Editor’s Note

It’s a Buyers’ Market

Insurance buyers can expect to face friendly market conditions on most lines of insurance for the remainder of 2015 thanks to reduced catastrophe losses and a high supply of capital. But evolving threats from a range of risks — cyber …

Future Competition

Young agents, while generally happy with their career choice, temper their optimism with doses of reality about what lies ahead in terms of competition. Who can blame them? This issue of Insurance Journal features exclusive results from the 2015 Young …

More Miles, Less Cars

Driverless vehicles may reduce the number of vehicles a family needs, but may lead to an increase in total miles driven. Researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) examined U.S. National Household Travel Survey data that contained …

Paying Tribute

The industry saw the passing of two of its best known and respected leaders in the past month: Liam McGee, former CEO and executive chairman at The Hartford, and Robert Benmosche, former CEO of MetLife and American International Group. Both …

New Hires in 2015

About two-thirds of insurance carriers expect to hire more employees this year, a new survey finds. According to the semi-annual U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study conducted by The Jacobson Group and Ward Group, 66 percent of all insurance companies intend …

Insurance and Online Dating

With today’s technology the world of knowledge, commerce, and even love, are at people’s fingertips. So Answer Financial asks, why not insurance? If 40 million people choose to find love online, maybe they should buy insurance the same way. Answer …

Child Safety Ad Gone Wrong?

Nationwide Insurance ran into some social media backlash to its Super Bowl commercial that the company says was intended to spark a “fierce conversation” about preventing childhood deaths. The insurer issued a statement explaining and defending the ad. The ad …

Is 2015 the Year for Cyber?

For several years the insurance industry has talked about a pending surge in cyber insurance sales. And while cyber insurance appears to be trending up some say that “surge” has yet to come. That may not be the case for …

Natural Disasters in 2014

All in all, 2014 was not as bad as it could have been for natural disasters in the United States. Last year closed with fewer tornadoes, a mild hurricane season, lower acreage lost to wildfires, and an overall decline in …

Competition Ahead for Insurers

U.S. property/casualty insurers have cause for celebration as carriers reported higher overall earnings and premium levels in the 2014 third quarter versus the same period a year ago. Yet, at the same time Moody’s Investors Service said in a new …

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