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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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
State Farm: Innovation from the Start
State Farm insurance company profile
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
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.
With Auto Insurance, Mayhem May or May Not be...
Details on mayhem coverage. Insurance.
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.
Variable Annuities: Pros and Cons
Variable Annuities: Pros and Cons
Why Aren't Women Buying Enough Life Insurance?
Article on Women and Life Insurance Sales
The Six Components of Auto Insurance
Article identifying the Six Components of Auto Insurance
CO-OP Plans: The ACA's Public Plan Alternative
Co-ops the public option alternative within the Affordable Care Act
Employer Requirements Under ObamaCare
Employer Requirements Under ObamaCare
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.
Details on readability issues with insurance...
Article detailing readability issues with insurance policies and state regulatory readability requirements
Federal Health Insurance Exchange Guidelines...
Artucke discussing new Federal Health Insurance Exchange Guidelines.
Types of Annuity Products
Types of Annuity Products. Insurance.
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.
Health Insurance Designations
Article on Health Insurance Designations
Intro to Chinese Insurance Regulation
Intro to Chinese Insurance Regulation
Crop Insurance Coverage Details
Crop Insurance Coverage Basics
Important Things to Know About Cyber Insurance...
Article detailing Cyber Insurance Coverage Decision Points
Health Savings Account Contribution Limits for...
IRS Announces 2013 HSA Limits. Insurance.
Commercial Property Insurance Claims Can Be a...
Commercial Property Insurance Claims Can Be a Risk
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
Defined Contribution Plans a Growing Trend
Article on how Defined Contribution Plans are a Growing Trend
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.
HSA's and the Affordable Care Act
Article detailing the impact on HSA by the passage of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
Small Business Tax Credits Under the ACA Examined
Article reviewing the impact of small business tax credits under the ACA examined
Long Term Care Insurance Partnership Policies...
Article on long term care insurance partnership policies
Canadian Health Spending Account Primer
Article on Canadian style Health Spending Accounts
How Does Your Agent E & O Coverage Stack Up?
This article asks agents How Does Your Agent E & O Coverage Stack Up?
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.
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
HHS Drafts PPACA CO-OP Rules
HHS Drafts PPACA CO-OP Rules. Insurance.
Earthquake Risks an Industry "Blindspot"
Article on how earthquake risks are most underestimated
Critical Illness Insurance Primer
Article explaining Critical Illness 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.
Tax Reform from Congress a Concern for...
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Insurance for Home-based Businesses
Insurance for Home-based Businesses
Seven Funded CO-OP Plans Named by CMS
Seven Funded CO-OP Plans Named by CMS
Analysis of Possible Supreme Court PPACA...
Analysis of Possible Supreme Court PPACA Decisions
Transamerica Bullish on Voluntary Benefits
Article on Voluntary benefits & the Supreme Court Ruling
More Affordable Care Act Provisions Going Into...
More Affordable Care Act Provisions Going Into Effect January 1st
Small Business Insurance Owner's Policies
Small Business Insurance Owner's Policies
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 Page 2.
Developing Additional Revenue Streams
Identifying Avenues for Additional Revenue Streams
State Health Insurance Exchange Status Update
Article on state implementations of health insurance exchanges
D&O Insurance 101
Article providing Directors and Officers insurance basics
Medical Liability Insurers Face Tough...
After some good years, medical professional liability insurers can expect profitability to deteriorate over the next three years.
10% of Large Employers May Drop 2014 Health...
Article regarding 2014 employer health care decision-making.
Seniors Benefit from Critical Illness Coverage
Seniors Benefit from Critical Illness Coverage
Article addressing how states are implementing the federal Affordable Care Act health care reform legislation. Page 2.
Disability Definition Benefit Options
Glossary of key terms related to disability income insurance and disability definitions that serve as the basis for insurance benefits
Earthquake Insurance 101
Article describing earthquake insurance coverage in the wake of devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Pay as You Drive Auto Insurance
Article describing new auto insurance coverage based on the amount and how safe people drive their cars.
What is an Essential Benefit?
What is an Essential Benefit? Insurance.
Study Ranks Top Auto Insurers in Customer Service
Study Ranks Top Insurers in Customer Service
Disability Income Insurance
Disability Income step by step guide
Employer ACA Requirements
health care reform key terminology glossary PPACA Affordable Care Act legislation
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
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
Uninsured Healthcare Tab- \$49 Billion Annually
Article describing the U.S. uninsured Healthcare Tab- $49 Billion Annually.
