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Past articles by Andrea:

10 Emerging Risks to Watch

Insurance Journal examined industries experiencing changes and a few challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, economic forces and tough insurance market → Read More

Staying Focused on Surplus Lines: Amwins’ President Drinkwater

It's an interesting time in the surplus lines industry with insurance rates increasing and capacity being limited in some classes of business. It's a time → Read More

Lexington’s Levinson on Why E&S Is More Relevant Now Than Ever

When Lou Levinson became president and CEO of Lexington Insurance in late 2018, he knew the company needed a change. He believed that Lexington should be → Read More

TechAssure Launches Cyber Threat Sharing Community to Fight Ransomware

TechAssure has announced a partnership with RiskAnalytics and ICE Cybersecurity to launch an exclusive cyber insurance option called The ShadowNet → Read More

Wells Media Group Executive Chairman Given Industry Marketing Group’s Icon Award

The Insurance Marketing & Communications Association (IMCA) presented Mark Wells, executive chairman of Wells Media Group Inc., with the IMCA Icon → Read More

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty to Offer Social Engineering Prevention Program

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) announced that it is providing qualifying private and nonprofit fidelity and crime insurance customers with → Read More

Insurance Agency Staffs Remain Positive Even Though Pay Is Down

Insurance agency personnel on average made a little less money in 2020 but they were more satisfied with their compensation in what was a stressful year. → Read More

Employment Practices Insurance in Age of COVID, Vaccines, Shutdowns and Hard Market

Overall trends for the past 30 years in the employment practices liability insurance market have been influenced by society and culture. As concerns over → Read More

Diversity in Insurance Industry Calls For Including Different Mindsets and Experiences

Insurance industry leaders have renewed their focus on recruiting, hiring and promoting not just to fill a crucial talent gap with quality candidates, but → Read More

Last Chance for 2021’s Agency Salary Survey

The deadline to participate in the 2021 Agency Salary Survey is today. Would you like to know where agency salaries and total compensation ranks today? → Read More

How Young E&S Brokers Are Navigating Today’s Market and Their Careers

Wholesaler brokers of all ages are facing hard market conditions with rising insurance rates, tighter underwriting and fewer carriers willing to write → Read More

Best Agency to Work For Overall: RightSure Insurance Group

From standup comedy and acting gigs to selling insurance - not the typical career path for the everyday independent agency owner but that is how Jeff → Read More

America’s Best Agencies to Work For

The votes are in for the 2020 Best Independent Insurance Agencies to Work For. While 2020 has been an unusual year for agency employees - many of whom → Read More

The State of Surplus Lines Insurance: Busy Solving Risk Puzzles in a Complex World

Insurance professionals in the surplus lines sector are busy. Busy adapting to a changing business world during COVID-19. Busy adapting to a changing → Read More

Is Your Agency a Best Agency to Work For? Nominate Now

Do you love your agency? Is your agency a Best Place to Work? Then don't wait - nominate your agency today as a "Best Agency to Work For" in 2020. You → Read More

It’s Clear Insurance Agency Data Is Valuable. Who Owns It May Not Be So Clear.

Independent agencies, like every other business, are living in a data-driven world. The value of data -- including how and when it's used and for what → Read More

Constructing a Post-Pandemic Construction Market

The construction industry may emerge from the pandemic strong or relatively unscathed compared to other segments of the economy. But it also faces its → Read More

What It Takes for a New Insurance Agent to Succeed

Developing young talent to become successful young agents is not easy. Chris Burand, president of Burand & Associates, an insurance agency consulting → Read More

For Entertainment Insurance Specialists, the Coronavirus Intermission Is Looking Long

The entertainment industry is prepping for its return to work after a near total shutdown from COVID-19. For the entertainment industry and the insurance → Read More

How COVID-19 Is Changing Insurance for Schools

Lilian A. Vanvieldt, senior vice president, educational entities practice leader, for Alliant, has spent more than three decades insuring schools across → Read More