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PIA National and Obamacare navigator standards
PIA has filed comments with the National Association
of Insurance Commissioners Producer
Licensing Task Force about the Obamacare
navigators. In our comments, PIA points out that since navigators are not permitted to sell, solicit or
negotiate insurance, a producer license should continue to be required in order to
perform those functions.
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5 ways social media is killing your business
American Express OPEN Forum
Right now, social media is slowly killing your business. Every day, it's draining the resources of your company — and that "giant sucking sound you hear" goes much deeper than you or your employees occasionally surfing the Web. While social media can be an inexpensive and effective way to market to prospects and customers, it can actually hurt your company more than it helps when not used properly.
Use technology to know your customers — but not too well
Insurance Networking News
Consultant and contributor to INN Joe McKendrick writes: "Back in my college days, I got a call from a casual acquaintance who said she wanted to come over to my house to talk to me about something very important. While there was no way of knowing what the call was about, being the very socially awkward (if not backward) young man that I was, I was flattered at the prospect that this young woman might actually have a crush on me and was forward enough to make the first move."
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Why your website needs to work across multiple devices
By Mayur Kisani
The majority of today's users consume media on multiple screens — smartphones, tablets and TV. From checking email to surfing to tweeting about a TV show or finding out about a product, your customers are mobile and spend a considerable amount of time on these screens, away from the desktop computer. Building a website that showcases your business and products across multiple devices is the new norm. Your customers deserve a great online experience with your company, no matter what device they use.
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PIA National and the comeback of Eliot Spitzer
Weekly Industry News recently ran a story
about the political comeback attempt of former
New York Governor and Attorney General Eliot
Spitzer. As most of you remember, Spitzer
resigned in disgrace as the result of a prostitution
scandal. Spitzer — as we informed you in the previous issue —
is running for New York City Comptroller.
Update: Employer mandate — 2 conflicting surveys
Fairly recently, the Obama administration shook up the
business world and said the employer mandate of the Patient
Protection and Affordable Care Act — the regulation that says
firms with 50 or more full-time employees shall provide health
insurance — will be postponed for a year until 2015.
In the federal government we trust — NOT!
Harris Interactive looked at how much we trust the federal
government. You don't need to be an expert in calculus or astrophysics to know the answer to that
one. Here's what the Harris Poll came up with.
TRIA renewal: Maybe next year
The insurance industry wants the Terrorism Risk
Insurance Act renewed before it expires on
Dec. 31, 2014. Even such staunch anti-insurance
groups as the Consumer Federation of
America and its leader J. Robert Hunter want TRIA
Democrats say House farm bill flawed
The U.S. House of Representatives got down to
business a week or so ago and passed a farm bill.
Like the one passed more than a month ago in the
Senate, this one runs five-years.
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Insurers and their risk to the global financial system
Insurers in the United States have pushed hard to not get
tagged as risky to the nation's entire financial system. Under
the Dodd-Frank Act, the Financial Risk Oversight Council has put the industry under scrutiny but so far has
only named three insurers as risky to the U.S. financial
Flood insurance reforms — delay?
The reality of the flood insurance reforms passed last year in
the Biggert-Waters Act is higher premiums for those living in
zones more apt to face flooding, or for homes that have
multiple claims against them, or for those deemed vacation
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.
Wildfires:Things will not be better this summer
Look out. A group called Climate Central has
been analyzing wildfire data since the 1970s and
it says we're in for another very bad year.
Dodd-Frank Act is 3: Treasury secretary — no changes
The Wall Street reforming Dodd-Frank Act is
three-years old. Critics are already screaming for
changes. Not so fast says Treasury Secretary
Jacob Lew. He said he's speeding up
implementation of the law and is asking
Congress for patience.
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