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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
Why Aren't Women Buying Enough Life Insurance?
Article on Women and Life Insurance Sales
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
Important Things to Know About Cyber Insurance...
Article detailing Cyber Insurance Coverage Decision Points
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.
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.
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.
Pet Insurance Essentials
Pet Insurance Essentials
Research Reveals Wide Variance in Auto Premiums
Research Reveals Wide Variance in Auto Premiums
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.
Pay as You Drive Auto Insurance Explained
Article describing Pay as You Drive Auto Insurance discount program
Disability Income Insurance Trends
Article describing new disability income insurance trends
Health Savings Account Contribution Limits for...
IRS Announces 2013 HSA Limits. Insurance.
Grandfathered Plans
Definition of grandfathered health plans and requirements under the newly passed health care reform legislation PPACA Affordable Care Act
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.
State Farm: Innovation from the Start
State Farm insurance company profile
Variable Annuities: Pros and Cons
Variable Annuities: Pros and Cons
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.
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 Six Components of Auto Insurance
Article identifying the Six Components of Auto Insurance
Blues Move to Expand Medicaid Presence
Article describing Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans effort to increase presence in Medicaid market.
Alternative Health Exchanges Being Developed
Article describing new healtrh insurance exchange development for competition with state-based exchanges being developed under the PPACA.
Types of Annuity Products
Types of Annuity Products. Insurance.
With Auto Insurance, Mayhem May or May Not be...
Details on mayhem coverage. Insurance.
Uninsured Healthcare Tab- \$49 Billion Annually
Article describing the U.S. uninsured Healthcare Tab- $49 Billion Annually.
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.
Bloom Health Launches Two Private Health...
Article about Bloom Health's launch of two new private health exchanges
HSA's and the Affordable Care Act
Article detailing the impact on HSA by the passage of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
Utah Exchange Experiences Growing Pains
Article on Utah Health Insurance Exchange Experiencing Growing Pains
Northwestern Mutual Leads in Long-Term Value
Article concerning Northwestern Mutual leadership in long-term value
Indexed Annuities See Record Sales Increase
Article on record-setting sales year in 2010 for indexed annuities.
Earthquake Insurance 101
Article describing earthquake insurance coverage in the wake of devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
National Health Care Quality Strategy Released
article on the release of the federal HHS National Health Care Quality Strategy
Insuring Real Estate Investments
Insurance agents can help educate real estate investors about products, whch include landlord dwelling offerings.
Social Security Insolvent in 2017
Article on Social Security's projected insolvency by 2017.
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
Details on readability issues with insurance...
Article detailing readability issues with insurance policies and state regulatory readability requirements
Disability Definition Benefit Options
Glossary of key terms related to disability income insurance and disability definitions that serve as the basis for insurance benefits
When Do Owners Need Business Interruption...
Article analyzing when Owners Need Business Interruption Insurance?
New York Life Insurer Profile
Article providing a profile of New York Life Insurance company, its history, products, vital statistics, and financial health.
Crop Insurance Coverage Details
Crop Insurance Coverage Basics
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.
Federal Health Insurance Exchange Guidelines...
Artucke discussing new Federal Health Insurance Exchange Guidelines.
Small Business Insurance Owner's Policies
Small Business Insurance Owner's Policies
"The Time is Now" for ACO's
Article on an innovative effort to make health care more accountable and therefore health insurance more affordable.
Common Job Search Mistakes detailed
Article listing common job search mistakes details and comments related to the insurance industry added
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
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.
Health Insurance Designations
Article on Health Insurance Designations
What is an Essential Benefit?
What is an Essential Benefit? Insurance.
Long Term Care Insurance Partnership Policies...
Article on long term care insurance partnership policies
10% of Large Employers May Drop 2014 Health...
Article regarding 2014 employer health care decision-making.
Worksite Wellness Shows Solid Return on...
Article on worksite wellness programs and evidence showing their strong return on investment
Seven Funded CO-OP Plans Named by CMS
Seven Funded CO-OP Plans Named by CMS
Disputed Commercial Property Claims Issues...
