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Top 5 Most-Read Articles in Independent Agent in January

The start of 2024 brought some good news with property & casualty premium growth, but also highlighted historic increases in auto insurance rates and the changing landscape of agency errors & omissions coverage.
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top 5 most-read articles in independent agent in january

As 2023 faded into the rearview mirror, January brought some good news—the property & casualty's premium growth prompted a forecast of an end to the hard market … eventually. Meanwhile, Independent Agent also covered historic increases in auto insurance rates and the changing landscape of agency errors & omissions and its implications.

Independent Agent magazine is the authoritative source of information for professionals who sell insurance for independent agencies. Whether it's a seasoned agency principal, producer, or account representative, Independent Agent helps agency employees increase sales and deliver an industry-leading customer experience. 

In addition to thought-leading analysis of industry trends and market conditions, Independent Agent covers p&c coverage changes and new products, interprets legislative issues, and delivers the strategies managers need to grow their agencies.

Here are the five most-read articles on iamagazine.com in January:

Top 5 Most-Read Articles in Independent Agent in January 5) What Happens When Homeowners Prospect Lies About Owning Pit Bulls?

By Big “I" Virtual University Faculty

In the event of a claim—dog-related or otherwise—would the carrier be able to declare the policy void back to inception due to fraud or material misrepresentation by the applicant?

Top 5 Most-Read Articles in Independent Agent in January 4) 3 Ways to Address the Changing Landscape of Agency E&O Exposure

By Olivia Overman

The agency E&O environment has become more complicated, and the result has led to several implications for independent agencies.

Top 5 Most-Read Articles in Independent Agent in January 3) 2024 Outlook: Premium Growth Drives Hard Market Recovery

By Will Jones

The outlook for the U.S. property & casualty insurance industry is more favorable than 2023, with expected strong premium growth and easing inflation pressures, according to Swiss Re.

Top 5 Most-Read Articles in Independent Agent in January 2) How the Hard Market and Talent Shortages Compound Agency E&O Exposures

By Olivia Overman

Agency E&O coverage has been impacted by the hard market, with premiums increasing over the past few years, and a difficulty in replacing waves of retirees with younger workers.

Top 5 Most-Read Articles in Independent Agent in January 1) Auto Insurance Rates Rose 20% Last Year

By AnneMarie McPherson Spears

It's the biggest jump since 1976 and the 16th consecutive month of annual gains exceeding 10%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Compiled by AnneMarie McPherson Spears, IA news editor.

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