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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 …

Boston Is Tops When It Comes to Risky Drivers: Study

Drivers in Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts, are the most accident-prone in the U.S., landing at the bottom of an annual ranking of the nation’s 200 biggest urban areas by Allstate Corp. Worcester’s drivers have a collision every 4.3 years on …

Study: Opioid-Related Deaths Cut by 25% in Medical Marijuana States

On average, states allowing the medical use of marijuana have lower rates of deaths resulting from opioid analgesic overdoses than states without such laws. That’s according to a new multi-institutional study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine and led by researchers …

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 …

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 …

U.S. Insurance Regulators May Refuse to Apply Global Capital Rules: NAIC President-Elect Lindeen

The United States may refuse to apply new global capital rules in the world’s biggest insurance market because of the “breakneck speed” they are being pushed through, American regulators said on Monday. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), made …

What Makes Agents Switch Carriers: Channel Harvest Research

Most independent insurance agents stick with their top personal lines and commercial lines companies for years, although they are less-than-satisfied in a number of carrier-performance areas. This is among the many findings in a new national survey of agents conducted …