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Why Insurance Agencies at Crossroad Are Turning to Aggregators: Viewpoint

August 27, 2018

Via: Insurance Journal

Even as they look back on several years of steady growth and success, many owners of independent insurance agencies now find themselves at a crossroad where they are pressed to make critical strategic decisions about the future of their firms. […]


Activity, Insurance

It’s Hurricane Season: A Stark Reminder That You May Need Flood Insurance

August 23, 2018

Via: TheStreet

Far too many people don’t think about flood insurance when buying insurance. Floods actually are the most common type of natural disaster, and most typical homeowner policies do not provide flood coverage. If you don’t think you need flood insurance, […]


Activity, Insurance

Flood Insurance Will Lapse If Senate Does Not Act

July 30, 2018

Via: Insurance Journal

There is not a lot time left to avoid a lapse in the federal government’s flood insurance program. The Senate is expected to follow the House, which voted last week to temporarily reauthorize the program. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell […]


Activity, Insurance

Blockchain Is Tech Evolution That Will Create Re/Insurance Revolution: B3i’s Marke

July 11, 2018

Via: Insurance Journal

Blockchain technology is moving out of the lab and into the insurance business. It’s moving past the hype phase and is edging closer to providing real-life efficiency improvements for the industry. It’s been a slow and evolutionary process—one that ultimately […]


Activity, Capital and risk, Credit, Insurance, Trading

Trade Credit Insurance Could Get Boost from Trade War

July 6, 2018

Via: Insurance Journal

Trade tensions sound like a great opportunity to underwriters of a little-known insurance product. U.S. President Donald Trump set off fears of a global trade war with tariffs on metals and an array of imports from China. As countries ratchet […]


Activity, Insurance

Why Property & Casualty Insurance Should Not Be Optional

May 9, 2018

Via: TheStreet

The U.S. property & casualty insurance industry pays out more than $400 billion in policy benefits, according to the American Insurance Association. The industry also employs about 2.3 million people, making property & casualty (or “P&C,” as insurance insiders call […]


Activity, Insurance

Why Long-Term Care Insurance Is a Bad Investment

March 7, 2018

Via: TheStreet

Long-term care insurance is supposed to ease fears about long-term health care, but advisors warn that it can do the opposite. Long-term care insurance can increase rather than reduce risk in retirement, according to financial planner Melinda Kibler of Palisades […]


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Why annuities are a bad idea for almost everyone

March 5, 2018

Via: Market Watch

“Don’t lose money in the Wall Street casino!” the radio announcer blared. “It could take a lifetime to make up your losses in the stock market.” Unless your lifetime is five years — that’s how long it took the market […]


Activity, Investment banking

5 ETFs that nervous investors can use as insurance against a stock-market crash

March 2, 2018

Via: Market Watch

There’s a lot of talk lately about risks in the stock market, and for good reason. Over about six weeks, the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.46% has seesawed pretty dramatically, including a fall from all-time highs around 2,870 to a […]


Activity, Insurance

Tennessee Captive Insurance Companies Exceed $1 Billion in Premiums

January 19, 2018

Via: Insurance Journal

The state of Tennessee saw domestic captive insurance companies exceed $1 billion in written premiums in 2017 for the first time – a milestone for Tennessee’s burgeoning captive insurance marketplace. In addition to setting a new benchmark in premiums, the […]