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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.
Overview of Top Insurance Designations
Document provides overview of leading industry designations in each of the health life and property casualty lines of business
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.
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.
Aflac: The Number 1 Supplemental Insurer
Profile of America's largest disability income insurer in premium and members covered
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.
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.
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
State Farm: Innovation from the Start
State Farm insurance company profile
Employer Requirements Under ObamaCare
Employer Requirements Under ObamaCare
Health Insurance Designations
Article on Health Insurance Designations
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.
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
Variable Annuities: Pros and Cons
Variable Annuities: Pros and Cons
Types of Annuity Products
Types of Annuity Products. Insurance.
Crop Insurance Coverage Details
Crop Insurance Coverage Basics
The Six Components of Auto Insurance
Article identifying the Six Components of Auto Insurance
Health Savings Account Contribution Limits for...
IRS Announces 2013 HSA Limits. Insurance.
Disability Insurance Decision Points
Article on key variables and decision points in determing disability insaurance plans best fit for specific clients
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.
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.
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
Important Things to Know About Cyber Insurance...
Article detailing Cyber Insurance Coverage Decision Points
Disability Income Insurance Trends
Article describing new disability income insurance trends
Travel Insurance Primer
Article providing Travel Insurance Primer
CO-OP Plans: The ACA's Public Plan Alternative
Co-ops the public option alternative within the Affordable Care Act
How Does Your Agent E & O Coverage Stack Up?
This article asks agents How Does Your Agent E & O Coverage Stack Up?
Federal Health Insurance Exchange Guidelines...
Artucke discussing new Federal Health Insurance Exchange Guidelines.
Long Term Care Insurance Partnership Policies...
Article on long term care insurance partnership policies
Medical Malpractice Reform Proposal
Article providing a primer on Medical Malpractice Reform.
Tax Reform from Congress a Concern for...
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Critical Illness Insurance Primer
Article explaining Critical Illness Insurance
Where Are Car Insurance Premiums Highest?
Article on where car insurance premiums are the highest?
Defined Contribution Plans a Growing Trend
Article on how Defined Contribution Plans are a Growing Trend
Supervisor Revenge a Workplace Liability Risk
Workplace Retaliation an Increasing Insurance Liability
Commercial Property Insurance Claims Can Be a...
Commercial Property Insurance Claims Can Be a Risk
Study Ranks Top Auto Insurers in Customer Service
Study Ranks Top Insurers in Customer Service
Why Aren't Women Buying Enough Life Insurance?
Article on Women and Life Insurance Sales
Uninsured Healthcare Tab- \$49 Billion Annually
Article describing the U.S. uninsured Healthcare Tab- $49 Billion Annually.
What is an Essential Benefit?
What is an Essential Benefit? Insurance.
Insurance for Home-based Businesses
Insurance for Home-based Businesses
Why Are U.S. Health Costs so High?
Article exploring why U.S. Health Costs are so High?
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.
UnitedHealth Sues Over Lost TRICARE Contract
Article describing lawsuit brought by UnitedHealth against U.S. government for award made to Humana
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.
Primer on Annuities and Taxes
Article describing tax implications, rules, and penalties of annuity's.
Disability Definition Benefit Options
Glossary of key terms related to disability income insurance and disability definitions that serve as the basis for insurance benefits
More Affordable Care Act Provisions Going Into...
More Affordable Care Act Provisions Going Into Effect January 1st
Transamerica Bullish on Voluntary Benefits
Article on Voluntary benefits & the Supreme Court Ruling
Medical Liability Insurers Face Tough...
After some good years, medical professional liability insurers can expect profitability to deteriorate over the next three years.
Small Business Insurance Owner's Policies
Small Business Insurance Owner's Policies
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.
Essentials of Commercial Auto Insurance
article on the key Essentials of Commercial Auto Insurance
Info Tech Jobs & Insurance Industry
Info Tech Jobs & Insurance Industry
Romney vs. Obama Health Care Policy
Romney vs. Obama Health Care Policy
Immediate Income Annuity 101
Article explaining the immediate income life annuity product
Intro to Chinese Insurance Regulation
Intro to Chinese Insurance Regulation
Company Health Plans Raising Costs for Smokers,...
