Archive for March, 2016


Protecting Employers: The Liability Impact of the Affordable Care Act

By Richard G. Clarke, CIC, CPCU, RPLU, CITRMS The Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law by President Obama in March 2010, is revolutionizing both health care insurance and the delivery of health care services. With limited exceptions, all individuals …

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Speaking Insurance: The Life of a Branch Manager

Matt Sasso, CIC, CRM, CPCU, is the branch vice president for CNA Insurance in Houston. Matt graduated the University of Central Florida with a degree in


Bonds in the CGL Policy: A Look at Bail Bonds and Bonds to Release Attachments

By Dwight Kealy, J.D., CIC

Most people do not think of the Commercial General Liability (CGL) Policy as a place to get payment for bonds, but the CGL Policy provides payment for

Speaking Insurance Podcast

Speaking Insurance: Young CISR

Kelsey Purvis, CISR, is a commercial account representative at Ross & Yerger Insurance in Jackson, Mississippi. A recent graduate of Mississippi State University, Kelsey has already


Coverage for Collegiates

College Students’ Auto Exposures and Coverages–Part 2

By Samuel T. Bennett, CIC, AFIS, CRIS, CPIA

As a long-time resident of a town with a major university, two colleges, and several satellite campuses of

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Speaking Insurance: Dynamics of Dog Food

Bob Rogers, CLU, ChFC, is the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Accident Insurance Services (AIS) in Houston, Texas. Since 1967, he has held a variety

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Rates Steady in February

Low volume results in little movement

Commercial property and casualty rates in the US were largely unchanged in February as compared to the prior month. The composite rate

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US Composite Rate for Personal Lines Down 1 Percent

Steady market reflects little movement

The cautious approach of US personal lines insurers continued in February 2016 with rates down 1 percent, the same decrease as in January

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Speaking Insurance: Production Underwriter at MarketScout

Courtney Kerr comes from a family of insurance professionals. Her father, Richard Kerr, is the president and founder of MarketScout, a wholesale insurance exchange based

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