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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.
Overview of Top Insurance Designations
Document provides overview of leading industry designations in each of the health life and property casualty lines of business
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.
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.
Aflac: The Number 1 Supplemental Insurer
Profile of America's largest disability income insurer in premium and members covered
The Six Components of Auto Insurance
Article identifying the Six Components of Auto Insurance
Variable Annuities: Pros and Cons
Variable Annuities: Pros and Cons
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.
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
Health Insurance Designations
Article on Health Insurance Designations
Types of Annuity Products
Types of Annuity Products. 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.
Disability Insurance Decision Points
Article on key variables and decision points in determing disability insaurance plans best fit for specific clients
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.
Crop Insurance Coverage Details
Crop Insurance Coverage Basics
Employer Requirements Under ObamaCare
Employer Requirements Under ObamaCare
Travel Insurance Primer
Article providing Travel Insurance Primer
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
Important Things to Know About Cyber Insurance...
Article detailing Cyber Insurance Coverage Decision Points
Commercial Property Insurance Claims Can Be a...
Commercial Property Insurance Claims Can Be a Risk
Federal Health Insurance Exchange Guidelines...
Artucke discussing new Federal Health Insurance Exchange Guidelines.
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.
Why Aren't Women Buying Enough Life Insurance?
Article on Women and Life Insurance Sales
Supervisor Revenge a Workplace Liability Risk
Workplace Retaliation an Increasing Insurance Liability
Health Savings Account Contribution Limits for...
IRS Announces 2013 HSA Limits. Insurance.
Disability Income Insurance Trends
Article describing new disability income insurance trends
CO-OP Plans: The ACA's Public Plan Alternative
Co-ops the public option alternative within the Affordable Care Act
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
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.
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.
Study Ranks Top Auto Insurers in Customer Service
Study Ranks Top Insurers in Customer Service
What is an Essential Benefit?
What is an Essential Benefit? Insurance.
Tax Reform from Congress a Concern for...
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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
HSA's and the Affordable Care Act
Article detailing the impact on HSA by the passage of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
Debt Ceiling Failure Risky Proposition for...
Debt Ceiling Failure Risky Proposition for Insurers
How Does Your Agent E & O Coverage Stack Up?
This article asks agents How Does Your Agent E & O Coverage Stack Up?
Uninsured Healthcare Tab- \$49 Billion Annually
Article describing the U.S. uninsured Healthcare Tab- $49 Billion Annually.
Aetna Named Top Employer for Healthy Lifestyles
Article describing Aetna's recent award as a top employer for healthy lifestyles
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.
Bloom Health Launches Two Private Health...
Article about Bloom Health's launch of two new private health exchanges
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.
Pay as You Drive Auto Insurance Explained
Article describing Pay as You Drive Auto Insurance discount program
D&O Insurance 101
Article providing Directors and Officers insurance basics
Immediate Income Annuity 101
Article explaining the immediate income life annuity product
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
More Affordable Care Act Provisions Going Into...
More Affordable Care Act Provisions Going Into Effect January 1st
Medical Liability Insurers Face Tough...
After some good years, medical professional liability insurers can expect profitability to deteriorate over the next three years.
Primer on Annuities and Taxes
Article describing tax implications, rules, and penalties of annuity's.
State Health Insurance Exchange Status Update
Article on state implementations of health insurance exchanges
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.
Developing Additional Revenue Streams
Identifying Avenues for Additional Revenue Streams
Where Are Car Insurance Premiums Highest?
Article on where car insurance premiums are the highest?
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.
Long Term Care Insurance Partnership Policies...
Article on long term care insurance partnership policies
HHS Drafts PPACA CO-OP Rules
HHS Drafts PPACA CO-OP Rules. Insurance.
Insuring Real Estate Investments
Insurance agents can help educate real estate investors about products, whch include landlord dwelling offerings.
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.
Medical Malpractice Reform Proposal
Article providing a primer on Medical Malpractice Reform.
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.
The Health Care Cost Problem
Article describing in detail the U.S. health care cost problem
Company Health Plans Raising Costs for Smokers,...
Article on how employer's are charging employees who smoke or are obese more in health premiums.
Disability Insurance Costs Rising
Article describing rising costs of disability insurance
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.
Essentials of Commercial Auto Insurance
article on the key Essentials of Commercial Auto Insurance
Domestic Medical Tourism: A New Trend
Artricle on new health care and health insurance trend: Domestic Medical Tourism
Intro to Chinese Insurance Regulation
Intro to Chinese Insurance Regulation
HHS Releases Health Exchange Rules
Aritlce on HHS release of Health Exchange rules
NAIC Reverses Position on Medical Loss Ratio
Article on the NAIC's decision to no longer back insurance commissions exemption flrom the MLR.
You Need a Roadmap
Article concerning the processes following a significant insured commercial property loss, how does the insurance claim process work? Page 3.
Info Tech Jobs & Insurance Industry
Info Tech Jobs & Insurance Industry
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.
