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Mississippi Flood Insurance Purchases Low, Despite Wetter Rainy Seasons – And They’re Not Alone
Hundreds of homes and businesses were damaged by flooding, as heavy rains inundated Jackson, Mississippi over the Presidents Day weekend, pushing the Pearl River to its third-highest crest ever. “If these heavier rainfall events increase in frequency, our rivers and streams are going to be responding in line too,” said Suzanne Van Cooten, hydrologist in … Continue reading Mississippi Flood Insurance Purchases Low, Despite Wetter Rainy Seasons – And They’re Not Alone

POSTED FEBRUARY 25, 2020 5:07 PM
Triple-I at 60: New World, Same Powerful Mission
Sixty, many say, is the new 40. People living longer and in better health than ever before have opportunities for work, leisure, travel, and self-expression that previous generations could only dream of or regret not having seized. Insurance has played a critical role in these improved circumstances by absorbing and distributing risks that otherwise would … Continue reading Triple-I at 60: New World, Same Powerful Mission

POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2020 3:11 PM
A Marketing and Communications Journey with Triple-I: The AIMU Story
“It’s been a pleasure to deal with Triple- I.  They understand the insurance business.  They are responsive to our needs and our questions and beyond raising the profile of AIMU, Triple-I gives us access to their tremendous body of statistics and research. They provide us with a much more cost-effective solution than other public relations … Continue reading A Marketing and Communications Journey with Triple-I: The AIMU Story

POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2020 4:44 PM
A Better Tool to Predict Impact of Hurricanes? 
The more accurately experts can predict an impending storm’s impact, the better prepared individuals, communities, and businesses can be to soften the blow and bounce back. A recent paper published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society suggests an underutilized tool may be better at predicting hurricane damage than the traditionally used “maximum sustained … Continue reading A Better Tool to Predict Impact of Hurricanes? 

POSTED FEBRUARY 14, 2020 1:53 PM
Generational Differences in the Workplace: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt Your Bottom Line
By Max Dorfman, Research Writer, Insurance Information Institute Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with Jennifer J. Deal, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), who helped provide insights into generational differences, leadership, and the insurance industry. Deal will be speaking on many of these points at her upcoming talk … Continue reading Generational Differences in the Workplace: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt Your Bottom Line

POSTED FEBRUARY 13, 2020 2:01 PM
Uncertainty Clouds Business Risks Related to Covid-19 Coronavirus
The Covid-19 coronavirus death toll has passed 1,300 and will likely continue to climb, with more than 60,000 cases reported worldwide. The loss of life and costs of identifying and caring for the sick are compounded by the following considerations: China, where the virus originated and remains most prevalent, is the world’s largest producer of … Continue reading Uncertainty Clouds Business Risks Related
to Covid-19 Coronavirus


POSTED FEBRUARY 13, 2020 1:38 PM
Infectious Disease: A Good Reason to Buy Medical Travel Insurance – But Check the Terms
Faced with Covid-19 coronavirus, people – as they tend to during infectious outbreaks – have become concerned about whether and to what extent their insurance will cover costs associated with the event. In the case of travel insurance, there’s good, bad, and ambiguous news. If you contract coronavirus before you travel or while you’re traveling … Continue reading Infectious Disease:
A Good Reason to Buy Medical Travel Insurance – But Check the Terms


POSTED FEBRUARY 12, 2020 6:10 PM
Proposing on Valentine’s Day? Get Insurance for That Ring and You’ll Be a Cut above the Rest
Nothing is more romantic than a marriage proposal on Valentine’s Day! The first step after giving a valuable engagement ring—well, maybe the second, after the “Yes!”—should be a practical one: call your insurance agent. While you can’t insure the sentimental value of such a gift, having the right amount of insurance will provide financial protection. … Continue reading Proposing on Valentine’s Day? Get Insurance for That Ring and You’ll Be a Cut above the Rest

POSTED FEBRUARY 12, 2020 6:07 PM
Individuals Should Not Rely on Insurance to Protect Their Cryptocurrency Holdings
By Michael Menapace, Esq.  Many individuals and businesses hold some amount of cryptocurrency.  According to a recent survey, nearly 10 percent of Americans have invested in cryptocurrency since the first Bitcoin was “mined” in 2009.  And, along with the rise in prevalence of virtual currencies in recent years has come a surge in cryptocurrency theft, with … Continue reading Individuals Should Not Rely on Insurance to Protect Their Cryptocurrency Holdings

POSTED FEBRUARY 11, 2020 7:29 PM
Emerging cyber terrorism threats and the Federal Terrorism Risk Insurance Act
On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed a federal funding package that includes a seven-year extension of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA). TRIA provides for a federal loss-sharing program for certain insured losses resulting from a certified act of terrorism. Passage of the act was met with resounding approval by the insurance industry. You … Continue reading Emerging cyber terrorism threats and the Federal Terrorism Risk Insurance Act

POSTED FEBRUARY 06, 2020 8:31 PM

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