Articles by Andrea Wells

Consolidation Continues: The Squeezing of Wholesale Brokers

Wholesale insurance brokers have been selling off their businesses and it’s not because they are all ready to retire. As in the retail agency segment, consolidation among wholesale brokerages is being driven by buyers with plenty of money to spend, …

Sexual Harassment: Employment Liability Tipping Point

From Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein to famed television journalist Matt Lauer, to thousands of others speaking out through the social media movement #MeToo, sexual harassment allegations from individuals who claim to have been victimized by their employers and colleagues continue …

Inspiration

It’s not very often that Insurance Journal editors have the pleasure of publishing good news. We have enjoyed pulling together this special issue of Insurance Journal – The Charity Issue — that is filled with representative stories of charitable efforts …

After the Storms: The Insurance Industry to the Rescue

When disaster strikes, the insurance industry plays a critical role in helping affected individuals, businesses and communities get back on their feet. After all, an insurance policy is a promise to pay when tragedy and catastrophes hit home. But at …

What to Know About the Senior Care Market

The aging U.S. population will create unprecedented demand for the senior living industry for decades to come and that opens the door for agents and brokers to grow their business in this sector. But understanding the changing landscape in the …

Why Employees Cheat

It can happen in the branch office or the boardroom. Volkswagen did it to pass emissions tests. Wells Fargo did it to squeeze more profits from their customers. Some school districts have it done it to boost their standardized test …

Active Shooter and Senior Living Risks

One area of emerging risk for many industries, including the long term care or senior living market, is active shooter risk. Not only are residents/patients at risk, but so are senior living facility employees. “An active shooter event is something …

The Senior Care Market Still Going Strong

The aging U.S. population will create unprecedented demand for the senior living industry for decades to come and that opens the door for agents and brokers to grow their business in this sector. But understanding the changing landscape in the …

Tough Road for Trucking Insurance Specialists

Trucking serves as a barometer of the U.S. economy, representing 70.6 percent of all domestic freight transportation tonnage and $676 billion, or 79.8 percent,of transportation revenues in the country. Despite the sector’s size, for many trucking firms, it’s a rough …

P/C Insurers See Drop in Net Income

The year has been hard on the nation’s property/casualty insurers but don’t fret — the industry still remains profitable. According to ISO, a Verisk business, and the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI), the private U.S. property/casualty insurance industry …