The Health Care Cost Problem
Article describing in detail the U.S. health care cost problem
25% in U.S. Have Health Coverage Gap
1 in 4 in U.S. Have Health Coverage Gap
Mini-Med's Thriving in Reform Era
Mini-Med's Thriving in Reform Era
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.
Hurricane Irene Damage Estimates
Article on destruction of Hurricane Irene.
How Readable Should Insurance Policies Be?
Article on the appropriate readability level of insurance policies
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. Page 2.
The Post-Reform Broker
Article on advancing as a broker in the post-reform marketplace
Agent Commissions Not Exempt From Final MLR Rule
Article on Agent Commissions Not Exempt From Final MLR Rule
Disability Income Insurance Trends
Article describing new disability income insurance trends
Specific Readability Concerns
Specific Readability Concerns. Insurance. 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.
Medicare Demo Reaps Savings
Article provides details on Medicare demo which has reaped savings through provider bonus payments
Insuring Real Estate Investments
Insurance agents can help educate real estate investors about products, whch include landlord dwelling offerings.
Primer on Annuities and Taxes
Article describing tax implications, rules, and penalties of annuity's.
GOP Planning ObamaCare Ruling Reaction
GOP Planning ObamaCare Reaction. Insurance.
ACO Initiatives Take Flight
Article on 2011 new trend, ACO Initiatives Take Flight
Applying Disney's Innovative Leadership to...
Article on Disney's Innovative Leadership pertaining to insurance process improvement
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.
Wisconsin Weighs Health Insurance Exchange...
Wisconsin: Battleground of HIX Development
Disputed Commercial Property Claims Issues...
Article concerning disputed commercial property claims issues following a recent tornado loss
Mercer Report Details Employer Health Spending...
Article detailing Mercer survey report on employer health spending trends
You Need a Roadmap
Article concerning the processes following a significant insured commercial property loss, how does the insurance claim process work? Page 3.
The Value of Voluntary Benefit Couponing
Article on Voluntary benefits couponing and its value for employees.
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
National Health Care Quality Strategy Released
article on the release of the federal HHS National Health Care Quality Strategy
Would Tort Reform Lower Health Costs?
Article analyzing whether Tort Reform would lower health costs?
The Impact of HSA's
Article on impact and use of HSA's
Medicare Payments and Quality Linked in Pilot
Medicare and Quality Reimbursement Linked in Pilot
Flood and Tornado Seasons Upon Us
Article concerning Flood and Tornado seasons
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.
Agents Harmed by New Crop Insurance Regs
Article on 2011 crop insurance regulations and their impact on agents and brokers.
NFIP Reform Moving Slowly Ahead
Article on Congressional efforts to reform NFIP moving slowly
New York Life Insurer Profile
Article providing a profile of New York Life Insurance company, its history, products, vital statistics, and financial health.
Medicare Reform Proposals Analyzed
Article analyzing Medicare reform proposals
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
Medical Malpractice Reform Proposal
Article providing a primer on Medical Malpractice Reform.
Domestic Medical Tourism: A New Trend
Artricle on new health care and health insurance trend: Domestic Medical Tourism
Grandfathered Plans
Definition of grandfathered health plans and requirements under the newly passed health care reform legislation PPACA Affordable Care Act
List of insurance career sites
List of career and employment opportunity sites nationwide available for insurance professionals from agent to underwriter
State Status on Health Insurance Exchanges
Article describing the staus of states on implementing Health Insurance Exchanges
Survey: FSA's Underutilized By Vast Majority
rticle detailing survey results showing that0 FSA's underutilized by vast majority
Additional Insurance Related Resources
Resource list of additional valuable websites related to the insurance industry
Social Security Insolvent in 2017
Article on Social Security's projected insolvency by 2017.
Consumer Directed Plan Savings Detailed
Consumer Directed Plan Savings Detailed
Workers Comp Injury Duration Increases
Workers Comp Injury Duration Increases
Where Are Car Insurance Premiums Highest?
Article on where car insurance premiums are the highest?
State Politics/ Policy Game-Changers on...
Article addressing how states are implementing the federal Affordable Care Act health care reform legislation
Utah Exchange Experiences Growing Pains
Article on Utah Health Insurance Exchange Experiencing Growing Pains
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.
Domestic Partner Benefits the Next Mandate?
Article detailing whether domestic partner benefits are the next mandate
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