Rough Notes

BAD HAIR DAY

Bad hair day Pro’s Choice Beauty Care, Inc., purchased commercial general liability insurance from Great Northern Insurance Company. Nonparty Bumble and Bumble commenced an action against Pro’s Choice to recover The post

Posted: Jul 26, 2021

WALKIN’ BLUES

Walkin’ blues Stevie Howard, a pedestrian, was injured outside a T-Mobile/Metro PCS store property. In April 2018, Howard filed a complaint alleging several counts of negligence against T-Mobile USA d/b/a The post

Posted: Jul 26, 2021

INTENTIONAL ACT OR LACK OF CAPACITY?

Intentional act or lack of capacity? Logan Foreman, the then 16-year-old son of Brent and Kathleen Foreman, was living at home with them when he set fire to the family The post

Posted: Jul 26, 2021

WIND DEDUCTIBLE BUYBACKS

Separate wind deductibles are considered essential to maintaining affordable coverage in wind-prone regions, and they give policyholders greater financial incentive to implement wind-loss mitigation measures. At least theoretically. WIND DEDUCTIBL...

Posted: Jul 13, 2021

TOP 5 TIPS FOR BEATING THE BEZOS BEHEMOTH

Today, with smartphones, society carries the world’s latest incarnation of the department store show window—and cash register—with them everywhere, all the time. What does that mean for you and your The post

Posted: Jul 13, 2021

A NICHE MARKETPLACE

Broker Focus A NICHE MARKETPLACE Agents looking for help with a specialty can turn to a unique specialist, One80 Intermediaries By Dennis H. Pillsbury When a company that started offering The post

Posted: Jun 30, 2021

IN THE KNOW

Professional Development IN THE KNOW CPCU Society podcast shares the knowledge and insights of industry leaders By Christopher W. Cook A community of insurance professionals who are working towards or The post

Posted: Jun 30, 2021

KEEPING AT IT

The Young Pro-Files KEEPING AT IT Young professional volunteers with numerous civil rights and social action groups By Christopher W. Cook In the insurance industry, certain dedicated young professionals stand The post

Posted: Jun 30, 2021

A QUESTION OF BALANCE

Broken Glass A QUESTION OF BALANCE This young agent takes on a dual role at her thriving agency By Elisabeth Boone, CPCU With a degree in marketing, Jessica Jeffress wasn’t The post

Posted: Jun 30, 2021

PARTNERS IN PROFITABILITY

PARTNERS IN PROFITABILITY Broker expands footprint with strategic acquisitions By Elisabeth Boone, CPCU Have you ever watched a ballroom dance competition and marveled at how each couple seems to move The post

Posted: Jun 30, 2021

THIS ISN’T FAVORITE CLIENT BEHAVIOR

THIS ISN’T FAVORITE CLIENT BEHAVIOR We should be able to operate in the insurance realm under a safe set of assumptions. First, our customers should want proper protection. Second, they The post

Posted: Jun 29, 2021

A NEW LOOK AT LIFE INSURANCE

A NEW LOOK AT LIFE INSURANCE Improved tech and underwriting help support growing demand among Millennials, others By Len Strazewski Agents and brokers ready to return to the group and The post

Posted: Jun 29, 2021

CARGO INSURANCE

CARGO INSURANCE Providers prepare to meet the need as supply chains are re-established By Joseph S. Harrington, CPCU Looking back on 2020, ocean marine producer Brendan Neligan with Risk Placement The post

Posted: Jun 29, 2021

WEATHERING A WINDY PERIL

WEATHERING A WINDY PERIL A farmer suffered a significant loss of income and livestock that involved an ill wind blowing his way. The farmer’s pigs were infected with pseudorabies. Storm The post

Posted: Dec 01, 2020

TECHNOLOGY COMMITMENT PAYS OFF DURING PANDEMIC

AGENCY OF THE MONTH TECHNOLOGY COMMITMENT PAYS OFF DURING PANDEMIC Ohio agency pivots easily to working from home as COVID-I9 hits By Dennis H. Pillsbury Although The Uhl Agency, Dayton, The post

Posted: Dec 01, 2020

THE BOSS FROM THE BEGINNING

Agency Partners THE BOSS FROM THE BEGINNING Agency’s franchise model provides continuous support By Christopher W. Cook Some people were born to work in the insurance industry. Maybe their great-grandfather The post

Posted: Dec 01, 2020

NEW MEXICO ACCOUNT MANAGER WINS NATIONAL ALLIANCE 2020 CSR AWARD

NEW MEXICO ACCOUNT MANAGER WINS NATIONAL ALLIANCE 2020 CSR AWARD It’s all in the attitude By Alice Ashby Roettger Consider a personality elixir of flexibility, optimism and a love of The post

Posted: Dec 01, 2020

2021 MARKET OUTLOOK

Personal Lines Focus 2021 MARKET OUTLOOK By Lori Widmer While the personal lines market in 2020 can be defined by the word “pandemic,” the 2021 market may well be remembered The post

Posted: Dec 01, 2020

SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY

Broken Glass SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY Trading Capitol Hill glamour for a post in her family agency was the right move for this talented professional By Elisabeth Boone, The post

Posted: Dec 01, 2020

SPECIALTY LINES 2021

Specialty Lines Markets SPECIALTY LINES  2021 When the going gets tough, specialty writers find opportunity By Joseph S. Harrington, CPCU A hard market for insurance appears to make doing business The post

Posted: Nov 30, 2020

LOOKING AHEAD TO 2021: DRIVING SALES IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

LOOKING AHEAD TO 2021: DRIVING SALES IN UNCERTAIN TIMES Three ways agencies can market efficiently and smartly By Jeff Holmes For many independent agents, the year 2020 brought dramatic change The post

Posted: Nov 30, 2020

BENEFITS OUTLOOK 2021

BENEFITS OUTLOOK 2021 Changes expected as employers, employees deal with pandemic-related and other concerns By Len Strazewski Teetering on the edge of elimination for the past four years, the Affordable The post

Posted: Nov 30, 2020

INSTRUCTION ON INTERNSHIPS

INSTRUCTION ON INTERNSHIPS Gamma Iota Sigma students reflect on previous learning experiences By Christopher W. Cook This past September, Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS)—the insurance industry’s collegiate talent pipeline working to The post

Posted: Nov 30, 2020

CREATIVITY: THE MOTHER OF INVENTION

CREATIVITY:  THE MOTHER OF INVENTION Captives can be incubators for new approaches to coverages and risk management By Michael J. Moody, MBA, ARM Without a doubt, 2020 will go down The post

Posted: Nov 30, 2020

150 YEARS AND COUNTING

Looking Back, Looking Ahead 150 YEARS AND COUNTING Roanoke agency’s founder delivered policies on horseback By Robin Deatherage, CIC In 1870, Charles Lunsford  founded the first insurance business in what The post

Posted: Nov 30, 2020