Top Insurance Stories of the Year

By | January 13, 2014

In 2013, Insurance Journal readers flocked to news about insurance carriers (Travelers, Berkshire, Liberty Mutual, Tower and others) making moves, changes in Obamacare, the fate of federal flood insurance reforms and storm forecasters coming up short. The following is a list of the 25 most popular articles on since January 2013.

  1. Bipartisan Deal Reached to Delay Flood Insurance Premium Hikes: Waters
    No deal ever passed and Congress adjourned without delaying Biggert-Waters provisions.

  2. Another Obamacare Requirement Delayed
    As it turned out, one of many.

  3. What Employees Should Know About Healthcare Changes Ahead
    Turns out there was a lot about the Obamacare rollout nobody anticipated.

  4. Workplace Bullying Emerging As Major Employment Liability Battleground
    While there were some bullying lawsuits, there was no onslaught.

  5. Federal Government Shutdown Effect on P/C Insurance Industry
    What shutdown?

  6. Attorney Behind $43M Award for Ohio Agent Against Nationwide Insurance to File Class Action
    Nothing like a carrier-agent spat.

  7. Travelers’ Q2 Profit Climbs 85% to $925M; Auto Unit Layoffs Planned
    Everyone has an opinion when a major carrier makes a move.

  8. Quiet 2013 Hurricane Season a ‘Head Scratcher’ for Embarrassed Forecasters
    People seem to like when forecasters are off the mark.

  9. 2013 Hurricane Prediction: 72% Chance on East Coast; 48% for Florida
    Boy, were they wrong! See No. 8.

  10. GEICO Passes Allstate to Become 2d Largest U.S. Auto Insurer: SNL
    This race isn’t over.

  11. Top 10 Alcohol Brands of Underage Drinkers
    Parents want to know.

  12. Fifty Top Apps for Independent Agents
    Readers had even more suggestions.

  13. New Workers’ Compensation Formula Lowers Premiums for Most Employers
    But other insureds were told to brace for hikes.

  14. MetLife Moving 2,600 Jobs to North Carolina from Northeast, California
    Tax breaks from North Carolina could reach $100 million.

  15. Travelers Launching Low Cost, Segmented Product in New Personal Auto Strategy
    Independent agents are still expressing concern.

  16. Liberty Mutual to Phase Out 8 Regional Insurance Brands
    Insurer moved to strengthen brand name.

  17. Buffett Says Berkshire to Be ‘Significant Factor’ in Commercial Insurance
    Just how significant could be interesting story of 2014.

  18. U.S. Commercial Insurance Prices to Firm in 2013: Marsh
    Did this prediction hold up?

  19. Top 10 States for Hail Claims
    Hail claims cost almost $4 billion.

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