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Declarations

Hazing Deaths “We’re on the precipice of losing the Greek system if this type of hazing keeps happening. I want to save the Greek system. When you have four of these events happen nationwide in one year, it is significant,” …

Fluid Work as a Retention and Engagement Game-Changer: The Jacobson Group

As young professionals play an increasingly important role within the workplace, forward-thinking companies are turning their attention toward attracting and retaining this critical talent. While healthy snacks, happy hours and ping pong tables are emerging as potential incentives, what really …

Closing Quote: Legalized Marijuana Looks Like Bad News for Highway Safety

This past January, adults in California could line up for the first time to legally buy marijuana for personal, nonmedical use. That is when the nation’s largest state joined seven other states and Washington, D.C., in allowing recreational sales of …

Business Moves

Hub International Ltd., Rubino Enterprises Inc., Leitao Insurance Agency Hub International Ltd., a global insurance brokerage, has acquired the assets from Rubino Enterprises Inc., formerly known as TYG Insurance Agency Inc. Based in Arlington, Mass., TYG Insurance provides commercial and …

What Young Agents Might Change

This issue of Insurance Journal features exclusive results from the 2018 Young Agents Survey where more than 500 young agents nationwide shared their views on the insurance industry and their experience as an agent. (See page 18 for the full …

Surplus Lines: Insurtech and Technological Opportunities, Challenges

Over the last year or so, the insurance industry has seen technological advances driving new products and distribution means to market. We have seen “insurtech” blossom from a term to describe the intersection between disruptive technology and traditional insurance products …

Minding Your Business: How to Hire the Right People

A new book called “Start with Why” by Simon Sinek covered this topic and gave us inspiration for this article. In the book, Southwest Airlines founder Herb Kelleher talked about how his hiring practices of not hiring “for skills [but …

The New Small Commercial: Why Carriers Need to Better Serve ‘Small Specialty’

The evolution of the small businesses is creating a service challenge for independent agents and an opportunity for carriers to provide efficient and effective solutions for their agent partners by expanding their service center capabilities. While there was a time …

What Cyber Exposures and Coverage Gaps Keep Risk Managers Up at Night

Risk managers are very concerned about the cyber risks facing their companies and are heavily investing in protection against cyber attacks with the blessings of their boards and CEOs, a major shift from even just 10 years ago when convincing …

New Markets

Vacant Dwellings Market Detail: Myron Steves (www.myronsteves.com) offers TDP-1 and TDP-3; insure total values up to $1 million; three-, six- and 12-month policies (terms renewable); add up to $500,000 liability coverage; all fire protection classes eligible; renovation endorsement available; one-to-four …

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