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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 …

Best Agency to Work For – Midwest

GREENFIELD, WISCONSIN The Starr Group Best Agency to Work For – Midwest The Starr Group: A Healthy, Ethical Workplace Insurance Journal‘s 2015 Best Agency to Work For, Gold Winner – Midwest Region – The Starr Group in Greenfield, Wis. – …

Best Agency to Work For – East

BELMONT, MASSACHUSETTS WT Phelan & Co. Best Agency to Work For – East 4th-Generation Family Agency Invests in Employees, Community Insurance Journal‘s 2015 Best Agency to Work For, Gold Winner – East Region – WT Phelan & Co. says proudly …

Best Agency to Work For – West

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA MOC Insurance Services Best Agency to Work For – West MOC: Where Employee Opinions Matter Sometimes being a great place to work isn’t about offering the best salaries, the most time off or the greatest flexibility – …

10 Drivers of Surplus Lines Growth

Times are good for surplus lines professionals. The surplus lines industry reached new heights in 2014, growing direct premium written (DPW) in 2014 to $40.2 billion – the highest point in history, reports A.M. Best’s “2014 Special Report U.S. Surplus …

Beating Up on Workers’ Comp: Grand Bargain Taking Jabs from Multiple Directions

The state-based workers’ compensation system has stayed on its feet for 100 years in part by being able to defend itself against blows and then counterpunch when necessary. It has shown an ability to reform to fit the economy and …

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