Trending in 2017

By | November 27, 2017

Within a month, we’ll be archiving our 2017 whitepapers and reports, as we seek the most current content available for 2018. For those of you new to Research & Trends, here is a chance to review and easily locate the most popular content of 2017. The following are the top five downloads for 2017:

#1 Insurance Journal August 7 Issue Featuring Top 100 Agencies Ranking

This issue marks the 13th annual publication of Insurance Journal’s Top 100 Agencies special report. The Top 100 Agencies, ranked by 2016 total property/casualty revenue, represent the nation’s leader in the independent agency world. Look for additional analysis in the coming year as we explore the trends that have brought success to the top 25 of this list. With 13 years of data, we have lots to discover!

#2 State of Learning in Insurance 2017

Insurance Journal Academy of Insurance surveyed over 1,000 insurance professionals to address the current state of training available to excel in today’s marketplace. It’s evident from the report’s popularity, that insurance professionals – both seeking training and responsible for providing it – are interested in the opportunities available, preferences for and investment in training across the industry.

#3 U.S. Fact Sheet on Covered Agreement with European Union

Prepared by the U.S. Treasury, this fact sheet provides an overview of the negotiated Covered Agreement between the United States and the European Union (EU). The Covered Agreement affirms the U.S. system of insurance supervision, protects insurance consumers, and provides meaningful benefits for U.S. insurers and reinsurers. A quick read, and highly demanded by our readers.

#4 Insurance Agency Salary Survey 2017

Each year, this survey is a top read for visitors to Research & Trends. Over 1,000 respondents share insights into benefits and compensation which is stratified by gender, position, region and more. This year’s survey confirmed that employees are increasingly seeking out “soft” benefits in addition to traditional “hard” benefits from their employers. While employees still greatly value salaries, commissions, bonuses and even stock options, they also like time off, telecommuting and training.

#5 After the Storm: Preventing Agent E&O Claims in a Disaster

In September, Insurance Journal’s Academy of Insurance launched a webinar to support agents following the catastrophes we all remember well. It achieved record attendance and continues to be viewed weekly in it’s on-demand format. View this webinar at your convenience to look at ways to avoid filing claims with your E&O carrier when gaps arise.

If these top 5 reads are not for you, there are 45 others still ‘trending’ and new reports are added each week to Research & Trends. You’ll find special mentions here at The Lowdown when something deserves an extra call out, along with industry insights, tips and tools as they relate to your marketplace.