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PIA National: Need a new flood insurance carrier?
Changes in the flood insurance marketplace are continuing, offering new opportunities for you to serve your customers. As carriers leave the market we want to assure you that PIA's national flood partner, The Hartford, is here to stay and is one of the largest flood insurance writers in the country. The Hartford wants to be your go to flood market for both personal lines and commercial lines. Their dedicated flood sales and transfer teams want to earn your business by making it easy to do business and providing exceptional service for both you and your customers.
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PIA Montana Producer Seminar
The 4th annual PIA Montana Producer Seminar will be held Oct. 2-4 at the Holiday Inn, Bozeman, Mont.
October is rapidly approaching and we’re a month away from the annual PIA Montana Producer Seminar. It’s two days of excellent education, networking opportunities for agents and company representatives and gives agents a chance to check out new products and services from PIA supporting companies.

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PIA Washington/Alaska and IIABW's Annual Conference
PIA Washington/Alaska teams up again this year with the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Washington for its annual conference. This year the third annual Washington Joint Conference is Oct. 20-22 at the Sheraton Hotel, Seattle.
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 Industry News from PIA Western Alliance


Obamacare: A rate hike analysis
It's less than four weeks before those without health insurance will start registering in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act health insurance exchanges. Some are run by the states. Others by the federal government. One purpose of the Obamacare online exchanges is to give people one place to go to shop for insurance and to make that shopping easier. Another is to help drive down rates. A huge debate is raging as to whether that will happen or not.
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Cyber crime: An insurance opportunity, worry
There is an insurance opportunity in cyber security insurance. Experian Data Breach Resolution and the Ponemon Institute recently released a study on the topic. It's titled Managing Cyber Security as a Business Risk: Cyber Insurance in the Digital Age. The study found that 41 percent of business with 500 employees or more are more worried about cyber attacks and cyber security risks than they are insured business risks.
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Flood insurance education
After Superstorm Sandy it occurred to many at the Federal Emergency Management Agency that people don't understand flood insurance. And — worse — they're not prepared for floods. The Obama administration wants that changed and is pushing FEMA to do a better job of education.
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Where US reinsurers write the most business
Insurance Networking News
The most popular country for U.S.-based reinsurers to assume P&C premiums from is the United Kingdom, including Northern Ireland, which emerges as the leader for 2012 in a new analysis of statutory data by SNL Financial.

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The real reason insurance agents fail to sell
By John Chapin
You can give an agent all the sales skills training in the world. You can lay everything out and tell them exactly what to say and do in each and every situation and yet, if they have either of the two following afflictions — no amount of sales or product training will help them.

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House passes agent and broker reform bill
Insurance Networking News
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the bipartisan insurance agent licensing reform bill, also known as the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers Reform Act of 2013, by a 397-6 vote.

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Insurers and fraud: The fight continues
Insurance fraud is a growing problem. It's something we all know. What we don't know is how much it is really growing. The figure most often seen on fraud losses per year is around $30 billion. Seems reasonable.
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Flood: Another wildfire danger
The Western portion of the United States is experiencing a huge number of fires. In addition, the fire season appears to have extended beyond normal. Fires are out of control in a number of areas and some have generated national news. Those would be the fire in Yosemite, another one in Idaho in Sun Valley that threatened celebrity homes and the Arizona blaze that killed several firefighters. But there is another danger from fire that most do not recognize. And that's flooding.
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The 5 critical Cs of acquisitions
By Rick Dennen
Quick romances don't usually make happy, lasting marriages. It's easy to be in love when a relationship functions on the surface. But the romance quickly fades as the daily grind exposes each person's true character. That's why divorce rates are extremely high for fast unions. The statistics regarding mergers and acquisitions are similar; many fail to meet buyer expectations.
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Getting started with Facebook Ads
By Mayur Kisani
According to Facebook, "People who like your page spend an average of two times more as your customers than people who aren't connected to you on Facebook." This statement itself makes it very important for your business to reach the right people using Facebook Ads. Read on to learn the basics of setting up your Facebook Ad campaign.
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