Articles by Andrea Wells

Then and Now in the Nonprofit Market

The nonprofit sector is not what it used to be. This critical sector represents more than 1.5 million organizations and accounts for almost 10 percent of all salaries and wages paid in the United States. And it’s growing. When Pamela …

Automating Insurance Jobs

Automation could leave up to 25 percent of the insurance industry’s current full-time positions consolidated or replaced over the next decade, McKinsey & Co. said in a new report, “Automating the Insurance Industry.” The consultancy urged insurers to “rethink their …

Making New Habits

As January comes to a close many have already broken their annual New Year’s resolution promise. But the key to setting resolutions that stick is to turn those resolutions into habits, says Josh Klapow, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist at the …

New Look in Franchise Liability

Businesses known for their uniforms are worried about lawyers in business suits in the wake of a change in the nation’s labor laws affecting their liability for employment practices. The change could unravel the franchise business and wreak havoc for …

IICF Unites P/C Industry for Record Year of Giving

Charity begins at home… and in the office. The year 2015 was a record-setting one for charitable giving and volunteering by property/casualty insurance professionals in offices across the  insurance industry. Leading the charitable activities for the industry is the Insurance …

P/C Industry Growing and Aligning Its Charitable Giving

U.S. property/casualty insurers have increased their charitable giving by an average of 15 percent since 2011, to an industry total of $575 million, outpacing inflation and moving closer to what many industry leaders believe the public expects, according to the …

IICF Unites P/C Industry for Record Year of Giving

Charity begins at home… and in the office. The year 2015 was a record-setting one for charitable giving and volunteering by property/casualty insurance professionals in offices across the insurance industry. Leading the charitable activities for the industry is the Insurance …

Disruptive Change

U.S. property/casualty insurers should expect disruptive changes in a number of areas in 2016, including technology, pricing, customer demand and “heightened regulatory creep,” consultant Ernst & Young said in a new report. “Insurers that stay ahead of these shifts should …

Health Care Costs

Open enrollment – the time of year that many employees and employers either love or hate. Well, mostly hate because today’s health insurance open enrollment usually means higher costs – at least for my family of four. But according to …

Program Business Revenue Doubles in 5 Years

Data Management, Technology Present Future Challenges and Opportunities for Sector The pace of growth in the program market may be slowing but it is in no way standing still. According to the most recent study from the Target Markets Program …