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Google Compare: The Threat Is Real

(3/31/2015) So far, reactions from agents to the announcement from Google that it is launching Google Compare have fallen into two camps: fear and confusion... full story

Another Health Insurer Is Hacked

(3/31/2015) Premera Blue Cross, a health insurer based in the Seattle suburbs, announced March 17 that it was the victim of a cyberattack, which could have exposed the pers... full story

Cyber Insurance Uptake Increased in 2014

(3/31/2015) The number of clients purchasing standalone cyber insurance for the first time rose 32 percent in 2014 from 2013, according to the latest "Benchmarking Trends: ... full story

Treasury and IRS Seek Comment on "Cadillac Tax" Rules

(3/31/2015) A tax on employer-provided, high-value health benefits packages, generally referred to as the "Cadillac Tax," is set to impose a 40 percent tax on the excess va... full story

Agent to Agent: Is Referral Marketing Dead in a Digital World?

(3/31/2015) Yogi Berra is well-known as a Hall of Fame baseball player, but he is perhaps more famously known for being one of the most quoted people in sports... full story

GOP Senator Presses Fed Chief on Insurance Rules

(3/23/2015) U.S. Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) is "deeply concerned" that the Federal Reserve could inappropriately impose tough new capital standards on the insurance industry... full story

Google Unveils Auto Insurance Comparison Site in California

(3/17/2015) Google recently announced that its Google Compare auto insurance shopping site, essentially a search engine for insurance quotes, will launch first in Californi... full story

New York Regulator Warns of 'Cyber 9/11'

(3/11/2015) Within the next decade, an "Armageddon-type cyber event" could happen, creating a "cyber 9/11..." full story

FBI Closing In on Anthem Cyber Hackers

(3/11/2015) The FBI said it's close to finding the hackers responsible for the attack on health-insurance company Anthem Inc. that exposed personal data on about 80 million... full story

Uninsured Rate Falls to 7-Year Low As Supreme Court Challenge Looms

(3/11/2015) The latest Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index reveals that the number of Americans without health insurance fell to a seven-year low in 2014 as the Affordable C... full story

Former AIG CEO Benmosche Dies

(3/11/2015) Robert Benmosche, former chief executive officer of American International Group Inc., has passed away after a long battle with cancer... full story

Insurance Carriers Plan Increased Hiring in 2015

(3/11/2015) About 66 percent of all insurance companies plan to increase staff in 2015, up from nearly 62 percent in 2014, according to the semi-annual U.S. Insurance Labor... full story

Countdown to the 2015 PIA FLS Continues!

(3/11/2015) Members of PIA will bring Main Street to Capitol Hill when they convene March 25–26 in Washington, D.C., for the 2015 PIA Federal Legislative Summit... full story

Agent to Agent: Will Your Insurance Proposals Help You or Hurt You in E&O Litigation?

(3/11/2015) Most agencies and their respective producers look at insurance proposals as one of the key tools that will determine whether they land the account... full story

PIA Article: Cyber Security and Insurance Coverages

(3/11/2015) There has been a highly-publicized stream of cyber attacks over the past year... full story

PIA to Represent Agents At NCOIL Meeting This Week

(3/11/2015) PIA will be representing independent agents at the spring meeting of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators starting February 27 in Charleston, South ... full story

FACI Discusses Cybersecurity, Ride-Sharing and Other Issues

(3/11/2015) The Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance met February 10 at the Treasury Department, with committee members discussing a variety of issues... full story

500 Sales Ideas for Commercial Lines Producers

(3/11/2015) Success in commercial lines depends on being able to find fresh leads and to convert the best of them into new clients... full story

P/C Market Stable in 2015: Wells Fargo

(3/11/2015) Commercial property and casualty insurance is likely to remain stable and profitable this year, thanks to abundant market capacity and an improving economy, acc... full story

Former Hartford CEO McGee Dies

(3/11/2015) Liam McGee, former CEO of The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., died Feb. 13 after a two-year battle with cancer... full story