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Alliant, Andre-Romberg Alliant Insurance Services Inc. has acquired Spokane, Wash.-based Andre-Romberg Insurance Agency. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Andre-Romberg will operate as part of Alliant Americas. Kurtz, along with Andre-Romberg’s entire management team and staff, will join Alliant …

My New Markets

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How Does an Agency’s Digital Proficiency Affect Its Value?

We have talked about the many reasons why agents need to add up-to-date digital tools to stay competitive. One possible reason is the financial penalty an agency could pay in diminished value without a truly up-to-date, distinctive website and effective …

Chipotle by Example: Lessons Learned for the Restaurant Industry

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that one-in-six Americans gets sick every year from contaminated food or beverages. Those in the restaurant industry cannot ignore the risks. The recent chain of events that roiled Chipotle Mexican Grill …

Declarations

Deficient Roads “Forty years of underfunding isn’t going to be reversed in 10 years. … We need to stay on course.” —Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s Terri Angier comments on a recent report showing that 28 percent of Oklahoma roads are …

Captives View Business Interruption as Top Cyber Threat: Aon Global Risk

The costs of business interruption due to a breach is the top cyber risk concern for businesses across all industries, according to a new survey of captives. Aon Global Risk Consulting, in its 2016 Captive Cyber Survey report, found that …

Who Moved Your Cheese? The End (for Now) of Market Cycles

The good news is that for the foreseeable future, with certain exceptions, you will not have to tell your clients their premiums are increasing 10 percent or more. Property/casualty carriers collectively, not necessarily individually, have more money than they know …

How to Grow Your Insurance Agency One Call At A Time

Local Strategies to Stand Out in a Challenging Lead-Acquisition Marketplace The insurance industry is spending big on local marketing, but the results individual agencies experience depend on the tactics they execute. For independent agents and brokers looking to stand out …

Workers’ Compensation: Combinability of Insureds

Consolidating separate legal entities’ loss experience to develop a common experience modification factor has the potential to cause confusion for the client and sometimes the agent. Clients may view such mixing of loss experience due simply to common majority ownership/interest …

Business Moves

Arthur J. Gallagher, Joseph Distel, Continuum Solution Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired Joseph Distel & Co. Inc. in Farmington, Conn. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1955, Joseph Distel & Co. is a managing general …

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