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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
Pet Insurance Essentials
Pet Insurance Essentials
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
Aflac: The Number 1 Supplemental Insurer
Profile of America's largest disability income insurer in premium and members covered
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.
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.
Employer Requirements Under ObamaCare
Employer Requirements Under ObamaCare
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.
Important Things to Know About Cyber Insurance...
Article detailing Cyber Insurance Coverage Decision Points
Pay as You Drive Auto Insurance Explained
Article describing Pay as You Drive Auto Insurance discount program
Grandfathered Plans
Definition of grandfathered health plans and requirements under the newly passed health care reform legislation PPACA Affordable Care Act
Why Aren't Women Buying Enough Life Insurance?
Article on Women and Life Insurance Sales
State Farm: Innovation from the Start
State Farm insurance company profile
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.
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.
Commercial Property Insurance Claims Can Be a...
Commercial Property Insurance Claims Can Be a Risk
Variable Annuities: Pros and Cons
Variable Annuities: Pros and Cons
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.
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.
Blues Move to Expand Medicaid Presence
Article describing Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans effort to increase presence in Medicaid market.
With Auto Insurance, Mayhem May or May Not be...
Details on mayhem coverage. Insurance.
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.
Types of Annuity Products
Types of Annuity Products. 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
Uninsured Healthcare Tab- \$49 Billion Annually
Article describing the U.S. uninsured Healthcare Tab- $49 Billion Annually.
Bloom Health Launches Two Private Health...
Article about Bloom Health's launch of two new private health exchanges
Federal Health Insurance Exchange Guidelines...
Artucke discussing new Federal Health Insurance Exchange Guidelines.
The Six Components of Auto Insurance
Article identifying the Six Components of Auto Insurance
Disability Income Insurance Trends
Article describing new disability income insurance trends
Professional Liability Insurance Details
Article on E and O insurance
Pay-as-You-Drive Discounts 101
Article on latest discount auto insurance tactic-- pay-as-you drive discount.
Crop Insurance Coverage Details
Crop Insurance Coverage Basics
Alternative Health Exchanges Being Developed
Article describing new healtrh insurance exchange development for competition with state-based exchanges being developed under the PPACA.
Northwestern Mutual Leads in Long-Term Value
Article concerning Northwestern Mutual leadership in long-term value
Details on readability issues with insurance...
Article detailing readability issues with insurance policies and state regulatory readability requirements
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.
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
Supervisor Revenge a Workplace Liability Risk
Workplace Retaliation an Increasing Insurance Liability
Utah Exchange Experiences Growing Pains
Article on Utah Health Insurance Exchange Experiencing Growing Pains
Health Insurance Designations
Article on Health Insurance Designations
Company Health Plans Raising Costs for Smokers,...
Article on how employer's are charging employees who smoke or are obese more in health premiums.
Intro to Chinese Insurance Regulation
Intro to Chinese Insurance Regulation
Pay as You Drive Auto Insurance
Article describing new auto insurance coverage based on the amount and how safe people drive their cars.
Indexed Annuities See Record Sales Increase
Article on record-setting sales year in 2010 for indexed annuities.
Social Security Insolvent in 2017
Article on Social Security's projected insolvency by 2017.
When Do Owners Need Business Interruption...
Article analyzing when Owners Need Business Interruption Insurance?
Small Business Tax Credits Under the ACA Examined
Article reviewing the impact of small business tax credits under the ACA examined
UnitedHealth Sues Over Lost TRICARE Contract
Article describing lawsuit brought by UnitedHealth against U.S. government for award made to Humana
10% of Large Employers May Drop 2014 Health...
Article regarding 2014 employer health care decision-making.
HSA's and the Affordable Care Act
Article detailing the impact on HSA by the passage of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
How Readable Should Insurance Policies Be?
Article on the appropriate readability level of insurance policies
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
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
New York Life Insurer Profile
Article providing a profile of New York Life Insurance company, its history, products, vital statistics, and financial health.
