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Will Uber Employee Status Ruling in California Impact Its Business Model?

A California Labor Commission ruling in June that an Uber driver is an employee and not a contractor opens the door to more scrutiny over the rideshare giant’s business model, but that was just the proverbial tip of the iceberg …

The hidden language of sales

As agents, effective communication is critical to our success. Studies show only 30% of the information we receive in the context of a conversation is verbal, almost 67% is non-verbal. Humans are a very visual species. Be aware of the …

P/C Insurers Face Obstacles on Road to Hard Market

With interest rates low and looking like they will stay low for some time, property/casualty insurance companies will have to focus on making their profit on underwriting rather than on investments. However, P/C insurers expecting to achieve better results by …

STATE OF LOUISIANA CLEARS BROOKE OF WRONGDOING

The Louisiana Department of Insurance investigated complaints earlier this year against Brooke from former franchisees in that state and cleared the company of all wrongdoing except for a few minor licensing snafus. The allegations included charges that Brooke does not …

COMP INSURERS APPEAL S.C. RATE HIKE REJECTION

The South Carolina Department of Insurance recently disapproved a request made by the National Council on Compensation Insurance to increase loss costs statewide by 23.7 percent. NCCI State Relations Executive, Amy Quinn, said the South Carolina department released its announcement …

STATE CLEARS BROOKE

The Louisiana Department of Insurance investigated complaints against Brooke from former franchisees in that state and cleared the company of all wrongdoing except for a few minor licensing snafus. The allegations included charges Brooke does not fully disclose the franchise …

STATE CLEARS BROOKE OF WRONGDOING

The Louisiana Department of Insurance investigated complaints against Brooke from former franchisees in that state and cleared the company of all wrongdoing except for a few minor licensing snafus. The allegations included charges Brooke does not fully disclose the franchise …

HAWAII INSURERS FILE 16.8 PERCENT WORKERS’ COMP COST DECREASE

The National Council on Compensation Insurance has filed a request to decrease workers’ compensation loss costs in Hawaii by 16.8 percent, beginning Jan. 1, 2008, according to the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. DCCA said the reduction is …

NEW ORE. LAW AFFECTS GROUP CONTRACTOR LIABILITY INSURANCE

Oregon has implemented a new law aimed at making group contractor liability insurance more available. HB 2751 implements one of the recommendations of the The Construction Claims Task Force, and adds group contractor liability to the existing exceptions to the …

WHAT’S AHEAD FOR LIBERTY MUTUAL, OHIO CASUALTY ?

For agents, the Liberty Mutual Agency Markets acquisition of Ohio Casualty acquisition promises to be a matter of addition, not subtraction. For the most part, Ohio Casualty’s 3,400 agents will join with and not replace or be replaced by Liberty …

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