Rough Notes magazine April 2013 SEO version Table of Contents  

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April 2013

Marketing Agency of the Month:
The transformation
Fun and excitement return as Tedrick Group changes to consultative and diagnostic approach.

Specialty Lines Markets:
Knowledge to win in amateur athletics
As the amateur sports world expands, so do the opportunities for agents.

Something to talk about
Is your agency being proactive with personal lines customers about their social media exposures?

Benefits Agency:
Established benefits department ready for growth under PPACA
Palomar's acquisition of benefits firm provides new opportunities.

Medical professional presents opportunities
Fast-changing health care business requires greater expertise.

Other Feature Stories:
Open the umbrella
Don't let your clients leave home—or stay home—without this vital protection.

Bringing fun to insurance—and to insureds
Golf events, other promotional contests provide business-building opportunities.

Predictive modeling: Better decision making
Insurers and captives will benefit from more precise exposure data & loss data.

The challenge of returning injured workers
Finding the right program is key.

Energy source
Global Special Risks brings skill and savvy to the complex oil and gas market.

Avoiding the rough with golf & country clubs
Property damage continues to present a challenge, as do exposures resulting from increased amenities.

Post-Sandy: Delivering on a promise
When a superstorm hits, it's the character of agency employees that makes the difference.

2013 RIMS Special Section

2013 RIMS conference overview
A plethora of opportunities for risk management professionals

New RIMS president
Increased emphasis on ERM will continue under Phelps’ regime

RIMS doubles down on ERM
Enhanced sessions and pre-conference offerings provide great depth


Agency Financial Management—Financial wisdom in an uncertain economy
How to keep cash flow healthy and grow intelligently
By Rick Dennen

ISO Products Perspective—Umbrella liability policies: Extra coverage fora rainy day
Routinely large judgments point to the need in both personal lines & commercial lines

By Lloyd Steinberg and Tracey Waller

Enterprise Risk Management—The new sheriff in town
NAIC adopts model on ERM requirements

By Michael J. Moody, MBA, ARM

Benefits Business—New dimensions in wellness
Employers want more bang for their buck, eye new approaches

By Len Strazewski

Customer Service Focus—Succession planning for agency CSR positions
Investment in recruiting and training pays off

By Angie Nyamburi, CIC, CISR, CSRM

Agents E&O Loss Prevention—Is blanket additional insured coverage truly blanket?
Check the level of AI coverage provided in company forms

By Curtis M. Pearsall, CPCU, AIAF, CPIA

Public Policy Analysis & Opinion—A federal case
Senator Nelson faces an unruly teen

By Kevin P. Hennosy

Managing Mobility—Is BYOD the right call?
"Bring your own device" isn't a fad, so plan accordingly

By Jim Rhodes


Court Decisions
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