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Facts on Ebola's Impact on Insurers

(10/22/2014) As the Ebola epidemic in Africa begins to cause concern among U.S. residents, the Insurance Information Institute posted a comprehensive fact sheet on Ebola an... full story

Ebola Crisis Spurs New Insurance Products

(10/22/2014) In the face of the Ebola crisis, new insurance product offerings are being brought to market... full story

Commercial, Personal Rates Up: MarketScout

(10/22/2014) The composite rate for commercial insurance coverage in the U.S. rose an average of 1.5% in September 2014 according to MarketScout... full story

Consumer Confidence Rises to Seven-Year High

(10/22/2014) Considering all the concern and uncertainty recently with the Ebola outbreak and the war against ISIS, you might conclude that consumers would be less confident... full story

Warren Buffett Rebrands Himself

(10/22/2014) Warren Buffett, the 84-year-old billionaire investor who heads the Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate, has recently been shifting the emphasis used to promote his ... full story

Last Call for PIA Social Media Webinar

(10/22/2014) This is your last chance to register for the October 27 PIA member webinar, "Taking Control of Social Media and the Smartphone..." full story

What About Ebola's Impact on Insurers?

(10/17/2014) As the Ebola epidemic in Africa begins affecting U.S. residents, the Insurance Information Institute posted a comprehensive fact sheet on Ebola and its effects ... full story

Medical Evacuation Services Begin to Decline Ebola Cases

(10/17/2014) Leading companies offering medical evacuation services are drawing a line at flying Ebola patients out of West Africa for treatment abroad, as the cost and comp... full story

Cyber Insurance Popular With Small, Midsize Businesses

(10/17/2014) The Center for Strategic and International Studies reports that a surge in cyberattacks—with more than 3,000 American businesses hacked in 2013—has led to a... full story

Connecticut Captive Program Among Best in Nation

(10/17/2014) The Connecticut Insurance Department's Captive Insurance Program, established less than three years ago, has been named one of the best in the nation by Captive... full story

Agent to Agent: Is It Possible to Make Cold Calls a Thing of the Past?

(10/17/2014) That's certainly a common question pondered by sales professionals at AIMS education sessions, where our mission is to provide the marketing and sales tools any... full story

PIA Member Webinar—Taking Control of Social Media and the Smartphone

(10/17/2014) Agents are reaching a digital tipping point and must sharply accelerate, take control of and link their efforts in social media and mobile technology to stay co... full story

Warren Buffett to Become One of Nation's Largest Car Dealers

(10/09/2014) In a move that is almost certain to benefit GEICO, billionaire investor Warren Buffett announced October 2 an agreement for his Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., to pur... full story

Agent to Agent: Social Media Tips for Agencies

(10/09/2014) When it comes to posting on Facebook, you’d be surprised how small changes in your strategy can result in greater engagement online with your clients and pote... full story

MetLife Challenges "Systemically Important" Designation

(10/09/2014) MetLife is formally challenging the federal government's proposed designation of the insurer as "systemically important," the company disclosed October 3 in a r... full story

Job Openings Rise to Highest Level in 13 Years

(10/09/2014) Job openings in the U.S. climbed to a 13-year high in August, as employers gained confidence about the outlook for demand in the world's biggest economy... full story

New Car Technology May Not Lower Auto Insurance Rates

(10/09/2014) Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Senior Vice President Kim Hazelbaker said during a recent forum that new auto safety technologies could reduce accidents,... full story

First Half 2014 P/C Profits Up, Rate of Return Down Slightly

(10/09/2014) Net income after taxes (profits) in the property/casualty insurance industry increased by $1.6 billion, or 6.4 percent in the first half of 2014 to $26.0 billio... full story

DocIt Is Now DocIT for Agents

(10/09/2014) Last winter, PIA introduced a new money saving service from Drivers History, Inc., called DocIt... full story

Dog Bite Claims Hit Record High

(10/09/2014) While most dog bites do not result in insurance claims, the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) reports that in 2013 the number of dog bite claims increase... full story