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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 …

Last Chance: Submit Your Sales, Marketing & Agency Management Ideas

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.  

Last Chance to Participate: Take the Market & Financial Survey Now

How are agencies targeting new business today? Will historical growth rates be sustainable? And just how much do agencies need to reinvest to achieve desired growth and enable perpetuation? These are some of the questions that a new industry survey …

SIAA Adds 204 Member Agencies in First 6 Months 2014

The Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance, or SIAA, signed 204 new member agencies in the first six months of 2014, including its 5,000th member agency since its inception in 1995. SIAA also reached $5 billion in in-force premium during this six-month …

Insurance Journal Co-Sponsors MarshBerry Market & Financial Survey

How are agencies targeting new business today? Will historical growth rates be sustainable? And just how much do agencies need to reinvest to achieve desired growth and enable perpetuation? These are some of the questions that a new industry survey …

Extended Deadline to Enter for Insurance Journal Top 100

Don’t miss out on your chance to become one of Insurance Journal’s Top 100 Independent Property/Casualty Agencies. PLUS, now there’s an opportunity to be considered as Tomorrow’s Top 100 – these are growing agencies just outside the Top 100 ranking …