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  2017 April:

Health Insurance Across State Lines: PIA Opposed | 7
Update: Hancock & AIG | 8
Trump Budget Trims NOAA at Bad Time | 10
4th Quarter Commercial Pricing: Willis Towers Watson | 11
J.D. Power Insurer Overall & Claims Satisfaction | 13
Stress in America | 15
Technology & Potential Income | 16
NFIP Changes: Coming in April | 17
NAIC Ranks the Top Insurers of 2016 | 19
ObamaCare Repeal DOA: Republicans, Trump Stalled | 21
2017 Annual Convention | 24
Upcoming Events Calendar 2017 | 30

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  2017 March:

Insurance Prices: The Good, the Bad & the Even More Bad | 7
Greenberg Blames NY Attorneys General for AIG Fall | 10
Can You Hear Me Now? Maybe Not | 11
Your Customer: Phone Calls & On Hold | 12
2017’s Biggest Business Fear: Cyber Attacks| 14
Stress in America | 15
Agent Commissions: Change Likely Coming | 18
Retiring Poor: A Huge Worry | 19
Too Big to Fail Designation | 19
Regulatory Reform: Another Trump Executive Order | 20
The American Health Care Act: Republicans Roll It Out | 22
Upcoming Events Calendar 2017 | 26

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  2017 February:

Insurance & the SIFI Designation: Changes on Tap? | 7
Top Lobbyists & the 113th Congress: Insurance in Top 10 | 10
Dodd-Frank & FIO & Trump & PIA | 13
The High Cost of Regulation & Not Just Insurance | 15
No Surprise: 2016 Record Data Breach Year | 18
Insurers 2016 Underwriting Loss & Direct Writing Increase | 19
Online Security: It’s Getting Worse | 20
Modernizing Flood Insurance | 22
Special Report: Taxes | 24
Crash Dummies & Real Life | 28
Upcoming Events Calendar 2017 | 30

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  2017 January:

PIA National Reacts: No More Federal Insurance Anything | 7
Compensation & Technology: Independent Agents in 2017 | 8
Annual Insurance Regulation Report Card | 10
The High Cost of Negative Workplace Behavior | 12
Anthem-Cigna Deal: In the Judge’s Hands | 14
The Enormous Cost of False Insurance Claims | 14
Cyber Attackers will be More Cunning in 2017 | 16
What’s Keeping You Up at Night? | 18
More P&C Predictions 2017 | 20
ObamaCare: Ongoing Drama Leads to Uncertainty | 22
Flood: Getting Closer to an NFIP Renewal | 24
Upcoming Events Calendar 2017 | 26

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  2016 December:

PIA National, the FIO, Insurers & A New Systemic Risk Bill | 7
Fitch: P&C 2017 Outlook | 9
The Affordable Care Act, Republicans & Insurers | 12
Special Report: ObamaCare Sliding into Oblivion? | 14
Oregon Congressman Greg Walden to Lead House Energy & Commerce Committee | 17
Update: The Anthem Purchase of Cigna Trial | 18
Relief for Business Overtime Pay Rule Blocked | 20
Diffusing Holiday Stress | 22
Upcoming Events Calendar 2016/2017 | 24

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  2016 November:

Trump & P&C Insurance & ObamaCare | 7
Insurance Pricing 2017: Willis Towers Watson | 9
Greenberg Appeals AIG Bailout Ruling | 10
Vertafore’s Independent Insurance Agent Survey | 11
A Scary Prediction | 13
Business Cards in the 21st Century | 14
Special Report: What’s Next for ObamaCare | 16
Fascinating & Sometimes Fun Stats on the American Driver | 18
Professional Insurance Agents NE IA and The National Alliance held Iowa’s 38th Annual CIC, 26th CISR, 1st CISR Elite and 9th CRM Conferment Ceremony | 20
Upcoming Events Calendar 2016 | 26

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  2016 October:

U.S. State Insurance Regulation | 7
The Business of Business: Commercial Lines Looking Good | 8
GAO: Laws Broken in Implementation of ObamaCare | 9
The Public Option: Pushing a Federal Health Insurance Company | 12
ObamaCare: Rate Hikes & Sticker Shock Continues | 13
Week 1: Maurice “Hank” Greenberg’s Trial | 16
Workers’ Compensation & Obesity | 18
Clinton or Trump as President: Both a Struggle for Insurance | 19
Cyber Attacks: Dyn, Small Business, Your Home & Insurance | 21
Proposal for Private Flood Insurance Profit Cap | 25
MetLife Dumps Snoopy | 25
Professional Insurance Agents NE IA and The National Alliance held Nebraska’s 27th Annual CIC & 7th CRM Conferment Ceremony | 26
Upcoming Events Calendar 2016 | 28

