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Insurance: Most Popular Articles

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
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
Pet Insurance Essentials
Pet Insurance Essentials
Why Aren't Women Buying Enough Life Insurance?
Article on Women and Life Insurance Sales
Aflac: The Number 1 Supplemental Insurer
Profile of America's largest disability income insurer in premium and members covered
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.
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.
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.
Health Savings Account Contribution Limits for...
IRS Announces 2013 HSA Limits. Insurance.
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.
Pay as You Drive Auto Insurance Explained
Article describing Pay as You Drive Auto Insurance discount program
Commercial Property Insurance Claims Can Be a...
Commercial Property Insurance Claims Can Be a Risk
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
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.
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.
Variable Annuities: Pros and Cons
Variable Annuities: Pros and Cons
State Farm: Innovation from the Start
State Farm insurance company profile
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.
Disability Income Insurance Trends
Article describing new disability income insurance trends
Alternative Health Exchanges Being Developed
Article describing new healtrh insurance exchange development for competition with state-based exchanges being developed under the PPACA.
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.
Blues Move to Expand Medicaid Presence
Article describing Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans effort to increase presence in Medicaid market.
Northwestern Mutual Leads in Long-Term Value
Article concerning Northwestern Mutual leadership in long-term value
Research Reveals Wide Variance in Auto Premiums
Research Reveals Wide Variance in Auto Premiums
The Six Components of Auto Insurance
Article identifying the Six Components of Auto Insurance
Federal Health Insurance Exchange Guidelines...
Artucke discussing new Federal Health Insurance Exchange Guidelines.
Uninsured Healthcare Tab- \$49 Billion Annually
Article describing the U.S. uninsured Healthcare Tab- $49 Billion Annually.
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
Details on readability issues with insurance...
Article detailing readability issues with insurance policies and state regulatory readability requirements
Health Insurance Designations
Article on Health Insurance Designations
Indexed Annuities See Record Sales Increase
Article on record-setting sales year in 2010 for indexed annuities.
Types of Annuity Products
Types of Annuity Products. Insurance.
Utah Exchange Experiences Growing Pains
Article on Utah Health Insurance Exchange Experiencing Growing Pains
HSA's and the Affordable Care Act
Article detailing the impact on HSA by the passage of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
Professional Liability Insurance Details
Article on E and O insurance
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
With Auto Insurance, Mayhem May or May Not be...
Details on mayhem coverage. Insurance.
Company Health Plans Raising Costs for Smokers,...
Article on how employer's are charging employees who smoke or are obese more in health premiums.
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.
Pay-as-You-Drive Discounts 101
Article on latest discount auto insurance tactic-- pay-as-you drive discount.
Intro to Chinese Insurance Regulation
Intro to Chinese Insurance Regulation
Social Security Insolvent in 2017
Article on Social Security's projected insolvency by 2017.
Seniors Benefit from Critical Illness Coverage
Seniors Benefit from Critical Illness Coverage
When Do Owners Need Business Interruption...
Article analyzing when Owners Need Business Interruption Insurance?
Supervisor Revenge a Workplace Liability Risk
Workplace Retaliation an Increasing Insurance Liability
Insuring Real Estate Investments
Insurance agents can help educate real estate investors about products, whch include landlord dwelling offerings.
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
Defined Contribution Plans a Growing Trend
Article on how Defined Contribution Plans are a Growing Trend
How Does Your Agent E & O Coverage Stack Up?
This article asks agents How Does Your Agent E & O Coverage Stack Up?
Small Business Insurance Owner's Policies
Small Business Insurance Owner's Policies
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
Mercer Report Details Employer Health Spending...
Article detailing Mercer survey report on employer health spending trends
Earthquake Insurance 101
Article describing earthquake insurance coverage in the wake of devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Long Term Care Insurance Partnership Policies...
Article on long term care insurance partnership policies
Small Business Tax Credits Under the ACA Examined
Article reviewing the impact of small business tax credits under the ACA examined
10% of Large Employers May Drop 2014 Health...
