Articles by Stephanie K. Jones

Cyber Insurance Underwriting Moves from ‘Toddler’ to ‘Teen’ As Insurers Learn from Claims

Given the fact that the insurance industry paid out more than $400 million in highly publicized cyber liability insurance claims in 2014 alone, one might think that insurers would be shying away from the line. But one would be wrong, …

Growth in Cyber Insurance Sustainable if Underwriting, Pricing Are Right

Given the fact that the insurance industry paid out more than $400 million in highly publicized cyber liability insurance claims in 2014 alone, one might think that insurers would be shying away from the line. But one would be wrong, …

Indiana High Court Allows Negligence Claim Against Agent

Indiana’s high court has confirmed a lower court’s summary judgment favoring a property insurer that denied a homeowner’s claim after discovering that misleading information about the condition of the property had been submitted in the policy application. But in an …

Liberty Insurance Must Pay Attorneys’ Fees in Gulf Oil Spill Case

A federal appeals court has ruled against an insurer in its quest to avoid paying attorneys’ fees in litigation stemming from 2010’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in New Orleans found hollow …

Agent, Cyber-Educate Yourself – and Your Clients

A recent report showing that cyber insurance premiums will grow globally from $2 billion annually to more than $20 billion over the next 10 years reinforces what most in the insurance industry already know: cyber risks are a big deal …

Agent, Cyber-Educate Yourself – and Your Clients

A recent report showing that cyber insurance premiums will grow globally from $2 billion annually to more than $20 billion over the next 10 years reinforces what most in the insurance industry already know: cyber risks are a big deal …

Best Agency to Work For – Midwest: DSP Insurance Services

SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS DSP Insurance Services, Inc. Best Agency to Work For – Midwest  A Safe Haven of Respect and Appreciation Bob Schutz and Steve Pohl launched their Chicago-area independent agency, DSP Insurance Services Inc., in 1981 with five employees and …

Best Agency to Work For – South Central: DFB Insurance Group

PAMPA, TEXAS DFB Insurance Group Best Agency to Work For – South Central Making Money, Valuing Family, Having Fun   With roots stretching back to 1925, DFB Insurance Group now is one of the largest independent insurance agencies in Texas, …

Best Agency to Work For – Midwest: Powers Insurance & Benefits

CLAYTON, MISSOURI Powers Insurance & Benefits Best Agency to Work For – Midwest Growth, Profitability, Perpetuation   Employees at Powers Insurance & Benefits in Clayton, Mo., are enthused about the agency’s family atmosphere, its team spirit and its vision for …

Best Agency to Work For – South Central: Rich & Cartmill

TULSA, OKLAHOMA Rich & Cartmill Inc. Best Agency to Work For – South Central Rich & Cartmill Inc: A Package Deal One theme that emerged from employee comments about the Tulsa, Okla.-based agency, Rich & Cartmill Inc., in Insurance Journal‘s …