As an independent agent, you possess many advantages over the national P/C marketers that operate mainly online and over the phone. One strong point, among many, is that you operate out of a local office. Don’t look at this as expensive overhead; instead, use your physical presence to differentiate your operation.
With a mild winter, relatively warmer weather in general, and drought conditions expected to continue in 2013, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) is urging home and business owners to take action now to effectively reduce their wildfire risk.
Insurers directly contributed $29.4 billion to California’s 2010 gross state product, or for 1.6 percent of the state’s GSP, according to the report issued on Friday by the Insurance Information Network of California.
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced that the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved amended regulations submitted by the California Department of Insurance (CDI) regarding the use of non-original equipment manufacturer (OEM) replacement crash parts.
DES PLAINES, Ill — The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today announced revised estimates for the number of vehicles damaged as a result of Sandy as provided by the Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO), a subsidiary of Verisk Analytics.
Consumer Watchdog, a self-styled consumer group, is calling on the state Fair Political Practices Commission to require political bloggers like me to reveal our clients, something we already do. At the same time, Consumer Watchdog refuses to disclose the sources of its financial support.
WASHINGTON -- Twenty years after the “year of the woman” election, when a record number of female candidates joined the storied “Senate club,” women lawmakers will be seen in even greater numbers in the halls of Congress come January.
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SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Calling it a "perpetual political campaign masquerading as a taxpayer-subsided nonprofit," ConsumerWatchdogWatch.com filed an official compliant with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service against ConsumerWatchdog.org and its sister organization, the Consumer Education Foundation, for violating their nonprofit status.
A consumer group that has reaped millions of dollars in fees from insurance companies thanks to a state initiative it wrote is facing a new wave of criticism from Democratic and Republican political consultants and lawmakers.
Susan Kuchinskas looks at how US state law can hinder insurance telematics.
Insurance carriers and telecoms are rushing to market usage-based insurance (UBI) solutions that calculate risk and set rates based on individual drivers' behavior. But some US state regulations stand in the way. In California, for example, when there's a conflict between commerce and consumer protection, consumer protection usually wins.