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Top 100 Independent Property/Casualty Agencies

About This Report: Welcome to the 12th annual Insurance Journal Top 100 Independent Property/Casualty Agencies report. The Top 100 list is ranked by total property/casualty agency revenue for 2015 and comprises only those agencies whose business is primarily retail, not …

Robust M&A Deal Activity Continues in Q2 2016

Merger and acquisition activity was slower in the second quarter of 2016, compared to Q2 2015, but was still above 2012, 2013 and 2014 levels for the same period. In Q2 2016, there were 88 transactions, compared with 119 in …

My New Markets

My New Markets is brought to you by Insurance Journal’s sister website: www.mynewmarkets.com Need a Market? Find it. FAST. Aircraft and Aviation Fractional Owner Liability Market Detail: Transport Risk Management Inc. are brokers engaged in the practice of aviation insurance …

Rough Ride for P/C Insurers in 2016, Warns S&P

This year could be a tough one for U.S. property/casualty insurers, as catastrophe losses, private passenger insurance woes and declining bond yields erode underwriting results and profitability, according to a report by S&P Global Market Intelligence. The firm’s 2016 U.S. …

10 Things to Know About Drones

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) drone definition: “An unmanned aircraft system (UAS), sometimes called a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot onboard. Instead, the UAS is controlled from an operator on the ground.” — FAA Insurance Services Office (ISO) …

Retention Strategy with Millennial Policyholders

Within the last decade, the global business marketplace as a whole has undergone several facelifts when it comes to the comprehensive sales process. Perhaps the most noticeable change within this spectrum is the hefty online presence of most businesses. As …

Business Moves

World Insurance Associates, AIV Group World Insurance Associates, an independent insurance agency based in Tinton Falls, N.J., has acquired AIV Group, an insurance agency serving the Asian community. AIV Group, in Avenel, N.J., was founded in 2010 by Sonali Shah, …

Planning for the Worst: Terrorism and Workplace Violence

Several recent manmade events, including the attack at Pulse nightclub in Florida and the Belgium airport terrorist bombing, highlight the vulnerability of the workplace. Workplace violence costs employers more than $120 billion a year, according to the National Institute for …

Condominiums and the Problems They Cause

Condominiums present a unique problem for insurance agents and underwriters. Two separate persons (one a legal person and the other a natural person) may “split” the ownership of contiguous property. Regardless of the client’s status as the association or individual …

Congratulations Top Agencies

This year marks the 12th annual publication of Insurance Journal‘s Top 100 Agencies special report. This year’s Top 100 welcomes nine newcomers: Cross Financial Corp. (Cross Insurance); Prime Risk Partners Inc.; Westwood Insurance Agency; Christensen Group; Premier Group Insurance Inc.; …

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