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13 02, 2020

New RIMS Leader: Understanding Risks Around Technology is Imperative

By | February 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New RIMS Leader: Understanding Risks Around Technology is Imperative

The culture at technology startups like Uber, Airbnb and PayPal is all about risk-taking. They start by offering a unique, untested or reimagined product or service or by disrupting an industry’s established production, distribution or sales methods. To succeed long-term, …

11 02, 2020

Gaining a Risk Manager Seat at Technology’s Table: Interview with RIMS President Langone

By | February 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Gaining a Risk Manager Seat at Technology’s Table: Interview with RIMS President Langone

The culture at technology startups like Uber, Airbnb and PayPal is all about risk-taking. They start by offering a unique, untested or reimagined product or service or by disrupting an industry’s established production, distribution or sales methods. To succeed long-term, …

14 01, 2020

Harvard Professor Takes Aim at ‘Clickbait’ With Defamation Suit Against New York Times

By | January 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Harvard Professor Takes Aim at ‘Clickbait’ With Defamation Suit Against New York Times

A Harvard University professor known as an expert in intellectual property is suing the New York Times for its publication of a “sensationalized, false and defamatory ‘clickbait’ Internet headline and lede” about him during the Jeffrey Epstein human trafficking scandal. …

3 01, 2020

Hanover Insurance Names Mitchell, Grieco to Key Commercial Lines Posts

By | January 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Hanover Insurance Names Mitchell, Grieco to Key Commercial Lines Posts

The Hanover Insurance Group announced leadership appointments in its commercial lines business. Matthew S. Mitchell was appointed president of The Hanover’s middle market business. He has been with The Hanover for more than 13 years He was named chief strategy …

2 01, 2020

Insurance Journal’s Top 10 National Stories of 2019

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The top Insurance Journal story of the year was about a merger that never happened. On March 5, 2019 a marriage between two of the largest insurance brokers seemed to be in the works. Aon was considering a combination with …

31 12, 2019

12 New Year’s Resolutions for Insurance Agents

By | December 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 12 New Year’s Resolutions for Insurance Agents

During the course of a year, Insurance Journal columnists, consultants and other writers dispense countless words of wisdom on how to be a better and more successful professional insurance agent. If you are a veteran insurance agent — or an …

26 12, 2019

Employers Warned of Potential Wage-and-Hour Claims Under New Overtime Rule

By | December 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Employers Warned of Potential Wage-and-Hour Claims Under New Overtime Rule

Time is running out for employers to familiarize themselves with new federal rules on overtime pay. Starting January 1, the threshold for who is entitled to overtime pay — and who is not — changes. It’s the first change since …

20 12, 2019

$1.45 Trillion U.S. Spending Bills with Flood, Terrorism Insurance Renewals Goes to President Trump

By | December 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on $1.45 Trillion U.S. Spending Bills with Flood, Terrorism Insurance Renewals Goes to President Trump

The Senate yesterday went along with House measures that fund the military and rest of the federal government through next September. The government funding measure includes two provisions of particular interest to the property/casualty insurance industry: a reauthorization of the …

19 12, 2019

Allstate to Retire Esurance Brand

By | December 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Allstate to Retire Esurance Brand

Allstate is retiring its Esurance brand and combining its remaining Allstate, Encompass and Answer Financial personal lines brands under a single business model. The company says dropping Esurance and creating the new business model will lower costs and allow it …

16 12, 2019

Bermuda Gains Reciprocal Status With U.S. Starting in 2020

By | December 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bermuda Gains Reciprocal Status With U.S. Starting in 2020

Bermuda’s insurance market gains reciprocal status with the U.S. as of Jan. 1, 2020, something that industry and business groups there are celebrating as they countdown to the new year. Reciprocal status will make Bermuda on par with the U.S., …