Watercraft insurance: Smooth sailing or troubled waters?
Specialty writers see a mixed forecast.
All the right moves
Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange is the go-to firm
for agents representing high net worth.
docSTAR document management system helps agencies
make the most of their technology investments.
Bramlett Agency strikes oil in the benefits field
New niche becomes company's "savior".
Dearborn National making a name for itself
Voluntary products, including dental, complement a P-C agency's offerings.
Other Feature Stories:
Paybacks are hell
Retaliation claims surpass claims based on race.
Medical professions show healthy growth
A new reality for investment income
Getting better returns requires new thinking and asset allocation.
The new face of high-risk malpractice
Rock-bottom rates, lower claim frequency, and tort reform
are the good news—but there's more to the story.
ART products: Back in vogue?
An improving financial services sector bodes well
for alternative risk transfer mechanisms.
Public Policy Analysis & Opinion—Feds have little good to say about NAIC
By Kevin P. Hennosy
Winning Strategies—How the best of the best achieve success
By Roger Sitkins
Customer Service Focus—Continuing education: A wise investment
By Amanda M. Williams, CISR, CPIA, AAI, AU, AAIS, AINS
Producer Self-Management—Personal branding and marketing
By John Love, CPCU
Agents E&O Loss Prevention—Looking to insure a marina?
By Curtis M. Pearsall, CPCU, AIAF, CPIA
Risk Management—Hired auto coverage may undergo revision
By Donald S. Malecki, CPCU
Benefits Growth Strategies—Moving employees from enraged to engaged
By Kevin Trokey
Social Media Forum—Social media—How do I know it's working?
By Tom Wetzel
Simply Tech—Proper documentation is the best defense
By Kim Opheim
This month we are introducing the "Simply Tech"
column that will highlight how effective use of
technology can improve agency operations.
Internet Marketing—Internet marketing & gym memberships
By Adam DeGraide
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