto Insurers in Customer Service
Study Ranks Top Insurers in Customer Service
Disputed Commercial Property Claims Issues...
Article concerning disputed commercial property claims issues following a recent tornado loss
Federal LTCI Enrollees Face Large Premium Hikes
Article detailing Federal LTCI Enrollees and the large premium increases their facing.
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.
Details on readability issues with insurance...
Article detailing readability issues with insurance policies and state regulatory readability requirements
How Does Your Agent E & O Coverage Stack Up?
This article asks agents How Does Your Agent E & O Coverage Stack Up?
Health Insurance Exchange Development Models...
Article describing the four types of Health Insurance Exchange Models that are emerging as states comply with the PPACA
China: A New Insurance Frontier
China: A New Insurance Frontier
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
Where Are Car Insurance Premiums Highest?
Article on where car insurance premiums are the highest?
Insurance Outsourcing Trend to Keep Rising
Article on the continuing rise of insurance outsourcing.
Medical Malpractice Reform Proposal
Article providing a primer on Medical Malpractice Reform.
Info Tech Jobs & Insurance Industry
Info Tech Jobs & Insurance Industry
Medical Liability Insurers Face Tough...
After some good years, medical professional liability insurers can expect profitability to deteriorate over the next three years.
Disability Income Insurance
Disability Income step by step guide. Page 3.
Retail Health Clinics and Insurance
Article concerning retail health clinics and insurance ramifications.
Small Business Insurance Owner's Policies
Small Business Insurance Owner's Policies
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.
Earthquake Insurance 101
Article describing earthquake insurance coverage in the wake of devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Workers Comp Injury Duration Increases
Workers Comp Injury Duration Increases
Retiree Healthcare Costs Exploding
Article on exploding costs of retiree halthcare coverage
2 of 3 in US Lack Disability Insurance
2 of 3 in US Lack Disability Insurance
Applying Disney's Innovative Leadership to...
Article on Disney's Innovative Leadership pertaining to insurance process improvement
NFIP Reform Moving Slowly Ahead
Article on Congressional efforts to reform NFIP moving slowly
Why Are U.S. Health Costs so High?
Article exploring why U.S. Health Costs are so High?
Defined Contribution Plans a Growing Trend
Article on how Defined Contribution Plans are a Growing Trend
Aetna Named Top Employer for Healthy Lifestyles
Article describing Aetna's recent award as a top employer for healthy lifestyles
Medicaid Fraud & Abuse Rules Delayed
Article on new efforts to curtail Medicaid program fraud and abuse
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.
Eligibility and the Individual Mandate
Eligibility and the Individual Mandate
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
10% of Large Employers May Drop 2014 Health...
Article regarding 2014 employer health care decision-making.
Creating a Market Niche
Initial step in develoing an insurance market segment niche as a go-to-resource for potential clients involves the Identification of strengths and Market Segment Interests
Seven Funded CO-OP Plans Named by CMS
Seven Funded CO-OP Plans Named by CMS
"The Time is Now" for ACO's
Article on an innovative effort to make health care more accountable and therefore health insurance more affordable.
Small Business & Stop Loss Coverage
Small Business & Stop Loss Coverage
Pay-as-You-Drive Discounts 101
Article on latest discount auto insurance tactic-- pay-as-you drive discount.
Workers Compensation State Updates
Article onWorkers Compensation State Updates
Reinsurance Primer
Article describing the basics of Reinsurance in the property/ casualty sector of the industry.
Essentials of Commercial Auto Insurance
article on the key Essentials of Commercial Auto Insurance
Pet Insurance Essentials
Pet Insurance Essentials
Massachusetts Attempting Health Payment Reform
Massachusetts Attempting Health Payment Reform
The Post-Reform Broker
Article on staying current with industry issues. Page 3.
HSA's and the Affordable Care Act
Article detailing the impact on HSA by the passage of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
CMS Seeks Payment Reform Innovation
Article on CMS Innovation Center's payment reform and bundling initiative.
