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3 Key Responsibilities of Experienced Insurance Leaders

If you’re a close follower of Insurance Journal’s Academy of Insurance, you already know that we recently conducted a State of Learning in Insurance survey. You may also be aware that we are holding a webinar on Thursday, March 23, 2017 …

4 Reasons that Maybe is My Favorite Insurance Word

Maybe. That’s a word that brings a whole lot of frustration with it, isn’t it? It brings back days when my sons asked about going someplace special, “Dad, are we going to Darien Lake this year?” Maybe. How about this …

Common Sense Reasons Health Insurance Costs Never Seem to Go Down

An interesting article came across my email this morning about legislation seeking to amend McCarran-Ferguson (McCarran-Ferguson solidified the regulation of the business of insurance at the state level, limiting Federal regulation of insurance). H.R. 372 seeks to repeal certain anti-trust …

5 Not-So-Surprising Results of our Survey (so far)

Last week, we launched our first State of Learning in Insurance survey and we are already learning about you and your learning needs. The survey isn’t over yet; we still need your input, but I thought I would give you …

2 Unbelievable Stories from My Underwriting Days

When I came to the Academy of Insurance, I am not sure that I knew what to expect. I didn’t expect all that came along with it. I knew that we would have a calendar of webinars and training events …

3 Quick Responses to Insurance Career Objections

I was looking at several resources on the Insurance Information Institute’s website (www.iii.org) and I might not have even stopped to read the survey, but the last bullet statement caught my eye. “Less than half of Americans would like to …

Data Breach: A Wide Coverage Gap for Small Business

Based on what we see in the trade press, it would appear most large businesses in the U.S. are addressing their exposure to data breaches in some way.  But what about the small, Main Street businesses such as those we …

Does Your Agency Need a ‘Coverage Consultant’

Google the phrase “business consultant” and more than 21 million hits pop up available for review. Granted some of these are links to descriptions of what a business consultant is, but the majority of possible sites link to websites for …

Danger! They Think We’re Stupid

Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death among teenagers and adults 15 to 44. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 43,000 people between 15 and 44 died in 2013 as a result of unintentional injury. …

How to Read ANY Insurance Policy

Rarely does any insurance practitioner, even hard core ones, undertake to read an entire policy, short of severe insomnia or boredom. Generally, a specific answer is being sought or a problem is being researched requiring review of only individual sections …

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