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Student of the Industry: How is Cannabis Evolving in Your State? https://www.iamagazine.com/viewpoints/student-of-the-industry-how-is-cannabis-evolving-in-your-stateStudent of the Industry: How is Cannabis Evolving in Your State? With the cannabis insurance industry blazing ahead, learn how to study the smoke signals to determine if and when your agency should pursue this budding line. 4/20/2021 4:00:00 AMCannabisCannabis Student of the IndustryViewpointsPaul Buse
Student of the Industry: How Much Do Insurers Pay for Their Insurance?https://www.iamagazine.com/viewpoints/student-of-the-industry-how-much-do-insurers-pay-for-their-insuranceStudent of the Industry: How Much Do Insurers Pay for Their Insurance?Do property-casualty insurers really buy insurance from other insurers? Yes, they do—$700 million of it. Could one be your next client? 3/23/2021 4:00:00 AMStudent of the IndustryStudent of the Industry Commercial LinesViewpointsPaul Buse
Student of the Industry: Where Do Premium Dollars Go? https://www.iamagazine.com/viewpoints/student-of-the-industry-where-do-premium-dollars-goStudent of the Industry: Where Do Premium Dollars Go? Has a customer ever asked you where their premium dollars go? Put on your philosopher’s cap and discover how there's more to it than meets the eye. 2/23/2021 5:00:00 AMStudent of the IndustryStudent of the Industry Personal Lines Commercial LinesViewpointsPaul Buse
Student of the Industry: Is Surplus Lines on a Tear? https://www.iamagazine.com/viewpoints/student-of-the-industry-is-surplus-lines-on-a-tearStudent of the Industry: Is Surplus Lines on a Tear? Growth rates for surplus lines insurers have averaged 8.8% over the past five years. In contrast, the total property-casualty market grew at a rate of 4.7%. And surplus lines growth appears to be accelerating.1/20/2021 11:00:00 AMStudent of the IndustryCommercial Lines Personal Lines Student of the IndustryViewpointsPaul Buse
Student of the Industry: 4 E&O Lessons from an Insolvency https://www.iamagazine.com/viewpoints/student-of-the-industry-4-e-o-lessons-from-an-insolvencyStudent of the Industry: 4 E&O Lessons from an Insolvency Insolvency and errors & omissions risk go hand in hand and when claims aren't settled, insureds may turn to the agent for restitution. Here are four lessons from a real case.11/18/2020 11:00:00 AMStudent of the IndustryStudent of the Industry E&O Loss ControlViewpointsPaul Buse
Student of the Industry: Mixing Up Carrier Identities? It’s Easier than You’d Thinkhttps://www.iamagazine.com/viewpoints/student-of-the-industry-mixing-up-carrier-identities-it-s-easier-than-you-d-thinkStudent of the Industry: Mixing Up Carrier Identities? It’s Easier than You’d ThinkOf nearly 3,000 affiliated and unaffiliated insurers, 142 instances exist where one insurer has a nearly identical name to another different insurer. Accurate names matter when finding the financial strength of an insurer. 10/21/2020 10:00:00 AMStudent of the IndustryStudent of the IndustryViewpointsPaul Buse