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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
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
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.
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
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
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.
With Auto Insurance, Mayhem May or May Not be...
Details on mayhem coverage. Insurance.
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
Aflac: The Number 1 Supplemental Insurer
Profile of America's largest disability income insurer in premium and members covered
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.
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.
Variable Annuities: Pros and Cons
Variable Annuities: Pros and Cons
Types of Annuity Products
Types of Annuity Products. Insurance.
Health Insurance Designations
Article on Health Insurance Designations
The Six Components of Auto Insurance
Article identifying the Six Components of Auto Insurance
The Health Care Cost Problem
Article describing in detail the U.S. health care cost problem
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
Federal Health Insurance Exchange Guidelines...
Artucke discussing new Federal Health Insurance Exchange Guidelines.
Why Aren't Women Buying Enough Life Insurance?
Article on Women and Life Insurance Sales
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.
Important Things to Know About Cyber Insurance...
Article detailing Cyber Insurance Coverage Decision Points
Insurance for Home-based Businesses
Insurance for Home-based Businesses
CO-OP Plans: The ACA's Public Plan Alternative
Co-ops the public option alternative within the Affordable Care Act
Crop Insurance Coverage Details
Crop Insurance Coverage Basics
Defined Contribution Plans a Growing Trend
Article on how Defined Contribution Plans are a Growing Trend
HSA's and the Affordable Care Act
Article detailing the impact on HSA by the passage of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
Health Savings Account Contribution Limits for...
IRS Announces 2013 HSA Limits. Insurance.
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.
Tax Reform from Congress a Concern for...
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Travel Insurance Primer
Article providing Travel Insurance Primer
Long Term Care Insurance Partnership Policies...
Article on long term care insurance partnership policies
Commercial Property Insurance Claims Can Be a...
Commercial Property Insurance Claims Can Be a Risk
Disability Definition Benefit Options
Glossary of key terms related to disability income insurance and disability definitions that serve as the basis for insurance benefits
Canadian Health Spending Account Primer
Article on Canadian style Health Spending Accounts
Uninsured Healthcare Tab- \$49 Billion Annually
Article describing the U.S. uninsured Healthcare Tab- $49 Billion Annually.
Company Health Plans Raising Costs for Smokers,...
Article on how employer's are charging employees who smoke or are obese more in health premiums.
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
Social Security Insolvent in 2017
Article on Social Security's projected insolvency by 2017.
Employer ACA Requirements
health care reform key terminology glossary PPACA Affordable Care Act legislation
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.
HHS Drafts PPACA CO-OP Rules
HHS Drafts PPACA CO-OP Rules. Insurance.
D&O Insurance 101
Article providing Directors and Officers insurance basics
How Does Your Agent E & O Coverage Stack Up?
This article asks agents How Does Your Agent E & O Coverage Stack Up?
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.
Group assists state health co-ops in early stages
NASHCO aides Health Co-Op Development
Pay as You Drive Auto Insurance Explained
Article describing Pay as You Drive Auto Insurance discount program
Study Ranks Top Auto Insurers in Customer Service
Study Ranks Top Insurers in Customer Service
10% of Large Employers May Drop 2014 Health...
Article regarding 2014 employer health care decision-making.
Disability Income Insurance
Disability Income step by step guide
State Status on Health Insurance Exchanges
Article describing the staus of states on implementing Health Insurance Exchanges
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.
The Post-Reform Broker
Article on advancing as a broker in the post-reform marketplace
What is an Essential Benefit?
What is an Essential Benefit? Insurance.
Critical Illness Insurance Primer
Article explaining Critical Illness Insurance
Eligibility and the Individual Mandate
Eligibility and the Individual Mandate
Pay as You Drive Auto Insurance
Article describing new auto insurance coverage based on the amount and how safe people drive their cars.
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.
Supervisor Revenge a Workplace Liability Risk
Workplace Retaliation an Increasing Insurance Liability
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
Developing Additional Revenue Streams
Identifying Avenues for Additional Revenue Streams
State Health Insurance Exchange Status Update
Article on state implementations of health insurance exchanges
Marijuana Insurance Regulation in Washington Hazy
The Washington state government is working to put in place regulations for its newly emerging marijuana sales industry.
Wellness 101
Article on the bisuness case of implementing worksite wellness programs.
Where Are Car Insurance Premiums Highest?
Article on where car insurance premiums are the highest?
List of insurance career sites
List of career and employment opportunity sites nationwide available for insurance professionals from agent to underwriter
New York Exchange to Keep Agent's Role
Article describing on New York state proposal will retain agent's role in development of Health Insurance Echange.
Workers Comp Injury Duration Increases
Workers Comp Injury Duration Increases
Medical Liability Insurers Face Tough...
After some good years, medical professional liability insurers can expect profitability to deteriorate over the next three years.
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.
You Need a Roadmap
Article concerning the processes following a significant insured commercial property loss, how does the insurance claim process work? Page 3.
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.
