Category Archives: INSURANCE

March 10, 2015

Every agent is responsible for comprehensive recordkeeping as part of their professional standards of conduct, right? Cataloguing conversations and email exchanges and even text and voice messages is difficult enough, but now the threat of cyber invasion looms. We often think of data breaches as cyber risk issue, but when it comes to professions that […]

March 3, 2015

When some of the best minds in the life insurance industry peer into their crystal balls, the view a decade out holds some amazing opportunities, according to a LOMA survey of industry leaders. Tune in, turn on or drop out seems to be one of the messages for the 10 years ahead. While the insurance […]

February 10, 2015

Sagging investment performance for property-casualty insurers has put the screws to other carrier operating segments to take up the slack. Underwriting and premium growth are natural go-to operations, but can they make up for what could be continuing anemia in the capital markets? A panel of experts at the January 2015 Property/Casualty Insurance Joint Industry […]

January 13, 2015

If you want to hire, sell to, or in any way reach individuals born between the years of 1980 and 1996, the Millennial generation, you need to develop your digital presence. A website, though necessary, simply isn’t enough, and the website that you have may be of marginal value if it isn’t integrated to multiple […]

December 18, 2014

Erie, USAA, State Farm – all names of insurers asking the federal government for permission to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), popularly known as “drones,” for commercial operations. The Federal Aviation Administration has banned most commercial drone use, but insurers are hoping to receive exemptions. Insurers foresee an array of uses for drones, including claims […]

November 24, 2014

Individuals born between the years of 1980 and 1996, the Millennial generation, bring a unique set of values and expectations to the market that require an overhaul of your service standards. The insurance industry is under pressure to remake itself in the face of the technological revolution, and today’s agents and brokers must somehow remain […]

November 18, 2014

We’re always interested in how agencies are performing and operating—we have, after all, made it our business. So we are closely watching the periodic results released from the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (Big “I”) Best Practices Survey. In this report, the Big “I” analyzes the performance of 217 of the top insurance […]

September 24, 2014

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld famously stated: Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not […]

September 10, 2014

Many Insurance Organizations are entering a busy season in one or more departments, especially employee benefits. Peak seasons can be a challenging time to get the work done while keeping staff morale up. Read on for four tips on how to keep your workforce happy and driven during stressful time of year. Start a friendly […]

July 10, 2014

In the last several years there has been a great deal of buzz in the insurance industry about the need for top talent as Baby Boomers enter into retirement. In fact, according to a 2013 survey conducted by Accenture, the number of employees age 55 and over is 30% higher in the Property & Casualty […]

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