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  2016 September:

Overtime Rule: Will this Impact Agencies & Companies? | 7
PIA National Worries about Possible Federal Insurance Advocate | 9
In Depth: Affordable Care Act Unraveling? | 12
P&C Operating Income: Double Digit Down | 15
Game Changer: Bill to Forgive NFIP Debt | 15
Cyber Insurance Premiums Rise Significantly | 16
Insurance’s Personality Problem | 17
Small Business: A Growing Agency Opportunity | 19
Lawsuit on a Possible Industry Problem: Overtime | 20
Judge Says State Farm will Face RICO Charges | 21
Insurers and Consumer Data | 22
Upcoming Events Calendar 2016 | 24

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  2016 August:

Carriers & Independent Agents | 7
2016 Politics & Insurance | 8
The Impact of a Cyber Attack from Another Perspective | 10
PIA National Sponsored Study: Your Website & You | 13
Flood Insurance: Positive Changes Coming | 16
Aetna’s Decision Leads to ObamaCare’s Biggest Crisis | 18
More Troubles for ObamaCare & Health Insurer Mergers | 20
Upcoming Events Calendar 2016 | 24

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  2016 July:

Confusion: The New Federal Overtime Rule | 7
It’s Official: The Justice Department to Block Health Insurer Mergers | 8
United States: Represented by 100 People | 9
Self-Driving Vehicles: Insurance Implications & Driver Implications | 12
Insurance Business: Rates & The First Quarter | 14
Update on Data Theft: Some Frightening Statistics | 16
PIA & Other Industry Groups Fight Auto Insurance Affordability Plan | 18
Americans & Money: The Great Recession Lesson | 20
Animals are Family | 21
ObamaCare: Millennials Still Find Health Insurance Too Expensive | 22
ObamaCare & Insurers: Most Losing Money | 23
Upcoming Events Calendar 2016 | 26

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  2016 June:

Controversy: Congressman Wants to Undo Dodd-Frank | 7
Cyber Attacks: Concern Grows | 9
Uber & Lyft Drivers Safer than You and I | 12
Flood Reform: Will it bring in New Players? | 15
Jobs: The Most and Least Stressful in 2016 | 16
Administration Working to Help Insurers in ObamaCare Exchanges | 18
Commercial Auto Hits Really Tough Times | 20
Retirement? Not Me | 21
An Insurance Perspective — Orlando’s Terrorist Tragedy | 23
2016 Annual Convention - Reach for the Stars! | 24
Upcoming Events Calendar 2016 | 31

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  2016 May:

Google’s Gone for Now — But … | 7
Domestic Security: U.S. Low Ranking | 9
Insurance & Overtime: Department of Labor’s New Rule | 11
Private Flood Insurance: One Step Closer to Reality | 12
The Fitch Annual Report: Ace & Chubb Merger … A Major Player in the Making | 14
First Quarter 2016 Commercial Rates Still dropping | 15
Make Your Website Mobile Friendly | 16
The Housing Market Returns with a Bang | 18
Agent and Agency Revenue is up After 2015 Dip | 18
Dodd-Frank & Insurance — Still Waiting for Rules | 19
Work Compensation – Workers Over 55 Now & in the Future | 20
2016 Annual Convention - Reach for the Stars! | 23
Upcoming Events Calendar 2016 | 29

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  2016 April:

Flood Insurance Alert: Major Changes Began April 1 | 7
A.M. Best Survey on Presidential Candidates | 9
Special Report: Opioids — Over-Prescribed & Dangerous | 11
AIG Pay Cuts for Missing Profit Goals | 12
Hacking & Everything In Between | 14
Look for ObamaCare Rates to Continue to Rise | 15
Pedestrian Fatalities on the Rise | 17
2016 PIA Federal Legislative Summit | 20
2016 Annual Convention - Reach for the Stars! | 23
Upcoming Events Calendar 2016 | 29

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  2016 March:

Agent Earning: Up but Not a Lot | 7
House Committee Passes Private Flood Bill | 8
Specialty Lines: Insurance’s New Next Best Thing | 9
Anthem & Cigna: Hospitals Trying to Torpedo Deal | 11
Google & Insurance: The Worry Still There | 12
The Self-Driving Vehicle Target: Google & An Aging Population | 13
Ridershare Drivers: Not Many Have Insurance | 14
Client Potential: 7 in 10 Not Insured for Disaster | 16
Your Life: Computers, Eye Strain & Help | 17
ObamaCare Turns Six: But is it a Happy Birthday? | 18
Five Insurers in Fortune’s Best 100 Companies to Work For | 22
Email Etiquette: Is Your Signature Annoying? | 23
2016 Annual Convention - Reach for the Stars! | 25
Upcoming Events Calendar 2016 | 30

