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Top 5 Most-Read Articles in Independent Agent in March

From the hardest market cycle in a generation to one company's largest-ever underwriting loss, here are March's top five most read articles.
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top 5 most-read articles in independent agent in march 2023

If April showers bring May flowers, March storms have had an impact as well. Inflation and escalating claims costs have led to a less-than-sunny property-casualty market, which spelled bad news for many this month—especially Jake from State Farm.

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 in March:

Top 5 Most-Read Articles in Independent Agent in March5) Builders Risk Insurance: Why Timing Is Everything

By Mary Stiglic

Whether you are securing coverage for personal lines or commercial lines clients, agents servicing course of construction accounts must grasp the importance of timing.

Top 5 Most-Read Articles in Independent Agent in March4) 'Worrying Sign' as Homeowners Repair, Claim Times Increase but Digital Usage Declines

By Olivia Overman

Severe events, inflation and supply chain-related concerns coupled with the strain on digital tools has led to increased dissatisfaction among homeowner clients.

Top 5 Most-Read Articles in Independent Agent in March3) Does Uninsured Motorist Property Damage Coverage Apply to Unscheduled Trailer?

By Big “I" Virtual University Faculty

An insured vehicle is pulling an owned, non-insured trailer. An uninsured motorist ran a stop sign and broadsided the trailer pulled by the insured vehicle.

Top 5 Most-Read Articles in Independent Agent in March2) Perfect Storm Creates 'Hardest Market Cycle in a Generation'

By Will Jones

Rising economic and social inflation, supply chain constraints, catastrophic weather driving up losses, and historic cost increases for reinsurance has led to significant pressure on the p-c industry.

Top 5 Most-Read Articles in Independent Agent in March1) Auto Claims Consign State Farm to Its Largest-Ever Underwriting Loss

By Olivia Overman

State Farm's record underwriting loss was due to rapidly increasing claims severity and significant additions to prior accident year incurred claims.

Compiled by AnneMarie McPherson Spears, IA news editor.

Thursday, April 27, 2023
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