Agents & Brokers News

Andy Weitz Joins Aon as SVP of Global Marketing & Communications

Aon plc announced that Andy Weitz, 37, will become senior vice president of global marketing and communications on October 1st. Weitz was most recently president and CEO of the U.S. region for Hill + Knowlton Strategies, a global business advisory …

Willis Launches Medical Plans for Expat Employees

Willis Employee Benefits Limited, part of Willis Group Holdings plc, has partnered with Now Health International and Healix International to offer affordable medical plans for clients with fewer than 99 expatriate employees. A special feature of the medical plan is …

Swett & Crawford Expands Energy Practice Group

Swett & Crawford, headquartered in Atlanta, has formed a partnership with JH Blades, which will expand the capabilities offered by its Energy Practice Group. Operating as a coverholder and MGA, the Houston-based JH Blades underwrites upstream energy business both onshore …

Best Agencies to Work For: Submit Now

Do you love your agency? Is it a Best Place to Work? If so, don’t miss this opportunity to nominate your agency to be named as one of Insurance Journal’s Best Agencies to Work in 2014. You must be a …

Small Commercial Lines: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Small commercial lines is suddenly the Cinderella of the insurance industry. Previously the unwanted step child turned beauty queen being courted, pursued, and being offered dowries for marriage. Dowries and marriage are the correct metaphors because companies are clearly willing …

Is Your Agency a Best Place to Work? Tell Us Now!

Do you love your agency? Is it a Best Place to Work? If so, don’t miss this opportunity to nominate your agency to be named as one of Insurance Journal’s Best Agencies to Work in 2014. You must be a …

Employment Growth Leads to Workers’ Comp Benefit, Cost Uptick

Workers’ compensation benefits rose by 1.3 percent to $61.9 billion in 2012, while employer costs rose by 6.9 percent to $83.2 billion, according to a report released today by the National Academy of Social Insurance (the Academy). This growth in …

Commentary: Hopeful Outlook for Workers’ Comp

As we pass the halfway point of 2014, the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) is relatively optimistic about the outlook for the workers’ compensation market in America. Industry costs remain largely contained. There is a reasonable expectation of some …

Agent Survey: Not All Carrier Training Is Created Equal

Independent agents say product training (used by 50 percent) and technology systems training (used by 41 percent) were the most common types of insurance carrier-provided training they attended last year. However, when the subject turned to the types of training …

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Calling innovative insurance marketers! Share your sales, marketing and agency management ideas with the insurance community and they could be featured in Insurance Journal magazine’s Aug. 18 issue. To submit your idea today, visit: http://www.insurancejournal.com/agency-sales-marketing-ideas/ The DEADLINE is today.