Editor’s Note

Hot Wheels: 5 States Top the List for Stolen Cars

Colorado led the nation in 2021 with the highest overall vehicle theft rate but California once again held the top spot for the number of cars stolen overall. That’s according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s Hot Spots Report which …

Turning Up the Heat

My home base is in Austin, Texas, and anyone who lives here knows — it’s been an excruciatingly hot and dry summer. Nearly the entire state of Texas is experiencing a severe level of drought — the worst since 2011. …

Agents Win in Commercial Lines

Independent agents once again show they continue to command the commercial insurance market. The independent agency channel placed 62% of all property/casualty insurance written in the U.S., according to the recently released Big “I” 2022 Market Share Report, which compiles …

Congratulations Top 100 Agencies

This year marks the 18th annual publication of Insurance Journal’s Top 100 Independent Agencies special report. This year’s Top 100 welcomes eight newcomers to the list: BXS Insurance; York International Agency; BancFirst Insurance Services; CCIG; Transtar Insurance Brokers Inc.; Energy …

Inflationary Woes

U.S. consumers see inflation continuing to rise in the year ahead but expect to see a more moderate pace over the medium to longer term. That’s according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Center for Microeconomic Data’s June …

Bad Business

It’s no secret. The leading cause of an agency errors and omissions claim continues to be “failure to procure coverage.” But that’s not the end of the story. While failure to procure coverage remains the biggest area of E&O exposures, …

Executive Excess

The CEO-worker pay gap at low-wage corporations grew even wider in 2021. That’s according to a new report by the Institute for Policy Studies, which revealed stats on how low-wage corporations have continued to pump up CEO pay during the …

Cyber Hygiene Confidence Low, Again

Nearly three quarters of global cyber risk decision makers recently surveyed said their company experienced at least one cyberattack in the past year and while these attacks have spurred more investment in cyber risk mitigation efforts, just 3% rated their …

Small Biz Ups and Downs

Small businesses are the heart of America but today’s economic rollercoaster is a tough ride to handle. According to a recent survey by Next Insurance, small businesses are feeling stressed and frustrated by the state of the economy and inflation. …

New Working World

The world of work is experiencing a transformation driven by the pandemic’s ability to reshape the employment landscape, dominate economic activity and revolutionize the workforce. That’s according to a recently released global study by ADP Research Institute, which identifies emerging …

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