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Young Agents’ Optimism High on Career Choice, Income and Future of Agency System

It’s no secret that the insurance industry is facing a huge talent gap. Almost half of all insurance professionals are over age 45, with 25 percent of the industry expected to retire by 2018. That’s a concerning trend for the …

HOT Markets: Drones, Cyber and More

Looking for new sales and opportunities in 2016? Here are a few of the top market sectors that just might deliver hot opportunities for agents and brokers in the property/casualty insurance industry this year. Sky’s the Limit The drones sector …

Piecing Together Homeowners Coverage

The homeowners insurance line, not often thought of as a bastion of change, is actually quietly evolving beyond the traditional “one-size-fits-all” business. Some of the puzzle pieces that make up homeowners insurance are changing shape and new pieces that address …

Agency Compensation: Unequal Pay For Women?

Women who are top leaders or producers in property/casualty insurance agencies make materially less than men in the same positions. While females make up almost half of all agency employees (48.3 percent), across the board females earned 109 percent less …

Ghost of 2008 Crash Still Haunts Real Estate E&O

The ghost of the 2008 financial collapse still haunts the liability insurance market for real estate professionals and some are worried the business may be headed for a replay of that crisis. While it is still recovering from the crash …

New Look in Franchise Liability

Businesses known for their uniforms are worried about lawyers in business suits in the wake of a change in the nation’s labor laws affecting their liability for employment practices. The change could unravel the franchise business and wreak havoc for …

The Price of Price Optimization

The use of price optimization in insurance pricing is drawing increased attention and could be the next big industry battle. Or it could not be. Consumer groups and a growing contingent of states are labeling the practice as unfairly discriminatory …

Best Agency to Work For – Southeast

ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA Wallace Welch & Willingham Best Agency to Work For – Southeast A Successful Agency Built on Family Values Employees at Wallace Welch & Willingham (WWW), Insurance Journal‘s 2015 pick for Best Agency to Work For, Gold Winner …

Best Agency to Work For – Overall

SOUTH DENNIS, MASSACHUSETTS Rogers & Gray Insurance Best Agency to Work For – Overall ‘Feeling of Family’ at Rogers & Gray People, culture, strong leadership, respect, profitability, growth and community involvement are a few of the reasons why Rogers & …

Best Agency to Work For – South Central

CARROLLTON, TEXAS Hotchkiss Insurance Agency Best Agency to Work For – South Central Customer-Centric, Employee-Focused, Community-Oriented Customer service, customer service, customer service. Employees repeated those words over and over again in their comments about Hotchkiss Insurance Agency, Insurance Journal’s 2015 …

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