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Burand’s Agency E&O Blog: Tip #55

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 …

Technical and Medical Device Convergence Exposes New World of Risks

When the acclaimed television drama series Homeland climaxed with a devious plot by terrorists to kill America’s vice-president by hacking into his electronic pacemaker, critics mocked the ludicrousness of the idea deeming it as simply far-fetched fiction. However, the storyline …

Survey: Who’s Worth What in the Independent Agency System?

For the second year in row, salaries and total compensation rose in independent insurance agencies across the nation. That’s according to Insurance Journal’s annual Agency Salary Survey 2014. This year all levels of agency personnel averaged between a 2 percent …

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 …