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    AIA Offers Intriguing IdeasIn Federal Chartering Plan The American Insurance Association has significantly advanced the debate over insurance regulatory reform with its proposal for ...

  • Rating Software Faces Moving Targets

    Rating Software Faces Moving TargetsWhile the property-casualty commercial insurance industry relies on operational efficiencies and competitive advantages offered through software automation, the continual challenge of ...

  • Ruth Goodwin Picked As CSR Of The Year

    Ruth Goodwin Picked As CSR Of The YearNU Online News Service, Aug. 1, 10:16 a.m. EST-A key industry award for insurance customer service representation has ...

  • Auto Insurers Boost Alternative Distribution Channels

    Auto Insurers Boost AlternativeDistribution Channels More insurers are using alternative distribution channels, attempting to raise the odds of winning new customers, according to a ...

  • CARFM Opposes Reinsurance Tax Bill

    CARFM OpposesReinsurance Tax Bill After deliberating at length with its constituency, the Coalition of Alternative Risk Funding Mechanisms has finally taken a stand in opposition ...

  • Read Fine Print on Contracts, Agents Urged

    Read Fine Print On Contracts, Agents UrgedAgents have one major protection when it comes to their relationship with insurers--their contracts--yet many fail to read the ...

  • Market Hardening In A Hurry

    Market Hardening In A HurryPremium pricing in the property-casualty insurance market is skyrocketing, with an overwhelming majority of agents and brokers reporting sharp increases across ...

  • Agents Find Tech Conversions Difficult

    Agents Find Tech Conversions Difficult"There are still a fair number of agents out there operating old, antiquated [agency management] systems," observed Loren Parsons, president and ...

  • AUGIE: Standards Via Group Therapy?

    AUGIE: Standards Via Group Therapy? Ever since ACORD announced the birth of AUGIE (the ACORD-Users Groups Information Exchange) and sent me a warm and fuzzy ...

  • Willis CEO Talks About Bringing 'Aggressive,' Family Touch To Brokerage

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