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Protect Your Agency From Major Worldwide Cyber Attack
A ransomware worm stopped factories, hospitals, shops, and schools across the globe over Mother's Day weekend, and some fear it could cause further disruption...
House GOP to Unveil 5-year Flood Insurance Bill
House Republicans are preparing to release draft legislation that would extend the National Flood Insurance Program for five years past its scheduled Sept. 30, 2017 expiration...
Savino: Put These ‘Sacred Cows’ Out to Pasture
PIA National Vice President/Treasurer Keith Savino thinks there are several agency technology “sacred cows” that would best be made into burgers...
Commercial Rates Continue Downward Trend
According to the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB), commercial property and casualty rates fell 2.5 percent across all accounts in the first quarter of 2017, but the rate of decline eased from 3.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016...
Anthem-Cigna Merger Officially Dead
Anthem Inc.’s nearly two-year effort to buy rival insurer Cigna Corp. is officially dead. Now, the two would-be partners are suing each other...
Patricia A. Borowski Honored for 40 Years of Service to PIA
The national Board of Directors of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) adopted a proclamation on April 8, 2017 honoring Patricia A. Borowski, Senior Vice President of Industry Affairs, for her 40 years of service to PIA. The vote was unanimous—and enthusiastic...
Stay Updated With the Latest Hartford Flood Agent E-Newsletter
As part of PIA’s ongoing partnership with The Hartford’s flood insurance program, we are proud to provide PIA members with the latest Flood Agent eNewsletter produced by The Hartford for its flood insurance agents...
A Contradiction in the CHOICE Act
The Financial CHOICE Act is a deregulation bill—except when it comes to insurance. Then, it creates the framework for the kind of federal regulatory bureaucracy that it purports to tame...
J.D. Power: As Auto Insurance Sales Slow, Carriers Turn to Agents
Amid a second straight year of stagnant auto insurance shopping activity and modest rate increases, auto insurance companies have grown increasingly reliant on great customer service, personalized advice and strong agents to win over their customers. That’s according to the J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Insurance Shopping Study.
State Farm to Close Facilities on Auto Losses
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., the largest U.S. home and auto insurer, plans to shut 11 U.S. facilities, displacing about 4,200 workers, after a $7 billion annual underwriting loss last year on auto policies...