Article regarding 2014 employer health care decision-making.
Workers Compensation State Updates
Article onWorkers Compensation State Updates
ACO Initiatives Take Flight
Article on 2011 new trend, ACO Initiatives Take Flight
Wellness 101
Article on the bisuness case of implementing worksite wellness programs.
Study Ranks Top Auto Insurers in Customer Service
Study Ranks Top Insurers in Customer Service
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.
What is an Essential Benefit?
What is an Essential Benefit? Insurance.
The Post-Reform Broker
Article on advancing as a broker in the post-reform marketplace
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
Canadian Health Spending Account Primer
Article on Canadian style Health Spending Accounts
CO-OP Plans: The ACA's Public Plan Alternative
Co-ops the public option alternative within the Affordable Care Act
Primer on Annuities and Taxes
Article describing tax implications, rules, and penalties of annuity's.
National Health Care Quality Strategy Released
article on the release of the federal HHS National Health Care Quality Strategy
Worksite Wellness Shows Solid Return on...
Article on worksite wellness programs and evidence showing their strong return on investment
How Readable Should Insurance Policies Be?
Article on the appropriate readability level of insurance policies
2 of 3 in US Lack Disability Insurance
2 of 3 in US Lack Disability Insurance
Pay as You Drive Auto Insurance
Article describing new auto insurance coverage based on the amount and how safe people drive their cars.
Retail Health Clinics and Insurance
Article concerning retail health clinics and insurance ramifications.
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.
Seven Funded CO-OP Plans Named by CMS
Seven Funded CO-OP Plans Named by CMS
Common Job Search Mistakes detailed
Article listing common job search mistakes details and comments related to the insurance industry added
Health Insurance Exchange Development Models...
Article describing the four types of Health Insurance Exchange Models that are emerging as states comply with the PPACA
State Status on Health Insurance Exchanges
Article describing the staus of states on implementing Health Insurance Exchanges
UnitedHealth Sues Over Lost TRICARE Contract
Article describing lawsuit brought by UnitedHealth against U.S. government for award made to Humana
More Affordable Care Act Provisions Going Into...
More Affordable Care Act Provisions Going Into Effect January 1st
Workers Comp & NFL Concussion Lawsuits
Insurance Issues & NFL Concussion Lawsuits
Where Are Car Insurance Premiums Highest?
Article on where car insurance premiums are the highest?
China: A New Insurance Frontier
China: A New Insurance Frontier
Critical Illness Insurance Primer
Article explaining Critical Illness Insurance
Disability Definition Benefit Options
Glossary of key terms related to disability income insurance and disability definitions that serve as the basis for insurance benefits
Immediate Income Annuity 101
Article explaining the immediate income life annuity product
Insurance Outsourcing Trend to Keep Rising
Article on the continuing rise of insurance outsourcing.
Marijuana Insurance Regulation in Washington Hazy
The Washington state government is working to put in place regulations for its newly emerging marijuana sales industry.
The Value of Voluntary Benefit Couponing
Article on Voluntary benefits couponing and its value for employees.
Disability Income Insurance
Disability Income step by step guide. Page 3.
Effects of Health Plan Consolidation
Article detailing the effects of health plan vonsolidation
Medicaid Fraud & Abuse Rules Delayed
Article on new efforts to curtail Medicaid program fraud and abuse
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
NRRA Surplus Lines Law Take Effect
Article on the new NRRA Surplus Lines Law which takes effect July 21, 2011
D&O Insurance 101
Article providing Directors and Officers insurance basics
How to Start a Career as an Insurance Agent or...
Informational article on how to position oneself as a top-notch successful insurance agent or broker increasing sales expertise through networking designations niche development and others to position oneself as an industry and sales leader
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.
State Health Insurance Exchange Status Update
Article on state implementations of health insurance exchanges
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
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.
