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I AM PIA: Former PIA Washington President Featured
The I AM PIA campaign is part of a series of attractive print ads being published in national insurance magazines. It has members talking about why they belong to the PIA. In addition to enhancing the brand, the idea is to generate membership leads for PIA affiliates like the states in the PIA Western Alliance.
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The Cadillac Tax: Repeal Certain
Republicans and Democrats in Congress finally agree on something involving ObamaCare. The Cadillac Tax must go. And it must go soon. PIA National and other insurance associations agree.
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Group Lobbying for Work Comp Opt Out
An interesting workers' compensation battle is beginning. Expect it to grow in intensity in the next few years. The Association for Responsible Alternatives to Workers' Compensation (ARAWC) is lobbying legislatures around the country for some drastic worker's compensation changes
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Profits in 2014 & Rates April 2015
A.M. Best's final analysis of 2014 has been released. The report is titled Profits Continue for U.S. P/C Industry, Supporting Record Level of Policyholders' Surplus Level. It says for the second consecutive year, the P&C industry saw profitable underwriting results and good surpluses.
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The Benefits of MetLife's 13th Employee Benefit Survey
We're either an employee or we're an employer. Either way, the 13th Annual MetLife Employee Benefit Survey has meaning. From an employer's point of view retention is the main purpose for benefits. Or so say 41 percent of the employers surveyed. Cost — said MetLife's Meredith Ryan-Reid — is the primary concern employers have with providing benefits.
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Buffett: Berkshire Hathaway is NOT too Big to Fail
At the annual meeting of Berkshire Hathaway, 84 year old Warren Buffett weighed in on his company being a target of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) who is charged — under the Dodd-Frank Act — with determining which companies are dangerous to the overall economy if they collapse.
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Cyber Rates: Large, Small & More
The biggest growing insurance line these days is cyber attack coverage. It's a hugely competitive market for small businesses. Large companies are in a different ballpark. Willis' Matt Keeping keeps track of such things and said things are positive for insurance buyers and some softening conditions exist. But cyber coverage for point of service retailers is rising a minimum of 10 percent this year and — in some cases — hits a maximum of 125 percent at renewal
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MetLife SIFI Designation Suit: Government Wants it Dismissed
MetLife continues to contend it ought not to have been designated as a Systemically Important Financial Institution (SIFI) by the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC). The company has filed suit challenging the designation.
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Insurers to Congress: State Regulation is Best
Insurance companies are adamant that the state system of insurance regulation is best. And they're testifying in Congress to that end and worry about federal or international encroachment into that regulation.
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2015: A Record Year for Insurance Jobs
It's feast. Or it's famine. Today we're looking at feast. Between now and the end of 2015, the insurance industry will have to fill 22,500 jobs. At least that's what GreatInsuranceJobs.com thinks.
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Golf Tricks
Golf is a big time hobby for a lot of insurance professionals. Play the video below for a special treat featuring some incredible trick shots from two very talented golfers.
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