Month: November 2022

Louisiana Offers Extension for Homeowners with Canceled Coverage, Illinois Asks for Honesty, Colorado Looks for Marshall Fire Claims Relief

This post is part of a series sponsored by AgentSync.

State by state variations of laws, compliance protocols, industry transparency, and general regulatory cultures can lend one the impression that keeping up with industry changes is a little bit like herding cats. So, what better way to wrangle some of the more localized insurance news than in a Regulatory Roundup?

On an ongoing basis, in no particular order or rank, we’re wrestling the various regulatory changes, compliance actions, and commissioner decisions into our roundup. As a disclaimer: There’s a lot going on at any given time in these here United States, so this isn’t a comprehensive picture of state-level action by any means. Think of it as, instead, a sample platter of regulation.

Louisiana cancellation and putting coverage with Citizens

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has announced an additional 60 days for homeowners to replace coverage from liquidated Florida P&C

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7 Steps to Combat the Rising Threat of CPC Theft for drivers and fleet carriers

This post is part of a series sponsored by IAT Insurance Group.

Recently, 24 commercial trucks were rendered useless at an auction house in Pennsylvania when the Common Powertrain Controller (CPC) modules were stolen from the trucks’ dashboards.[1] A string of CPC thefts across the country have left truck owners and fleets with unusable trucks at a time when having available equipment is vital to keeping operations running.

Similar to the influx of stolen car catalytic converters because of their trace amounts of rare metals, CPCs are known as the brains of commercial trucks and fetch a high price on the black market. Controlling the engine and powertrain functions, trucks cannot run without a CPC.

7 ways to address CPC theft for drivers and fleet carriers

A proactive approach is the best deterrent for theft of any kind, especially when it comes to crucial elements that keep your fleet

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Who Owns Your Insurance Data?

This post is part of a series sponsored by AgentSync.

When you implement a new tech solution, you assume you own, and can easily access, your data from within said system. This isn’t necessarily the case. Read the fine print and you may learn your data isn’t accessible, or even yours at all!

Sure, you probably legally own your data. You likely have it in writing, that if you walk away from whatever software services you contract with, you can export a massive CSV file or what have you. But do you own your data? Can you use it to better understand your business, your customers, your producers, your process? Because that’s really owning your data.

Insurance runs on data

ROI, NPS, CBA… Turn times, lagging indicators, leading indicators… Data drives decisions – nowhere is this more concrete than in insurance, where the fundamental idea of the business is grounded

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What Can Your Real Estate Investor Clients Expect in 2023?

This post is part of a series sponsored by SWBC.

In the past two years, real estate investors have experienced a global pandemic, a nation-wide housing boom, outbound migration from urban centers, inflation reaching 40-year highs, and steep interest rate hikes that are now beginning to cool the housing market.

Taken all together, this has been one of the most disruptive periods the rental real estate market has seen since the housing market crash of 2008. Today, your real estate investor clients are focused on protecting their bottom lines while still growing their portfolios.

As your clients’ trusted insurance broker, is critical to understand the changing market and the challenges that come with it so you can provide the most valuable support when they come to you with questions or requests for referrals.

In this article, I’d like to share valuable insights from SWBC’s Chief Economist, Blake Hastings, on

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Georgia Access and Health Care Exchange 1332 Exemptions

This post is part of a series sponsored by AgentSync.

Georgia is contesting a federal challenge to its 1332 waiver, leaving the 2023 healthcare open enrollment period in flux while the state and fed duke it out.

If some of that sounds a little garbled, then have no fear: We’re here with the basics of what we’re talking about, what the heck a 1332 waiver even is, and how we got to this point.

To begin with, let’s do a quick refresher of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and set the stage for this healthcare drama.

The Affordable Care Act and state health exchanges

Circa 2010, Congress voted the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law, which created a federal exchange, a one-stop shop of ACA-compliant plans that would follow federal guidelines for minimum healthcare coverage.

The law, also known as “Obamacare,” gave states the option to start their own healthcare

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