Reinsurance Primer
Article describing the basics of Reinsurance in the property/ casualty sector of the industry.
Travel Insurance Primer
Article providing Travel Insurance Primer
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.
Domestic Medical Tourism: A New Trend
Artricle on new health care and health insurance trend: Domestic Medical Tourism
Small Business & Stop Loss Coverage
Small Business & Stop Loss Coverage
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
Producer Commissions and the MLR Dabate
Article discussing producer commissions and the Medical Loss Ratio Dabate
The Employer Comparative Effectiveness Research...
Article explaining the new comparative effectiveness research fee mandated on employers.
Largest Ever Medicare Fraud Investigation Busts...
Medicare fraud doctors nurses physical therapists in nine U.S. cities billing fraud indictments, unnecessary procedures
Health Insurance Rebate Analysis
Health Insurance Rebate Analysis
Thomson Reuters Names Top 10 Health Systems
Article discussing Thomson Reuters naming of top 10 health systems
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
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.
HHS Releases Health Exchange Rules
Aritlce on HHS release of Health Exchange rules
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.
Employer ACA Requirements
health care reform key terminology glossary PPACA Affordable Care Act legislation
Retiree Healthcare Costs Exploding
Article on exploding costs of retiree halthcare coverage
What Drives Long-term Care Insurance Sales?
Article on primary drivers of Long-term Care Insurance Sales?
LTCI Inflation Options
Article about Long-term Care Insurance Inflation Options
The Health Care Cost Problem
Article describing in detail the U.S. health care cost problem
PPACA Benefit Schedule Rules Released
Article on PPACA Benefit Schedule Rules Released
4G Biometrics: Helping Employers Control Diabetes
Innovative Means to Improve Employer Costs, Employee Outcomes
Medicare Reform Proposals Analyzed
Article analyzing Medicare reform proposals
SLIMPACT Surplus Lines Reform Moves Forward
Is SLIMPACT the Solution for Surplus Lines Regulation?
Federal LTCI Enrollees Face Large Premium Hikes
Article detailing Federal LTCI Enrollees and the large premium increases their facing.
Disability Insurance Decision Points
Article on key variables and decision points in determing disability insaurance plans best fit for specific clients
GOP Planning ObamaCare Ruling Reaction
GOP Planning ObamaCare Reaction. Insurance.
Agents Harmed by New Crop Insurance Regs
Article on 2011 crop insurance regulations and their impact on agents and brokers.
9/11 Changed Insurance Sector Forever
Article on how 9/11 changed insurance sector forever
Romney's Health Care Policy
Romney's Health Care Policy. Insurance.
Health Insurance Exchange
Health Insurance Exchange, purchase marketplace, Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) state exchange regional multi-state option small business purchasing cooperative established by the federal health care legilsation, PPACA Affordable Care Act
CLASS Act Program and Regulation Summary
Article illustrating how te new CLASS Act longe term care program works and its related regulations.
A New Era of P&C Risk?
Article identifies a New Era of P&C Risk
How Hawaii Benefits from Health Reform
Article on how Hawaii is benefiting from Health care Reform payment initiatives
"The Time is Now" for ACO's
Article on an innovative effort to make health care more accountable and therefore health insurance more affordable.
Wisconsin Weighs Health Insurance Exchange...
Wisconsin: Battleground of HIX Development
Rate Hike Review Rules
Article on rate hike review rules
CMS Seeks Payment Reform Innovation
Article on CMS Innovation Center's payment reform and bundling initiative.
Applying Disney's Innovative Leadership to...
Article on Disney's Innovative Leadership pertaining to insurance process improvement
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.
Additional Insurance Related Resources
Resource list of additional valuable websites related to the insurance industry
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.
Important Hurricane Irene Coverage Issues
Article describing important hurricane Irene coverage issues
Agent Commissions Not Exempt From Final MLR Rule
Article on Agent Commissions Not Exempt From Final MLR Rule
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

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