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Report from California Agency Looks at Millennials, Baby Boomers

Millennials are driving a greater need for a more flexible auto insurance market, while Baby Boomers are proving new opportunities for independent agents, according to a study from a general agency headquartered in San Diego, Calif. A study from Personable General …

‘Robust’ Activity Ahead for Agency M&As, Says OPTIS

There were 165 announced merger and acquisition transactions of insurance agencies in the U.S. and Canada in the first six months of 2014, a jump of nearly 40 percent over the same period in 2013. Also, according to an OPTIS …

Report: $100M in Losses from Southern California Quake

The moderate earthquake that struck Southern California in spring did more damage than people may think – and a bigger quake on that fault could be more devastating than a “big one” on the region’s infamous San Andreas Fault, a …

Another Climate Report Outlines Business Risks, Insurance Pitfalls

“Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change to the United States,” a report on climate change and how it will affect businesses, offers a variety of information on how a changing world will impact businesses and gross domestic product. …

California Injured Workers Medical Costs Moderated Before Reforms

A study issued by the Workers Compensation Research Institute shows medical costs for injured workers in California moderated before sweeping reforms were implemented. WCRI looked at the potential impact of recent reform legislation on price and utilization of medical services …

GEICO Making Gains Across the Country: SNL Financial

GEICO Corp. beat out its competitors in premium growth in 2013 and reported one of the best underwriting margins among the top 20 U.S. auto insurers. According to a report by SNL Financial, GEICO’s direct personal auto premiums, prior to …