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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
Pet Insurance Essentials
Pet Insurance Essentials
Aflac: The Number 1 Supplemental Insurer
Profile of America's largest disability income insurer in premium and members covered
Disability Income Insurance Trends
Article describing new disability income insurance trends
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
Grandfathered Plans
Definition of grandfathered health plans and requirements under the newly passed health care reform legislation PPACA Affordable Care Act
Employer Requirements Under ObamaCare
Employer Requirements Under ObamaCare
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.
Health Savings Account Contribution Limits for...
IRS Announces 2013 HSA Limits. Insurance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Uninsured Healthcare Tab- \$49 Billion Annually
Article describing the U.S. uninsured Healthcare Tab- $49 Billion Annually.
Important Things to Know About Cyber Insurance...
Article detailing Cyber Insurance Coverage Decision Points
Federal Health Insurance Exchange Guidelines...
Artucke discussing new Federal Health Insurance Exchange Guidelines.
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.
HSA's and the Affordable Care Act
Article detailing the impact on HSA by the passage of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
The Six Components of Auto Insurance
Article identifying the Six Components of Auto Insurance
Variable Annuities: Pros and Cons
Variable Annuities: Pros and Cons
State Farm: Innovation from the Start
State Farm insurance company profile
Blues Move to Expand Medicaid Presence
Article describing Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans effort to increase presence in Medicaid market.
Commercial Property Insurance Claims Can Be a...
Commercial Property Insurance Claims Can Be a Risk
Types of Annuity Products
Types of Annuity Products. Insurance.
Pay as You Drive Auto Insurance Explained
Article describing Pay as You Drive Auto Insurance discount program
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.
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
State Health Insurance Exchange Status Update
Article on state implementations of health insurance exchanges
Crop Insurance Coverage Details
Crop Insurance Coverage Basics
State Status on Health Insurance Exchanges
Article describing the staus of states on implementing Health Insurance Exchanges
Insuring Real Estate Investments
Insurance agents can help educate real estate investors about products, whch include landlord dwelling offerings.
Long Term Care Insurance Partnership Policies...
Article on long term care insurance partnership policies
Indexed Annuities See Record Sales Increase
Article on record-setting sales year in 2010 for indexed annuities.
More Affordable Care Act Provisions Going Into...
More Affordable Care Act Provisions Going Into Effect January 1st
Why Aren't Women Buying Enough Life Insurance?
Article on Women and Life Insurance Sales
Medicare Reform Proposals Analyzed
Article analyzing Medicare reform proposals
Small Business Insurance Owner's Policies
Small Business Insurance Owner's Policies
Critical Illness Insurance Primer
Article explaining Critical Illness Insurance
New York Life Insurer Profile
Article providing a profile of New York Life Insurance company, its history, products, vital statistics, and financial health.
Details on readability issues with insurance...
Article detailing readability issues with insurance policies and state regulatory readability requirements
With Auto Insurance, Mayhem May or May Not be...
Details on mayhem coverage. Insurance.
UnitedHealth Sues Over Lost TRICARE Contract
Article describing lawsuit brought by UnitedHealth against U.S. government for award made to Humana
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
Seniors Benefit from Critical Illness Coverage
Seniors Benefit from Critical Illness Coverage
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 Post-Reform Broker
Article on advancing as a broker in the post-reform marketplace
Disability Insurance Decision Points
Article on key variables and decision points in determing disability insaurance plans best fit for specific clients
Northwestern Mutual Leads in Long-Term Value
Article concerning Northwestern Mutual leadership in long-term value
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.
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
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.
Immediate Income Annuity 101
Article explaining the immediate income life annuity product
Company Health Plans Raising Costs for Smokers,...
Article on how employer's are charging employees who smoke or are obese more in health premiums.
Health Insurance Exchange Development Models...
Article describing the four types of Health Insurance Exchange Models that are emerging as states comply with the PPACA
Pay-as-You-Drive Discounts 101
Article on latest discount auto insurance tactic-- pay-as-you drive discount.
