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PIA Western Alliance Welcomes Allied/Nationwide
Professional Insurance Agents Western Alliance is thrilled to announce the addition of Allied/Nationwide as the most recent company to join the PIA Western Alliance Market Access Program (MAP)! Allied/Nationwide's competitive nature and abundant appetite guide will add greatly to the value of membership and to those PIA Members using MAP.
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Oregon's Bad Faith Bills Dead
Weekly Industry News has been monitoring bad faith bills being considered by the Oregon Legislature. It appears the bills — SB 313 and SB 314 — failed to get out of a Senate committee and we are told they are dead.
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Are We in a Soft Market? Maybe. Maybe Not.
Is insurance back in a soft market? Some economists say we were not in a hard market in the first place. Yet with falling rate increases and flat rate conditions, the concern of those thinking it was a hard market — like MarketScout CEO Richard Kerr — is we're now in a soft market.
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Bosses: A Fearless Personal Inventory
Recovering addicts are familiar with the concept of the fearless moral inventory. In this case, it's a fearless personal inventory and it's aimed at bosses. Business management performance experts Antoine Gerschel and Lawrence Polsky who run PeoleNRG.com have put together a portrait of the bad manager.
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Older Workers: Lack of Fluid Intelligence? Really?
The American Psychological Association has some thoughts about aging workers. The conclusion is going to upset those considered to be "aging" — whatever "aging" means. To some it's anyone over 40.
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The Future: Millennials & Financial Stability & Careers
As part of our continuing focus on Millennials — those who reached adulthood around 2000 — we note the U.S. Census Bureau recently said this year they will replace Baby Boomers as the largest group of living individuals in the country.
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Cyber and Insurance, Is That the Direction to Go?
National Association of Insurance Commissioner — and Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance — Monica Lindeen said the NAIC's Cybersecurity (EX) Task Force has adopted a cyber-strategy for insurers.
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AIG: A New Board Chair and a Greenberg Case to Continue
Steve Miller stepped down as AIG's board chairman after taking care of the CEO transition from Robert Benmosche to Peter Hancock. Last week, the firm announced Douglas Steenland — the former CEO of Northwest Airlines — will succeed Miller who will remain on the board in limited capacity. The transition takes place July 1st.
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The Nation's Largest Employees per State
Diversity of employment is critical to a state's economy. That's common knowledge. We also all know the company in the state with the most employees has a disproportionately large impact on the economy and can sometimes influence an entire region.
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ObamaCare: Give it Time?
Bloomberg Politics just took an interesting poll — one that supports a bunch of other recent polls. ObamaCare continues to be unpopular and the majority continue to not like it, however, a majority of people — for the first time — want to give the law a chance.
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