Editor’s Note

24/7 Tech: Not Normal or Healthy

In an “always on” society – where we constantly carry mini-computers in our pockets that are capable of solving nearly any problem or desire with a tap, pinch or click – we can’t seem to escape the ever-increasing role that …

Workers’ Comp Superior Performers

The best workers’ compensation insurers have similar characteristics. A new study released by ACORD identified a few of those similarities, including that they pay their agency partners more than their rivals do as a way to attract better customers and …

Few Employers Take New Actions to Curb Sexual Harassment

Despite the recent spotlight on workplace sexual harassment issues, few employers have taken action to prevent and/or address sexual harassment concerns in the workplace, according to a survey of employees by the American Psychological Association. Only 32 percent of working …

Show Teen Drivers Some Money

Teens who text while driving may be convinced to reduce risky cellphone use behind the wheel when offered financial incentives such as auto insurance apps that monitor driving behavior and reward good drivers with discounts. A new survey showed more …

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 …

Aging U.S. Population

There will soon, within a few decades, be an important demographic turning point in U.S. history. By 2035, there will be 78.0 million people 65 years and older compared to 76.4 million under the age of 18, according to the …

HR Pros Prep for Rise in Sexual Harassment Complaints

Seven in 10 human resource professionals said they believe sexual harassment complaints at their workplaces will likely be “higher” or “much higher” in 2018 compared to previous years. An HR Certification Institute poll of more than 200 HR business leaders …

Under-Reported Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace is under-reported by employees partly because some employees are unaware that their employers have anti-harassment policies or that there are ways to report without bringing harm to themselves, according to a survey of human resource …

Americans and Autonomous Cars

Times are changing when it comes to how U.S. drivers feel about autonomous vehicles. According to a new study from AAA, 63 percent of U.S. drivers report feeling afraid to ride in a fully self-driving vehicle. That sounds like a …

2017 Disasters

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was busy in 2017 as it supported 59 major disaster declarations and 16 emergency declarations, a year during which unprecedented disasters affected more than 25 million Americans, or almost 8 percent of the U.S. …

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