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The Lowdown: The Silent Battle Between Agencies and Companies

P&C insurance companies are scared. Not all are scared, of course. Some are big enough, some are smart enough, and others are ignorant enough to not be scared about the future of insurance distribution. The ones that are scared are …

Why Agents Should Care About Underinsurance

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. When it comes down to it, the biggest loser in a property that is underinsured is the homeowner who may not be able to rebuild their home to the way …

Engage the Millennials

This Lowdown provides you with a perspective on the report Insuring Millennials: The Most Underinsured Generation, a report added to the Carrier Management Research & Trends site this week. This report was written for the insurance carrier audience, addressing the …

Four Reasons to Explore Underwriting Automation

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. If you’re reading this blog, then you are likely interested in learning more about how you can make your company’s property underwriting process more efficient. Although there are many misconceptions …

Hong Kong Agents, China Insurers Face Tech-Related Disruptions: 2017 Predictions, Part 4

The twin forces of regulation and technology will see the emergence of new distribution models in 2017. This sounds like a commonly heard disrupter scenario for the U.S. and European markets, but it’s actually a prediction for the future of …

Insured Loss Estimate from Texas Tornadoes at $1.2B, So Far

Texas is dealing with approximately $1.2 billion in insured losses so far from nine confirmed tornadoes that struck the metro-Dallas area on Dec. 26 and killed 11 people, according to preliminary estimates from the Insurance Council of Texas. The group …

More Small Employers Using Video to Detect Workers’ Comp Fraud

Trust is hard to come by, and the proof for that cliché is now in the pudding – at least in the world of workers’ compensation. While roughly one-in-10 small business owners say they’re concerned that one of their employees …

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New Louisiana DOI Website Aims to Help Consumers Shop for Rates, Agents

The Louisiana Department of Insurance (LDI) has launched a new website aimed at providing improved services to consumers, insurance agents and other groups regulated by the department. According to the department’s announcement, among the features of the new website are …

Washington Commissioner Disciplines Insurers, Producers

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler in September disciplined several insurance companies, agents and brokers who violated state insurance regulations. Following are the names of the parties, their locations and the violations the Office of the Insurance Commissioner reported to have …