Critical Illness Insurance Primer
Article explaining Critical Illness Insurance
Research Reveals Wide Variance in Auto Premiums
Research Reveals Wide Variance in Auto Premiums
Seven Funded CO-OP Plans Named by CMS
Seven Funded CO-OP Plans Named by CMS
Retail Health Clinics and Insurance
Article concerning retail health clinics and insurance ramifications.
CO-OP Plans: The ACA's Public Plan Alternative
Co-ops the public option alternative within the Affordable Care Act
Wellness 101
Article on the bisuness case of implementing worksite wellness programs.
Workers Compensation State Updates
Article onWorkers Compensation State Updates
Disability Insurance Decision Points
Article on key variables and decision points in determing disability insaurance plans best fit for specific clients
Immediate Income Annuity 101
Article explaining the immediate income life annuity product
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
2 of 3 in US Lack Disability Insurance
2 of 3 in US Lack Disability Insurance
Worksite Wellness Shows Solid Return on...
Article on worksite wellness programs and evidence showing their strong return on investment
More Affordable Care Act Provisions Going Into...
More Affordable Care Act Provisions Going Into Effect January 1st
Long Term Care Insurance Partnership Policies...
Article on long term care insurance partnership policies
Mercer Report Details Employer Health Spending...
Article detailing Mercer survey report on employer health spending trends
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 Drives Long-term Care Insurance Sales?
Article on primary drivers of Long-term Care Insurance Sales?
Canadian Health Spending Account Primer
Article on Canadian style Health Spending Accounts
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
Medicare Reform Proposals Analyzed
Article analyzing Medicare reform proposals
China: A New Insurance Frontier
China: A New Insurance Frontier
Health Insurance Exchange Development Models...
Article describing the four types of Health Insurance Exchange Models that are emerging as states comply with the PPACA
Important Hurricane Irene Coverage Issues
Article describing important hurricane Irene coverage issues
Disability Definition Benefit Options
Glossary of key terms related to disability income insurance and disability definitions that serve as the basis for insurance benefits
State Health Insurance Exchange Status Update
Article on state implementations of health insurance exchanges
Primer on Annuities and Taxes
Article describing tax implications, rules, and penalties of annuity's.
Marijuana Insurance Regulation in Washington Hazy
The Washington state government is working to put in place regulations for its newly emerging marijuana sales industry.
Seniors Benefit from Critical Illness Coverage
Seniors Benefit from Critical Illness Coverage
Insuring Real Estate Investments
Insurance agents can help educate real estate investors about products, whch include landlord dwelling offerings.
Disability Income Insurance
Disability Income step by step guide. Page 3.
The Post-Reform Broker
Article on advancing as a broker in the post-reform marketplace
Forecasting the Supreme Court PPACA Ruling
Article forecasting the Supreme Court ruling of the PPACA
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.
Workers Comp & NFL Concussion Lawsuits
Insurance Issues & NFL Concussion Lawsuits
Nevada's New Captive Law Will Attract Companies...
Article on Nevada's attempt to attract new insurers to the state with new captive law.
Largest Ever Medicare Fraud Investigation Busts...
Medicare fraud doctors nurses physical therapists in nine U.S. cities billing fraud indictments, unnecessary procedures
Reinsurance Primer
Article describing the basics of Reinsurance in the property/ casualty sector of the industry.
ACO Initiatives Take Flight
Article on 2011 new trend, ACO Initiatives Take Flight
Mobility Creates Greater Workers' Comp Exposure
Article concerning our increased use of mobile technology and how it creates reater Worker's Comp exposure
Disability Coverage Rate Dropping
Article concerning the drop in employer-based disability coverage.
Study Ranks Top Auto Insurers in Customer Service
Study Ranks Top Insurers in Customer Service
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
Effects of Health Plan Consolidation
Article detailing the effects of health plan vonsolidation
NRRA Surplus Lines Law Take Effect
Article on the new NRRA Surplus Lines Law which takes effect July 21, 2011
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
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.
