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The Hartford Names Bush to Head Personal Lines

The Hartford has announced that Stephanie Bush, who has led small commercial since July 2014, will expand her responsibilities to include oversight for personal lines. She replaces Ray Sprague, who is retiring after a 30-year career with The Hartford. Bush …

Insurance Journal Seeks Industry Charity Stories for 2017

Insurance Journal’s Charity Issue will highlight some of the many charitable tales in insurance. Share your firm’s story on how you support the community. Enter your photos and a brief description of the event here. Deadline for inclusion is December …

Pen Underwriting Builds on QBE Partnership with Irish P/C Capacity Deal

Pen Underwriting has extended its strategic relationship with QBE into the Republic of Ireland, with a new property & casualty capacity partnership in the highly specialist area of hazardous goods & environmental industries. The new partnership takes effect on Jan. …

Driver Concerns Over the Future of Autonomous Vehicles: AIG Study

Safety of the vehicles, including the risk of hacking, are key concerns when it comes to autonomous vehicles, according to a study by American International Group, Inc. on the whether or not Americans accept or reject driverless cars on the …

AIG Appoints Williamson as Global Head of Employee Communications

American International Group Inc. has appointed Anita Williamson as global head of employee communications, effective today. In this role, Williamson will develop and execute global programs to strengthen employee engagement and align with AIG’s global business goals. She will report …

What Agents Want from Carriers in 2022: Survey

Independent agents and brokers who work primarily in personal lines believe competitive pricing, carrier technology and customer service will be more important in five years than they are now. The sentiment is quite different in commercial lines, where agents say …

NAPSLO, AAMGA Members OK Merger; New Wholesale & Specialty Association Is Born

Members of the American Association of Managing General Agents (AAMGA) and the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices (NAPSLO) have approved a merger of the two associations, creating the new Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association (WSIA). According to the …

Survey: Agents Suggest How Carriers Can Move from ‘Good’ to ‘Great’

One would expect to see high levels of satisfaction between an independent agency and its top carrier, but that isn’t always the case. Peeling back the layers usually reveals fertile ground for improvement and shows the path to higher performance …

Insurance Rates for Architects, Engineers Stabilize or Decline in 2016: Survey

Although a slim majority of insurance companies providing architects and engineers professional liability insurance saw their rates stabilize in 2016, nearly one in three experienced modest decreases in rates. That’s according to a new survey by insurance broker Ames & …

NJM Partners with American Modern to Offer Enhanced Collector Car Insurance

NJM Insurance Company has announced an expanded partnership with American Modern Insurance Group for coverage available in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. American Modern offers comprehensive collector car insurance policies. In addition to agreed value loss settlement, which protects against depreciation, …