Article on how employer's are charging employees who smoke or are obese more in health premiums.
Earthquake Risks an Industry "Blindspot"
Article on how earthquake risks are most underestimated
Insuring Real Estate Investments
Insurance agents can help educate real estate investors about products, whch include landlord dwelling offerings.
Pay as You Drive Auto Insurance Explained
Article describing Pay as You Drive Auto Insurance discount program
10% of Large Employers May Drop 2014 Health...
Article regarding 2014 employer health care decision-making.
Small Business & Stop Loss Coverage
Small Business & Stop Loss Coverage
HSA's and the Affordable Care Act
Article detailing the impact on HSA by the passage of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
Grandfathered Plans
Definition of grandfathered health plans and requirements under the newly passed health care reform legislation PPACA Affordable Care Act
HHS Drafts PPACA CO-OP Rules
HHS Drafts PPACA CO-OP Rules. Insurance.
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
D&O Insurance 101
Article providing Directors and Officers insurance basics
Marijuana Insurance Regulation in Washington Hazy
The Washington state government is working to put in place regulations for its newly emerging marijuana sales industry.
Majority in US uninformed on PPACA
Majority in US uninformed on PPACA
State Health Insurance Exchange Status Update
Article on state implementations of health insurance exchanges
NRRA Surplus Lines Law Take Effect
Article on the new NRRA Surplus Lines Law which takes effect July 21, 2011
CMS Seeks Payment Reform Innovation
Article on CMS Innovation Center's payment reform and bundling initiative.
China: A New Insurance Frontier
China: A New Insurance Frontier
Worksite Wellness Shows Solid Return on...
Article on worksite wellness programs and evidence showing their strong return on investment
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.
Professional Liability Insurance Details
Article on E and O insurance
Agents Harmed by New Crop Insurance Regs
Article on 2011 crop insurance regulations and their impact on agents and brokers.
Largest Ever Medicare Fraud Investigation Busts...
Medicare fraud doctors nurses physical therapists in nine U.S. cities billing fraud indictments, unnecessary procedures
Wellness 101
Article on the bisuness case of implementing worksite wellness programs.
Workers Comp & NFL Concussion Lawsuits
Insurance Issues & NFL Concussion Lawsuits
How to Launch a Health CO-OP Plan
Article describing IRS rules on how to Launch a Health CO-OP Plan
With Auto Insurance, Mayhem May or May Not be...
Details on mayhem coverage. Insurance.
A New Era of P&C Risk?
Article identifies a New Era of P&C Risk
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.
Interstate Health Insurance Sales Analysis
Article analyzing the effects of allowing interstate sale and purchase of health insurance.
State Status on Health Insurance Exchanges
Article describing the staus of states on implementing Health Insurance Exchanges
Santorum's Opposition to ObamaCare is Personal
Article on Presidential candidate Rick Santorum's opposition to ObamaCare.
Wisconsin Weighs Health Insurance Exchange...
Wisconsin: Battleground of HIX Development
Next Battle: Health Insurance Exchange Rules
Next Battle: Health Insurance Exchange Rules
Domestic Partner Benefits the Next Mandate?
Article detailing whether domestic partner benefits are the next mandate
Earthquake Insurance 101
Article describing earthquake insurance coverage in the wake of devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Reform Implementation Timelines Fast-forward
Reform Implementation Timelines Fast-forward
Workers Compensation State Updates
Article onWorkers Compensation State Updates
Employer ACA Requirements
health care reform key terminology glossary PPACA Affordable Care Act legislation
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.
Rate Hike Review Rules
Article on rate hike review rules
Pet Insurance Essentials
Pet Insurance Essentials
The Health Care Cost Problem
Article describing in detail the U.S. health care cost problem
When Do Owners Need Business Interruption...
Article analyzing when Owners Need Business Interruption Insurance?
Details on readability issues with insurance...