A New Era of P&C Risk?
Article identifies a New Era of P&C Risk
Medical Liability Insurers Face Tough...
After some good years, medical professional liability insurers can expect profitability to deteriorate over the next three years.
Essentials of Commercial Auto Insurance
article on the key Essentials of Commercial Auto Insurance
D&O Insurance 101
Article providing Directors and Officers insurance basics
CMS Seeks Payment Reform Innovation
Article on CMS Innovation Center's payment reform and bundling initiative.
What is an Essential Benefit?
What is an Essential Benefit? Insurance.
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
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 Health Care Cost Problem
Article describing in detail the U.S. health care cost problem
Thomson Reuters Names Top 10 Health Systems
Article discussing Thomson Reuters naming of top 10 health systems
Survey Finds Employers Adding Voulntary Benefits
Article on survey results showing employers adding voulntary benefits
Agents Harmed by New Crop Insurance Regs
Article on 2011 crop insurance regulations and their impact on agents and brokers.
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.
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
LTCI Inflation Options
Article about Long-term Care Insurance Inflation Options
Aetna Named Top Employer for Healthy Lifestyles
Article describing Aetna's recent award as a top employer for healthy lifestyles
Retiree Healthcare Costs Exploding
Article on exploding costs of retiree halthcare coverage
Many States Pursuing Medicaid Cuts Citing PPACA
Many States Pursuing Medicaid Cuts Citing PPACA
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.
Medicaid Fraud & Abuse Rules Delayed
Article on new efforts to curtail Medicaid program fraud and abuse
Transamerica Bullish on Voluntary Benefits
Article on Voluntary benefits & the Supreme Court Ruling
Common Job Search Mistakes detailed
Article listing common job search mistakes details and comments related to the insurance industry added
PPACA Benefit Schedule Rules Released
Article on PPACA Benefit Schedule Rules Released
National Health Care Quality Strategy Released
article on the release of the federal HHS National Health Care Quality Strategy
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.
Employer ACA Requirements
health care reform key terminology glossary PPACA Affordable Care Act legislation
Domestic Medical Tourism: A New Trend
Artricle on new health care and health insurance trend: Domestic Medical Tourism
Insurance Outsourcing Trend to Keep Rising
Article on the continuing rise of insurance outsourcing.
Medical Malpractice Reform Proposal
Article providing a primer on Medical Malpractice Reform.
Small Business & Stop Loss Coverage
Small Business & Stop Loss Coverage
Does P&C Industry Have Sufficient Reserves?
Article concerninr whether the Property/ CasualtyC industry has sufficient reserves?
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
State Politics/ Policy Game-Changers on...
Article addressing how states are implementing the federal Affordable Care Act health care reform legislation
How Ryan's Medicare Vouchers Might Work
How Ryan's Medicare Vouchers Might Work
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.
HHS Releases Health Exchange Rules
Aritlce on HHS release of Health Exchange rules
Will PPACA Provide Incentives to Drop Health...
Article detailing how the PPACA might provide incentives to drop health coverage
CLASS Act Program and Regulation Summary
Article illustrating how te new CLASS Act longe term care program works and its related regulations.
Analysis of Possible Supreme Court PPACA...
Analysis of Possible Supreme Court PPACA Decisions
4G Biometrics: Helping Employers Control Diabetes
Innovative Means to Improve Employer Costs, Employee Outcomes
List of insurance career sites
List of career and employment opportunity sites nationwide available for insurance professionals from agent to underwriter
The Employer Comparative Effectiveness Research...
Article explaining the new comparative effectiveness research fee mandated on employers.
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
Travel Insurance Primer
Article providing Travel Insurance Primer
Irene Losses Largely Uncovered
Article detailing how Hurricane Irene losses are largely uncovered

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