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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Variable Annuities: Pros and Cons
Variable Annuities: Pros and Cons
Aflac: The Number 1 Supplemental Insurer
Profile of America's largest disability income insurer in premium and members covered
Disability Income Insurance Trends
Article describing new disability income insurance trends
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
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.
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.
Disability Insurance Decision Points
Article on key variables and decision points in determing disability insaurance plans best fit for specific clients
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
Why Aren't Women Buying Enough Life Insurance?
Article on Women and Life Insurance Sales
Types of Annuity Products
Types of Annuity Products. Insurance.
Important Things to Know About Cyber Insurance...
Article detailing Cyber Insurance Coverage Decision Points
Employer Requirements Under ObamaCare
Employer Requirements Under ObamaCare
The Six Components of Auto Insurance
Article identifying the Six Components of Auto Insurance
Health Insurance Designations
Article on Health Insurance Designations
Crop Insurance Coverage Details
Crop Insurance Coverage Basics
Health Savings Account Contribution Limits for...
IRS Announces 2013 HSA Limits. Insurance.
Federal Health Insurance Exchange Guidelines...
Artucke discussing new Federal Health Insurance Exchange Guidelines.
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.
CO-OP Plans: The ACA's Public Plan Alternative
Co-ops the public option alternative within the Affordable Care Act
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
Commercial Property Insurance Claims Can Be a...
Commercial Property Insurance Claims Can Be a Risk
Supervisor Revenge a Workplace Liability Risk
Workplace Retaliation an Increasing Insurance Liability
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.
How Does Your Agent E & O Coverage Stack Up?
This article asks agents How Does Your Agent E & O Coverage Stack Up?
Info Tech Jobs & Insurance Industry
Info Tech Jobs & Insurance Industry
HSA's and the Affordable Care Act
Article detailing the impact on HSA by the passage of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
Defined Contribution Plans a Growing Trend
Article on how Defined Contribution Plans are a Growing Trend
Tax Reform from Congress a Concern for...
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What is an Essential Benefit?
What is an Essential Benefit? Insurance.
Critical Illness Insurance Primer
Article explaining Critical Illness Insurance
Earthquake Insurance 101
Article describing earthquake insurance coverage in the wake of devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Disability Definition Benefit Options
Glossary of key terms related to disability income insurance and disability definitions that serve as the basis for insurance benefits
Long Term Care Insurance Partnership Policies...
Article on long term care insurance partnership policies
Medical Liability Insurers Face Tough...
After some good years, medical professional liability insurers can expect profitability to deteriorate over the next three years.
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.
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
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.
Romney vs. Obama Health Care Policy
Romney vs. Obama Health Care Policy
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.
10% of Large Employers May Drop 2014 Health...
Article regarding 2014 employer health care decision-making.
Insuring Real Estate Investments
Insurance agents can help educate real estate investors about products, whch include landlord dwelling offerings.
Majority in US uninformed on PPACA
Majority in US uninformed on PPACA
Details on readability issues with insurance...
Article detailing readability issues with insurance policies and state regulatory readability requirements
Developing Additional Revenue Streams
Identifying Avenues for Additional Revenue Streams
Medical Malpractice Reform Proposal
Article providing a primer on Medical Malpractice Reform.
Intro to Chinese Insurance Regulation
Intro to Chinese Insurance Regulation
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
Uninsured Healthcare Tab- \$49 Billion Annually
Article describing the U.S. uninsured Healthcare Tab- $49 Billion Annually.
Travel Insurance Primer
Article providing Travel Insurance Primer
More Affordable Care Act Provisions Going Into...
More Affordable Care Act Provisions Going Into Effect January 1st
Company Health Plans Raising Costs for Smokers,...
Article on how employer's are charging employees who smoke or are obese more in health premiums.
State Health Insurance Exchange Status Update
Article on state implementations of health insurance exchanges
Small Business Insurance Owner's Policies
Small Business Insurance Owner's Policies
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.
