National Underwriter Property & Casualty-March 5, 2012

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  • Little Changes in Agent Satisfaction with Companies

    Mark E. Ruquet

    Agent satisfaction with their carrier partners shows little change from last year, and regional carriers would appear to be doing a better job with agents than the national carriers, according to an agents association survey.

  • Five Key Steps to a Successful Broker/ Risk Manager Relationship

    Mark E. Ruquet

    The primary goal of the broker is to listen and understand the business objectives and strains that each risk manager faces. That means understanding the business they are in; the factors driving their risk decisions; the resources they have available; and how they are judged by their superiors.

  • Gaining Insight Into the Evolving Insurance Consumer

    Phil Gusman, Chad Hemenway

    Consumers today have new ways of buying and shopping for insurance, and insurers have new ways of delivering products to their customersbut do insurers truly understand what it takes to attract and retain customers in todays market?

  • Swiss Re Profits Despite Cat Challenges

    Mark E. Ruquet

    Despite the challenges posed by a year of extraordinary catastrophes, Swiss Re says its 2011 net income increased by more than $1.7 billion thanks in part to a reserve release of $1.3 billion.

  • Man Forfeits Own Hand for Insurance Payout

    Christina Bramlet

    An insurance scheme gone awry has left two South Carolinians withblood on their hands after allegedly conducting an amputation on a third party with a rudimentary yard tool.

  • Florida PIP Bill Heads to House Floor

    Chad Hemenway

    The Florida House Economic Affairs Committee has advanced legislation to reform the states no-fault Personal Injury Protection (PIP) program.

  • Your Stories

    Bryant Rousseau

    We talk a lot in the pages of NU about the looming succession crisis: How is the industry going to respond to the brain drain as experienced baby boomer executives retirein drovesover the years ahead?

  • CFA Report: Good Points on Bad Data?

    Mark E. Ruquet

    Longtime insurance veteran Charles L. Ruoff, president of the consulting firm CR Market Strategies Inc., says a recent report from the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) raises some valid points concerning a shrinking marketplace and the need for the industry to take on more risk, such as flood coverage. (Released...

  • Configurable Software Solutions: Blessing or Curse?

    James McCully

    Each insurer has its own unique needs, processes, markets and products that require flexibility in todays policy-administration system. The constant changes in the P&C insurance industry, in particular, demand that administration systems be agile and adaptable.

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