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  2016 February:

The MLR: An Insurance Perspective | 7
AIG: Big Changes in the Works | 8
Insurance Jobs: 25% Gone by 2026 | 10
Gig Jobs: A New Economic Reality | 10
ObamaCare: Some Interesting Numbers & Ted Cruz | 12
Insurers Not Sure about ObamaCare | 13
Obama Proposed 2017 Budget Insurance Targets | 14
MetLife’s SIFI Battle: The Court Case Begins | 16
Insurance Rock Star Robert Hartwig is moving on ... | 17
Private Conversation in Public | 18
The Middle Class, Young Women & Men Living at Home — New Scary Stats | 20
2016 Annual Convention - Reach for the Stars! | 23
Upcoming Events Calendar 2016 | 29

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  2016 January:

The Annual I.I.I. P&C Exec Poll | 7
The Workplace 2016 | 8
Ouch: Economic struggles — Insurers Feeling the Pinch | 9
ObamaCare — Wrapping Up 2015 | 10
ObamaCare Insureds & Insurers — No One is Happy | 12
Road Rage — A Growing Social Problem | 14
Now What? Police Stop Taking Accident Reports | 17
Conference Call Behavior — Women Trump Men | 19
Upcoming Events Calendar for 2016 | 25

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  2015 December:

Commercial Insurance: 2014’s Largest Markets | 7
Willis & Towers Watson: Will the Merger Happen? | 8
Rating Insurance Regulation | 8
Expect it to go Nowhere | 10
ObamaCare & Small Business: Big Concerns Continue| 11
Last Week in ObamaCare: Cadillac Tax & By the Numbers | 11
Changes at Zurich | 12
Berkshire Hathaway: Selling Business Insurance Online | 14
Flood Insurance Importance Grows As Wet Weather Pummels the West | 15
AIG: Pressure Continues as Hancock Shakes up Management | 16
A New Sign of the Season: Fewer Company Holiday Parties | 18
PIA’s Annual Holiday Party | 21
Upcoming Events Calendar 2015 - 2016 | 25

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  2015 November:

PIA Call to Action: Crop Insurance Cuts Avoided | 6
Independent Agency Organic Growth | 7
Social Media & Producers: The Tool Bring the Most Profits | 8
Special Report: Medical Loss Ratios, Insurance Rates & Heavy Duty Criticism | 10
Your Employees: A Perk Worth a Job Change | 13
Prompt Policy Checking and Delivery are Musts | 14
AIG — The Pressure Continues | 16
A Look at the Worker’s Comp Market | 16
Cyber Insurance | 18
Senate Republicans Push ObamaCare Repeal &
Democrat Cadillac Opposition Grows | 20
ObamaCare: The Honeymoon is Over | 20
PIA NE IA and The National Alliance held NE’s 36th Annual Conferment Ceremony | 22
PIA’s Annual Holiday Party | 26
Upcoming Events Calendar 2015 - 2016 | 27

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  2015 October:

Insurance Myths, Millennials & More: They have the Least Understanding | 7
Millennial Marketing: Tricky but Worth the Effort | 8
Animal Collisions: It’s that Time of Year | 10
Staying Focused: Battling the Afternoon Drag | 12
Two Reports: September Rates & 2015 Profits | 13
Cyber Risk Now Officially Consumer Concern | 14
It’s Already October? Time to Revisit Health Insurance | 18
Uninsured and Underinsured in America | 18
Update: Cover Oregon & Oracle Lawsuit | 19
Age & Insurance | 20
Professional Insurance Agents NE IA and The National Alliance held Iowa’s | 22
Upcoming Events Calendar 2015 - 2016 | 29

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  2015 September:

Usage Based Insurance: Allstate’s Controversy | 7
Cyber Extortion: A Growing Danger | 8
Insurance: Business & Preparedness | 9
A Post Labor Day Statistic: Insurance Employment | 12
Surprise: Millennials Like Insurance as a Career | 13
Surplus Lines: Broke Records 2014 | 14
Nationwide Raises the Bar: $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage | 15
the Negative Side of Mergers | 18
ObamaCare’s HealthCare.Gov Contracts Botched | 18
Obama to Chinese Leader: Stop Hacking | 19
PIA & Coalition Ask for Fiduciary Rule Change | 20
New PIA National Officers for 2015-2016 Installed | 21
Upcoming Events Calendar 2015 | 23

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  2015 August:

