Agents & Brokers News

Young Agents: Final Call to Say What You Think!

YOUNG AGENTS, this is your last chance to tell us what you think about the insurance industry, the agency you work in, and what young agents want in an insurance career. Insurance Journal is making its final call for young …

Agents Can Help Small Businesses Stay on Top of New Risks: Hartford School

Small businesses face a myriad of challenges throughout the business life cycle as they embark on new ventures and grow their operations. And insurance agents can serve as their guide and help them understand risks and insurance coverage options, according …

Willis Opens Representative Office in Myanmar

Willis Group Holdings plc announced that it has opened a representative office in Myanmar that signals its commitment to the country’s growing insurance industry. Willis said the “office in Yangon will support Willis’s multinational and Asian client base, and also …

Calling All Young Agents: Tell Us What You Think

Are you a young insurance agent, 40 years old or younger? Do you know a young insurance agent? Insurance Journal is searching for young insurance agents to participate in this year’s Young Insurance Agents Opinion Survey. Tell us what you …

Vertafore, StoneRiver Partnership Aims to Make Selling Flood Insurance Easier

Insurance software firm Vertafore has formed a partnership with flood insurance policy processing firm StoneRiver National Flood Services (NFS) to provide independent agents a new way to quote and cross-sell flood insurance when selling homeowners insurance. The partnership integrates NFS’s …

MacDonald to Head Miller’s New Combined P&C Team

UK specialist insurance and reinsurance broker Miller Insurance Services LLP announced that it is combining its property and casualty specialists into one business area headed by Ken MacDonald. Miller said the new structure would enhance the service it “provides to …

Burand’s Agency E&O Blog: Tip #54

Fees & Agency’s Standard of Care. An agency’s Standard of Care requirement has many moving parts and variables. Simple answers generally do not exist because the applicable standard is case and fact specific. However, a key to making the agency’s …

Insurance Journal Co-Sponsors Agency Research Project

Channel Harvest Research, in partnership with Insurance Journal, has launched a new study of the independent agency system, probing agents’ attitudes toward insurance carrier relationships and, in particular, the companies they represent. The research, dubbed “Leaving Independent Agents to Their …

Burand’s Agency E&O Blog: Tip #53

    TPA Activities. Some agencies are unknowingly conducting TPA activities. Others are knowingly offering these services without knowing whether their E&O policy will provide coverage. Many insurance agency E&O policies specifically exclude coverage for TPA activities/services. TPA services can …

The Importance Of Sales Meetings

Your Sales iQ  Nothing, not one thing happens in this economy until a sale is made. No raw materials are ordered, not one engine starts, and no services are performed until an order has been placed. Strong sales are the …