Article detailing readability issues with insurance policies and state regulatory readability requirements
National Health Care Quality Strategy Released
article on the release of the federal HHS National Health Care Quality Strategy
Retiree Healthcare Costs Exploding
Article on exploding costs of retiree halthcare coverage
Workers Comp Injury Duration Increases
Workers Comp Injury Duration Increases
Medicare Demo Reaps Savings
Article provides details on Medicare demo which has reaped savings through provider bonus payments
Mobility Creates Greater Workers' Comp Exposure
Article concerning our increased use of mobile technology and how it creates reater Worker's Comp exposure
Florida Forgoes Insurance Exchange Development
Article on Florida's decision to say no to insurance exchange development
Disability Income Insurance
Disability Income step by step guide
Texas Health Law May Violate Anti-trust Laws
Article concerning a new Texas health law that may violate anti-trust laws.
How Would President Pawlenty Reform Healthcare?
Article on former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty's ideas to reform healthcare in the U.S.
Canadian Health Spending Account Primer
Article on Canadian style Health Spending Accounts
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.
NAIC Reverses Position on Medical Loss Ratio
Article on the NAIC's decision to no longer back insurance commissions exemption flrom the MLR.
Effects of Health Plan Consolidation
Article detailing the effects of health plan vonsolidation
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
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
Does P&C Industry Have Sufficient Reserves?
Article concerninr whether the Property/ CasualtyC industry has sufficient reserves?
Carolina Coastal Plans Ready for Irene
Article on the readiness of Carolina coastal plans for hurricane Irene
Romney's Health Care Policy
Romney's Health Care Policy. Insurance.
Aetna Named Top Employer for Healthy Lifestyles
Article describing Aetna's recent award as a top employer for healthy lifestyles
What Drives Long-term Care Insurance Sales?
Article on primary drivers of Long-term Care Insurance Sales?
You Need a Roadmap
Article concerning the processes following a significant insured commercial property loss, how does the insurance claim process work? Page 3.
Seniors Benefit from Critical Illness Coverage
Seniors Benefit from Critical Illness Coverage
The Impact of HSA's
Article on impact and use of HSA's
Retail Health Clinics and Insurance
Article concerning retail health clinics and insurance ramifications.
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.
Developing Additional Revenue Streams
Identifying Avenues for Additional Revenue Streams
Disability Insurance Costs Rising
Article describing rising costs of disability insurance
Mercer Report Details Employer Health Spending...
Article detailing Mercer survey report on employer health spending trends
2 of 3 in US Lack Disability Insurance
2 of 3 in US Lack Disability Insurance
Debt Ceiling Deal Details
Article on Debt Ceiling Deal Details
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.
Individual Mandate in Crosshairs at PPACA hearing
Article concerning Appeals court questions regarding individual mandate at PPACA hearing.
Kansas City Demos \$11M in Health Savings
Article concerning how Kansas City collaborative achieves creat health savings
Mini-Med's Thriving in Reform Era
Mini-Med's Thriving in Reform Era
List of insurance career sites
List of career and employment opportunity sites nationwide available for insurance professionals from agent to underwriter
Agent Groups Continue MLR Fight
Article concerning agent groups continuing fight against Medical Loss Ratio rules
What if the PPACA is Unconstitutional?
Article analyzing consequences if the PPACA is ruled to be unconstitutional?
How Hawaii Benefits from Health Reform
Article on how Hawaii is benefiting from Health care Reform payment initiatives
Illinois Achieves Huge Medicaid Savings
Article on how Illinois achieved dramatic Medicaid savings.
Health Insurance Rebate Analysis
Health Insurance Rebate Analysis
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.
Irene has New York City in Sight
Article on Irene's path toward New York City and the consequences
Social Security Insolvent in 2017
Article on Social Security's projected insolvency by 2017.
NFIP Reform Moving Slowly Ahead
Article on Congressional efforts to reform NFIP moving slowly
Kansas Considers Health Care Freedom Law
Article on Kansas proposal considers health care freedom law
PCIP Program Now Allows Broker/Agent Commissions
Article on new federal Pre-existing consition insurance program details
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