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
Immediate Income Annuity 101
Article explaining the immediate income life annuity product
National Health Care Quality Strategy Released
article on the release of the federal HHS National Health Care Quality Strategy
Marijuana Insurance Regulation in Washington Hazy
The Washington state government is working to put in place regulations for its newly emerging marijuana sales industry.
Debt Ceiling Failure Risky Proposition for...
Debt Ceiling Failure Risky Proposition for Insurers
Climate Change and Property Cassualty Risk
Article on potential climate change impact on property casualty insurance
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.
Primer on Annuities and Taxes
Article describing tax implications, rules, and penalties of annuity's.
Alternative Health Exchanges Being Developed
Article describing new healtrh insurance exchange development for competition with state-based exchanges being developed under the PPACA.
Aetna Named Top Employer for Healthy Lifestyles
Article describing Aetna's recent award as a top employer for healthy lifestyles
Romney's Health Care Policy
Romney's Health Care Policy. Insurance.
You Need a Roadmap
Article concerning the processes following a significant insured commercial property loss, how does the insurance claim process work? Page 3.
Workers Comp Injury Duration Increases
Workers Comp Injury Duration Increases
China: A New Insurance Frontier
China: A New Insurance Frontier
Workers Compensation State Updates
Article onWorkers Compensation State Updates
Essentials of Commercial Auto Insurance
article on the key Essentials of Commercial Auto Insurance
Interstate Health Insurance Sales Analysis
Article analyzing the effects of allowing interstate sale and purchase of health insurance.
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.
Mercer Report Details Employer Health Spending...
Article detailing Mercer survey report on employer health spending trends
Seniors Benefit from Critical Illness Coverage
Seniors Benefit from Critical Illness Coverage
Where Are Car Insurance Premiums Highest?
Article on where car insurance premiums are the highest?
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.
Retail Health Clinics and Insurance
Article concerning retail health clinics and insurance ramifications.
ACO Initiatives Take Flight
Article on 2011 new trend, ACO Initiatives Take Flight
What Drives Long-term Care Insurance Sales?
Article on primary drivers of Long-term Care Insurance Sales?
The Health Care Cost Problem
Article describing in detail the U.S. health care cost problem
HHS Drafts PPACA CO-OP Rules
HHS Drafts PPACA CO-OP Rules. Insurance.
Why Are U.S. Health Costs so High?
Article exploring why U.S. Health Costs are so High?
D&O Insurance 101
Article providing Directors and Officers insurance basics
Transamerica Bullish on Voluntary Benefits
Article on Voluntary benefits & the Supreme Court Ruling
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
Kansas Considers Health Care Freedom Law
Article on Kansas proposal considers health care freedom law
NFIP Reform Moving Slowly Ahead
Article on Congressional efforts to reform NFIP moving slowly
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.
Insurance for Home-based Businesses
Insurance for Home-based Businesses
Would Tort Reform Lower Health Costs?
Article analyzing whether Tort Reform would lower health costs?
Health Insurance Exchange Development Models...
Article describing the four types of Health Insurance Exchange Models that are emerging as states comply with the PPACA
2 of 3 in US Lack Disability Insurance
2 of 3 in US Lack Disability Insurance
Pay as You Drive Auto Insurance
Article describing new auto insurance coverage based on the amount and how safe people drive their cars.
Domestic Medical Tourism: A New Trend
Artricle on new health care and health insurance trend: Domestic Medical Tourism
Disability Insurance Costs Rising
Article describing rising costs of disability insurance
What if the PPACA is Unconstitutional?
Article analyzing consequences if the PPACA is ruled to be unconstitutional?