Article concerning disputed commercial property claims issues following a recent tornado loss
State Status on Health Insurance Exchanges
Article describing the staus of states on implementing Health Insurance Exchanges
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
Effects of Health Plan Consolidation
Article detailing the effects of health plan vonsolidation
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.
Defined Contribution Plans a Growing Trend
Article on how Defined Contribution Plans are a Growing Trend
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.
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.
Pay-as-You-Drive Discounts 101
Article on latest discount auto insurance tactic-- pay-as-you drive discount.
ACO Initiatives Take Flight
Article on 2011 new trend, ACO Initiatives Take Flight
Retail Health Clinics and Insurance
Article concerning retail health clinics and insurance ramifications.
More Affordable Care Act Provisions Going Into...
More Affordable Care Act Provisions Going Into Effect January 1st
Health Insurance Exchange Development Models...
Article describing the four types of Health Insurance Exchange Models that are emerging as states comply with the PPACA
Seniors Benefit from Critical Illness Coverage
Seniors Benefit from Critical Illness Coverage
Primer on Annuities and Taxes
Article describing tax implications, rules, and penalties of annuity's.
Insurance Outsourcing Trend to Keep Rising
Article on the continuing rise of insurance outsourcing.
Workers Compensation State Updates
Article onWorkers Compensation State Updates
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.
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.
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
Marijuana Insurance Regulation in Washington Hazy
The Washington state government is working to put in place regulations for its newly emerging marijuana sales industry.
Mercer Report Details Employer Health Spending...
Article detailing Mercer survey report on employer health spending trends
Supervisor Revenge a Workplace Liability Risk
Workplace Retaliation an Increasing Insurance Liability
Professional Liability Insurance Details
Article on E and O insurance
How Does Your Agent E & O Coverage Stack Up?
This article asks agents How Does Your Agent E & O Coverage Stack Up?
Study Ranks Top Auto Insurers in Customer Service
Study Ranks Top Insurers in Customer Service
The Post-Reform Broker
Article on advancing as a broker in the post-reform marketplace
Applying Disney's Innovative Leadership to...
Article on Disney's Innovative Leadership pertaining to insurance process improvement
2 of 3 in US Lack Disability Insurance
2 of 3 in US Lack Disability Insurance
Immediate Income Annuity 101
Article explaining the immediate income life annuity product
Small Business Tax Credits Under the ACA Examined
Article reviewing the impact of small business tax credits under the ACA examined
Intro to Chinese Insurance Regulation
Intro to Chinese Insurance Regulation
Health Insurance Rebate Analysis
Health Insurance Rebate Analysis
How to Launch a Health CO-OP Plan
Article describing IRS rules on how to Launch a Health CO-OP Plan
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.
Reinsurance Primer
Article describing the basics of Reinsurance in the property/ casualty sector of the industry.
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.
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
Illinois Achieves Huge Medicaid Savings
Article on how Illinois achieved dramatic Medicaid savings.
Canadian Health Spending Account Primer
Article on Canadian style Health Spending Accounts
Domestic Partner Benefits the Next Mandate?
Article detailing whether domestic partner benefits are the next mandate
Pay as You Drive Auto Insurance
Article describing new auto insurance coverage based on the amount and how safe people drive their cars.
CO-OP Plans: The ACA's Public Plan Alternative
Co-ops the public option alternative within the Affordable Care Act
Medicaid Fraud & Abuse Rules Delayed
Article on new efforts to curtail Medicaid program fraud and abuse
9/11 Changed Insurance Sector Forever
Article on how 9/11 changed insurance sector forever
Medical Liability Insurers Face Tough...
After some good years, medical professional liability insurers can expect profitability to deteriorate over the next three years.
The Value of Voluntary Benefit Couponing
Article on Voluntary benefits couponing and its value for employees.
Largest Ever Medicare Fraud Investigation Busts...
Medicare fraud doctors nurses physical therapists in nine U.S. cities billing fraud indictments, unnecessary procedures
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
Travel Insurance Primer
Article providing Travel Insurance Primer
Will PPACA Provide Incentives to Drop Health...