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
Flood and Tornado Seasons Upon Us
Article concerning Flood and Tornado seasons
Additional Insurance Related Resources
Resource list of additional valuable websites related to the insurance industry
Seniors Benefit from Critical Illness Coverage
Seniors Benefit from Critical Illness Coverage
Blues Move to Expand Medicaid Presence
Article describing Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans effort to increase presence in Medicaid market.
Why Are U.S. Health Costs so High?
Article exploring why U.S. Health Costs are so High?
Marijuana Insurance Regulation in Washington Hazy
The Washington state government is working to put in place regulations for its newly emerging marijuana sales industry.
Insurance for Home-based Businesses
Insurance for Home-based Businesses
NFIP Reform Moving Slowly Ahead
Article on Congressional efforts to reform NFIP moving slowly
Romney vs. Obama Health Care Policy
Romney vs. Obama Health Care Policy
Employer ACA Requirements
health care reform key terminology glossary PPACA Affordable Care Act legislation
2 of 3 in US Lack Disability Insurance
2 of 3 in US Lack Disability Insurance
National Health Care Quality Strategy Released
article on the release of the federal HHS National Health Care Quality Strategy
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.
Social Security Insolvent in 2017
Article on Social Security's projected insolvency by 2017.
Specific Readability Concerns
Specific Readability Concerns. Insurance. Page 2.
Reinsurance Primer
Article describing the basics of Reinsurance in the property/ casualty sector of the industry.
Professional Liability Insurance Details
Article on E and O insurance
Indexed Annuities See Record Sales Increase
Article on record-setting sales year in 2010 for indexed annuities.
Small Business Insurance Owner's Policies
Small Business Insurance Owner's Policies
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
Small Business & Stop Loss Coverage
Small Business & Stop Loss Coverage
State Status on Health Insurance Exchanges
Article describing the staus of states on implementing Health Insurance Exchanges
Medical Loss Ratios- State Impacts
Analysis of the impact of the medical loss ratio rules under the Affordable Care Act in various states
Applying Disney's Innovative Leadership to...
Article on Disney's Innovative Leadership pertaining to insurance process improvement
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.
GOP Planning ObamaCare Ruling Reaction
GOP Planning ObamaCare Reaction. Insurance.
Business Insurance Glossary
Business Insurance Glossary
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
Grandfathered Plans
Definition of grandfathered health plans and requirements under the newly passed health care reform legislation PPACA Affordable Care Act
When Do Owners Need Business Interruption...
Article analyzing when Owners Need Business Interruption Insurance?
Massachusetts Attempting Health Payment Reform
Massachusetts Attempting Health Payment Reform
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
How to Launch a Health CO-OP Plan
Article describing IRS rules on how to Launch a Health CO-OP Plan
State Politics/ Policy Game-Changers on...
Article addressing how states are implementing the federal Affordable Care Act health care reform legislation
CMS Seeks Payment Reform Innovation
Article on CMS Innovation Center's payment reform and bundling initiative.
Disability Income Insurance
Disability Income step by step guide
Workers Compensation State Updates
Article onWorkers Compensation State Updates
How Readable Should Insurance Policies Be?
Article on the appropriate readability level of insurance policies
The Post-Reform Broker
Article on advancing as a broker in the post-reform marketplace
Important Hurricane Irene Coverage Issues
Article describing important hurricane Irene coverage issues
With Auto Insurance, Mayhem May or May Not be...
Details on mayhem coverage. Insurance.
Canadian Health Spending Account Primer
Article on Canadian style Health Spending Accounts
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
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.
Workers Comp Injury Duration Increases
Workers Comp Injury Duration Increases
China: A New Insurance Frontier
China: A New Insurance Frontier
Medicare Payments and Quality Linked in Pilot
Medicare and Quality Reimbursement Linked in Pilot
Utah Exchange Experiences Growing Pains
Article on Utah Health Insurance Exchange Experiencing Growing Pains
Small Business Health Relief Act Examined
Article examining the Small Business Health Relief Act.
Producer Commissions and the MLR Dabate
Article discussing producer commissions and the Medical Loss Ratio Dabate
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
States Allowed to Set Essential Benefits
Article on HHS's determination to allow states to set essential benefits under PPACA
Climate Change and Property Cassualty Risk
Article on potential climate change impact on property casualty insurance
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
Would Tort Reform Lower Health Costs?
Article analyzing whether Tort Reform would lower health costs?
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.
Thomson Reuters Names Top 10 Health Systems
Article discussing Thomson Reuters naming of top 10 health systems
Reform Implementation Timelines Fast-forward
Reform Implementation Timelines Fast-forward
A New Era of P&C Risk?
Article identifies a New Era of P&C Risk
List of insurance career sites
List of career and employment opportunity sites nationwide available for insurance professionals from agent to underwriter
ACO Initiatives Take Flight
Article on 2011 new trend, ACO Initiatives Take Flight
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