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Join Life Happens and LIMRA for a Special Twitter Chat during #InsureYourLove 2019
Join Life Happens and LIMRA representatives as we moderate a Twitter Chat focused on life insurance and how it offers protection and peace of mind. The chat is just a part of our activities during February’s Insure Your Love Month. There will be plenty of activity from the media, insurance companies, agents and consumers. We […]

POSTED JANUARY 17, 2019 5:54 PM
No Gym Required for These (Financial) Fitness Tips
If you’re like me, your social-media feeds are jammed with headlines about getting “healthy and fit” in the new year. Of course, they’re referring to diet and exercise and common resolutions to drop pounds and work out more often. But it’s just as important to be concerned about your financial fitness—where you can also drop some baggage and get some strength training without going near a gym.

POSTED JANUARY 10, 2019 9:19 PM
9 Reasons Why Stay-at-Home Parents Need Life Insurance
You’re probably already aware that a parent with a job outside the house most likely needs life insurance to protect their loved ones in case something were to happen. But it’s not just breadwinners who need coverage—stay-at-home parents do, too. Here are nine reasons why.

POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2018 11:00 AM
One of the Most Powerful Gifts You Can Give
On #GivingTuesday, we wanted to share a story that highlights how important your giving can be in changing a life. Prentiss Bullard says one of the most important values his father instilled in him was education. “It was my dad’s dream for me to go to college, because I’m the first-generation student in my family,” […]

POSTED NOVEMBER 27, 2018 11:00 AM
Free Guide to Long-Term Care and Tweetable Facts
It’s Long-Term Care Insurance Awareness Month—and for good reason. Many people don’t know exactly what this type of insurance is or what kind of benefits it provides. But don’t worry if you fall into the “I don’t know” category. Enter the “What You Need to Know About Long-Term Care Insurance” guide, which we have just updated with the latest info. You can access it here, where you can also download it and read it at your leisure.

POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2018 11:00 AM

News – Insurance Journal

California’s Massive Wildfires Push Travelers to Seek Higher Premiums
California’s deadly wildfires are raising the specter of higher insurance premiums for homeowners in the state. After “two significant years in a row of losses, I think the discussion and the debate about the environment is pretty broad and pretty …

POSTED JANUARY 23, 2019 12:44 AM
California Lawmaker to Introduce Bill to Free up Funding for Retrofits
California state Sen. Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, on Tuesday announced a bill to allocate $1 billion in funding over the next 10 years to retrofit homes across California. The bill was timed to follow the 25th anniversary of …

POSTED JANUARY 23, 2019 12:38 AM
Travelers Grew Q4 Profit Despite California Wildfire, Hurricane Michael Losses
Travelers Cos. reported that despite catastrophe losses from the California wildfires and Hurricane Michael, it boosted its profit in the fourth quarter of 2018 thanks to growth in premiums and investment income. Net income rose to $621 million from $551 …

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2019 5:55 PM
Investigators Probe Gas Leaks at South Carolina Apartment Complex
New gas leaks have been found at a South Carolina apartment complex where two people were found dead in separate apartments. Columbia firefighters said they started the inspections Thursday night after residents reported smelling gas and crews finding additional gas …

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2019 5:37 PM
Marsh & McLennan Agency to Acquire Bouchard Insurance of Florida
Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC (MMA), the middle market agency subsidiary of Marsh, has reached agreement to acquire Clearwater, Fla.-based Bouchard Insurance, a full-service agency in Florida. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to close later this month, were …

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2019 5:35 PM
BLS Survey Shows Louisiana Workplaces Among the Safest in 2017
According to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) survey, Louisiana remained one of the safest states in which to work, the Louisiana Workforce Commission reported. The state’s rate of non-fatal accidents and injuries has continually decreased over the past …

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2019 5:25 PM
K2 Insurance Acquires Assets, Operations of Nebraska’s Mid-America Risk Managers
K2 Insurance Services LLC (K2) has completed its acquisition of the assets and operations of Mid-America Risk Managers Inc. (MARM). MARM, based in Omaha, Nebraska, is a farm and agricultural focused specialty general agency that distributes specialty insurance products through …

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2019 5:13 PM
3.6 Magnitude Quake Strikes Northwestern Oklahoma
The U.S. Geological Survey reports a moderate earthquake in northwestern Oklahoma. The U.S.G.S. recorded a magnitude 3.6 quake at 11:27 p.m. Sunday in Major County near the town of Meno, about 75 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. No injuries or …

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2019 5:05 PM
Alliant in California Forms Partnership with PSP Investments
Newport Beach, Calif.-based Alliant Insurance Services Inc. announced that a Canadian pension investment manager is making an investment in the firm. The investment by the Public Sector Pension Investment Board is joined by an additional investment from funds managed by …

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2019 4:04 PM
Driverless Shuttle Making Debut in Utah State Capitol
A driverless public shuttle is expected to make its Utah debut this year as state officials test the possibilities of autonomous vehicles. The Salt Lake Tribune reported the shuttle that holds about a dozen people is expected to begin operating …

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2019 3:57 PM

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