Editor’s Note

Differences in Opioid Dispensing Rates

Injured workers in mining and construction, those in rural counties or those who suffer fractures, carpal tunnel and neurologic spine pain are among those more likely to receive prescriptions for opioids than workers in other industries or locations or with …

Millennial Business Owners Like Agents

Millennial business owners are more likely to work with insurance agents than those in other generations. What’s more, they’re seeking agent counsel on a variety of financial issues, according to Nationwide’s fourth annual Business Owner Survey. The insurer sees the …

Why We Give Back

Once a year, Insurance Journal editors have the pleasure of publishing the very best news in the industry – the news about good deeds given to the community by dedicated insurance industry professionals. We have enjoyed pulling together this special …

Reducing Fire Risk Doesn’t Cost More

Properties built in wildfire-prone areas could be built to better withstand fire risk without increasing the cost of construction. That’s according to a new study released last month that found negligible cost differences between a typical home and a home …

Holiday Party Canceled

The economy is booming but that isn’t spurring a rise in holiday parties this year. This may be the result of the #MeToo movement, which has highlighted sexual harassment and assault in the workplace, according to a survey released by …

Top 10 Market Conduct Actions

Untimely claims handling and failure to provide required compliant claims, underwriting, and policyholder service disclosures are the U.S. insurance industry’s top compliance shortcomings. That’s according to a review by Wolters Kluwer of U.S. insurers’ market conduct actions published by state …

#MeToo One Year Later

It’s been one year since news broke about Harvey Weinstein, sparking the #MeToo movement. Since that time, one-third of executives have altered their actions to avoid behaviors that could be perceived as sexual harassment, according to new data from the …

Being Nice to Employees Pays Off

Congratulations to this year’s Best Agencies to Work For! But what makes an employer a good place to work? Competitive salaries, employee benefits, training and education, resources, and other employee perks help. So does being nice to employees. New research …

Harassment in the Workplace

More than one-third (35 percent) of employees in the U.S. feel they’ve experienced workplace harassment, and half of them believe it was due to their gender. That’s according to a study released by specialty insurer Hiscox, which also found that …

Emerging Opportunities

Sometimes emerging risks are hiding in plain sight. As was the case for the man who was seriously injured when he fell through the floor in a museum in Portugal. The exhibit was designed to look like a hole in …

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