Article detailing how the PPACA might provide incentives to drop health coverage
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
Retiree Healthcare Costs Exploding
Article on exploding costs of retiree halthcare coverage
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
China: A New Insurance Frontier
China: A New Insurance Frontier
UnitedHealth Sues Over Lost TRICARE Contract
Article describing lawsuit brought by UnitedHealth against U.S. government for award made to Humana
Disability Income Insurance
Disability Income step by step guide. Page 3.
Transamerica Bullish on Voluntary Benefits
Article on Voluntary benefits & the Supreme Court Ruling
Workers Comp & NFL Concussion Lawsuits
Insurance Issues & NFL Concussion Lawsuits
Massachusetts Attempting Health Payment Reform
Massachusetts Attempting Health Payment Reform
Texas Health Law May Violate Anti-trust Laws
Article concerning a new Texas health law that may violate anti-trust laws.
Domestic Medical Tourism: A New Trend
Artricle on new health care and health insurance trend: Domestic Medical Tourism
D&O Insurance 101
Article providing Directors and Officers insurance basics
You Need a Roadmap
Article concerning the processes following a significant insured commercial property loss, how does the insurance claim process work? Page 3.
Few Takers of Health Reform Tax Credit
Few Takers of Health Reform Tax Credit
4G Biometrics: Helping Employers Control Diabetes
Innovative Means to Improve Employer Costs, Employee Outcomes
Thomson Reuters Names Top 10 Health Systems
Article discussing Thomson Reuters naming of top 10 health systems
Federal LTCI Enrollees Face Large Premium Hikes
Article detailing Federal LTCI Enrollees and the large premium increases their facing.
Agent Commissions Not Exempt From Final MLR Rule
Article on Agent Commissions Not Exempt From Final MLR Rule
Eligibility and the Individual Mandate
Eligibility and the Individual Mandate
What Drives Long-term Care Insurance Sales?
Article on primary drivers of Long-term Care Insurance Sales?
Aetna Named Top Employer for Healthy Lifestyles
Article describing Aetna's recent award as a top employer for healthy lifestyles
PPACA Benefit Schedule Rules Released
Article on PPACA Benefit Schedule Rules Released
CMS Seeks Payment Reform Innovation
Article on CMS Innovation Center's payment reform and bundling initiative.
How Hawaii Benefits from Health Reform
Article on how Hawaii is benefiting from Health care Reform payment initiatives
Medical Malpractice Reform Proposal
Article providing a primer on Medical Malpractice Reform.
Info Tech Jobs & Insurance Industry
Info Tech Jobs & Insurance Industry
Why Are U.S. Health Costs so High?
Article exploring why U.S. Health Costs are so High?
Survey Finds Employers Adding Voulntary Benefits
Article on survey results showing employers adding voulntary benefits
Tax Reform from Congress a Concern for...
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Wellness 101
Article on the bisuness case of implementing worksite wellness programs.
Many States Pursuing Medicaid Cuts Citing PPACA
Many States Pursuing Medicaid Cuts Citing PPACA
Employer ACA Requirements
health care reform key terminology glossary PPACA Affordable Care Act legislation
Rate Hike Review Rules
Article on rate hike review rules
LTCI Inflation Options
Article about Long-term Care Insurance Inflation Options
Disability Insurance Decision Points
Article on key variables and decision points in determing disability insaurance plans best fit for specific clients
Medicare Reform Proposals Analyzed
Article analyzing Medicare reform proposals
The Employer Comparative Effectiveness Research...
Article explaining the new comparative effectiveness research fee mandated on employers.
Florida Forgoes Insurance Exchange Development
Article on Florida's decision to say no to insurance exchange development
Does P&C Industry Have Sufficient Reserves?
Article concerninr whether the Property/ CasualtyC industry has sufficient reserves?
CLASS Act Program and Regulation Summary
Article illustrating how te new CLASS Act longe term care program works and its related regulations.

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