Next Battle: Health Insurance Exchange Rules
Next Battle: Health Insurance Exchange Rules
The Post-Reform Broker
Article on advancing as a broker in the post-reform marketplace
Seven Funded CO-OP Plans Named by CMS
Seven Funded CO-OP Plans Named by CMS
States Allowed to Set Essential Benefits
Article on HHS's determination to allow states to set essential benefits under PPACA
Producer Commissions and the MLR Dabate
Article discussing producer commissions and the Medical Loss Ratio Dabate
Utah Exchange Experiences Growing Pains
Article on Utah Health Insurance Exchange Experiencing Growing Pains
Small Business & Stop Loss Coverage
Small Business & Stop Loss Coverage
Study Ranks Top Auto Insurers in Customer Service
Study Ranks Top Insurers in Customer Service
Eligibility and the Individual Mandate
Eligibility and the Individual Mandate
Effects of Health Plan Consolidation
Article detailing the effects of health plan vonsolidation
Agents Harmed by New Crop Insurance Regs
Article on 2011 crop insurance regulations and their impact on agents and brokers.
The Impact of HSA's
Article on impact and use of HSA's
Additional Insurance Related Resources
Resource list of additional valuable websites related to the insurance industry
Worksite Wellness Shows Solid Return on...
Article on worksite wellness programs and evidence showing their strong return on investment
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
Health Insurers Rush to Comply with Health...
article on insurer implementation of health care reform mandates
Carolina Coastal Plans Ready for Irene
Article on the readiness of Carolina coastal plans for hurricane Irene
Few Takers of Health Reform Tax Credit
Few Takers of Health Reform Tax Credit
Kansas City Demos \$11M in Health Savings
Article concerning how Kansas City collaborative achieves creat health savings
Canadian Health Spending Account Primer
Article on Canadian style Health Spending Accounts
Pay-as-You-Drive Discounts 101
Article on latest discount auto insurance tactic-- pay-as-you drive discount.
The Value of Voluntary Benefit Couponing
Article on Voluntary benefits couponing and its value for employees.
Illinois Achieves Huge Medicaid Savings
Article on how Illinois achieved dramatic Medicaid savings.
Disability Income Insurance
Disability Income step by step guide
The Case for Health Care Reform: Focus on Costs
Article providing detailed arguments on why health care reform needs #1 focus to be on costs.
Earthquake Risks an Industry "Blindspot"
Article on how earthquake risks are most underestimated
Specific Readability Concerns
Specific Readability Concerns. Insurance. Page 2.
Northwestern Mutual Leads in Long-Term Value
Article concerning Northwestern Mutual leadership in long-term value
A New Era of P&C Risk?
Article identifies a New Era of P&C Risk
Medicare Reform Proposals Analyzed
Article analyzing Medicare reform proposals
UnitedHealth Sues Over Lost TRICARE Contract
Article describing lawsuit brought by UnitedHealth against U.S. government for award made to Humana
Wellness 101
Article on the bisuness case of implementing worksite wellness programs.
Pay as You Drive Auto Insurance Explained
Article describing Pay as You Drive Auto Insurance discount program
With Auto Insurance, Mayhem May or May Not be...
Details on mayhem coverage. Insurance.
Mobility Creates Greater Workers' Comp Exposure
Article concerning our increased use of mobile technology and how it creates reater Worker's Comp exposure
Santorum's Opposition to ObamaCare is Personal
Article on Presidential candidate Rick Santorum's opposition to ObamaCare.
Pet Insurance Essentials
Pet Insurance Essentials
Professional Liability Insurance Details
Article on E and O insurance
GOP Planning ObamaCare Ruling Reaction
GOP Planning ObamaCare Reaction. Insurance.
Small Business Tax Credits Under the ACA Examined
Article reviewing the impact of small business tax credits under the ACA examined
Grandfathered Plans
Definition of grandfathered health plans and requirements under the newly passed health care reform legislation PPACA Affordable Care Act
Group assists state health co-ops in early stages
NASHCO aides Health Co-Op Development
Important Hurricane Irene Coverage Issues
Article describing important hurricane Irene coverage issues
Sebelius Decision Aids Obama Re-election
Sebelius Decision Aids Obama Re-election
Mini-Med's Thriving in Reform Era
Mini-Med's Thriving in Reform Era
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