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Build Your Brand and Stand Out In a Crowd
It’s time to order your agency’s 2018 promotional calendars. Through a special arrangement with The Mines Press, PIA members can receive a 10% discount on all promotional calendar products, personalized with your agency information and the PIA logo...
Deadline Extended for PIA Award Nominations!
The deadline to make a nomination for one of the PIA National Fall Awards has been extended to Thursday July 27, 2017.
Lawmakers Return to Crowded Agenda
Lawmakers return to Washington this week facing a full agenda and just a few short weeks to complete it. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has made little progress on winning over his party’s holdouts as he negotiates revisions to the health-care bill he proposed last month that combines tax cuts with deep reductions in health spending...
The Rise and Fall of ACA Players
Amid the uncertainty and instability of the Affordable Care Act insurers have been moving in both directions. Some have been pulling out of the individual insurance exchanges, while others are ramping up their coverage...
Forecasters Revise Hurricane Predictions Upward
On July 5, Colorado State University forecasters issued a revised prediction for the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, stating that there would be 15 named storms, up from 13. They also predicted eight hurricanes, up from six in June and four in the previous report, and three major hurricanes, up from the two predicted in the previous two reports...
State Flood Managers: Forgive NFIP’s $25 Billion Debt
Congress should admit that the $25 billion debt of the National Flood Insurance Program will never be repaid, and forgive it. That’s the assessment of the Association of State Floodplain Managers, who say the $400 million in annual interest payments would be better spent on flood mitigation efforts...
Makers of Autonomous Vehicles Steer Toward Destinations Unknown
Where is the development of autonomous vehicles going, and what will be the impact on the insurance industry?...
Q2 2017 Commercial Rates Up One Percent
MarketScout reports that pricing on primary insurance for U.S. firms was up 1 percent overall in 2017’s second quarter. Commercial auto business led the gains at 4 percent, while workers’ compensation fell 2 percent on aggregate, according to the Market Barometer study...
Beware of “Post-Loss Assignment” on Home Repair
The Nebraska Department of Insurance is warning homeowners against signing a “post-loss assignment” with a contractor repairing an insured loss on their home. Some contractors say they require a post-loss assignment, but signing such a document could cause problems later, said the department in an online consumer warning...
The Hartford Provides Flood Resources for Your Clients
Help educate and give your clients a peace of mind with safety resources about floods. Visit PIA’s Flood Insurance Marketing Support Center and download customer-oriented flyers to help your clients prepare for floods, deal with the aftermath of flooding, or prepare for a visit by an adjuster and better understand the NFIP remapping process...