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Nationwide Insurance Switching to Independent Agency Distribution Model by 2020

Insurance Journal is reporting that Nationwide is giving 2,000 agents an opportunity to transition to Independent Agents. The Columbus, Ohio-based carrier, which provides a range of insurance and financial services, including auto, commercial, homeowners, farm and life insurance, sells products through both exclusive and independent agents.


What Cyber Insurance Industry Learned from 2017 Hacks

A recent article in Insurance Journal discusses what the Industry learned from 2017 hacks. he NotPetya, WannaCry and Equifax hacks of last year were evidence that the U.S. insurance industry has been ill-prepared to handle a large cyber attack and needs to up its game. However, as a consequence of the attacks in 2017, the industry and its customers may

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2010 Will Challenge California Insurance Agents but Bright Spots Ahead

In 2009, independent insurance agents and brokers faced a “perfect storm” of economic downturn, premiums were a fraction of what they used to be, unemployment and home foreclosure rates were up, and the association’s membership declined. But 2010 may be just as tough, said Kevin Baker of Suhr Risk Services Inc. based in San Jose, Calif.