News digest: Interesting bits and pieces from around the insurance industry

A quick roundup of notable news items of late from around the insurance industry. • LIFE INSURANCE: 4 more insurance companies settle for $3.4...

Multi-line agents can grow by helping clients with life insurance, retirement planning

Middle-market focused P&C agents have opportunity in selling to existing clients, LIMRA research finds.

Homeowners clients may be surprised at variety of events their policy covers

A snowboarder heading down an intermediate run at Keystone Resort in Colorado last winter recklessly runs into a skier visiting from Chicago below him,...

Top auto, home and renters carriers ranked based on user experience

A new Clearsurance ranking of the top auto, home and renters insurance carriers based entirely on policyholder feedback netted some strong results for USAA, which topped two of the categories and placed second in the other.

CEO of auto insurance company challenges auto makers to fight distracted driving

ATLANTA – Joe DeLago, CEO of Good2Go Auto Insurance Company, known for its Cell Phone Safety Discount, announced April 11 that he has issued...

Lemonade launches its unique homeowners and renters insurance model in New York

Lemonade, the world’s first peer-to-peer insurance company, today (Sept. 21, 2016) announced it has been licensed as a full-stack insurance carrier by the state...

Poor credit can double or triple auto insurance rates in many states

New study finds 97% of U.S. insurance companies use credit-based insurance scores to determine auto premiums in all but three states. Michigan has highest disparity while North Carolina has the smallest increase for people with poor credit.

Autonomous vehicles predicted to radically shrink auto insurance sector, change type, amount of coverage...

New research from KPMG says shifting driving risk to auto manufacturers and rapid adoption of mobility-on-demand will have significant impact on insurance business.

PIA National releases advocacy and policy priorities for 2016

WASHINGTON – The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) released PIA's 2016 Advocacy and Policy Priorities on Jan. 29, which include preserving the...

ACORD, Big ‘I’ partner to provide forms access to independent agent community

Industry organizations to extend ongoing collaboration to ensure access to industry-standard forms for agents and brokers.