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Burand’s Agency E&O Blog: Tip #60

Quality of Quotes. Sometimes in the hurry hurry world of the CSR or producer, an insured will request quotes for certain coverages. Whether they do so as a result of the agency using a coverage checklist or simply the client’s …

Willis to Relocate 3,500 Workers after Profit Misses Estimates

Willis Group Holdings Plc plans to eliminate jobs and relocate 3,500 employees, or about 16 percent of its workforce, after reporting first-quarter earnings that missed analysts’ estimates.   The moves will yield $420 million in cost savings through 2017 and …

Burand’s Agency E&O Blog: Tip #59

Renewal Processing Time. Due to many reasons, including agencies cutting staff too much, I find many commercial CSRs are far behind in checking their policy renewals. Being behind creates significant E&O exposures such as missing errors and making mistakes trying …

Burand’s Agency E&O Blog: Tip #58

ACA Grandfathering Disclaimer. According to the Wall Street Journal (Nov. 6, 2013), the first E&O suits have been filed against an insurance company for allegedly misleading a consumer into changing their health insurance deductible and thereby obviating the grandfathering clause …

Burand’s Agency E&O Blog: Tip #57

Review Renewals. While my recommendation to review renewals might seem so simple that even mentioning it might seem like I’m scratching the bottom of the barrel, I am writing this recommendation because I am seeing too many agencies that are …

Mexico Broker AER Joins Brokerslink in Expansion Move

Independent insurance broker network Brokerslink announced that it has gained a new member in the key Monterrey corporate market in Mexico with the addition of broker AER as a member. Brokerslink’s bulletin described Monterrey as a “key corporate market in …

Why Agencies Need to Pay More Attention to Insurer Insolvency

A myth is sneaking into the industry that insurer insolvency is not as important today. Belief in this myth is important to many entities. To put it more simply, a number of companies, agencies, and other firms benefit if less …

Montana’s Sen. Tester Awarded Big ‘I’s’ Legislator of the Year 2013

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) has been named the Gerald Solomon-IIABA Legislator of the Year for 2013 by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”). The award was presented Tuesday during the annual Leadership Luncheon, just …

Burand’s Agency E&O Blog: Tip #56

Personal Lines Quote Sheets. In most agencies, CSRs base their personal lines quotes off the data gathered per their quote sheets. Two common problems exist using quote sheets. The first is many agencies’ quote sheets are inadequate. The questions are …

Business Risk Partners, LIU Launch New E&O Policy Form for Agents, Brokers

Program administrator Business Risk Partners (BRP) has launched a new insurance agents and brokers professional liability form through Liberty International Underwriters (LIU), a division of Liberty Mutual Insurance. It’s the first major policy upgrade since 2008, when BRP and LIU …