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Hot Markets for 2015

Insurance Journal examined industries experiencing changes and expansions in the past year. Here are the top market sectors that just might deliver hot opportunities for agents and brokers in the property/casualty insurance industry in 2015. Construction Overall, construction might be …

What’s Driving Nonstandard Auto – Technology, Consolidation, Population Changes, Fuel Specialty, Opportunity

The nonstandard auto market is characterized by substandard operating performance. Since 2007, carriers writing nonstandard auto policies have reported deteriorating operating performance and many are struggling to maintain market share. But that hasn’t stopped interest in this large – and …

America’s Best Independent Agencies to Work For

The votes were tallied and the results are in for the 2014 Best Independent Insurance Agency to Work For survey by Insurance Journal. The owners of the Best Agencies to Work For in 2014 highlight different programs or benefits depending …

Best Agency to Work For – West

Aloha Bolton Best in West Bolton & Co. – Pasadena, California Say aloha for the best agency in the Western U.S. to work for. A skeptic might say that Pasadena, Calif.-based Bolton & Co. essentially bribed its employees to love …

Best Agency to Work For – South Central

All About the People Higginbotham – Fort Worth, Texas The Best in Texas. That is both the goal and the operational philosophy of this year’s winner of Insurance Journal’s Best Agency to Work For: South Central. Fort Worth-based Higginbotham is …

Best Agency to Work For – Southeast

Pride in Professionalism Peel & Holland – Benton, Kentucky Drivers in western Kentucky outside the college town of Murray are urged to keep their eyes peeled for the billboard that reads, “World Class In Your Hometown.” This billboard is advertising …

Best Agency to Work For – East

Embracing Employee-Oriented Culture BWD Group – Plainview, New York Insurance is a tough, stressful business and it can be a real pressure cooker for agency employees. That’s why the management at BWD Group does all it can to bring a …

Young Agents Survey – Why They Chose Insurance

The call to become an insurance agent is different for everyone. For Matthew Ostrow the call to become an independent agent came via social media. Thirty-year old Ostrow entered insurance just five months ago after a recruiting firm contacted him …

Brewing Boom

Microbrewers Make Their Mark The craft beer industry has been chipping away at the U.S. domestic beer market throughout the past decade. And the pace of growth in this specialty niche is not expected to stop anytime soon. By 2020, …

Cyber Liability: Where to Find Cyber Coverage

The Buyer’s Guide to the Best Possible Cyber Insurance There are many cyber insurance products available for purchase, and each is somewhat unique. Some products are more comprehensive than others. Some cyber insurance products are combined with insurance policies of …

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