Primer on Annuities and Taxes
Article describing tax implications, rules, and penalties of annuity's.
ACO Initiatives Take Flight
Article on 2011 new trend, ACO Initiatives Take Flight
When Do Owners Need Business Interruption...
Article analyzing when Owners Need Business Interruption Insurance?
State Status on Health Insurance Exchanges
Article describing the staus of states on implementing Health Insurance Exchanges
Canadian Health Spending Account Primer
Article on Canadian style Health Spending Accounts
Insuring Real Estate Investments
Insurance agents can help educate real estate investors about products, whch include landlord dwelling offerings.
A New Era of P&C Risk?
Article identifies a New Era of P&C Risk
Pay as You Drive Auto Insurance
Article describing new auto insurance coverage based on the amount and how safe people drive their cars.
You Need a Roadmap
Article concerning the processes following a significant insured commercial property loss, how does the insurance claim process work? Page 3.
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
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
Largest Ever Medicare Fraud Investigation Busts...
Medicare fraud doctors nurses physical therapists in nine U.S. cities billing fraud indictments, unnecessary procedures
What Drives Long-term Care Insurance Sales?
Article on primary drivers of Long-term Care Insurance Sales?
Domestic Medical Tourism: A New Trend
Artricle on new health care and health insurance trend: Domestic Medical Tourism
Wellness 101
Article on the bisuness case of implementing worksite wellness programs.
Survey: FSA's Underutilized By Vast Majority
rticle detailing survey results showing that0 FSA's underutilized by vast majority
Survey Finds Employers Adding Voulntary Benefits
Article on survey results showing employers adding voulntary benefits
Next Battle: Health Insurance Exchange Rules
Next Battle: Health Insurance Exchange Rules
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
HSA Hsitory and Enrollment
This article describes and provides examples of changes to health savings accounts (HSA) under the Affordable Care Act, health care reform passed in March, 2010.
State Health Insurance Exchange Status Update
Article on state implementations of health insurance exchanges
Business Insurance Glossary
Business Insurance Glossary
Corporations Take Healthcare Into Own Hands
Article on big corporations who are taking the lead in the provision of healthcare through development of their own clinics.
List of insurance career sites
List of career and employment opportunity sites nationwide available for insurance professionals from agent to underwriter
Illinois Achieves Huge Medicaid Savings
Article on how Illinois achieved dramatic Medicaid savings.
Would Tort Reform Lower Health Costs?
Article analyzing whether Tort Reform would lower health costs?
The Case for Health Care Reform: Focus on Costs
Article providing detailed arguments on why health care reform needs #1 focus to be on costs.
Florida Forgoes Insurance Exchange Development
Article on Florida's decision to say no to insurance exchange development
Many States Pursuing Medicaid Cuts Citing PPACA
Many States Pursuing Medicaid Cuts Citing PPACA
Transamerica Bullish on Voluntary Benefits
Article on Voluntary benefits & the Supreme Court Ruling
Employer ACA Requirements
health care reform key terminology glossary PPACA Affordable Care Act legislation
Travel Insurance Primer
Article providing Travel Insurance Primer
Specific Readability Concerns
Specific Readability Concerns. Insurance. Page 2.
Developing Additional Revenue Streams
Property and Casualty alternate revenue streams. Page 2.
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
Intro to Chinese Insurance Regulation
Intro to Chinese Insurance Regulation
4G Biometrics: Helping Employers Control Diabetes
Innovative Means to Improve Employer Costs, Employee Outcomes
Texas Health Law May Violate Anti-trust Laws
Article concerning a new Texas health law that may violate anti-trust laws.
Social Security Insolvent in 2017
Article on Social Security's projected insolvency by 2017.
National Health Care Quality Strategy Released
article on the release of the federal HHS National Health Care Quality Strategy

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