Disability Income Insurance Trends
Article describing new disability income insurance trends
Insuring Real Estate Investments
Insurance agents can help educate real estate investors about products, whch include landlord dwelling offerings.
Domestic Medical Tourism: A New Trend
Artricle on new health care and health insurance trend: Domestic Medical Tourism
Survey Finds Employers Adding Voulntary Benefits
Article on survey results showing employers adding voulntary benefits
Article addressing how states are implementing the federal Affordable Care Act health care reform legislation. Page 2.
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.
PPACA Benefit Schedule Rules Released
Article on PPACA Benefit Schedule Rules Released
Earthquake Insurance 101
Article describing earthquake insurance coverage in the wake of devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
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
Intro to Chinese Insurance Regulation
Intro to Chinese Insurance Regulation
CMS Seeks Payment Reform Innovation
Article on CMS Innovation Center's payment reform and bundling initiative.
Agent Commissions Not Exempt From Final MLR Rule
Article on Agent Commissions Not Exempt From Final MLR Rule
New York Life Insurer Profile
Article providing a profile of New York Life Insurance company, its history, products, vital statistics, and financial health.
Retail Health Clinics and Insurance
Article concerning retail health clinics and insurance ramifications.
Biofuel Crop Insurance on the Horizon
Article assessing possibility of biofuel crop insurance addition to property casualty insurance marketplace.
Debt Ceiling Deal Details
Article on Debt Ceiling Deal Details
Additional Insurance Related Resources
Resource list of additional valuable websites related to the insurance industry
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.
Largest Ever Medicare Fraud Investigation Busts...
Medicare fraud doctors nurses physical therapists in nine U.S. cities billing fraud indictments, unnecessary procedures
Info Tech Jobs & Insurance Industry
Info Tech Jobs & Insurance Industry
How Would President Pawlenty Reform Healthcare?
Article on former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty's ideas to reform healthcare in the U.S.
How Ryan's Medicare Vouchers Might Work
How Ryan's Medicare Vouchers Might Work
Health Insurance Exchange Overview. Page 2.
More Affordable Care Act Provisions Going Into...
More Affordable Care Act Provisions Going Into Effect January 1st
State Politics/ Policy Game-Changers on...
Article addressing how states are implementing the federal Affordable Care Act health care reform legislation
Medicaid Fraud & Abuse Rules Delayed
Article on new efforts to curtail Medicaid program fraud and abuse
Politics and the Individual Mandate
Article on Politics and the Individual Mandate
AMA’s Obesity to Disorder Change Impacts...
The American Medical Association has classified obesity as a disease instead of a disorder, a change that is likely to have numerous impacts on the insurance industry.
Disputed Commercial Property Claims Issues...
Article concerning disputed commercial property claims issues following a recent tornado loss
Medicare Payments and Quality Linked in Pilot
Medicare and Quality Reimbursement Linked in Pilot
Blues Move to Expand Medicaid Presence
Article describing Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans effort to increase presence in Medicaid market.
Professional Liability Insurance Details
Article on E and O insurance
Disability Insurance Costs Rising
Article describing rising costs of disability insurance
NFIP Reform Moving Slowly Ahead
Article on Congressional efforts to reform NFIP moving slowly
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.
Insurance Outsourcing Trend to Keep Rising
Article on the continuing rise of insurance outsourcing.
Retiree Healthcare Costs Exploding
Article on exploding costs of retiree halthcare coverage
Essentials of Commercial Auto Insurance
article on the key Essentials of Commercial Auto Insurance
Primer on Annuities and Taxes
Article describing tax implications, rules, and penalties of annuity's.
Domestic Partner Benefits the Next Mandate?
Article detailing whether domestic partner benefits are the next mandate
Agents Harmed by New Crop Insurance Regs
Article on 2011 crop insurance regulations and their impact on agents and brokers.
Details on readability issues with insurance...
Article detailing readability issues with insurance policies and state regulatory readability requirements
Mercer Report Details Employer Health Spending...
Article detailing Mercer survey report on employer health spending trends
Grandfathered Plans
Definition of grandfathered health plans and requirements under the newly passed health care reform legislation PPACA Affordable Care Act
Romney vs. Obama Health Care Policy
Romney vs. Obama Health Care Policy
Workers Compensation State Updates
Article onWorkers Compensation State Updates
LTCI Inflation Options
Article about Long-term Care Insurance Inflation Options
Worksite Wellness Shows Solid Return on...
Article on worksite wellness programs and evidence showing their strong return on investment
GOP Planning ObamaCare Ruling Reaction
GOP Planning ObamaCare Reaction. Insurance.
"The Time is Now" for ACO's
Article on an innovative effort to make health care more accountable and therefore health insurance more affordable.
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.
Will PPACA Provide Incentives to Drop Health...
Article detailing how the PPACA might provide incentives to drop health coverage
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.
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.
Small Business Insurance Owner's Policies
Small Business Insurance Owner's Policies
The Value of Voluntary Benefit Couponing
Article on Voluntary benefits couponing and its value for employees.
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