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Zurich Insurance Plans Insurance Apprenticeship Program in U.S.

Zurich Insurance Group plans to establish an apprenticeship program in the U.S. to help attract and train young people for careers in the insurance industry. Zurich said it is committed to putting into practice a program modeled after Switzerland’s national …

Academy of Insurance Sports New Look, Membership System

The property/casualty insurance online learning center, the Academy of Insurance, unveiled a fresh brand identity along with a new all-access membership program today. Established 2010, the Academy includes a library of more than 230 on-demand webinars and 300+ hours of …

Ohio Lt. Gov./Insurance Director Taylor Tackles Multiple Roles

As Ohio’s lieutenant governor, top insurance regulator and leader of a statewide regulatory reform initiative, it might seem that Mary Taylor’s public responsibilities would often pull in her in conflicting directions. That would not be the case. Taylor’s two primary …

Insurance ‘Geek’ Boggs Pursues ‘Light Bulb’ Effect as Academy Expands

Some people call it the “light bulb effect” — that point in a learning experience when a previously opaque concept suddenly seems crystal clear. For Christopher J. Boggs, that light bulb effect is the most gratifying aspect of his job …

How to Read Any Insurance Policy: 12 Rules

Rarely do any insurance practitioners, even hard core ones, undertake to read an entire policy. Generally, they are seeking a specific answer or researching a problem, undertakings that require them to review only individual parts of the coverage form and/or …

Bennett Awarded Matt Wells Scholarship to National Alliance Producer School

A former college and professional basketball player and coach is the most recent recipient of Insurance Journal’s Matt Wells Scholarship to the National Alliance Producer School. The scholarship honors Matt Wells, son of Wells Media Group Chairman Mark Wells. Wells …

Education a Priority for Outgoing IIAT Executive Director

Texas’ and the nation’s largest state level independent insurance agents’ association is about to lose its long-time executive director, but David VanDelinder plans to continue working with agents and agencies in an educational role. VanDelinder has been executive director of …

Scholarships Awarded to Texas Women in Insurance Group Members

The National Alliance presented five scholarships to Federation of Insurance Women of Texas Incorporated (FIWT) members at the organization’s 70th Annual Convention, held in Waco, Texas. The CIC and CISR scholarships were awarded at a special recognition ceremony at the …

University of North Texas Scholarship Program to Honor McLendon

A scholarship program for students majoring in risk management, insurance, or financial services at the University of North Texas has been established in honor of Maureen C. McLendon. McLendon, a Dallas-area insurance professional who passionately supported insurance education, passed away …

Oklahoma to Require Earthquake Insurance Education for Producers

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has approved an emergency rule adopted by Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak that requires all licensed producers and adjusters with the property line of authority to complete one hour of continuing education on the topic of earthquake insurance every …