Articles by Andrea Wells

Report: Healthy but Challenging Workers’ Compensation Market

The workers’ compensation market is healthy and robust. It’s both competitive and profitable. That’s good news for business owners, the insurance industry and injured workers. Beneath the positive news, however, is a layer of anxiety over how long the market …

10 Things Young Insurance Agents Like, and Don’t Like, About Their Jobs

Overall, young agents are happy with their career choice. They enjoy the freedom and challenges that come with being independent agents. But they are not thrilled with every aspect of their career choice. Who is? The April 4  issue of …

One-Size Doesn’t Fit All in Today’s Evolving Homeowners Market

The homeowners insurance line, not often thought of as a bastion of change, is actually quietly evolving beyond the traditional “one-size-fits-all” business. Some of the puzzle pieces that make up homeowners insurance are changing shape and new pieces that address …

Sports Business Gets Personal

Industry Growth Led by Smaller Studios, Individual Trainers The health and fitness industry has exploded in recent years, a trend that experts expect will continue. Gym memberships jumped 18.6 percent in the United States from 2008-2014. More than 54 million …

NFL and Brain Injury

More than 40 percent of retired National Football League (NFL) players in a recent study had signs of traumatic brain injury, according to medical researchers from Florida. The findings were based on sensitive MRI scans – called diffusion tensor imaging …

Young Agents’ Optimism High on Career Choice, Income and Future of Agency System

It’s no secret that the insurance industry is facing a huge talent gap. Almost half of all insurance professionals are over age 45, with 25 percent of the industry expected to retire by 2018. That’s a concerning trend for the …

Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities Rise

The number of pedestrians killed in traffic accidents is expected to have risen by as much as 10 percent when final 2015 statistics are available. That would be the biggest increase ever recorded. The annual Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) …

How Insurance for Nonprofits Has Changed for the Better

When Pamela Davis started in the insurance industry 26 years ago, there were few insurance markets willing to take on the unique risks of nonprofit organizations. Back then, says Davis, who is now president and CEO of the Nonprofits Insurance …

Piecing Together Homeowners Coverage

The homeowners insurance line, not often thought of as a bastion of change, is actually quietly evolving beyond the traditional “one-size-fits-all” business. Some of the puzzle pieces that make up homeowners insurance are changing shape and new pieces that address …

Property Claim Satisfaction Slips

Customer satisfaction among homeowners filing a property claim has slipped for the first time in five years, largely driven by declines in satisfaction with the total settlement and service interactions, according to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Property Claims Satisfaction …