Articles by Stephanie K. Jones

Creating Alternatives to Workers’ Comp One State at a Time

Formed in late 2013, the Austin, Texas-based Association for Responsible Alternatives to Workers’ Compensation — or ARAWC — would like to see an expansion of alternatives to state workers’ compensation systems, such as the nonsubscriber system in Texas and the …

Michigan Appeals Court: Insurance Agents May Not Be ‘Professionals’ Under Malpractice Definition

Is an insurance agent a “professional” when it comes to whether or not he or she may be charged with malpractice? Not necessarily, a Michigan state appeals court has said. The Michigan Court of Appeals made that determination in a …

A Few Thoughts for Insurance Entrepreneurs

Managerial flexiblity, effective communication, selecting and placing employees wisely, customer care and reputational risk are some of the factors would-be entrepreneurs need to consider when contemplating running their own businesses, according to one insurance executive with the work history to support his …

Group Aims to Create Alternatives to Workers’ Comp State-by-State

Formed in late 2013, the Austin, Texas-based Association for Responsible Alternatives to Workers’ Compensation — or ARAWC — would like to see an expansion of alternatives to state workers’ compensation systems, such as the nonsubscriber system in Texas and the …

Contractors Need to Be Involved in the Claims Process, BELFOR CEO Says

Customer service in property claims suffers when the contractor is left out of the settlement process and policy renewals may be in jeopardy because of it. That’s the word from the top executive of one of the world’s largest disaster …

Contractors Need to Be Involved in the Claims Process, BELFOR CEO Says

Customer service in property claims suffers when the contractor is left out of the settlement process and policy renewals may be in jeopardy because of it. That’s the word from the top executive of one of the world’s largest disaster …

A Few Thoughts for Insurance Entrepreneurs

Managerial flexiblity, effective communication, selecting and placing employees wisely, customer care and reputational risk are some of the factors would-be entrepreneurs need to consider when contemplating running their own businesses, according to one insurance executive with the work history to support his …

Oklahoma Earthquakes Rattle On

Government officials say the rate of earthquakes in Oklahoma of magnitude 3.0 or greater has risen significantly and that statistics show an increased chance for a magnitude 5.5 or greater quake in the state. From January through May 2 the …

Best Agency to Work For – Midwest

Changing the Game by Doing the Right Thing HNI Risk Services – New Berlin, Wisconsin A high regard for ethics and respect for customer and employee needs are just some of the reasons staff members at HNI Risk Services in …

Best Agency to Work For – South Central

All About the People Higginbotham – Fort Worth, Texas The Best in Texas. That is both the goal and the operational philosophy of this year’s winner of Insurance Journal’s Best Agency to Work For: South Central. Fort Worth-based Higginbotham is …