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NFL and Brain Injury

More than 40 percent of retired National Football League (NFL) players in a recent study had signs of traumatic brain injury, according to medical researchers from Florida. The findings were based on sensitive MRI scans – called diffusion tensor imaging …

My New Markets

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Agents Storm Capitol Hill

Independent insurance agents and brokers from all 50 states convened in Washington, D.C., last week for the biggest and most effective industry gathering of its kind: the Big “I” Legislative Conference. Our members met with almost every U.S. Senate and …

Zurich Completes Acquisition of RCIS Crop Insurance Business

Zurich American Insurance Co. said it has completed its acquisition of Rural Community Insurance Agency (RCIA) and its subsidiary Rural Community Insurance Co. (RCIC) from Wells Fargo Insurance for $700 million. The two crop businesses, which are collectively known as …

Farewell: Alan Shulman’s Final Column

Sit down… This is going to be a strange column. First, it’s my last one, as I have just retired. Second, it’s structured as a self-interview. And third, it’s written in the first person; something I have fastidiously avoided throughout …

What Young Agents Like & Don’t Like

This issue of Insurance Journal features exclusive results from the 2016 Young Agents Survey in which more than 500 young agents nationwide shared their views on the insurance industry and their experience as an agent. (See the full report). Overall, …

Prepare for Disruption in High Net Worth Insurance Segment

ACE’s $28.3 billion purchase of Chubb will create a major disruption in the luxury insurance market. When the integration of the two insurers is complete, the new company is anticipated to control approximately $6 billion of annual premiums on personal …

10 Things to Know About Public Entities and Schools

When underwriting an educational institution for the purposes of sexual assaults and Title IX, a little further digging may be required. Looking into who the people are who will be responsible for Title IX compliance and investigations is an extra …

ISO to Collect Terrorism Insurance Data for Treasury

The property/casualty insurance data and rating organization ISO will collect and help analyze terrorism data this year for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the federal agency charged with gauging the effectiveness of the federal terrorism risk insurance program. ISO, …

Uncertainties Outweigh Growth Benefits When P/C Insurers Take On Too Much Cyber Risk, Rating Agency Warns

If they are not careful, property/casualty insurers could jeopardize their credit ratings with their expansion into standalone cyber insurance, a rating agency has warned. Cyber attacks pose dangerous risks and uncertainty within many industries, and thus “aggressive expansion” by insurers …

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