Editor’s Note

Infrastructure Cybersecurity

As the world increasingly becomes interconnected through technology and the internet the risks of cybersecurity and cyber terrorism have become increasingly real as well. Everything from aviation to manufacturing to national infrastructure is in some way connected to the internet. …

What Young Agents ‘Like’ Most

Insurance may not be at the top of the list for college graduates when it comes to career choices, but the young professionals that do take a stab at it have some good things to say. This special issue of …

Flood Waters

At press time, President Barack Obama was set to sign into law a bipartisan bill relieving homeowners living in flood-prone neighborhoods from big increases in their insurance bills. The legislation – H.R. 3370, the “Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of …

Eating establishments that serve alcohol as well as Put a Woman in Charge

The key to long-term survival for many businesses is having a woman in charge. That’s according to Cornell University researchers who say that businesses survive longer under female ownership “We find that female-owned businesses consistently out-survive male-owned businesses in many …

Pay and Performance

This issue of Insurance Journal brings you the 8th Annual Agency Salary Survey results. Nearly 2,000 agency owners, producers and agency staff responded to this year’s exclusive survey, all wanting to know who’s worth what in today’s independent agency system. …

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The world is a risky place for business travelers but it might be a little safer when it comes to terrorism and political violence risk at least in some countries. According to the recently released Aon Risk Solutions 2014 Terrorism …

The World’s Biggest Risks

The chronic gap between the incomes of the richest and poorest citizens is seen as the risk that is most likely to cause serious damage globally in the coming decade. That’s according to more than 700 global experts contributing to …

Top Insurance Stories of the Year

In 2013, Insurance Journal readers flocked to news about insurance carriers (Travelers, Berkshire, Liberty Mutual, Tower and others) making moves, changes in Obamacare, the fate of federal flood insurance reforms and storm forecasters coming up short. The following is a …

A Time to Give

It’s that time of year again – the time of year when many consider giving gifts to family, friends, co-workers and those in need. But giving is not about the time of year. Giving is a way of life – …

Best Agencies

The independent agency system is strong and getting stronger. Thanks to a focus on specialization, investments in technology and staff, as well as strong growth strategies throughout the economic recession, agencies of all sizes are showing increases in profitability today. …

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