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.
Wellness 101
Article on the bisuness case of implementing worksite wellness programs.
Social Security Insolvent in 2017
Article on Social Security's projected insolvency by 2017.
Study Ranks Top Auto Insurers in Customer Service
Study Ranks Top Insurers in Customer Service
Retiree Healthcare Costs Exploding
Article on exploding costs of retiree halthcare coverage
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
Mercer Report Details Employer Health Spending...
Article detailing Mercer survey report on employer health spending trends
Retail Health Clinics and Insurance
Article concerning retail health clinics and insurance ramifications.
Marijuana Insurance Regulation in Washington Hazy
The Washington state government is working to put in place regulations for its newly emerging marijuana sales industry.
Intro to Chinese Insurance Regulation
Intro to Chinese Insurance Regulation
Workers Compensation State Updates
Article onWorkers Compensation State Updates
Agents Harmed by New Crop Insurance Regs
Article on 2011 crop insurance regulations and their impact on agents and brokers.
What is an Essential Benefit?
What is an Essential Benefit? Insurance.
2 of 3 in US Lack Disability Insurance
2 of 3 in US Lack Disability Insurance
Seven Funded CO-OP Plans Named by CMS
Seven Funded CO-OP Plans Named by CMS
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.
CO-OP Plans: The ACA's Public Plan Alternative
Co-ops the public option alternative within the Affordable Care Act
Supervisor Revenge a Workplace Liability Risk
Workplace Retaliation an Increasing Insurance Liability
Disability Income Insurance
Disability Income step by step guide. Page 3.
Will PPACA Provide Incentives to Drop Health...
Article detailing how the PPACA might provide incentives to drop health coverage
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. Page 2.
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.
When Do Owners Need Business Interruption...
Article analyzing when Owners Need Business Interruption Insurance?
Canadian Health Spending Account Primer
Article on Canadian style Health Spending Accounts
Workers Comp Injury Duration Increases
Workers Comp Injury Duration Increases
Bloom Health Launches Two Private Health...
Article about Bloom Health's launch of two new private health exchanges
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.
Alternative Health Exchanges Being Developed
Article describing new healtrh insurance exchange development for competition with state-based exchanges being developed under the PPACA.
Florida Forgoes Insurance Exchange Development
Article on Florida's decision to say no to insurance exchange development
Domestic Partner Benefits the Next Mandate?
Article detailing whether domestic partner benefits are the next mandate
9/11 Changed Insurance Sector Forever
Article on how 9/11 changed insurance sector forever
How Does Your Agent E & O Coverage Stack Up?
This article asks agents How Does Your Agent E & O Coverage Stack Up?
How Would President Pawlenty Reform Healthcare?
Article on former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty's ideas to reform healthcare in the U.S.
Common Job Search Mistakes detailed
Article listing common job search mistakes details and comments related to the insurance industry added
Small Business & Stop Loss Coverage
Small Business & Stop Loss Coverage
Federal LTCI Enrollees Face Large Premium Hikes
Article detailing Federal LTCI Enrollees and the large premium increases their facing.
ANICO Announces Underwriting Express Program
Article on new ANICO insurance program to expedite insurance applications through the Underwriting Express Program for applying for life insurance.
Defined Contribution Plans a Growing Trend
Article on how Defined Contribution Plans are a Growing Trend
10% of Large Employers May Drop 2014 Health...
Article regarding 2014 employer health care decision-making.
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.
Employer ACA Requirements
health care reform key terminology glossary PPACA Affordable Care Act legislation
Workers Comp & NFL Concussion Lawsuits
Insurance Issues & NFL Concussion Lawsuits
Disability Insurance Costs Rising
Article describing rising costs of disability insurance
PPACA Benefit Schedule Rules Released
Article on PPACA Benefit Schedule Rules Released
The Value of Voluntary Benefit Couponing
Article on Voluntary benefits couponing and its value for employees.
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
How Readable Should Insurance Policies Be?
