2016 A Near Record Year for Agency M&As: OPTIS
Mergers and acquisitions of insurance agencies last year were the second-highest ever, according to OPTIS Partners' annual report. The OPTIS database recorded 449 deals i...
Surplus Lines Premium Growth Rose 3.27% in 2016: Texas Stamping Office
Overall, 2016 ended on a positive note for the U.S. excess and surplus lines insurance industry, according to the Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas (SLTX). National...
5 Things to Know When Writing Nonprofits & Social Services
Nonprofit organizations come in all shapes and sizes. They are a loyal bunch, often sticking with their valued agents and brokers for years, say two insurance specialists...
Smart Buildings and Construction Risks: How the Risk is Changing
With "smart" building becoming the gold standard in today's commercial construction world, builders, building owners, workers and insurers are dealing with new technologi...
Direct Premium Written Up 3.9% Among Top 25 P/C Insurers
Direct premium written (DPW) for property/casualty insurance companies continues to increase, albeit gradually. At year-end 2015, approximately $585 billion of DPW was re...