Article on the appropriate readability level of insurance policies
Agent Commissions Not Exempt From Final MLR Rule
Article on Agent Commissions Not Exempt From Final MLR Rule
D&O Insurance 101
Article providing Directors and Officers insurance basics
How Ryan's Medicare Vouchers Might Work
How Ryan's Medicare Vouchers Might Work
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
States, Waivers, & Medical Loss Ratios
Article on medical loss ratio rules in the states
China: A New Insurance Frontier
China: A New Insurance Frontier
Largest Ever Medicare Fraud Investigation Busts...
Medicare fraud doctors nurses physical therapists in nine U.S. cities billing fraud indictments, unnecessary procedures
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.
Thomson Reuters Names Top 10 Health Systems
Article discussing Thomson Reuters naming of top 10 health systems
Specific Readability Concerns
Specific Readability Concerns. Insurance. Page 2.
Utah Exchange Experiences Growing Pains
Article on Utah Health Insurance Exchange Experiencing Growing Pains
Health Insurance Rebate Analysis
Health Insurance Rebate Analysis
Effects of Health Plan Consolidation
Article detailing the effects of health plan vonsolidation
Forecasting the Supreme Court PPACA Ruling
Article forecasting the Supreme Court ruling of the PPACA
Medical Liability Insurers Face Tough...
After some good years, medical professional liability insurers can expect profitability to deteriorate over the next three years.
Earthquake Insurance 101
Article describing earthquake insurance coverage in the wake of devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Disputed Commercial Property Claims Issues...
Article concerning disputed commercial property claims issues following a recent tornado loss
Survey Finds Employers Adding Voulntary Benefits
Article on survey results showing employers adding voulntary benefits
CMS Seeks Payment Reform Innovation
Article on CMS Innovation Center's payment reform and bundling initiative.
Debt Ceiling Failure Risky Proposition for...
Debt Ceiling Failure Risky Proposition for Insurers
Domestic Medical Tourism: A New Trend
Artricle on new health care and health insurance trend: Domestic Medical Tourism
HHS Releases Health Exchange Rules
Aritlce on HHS release of Health Exchange rules
Many States Pursuing Medicaid Cuts Citing PPACA
Many States Pursuing Medicaid Cuts Citing PPACA
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
You Need a Roadmap
Article concerning the processes following a significant insured commercial property loss, how does the insurance claim process work? Page 3.
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
Medical Loss Ratios- State Impacts
Analysis of the impact of the medical loss ratio rules under the Affordable Care Act in various states
Research Reveals Wide Variance in Auto Premiums
Research Reveals Wide Variance in Auto Premiums
Texas Health Law May Violate Anti-trust Laws
Article concerning a new Texas health law that may violate anti-trust laws.
Eligibility and the Individual Mandate
Eligibility and the Individual Mandate
Basic Health Plans and Risk Selection
Basic Health Plans and Risk Selection
Travel Insurance Primer
Article providing Travel Insurance Primer
Disability Coverage Rate Dropping
Article concerning the drop in employer-based disability coverage.
Professional Liability Insurance Details
Article on E and O insurance
Pay as You Drive Auto Insurance
Article describing new auto insurance coverage based on the amount and how safe people drive their cars.
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.
Aetna Named Top Employer for Healthy Lifestyles
Article describing Aetna's recent award as a top employer for healthy lifestyles
Developing Additional Revenue Streams
Property and Casualty alternate revenue streams. Page 2.
Debt Ceiling Deal Details
Article on Debt Ceiling Deal Details
List of insurance career sites
List of career and employment opportunity sites nationwide available for insurance professionals from agent to underwriter
Sebelius Decision Aids Obama Re-election
Sebelius Decision Aids Obama Re-election
National Health Care Quality Strategy Released
article on the release of the federal HHS National Health Care Quality Strategy
Transamerica Bullish on Voluntary Benefits
Article on Voluntary benefits & the Supreme Court Ruling
Medical Malpractice Reform Proposal
Article providing a primer on Medical Malpractice Reform.

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