Opinion: PIA National Publishes Important Small Business Research | 7
AGENTS WIN: Groundbreaking Research by The PIA Partnership | 10
Commissions Fall with Commercial Pricing | 12
Industry Employment: Up & Recovering from Recession | 14
Organic Growth: Agents & Brokers see 5.9% | 14
You Need to Know: Cell Phone Contracts Changing | 15
Millennials — Unhappy at Work & Why | 16
Congress to Take on C Corp. Tax Reform | 17
Towers Watson Shareholders Sue | 17
Cyber Security & Agents: What You Need to Know | 18
Agents & Brokers Critical to ObamaCare Success | 21
NARAB: FIO & Obama Administration Standing Still | 23
Upcoming Events Calendar 2015 | 25

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  2015 July:

Major Moves: One Acquisition and One Merger | 7
High Merger Activity & Smaller Insurers | 7
Are Auto Insurers Spending too Much Money on Advertising? | 9
Workers Compensation: More of an E&O risk than you might think | 12
Dress Codes: A New Era | 8
How Can this Be? Self Driver Cars in Near Accident | 14
IMF Wants a Federal U.S. Insurance Regulator | 15
Work Comp: Small Employers & Video Cameras | 15
Too Much Social Change: Distressing? | 16
Anthem Buys Cigna: Now What? | 19
ObamaCare Fines Increase | 22
An Insurance Worry: Cyber Hacker Tactics Trying to Keep Up | 23
Rural & Town Agents Seminar | 25
Upcoming Events Calendar | 27

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  2015 June:

Congratulations Bernie | 7
NFIP Head: Flood & Insurer Disconnect | 9
Millennials: Moving Out of Parents’ Homes | 10
AIG & Greenberg’s Federal Suit – Wins it All, Gains Nothing | 11
Rates: Sitting in a Holding Pattern | 14
Technology Use Critical for the Independent Agent & Agency | 15
Working from Home: 12 Struggles | 17
Cyber Attacks Frequency Staggering | 18
House Votes to Repeal ObamaCare Medical Device Tax | 20
Connect, Grow, Learn: Golf and Education Day Photo Gallery | 21
CPIA Classes | 28
Upcoming Events Calendar 2015 | 30

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  2015 May:

The Cadillac Tax: Repeal Certain | 7
Group Lobbying for Work Comp Opt Out | 9
Dodd-Frank Reform Out of Senate Banking Committee | 10
Profits in 2014 & Rates April 2015 | 12
Warren Buffett: Berkshire Hathaway is NOT too Big to Fail | 13
Cyber Rates: Large & Small & More | 14
Is ObamaCare Helping? Health Care Costs for a Typical Family | 15
Insurers to Congress: State Regulation is Best | 16
Google: First Driverless Autos, Now Pilotless Airlines | 17
Annual Convention: Connect, Grow, Learn: Golf and Education Day - June 2-3 | 19
CPIA Classes | 22
Upcoming Events Calendar 2015 | 24

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  2015 April:

PIA NE IA Offers Cyber Insurance — You Need it, Your Clients Need it | 7
National Association of Professional Ins. Agents 2015 Federal Legislative Summit | 9
Are We in a Soft Market? Maybe. Maybe Not | 10
The Future Millennials & Financial Stability & Careers | 12
Special Report — Cyber & the NAIC, Cyber & Insurance is that the Direction to Go? | 13
Social Media: Take Another Look at Yours | 15
FEMA & the NFIP up the Ante: Flood Prices Rose April 1 | 17
ObamaCare — Give it Time? | 18
ObamaCare — Penalty Increasing | 18
Ranking Insurance Mascots | 19
Connect, Grow, Learn:
Annual Convention: Connect, Grow, Learn: Golf and Education Day - June 2-3 | 21
CPIA Classes | 24
Upcoming Events Calendar 2015 | 26

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  2015 March:

Google Insurance Update: Google Compare has Arrived | 7
Millennials: Looking at the Future of Your Business | 9
Cyber Attacks: An Accelerating Crisis & Now the FIO is Involved | 12
Remembering AIG’s Former CEO & Savior Robert Benmosche | 14
Financial Guru Dave Ramsey Loves Independent Insurance Agents | 15
Driving: Behaviors, Behaving Badly & the Insurance Consequences| 16
Work Comp Rates: How Your State Ranks | 19
The 10 Largest P&C and Personal Lines Insurers | 20
Irony: The Affordable Care Act, the Administration & Agents | 22
The Paperless Society | 23
Annual Convention: Connect, Grow, Learn: Golf and Education Day - June 2-3 | 25

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  2015 February:

The Google Insurance Plunge & the PIA Antidote | 7
Memo to Congress: Insurance & Other Industry Wants Cyber Security Passed | 10
From Start to Finish 10 Fabulous Sales Tips | 11
Just in Time Flood Insurance Sales Tips | 14
The Obama Budget & Your Business Taxes | 16
Rewrite: Republicans Plan ObamaCare Replacement | 17
What Agents & Brokers Really Think about ObamaCare | 18
Annual Legislative Luncheon | 21
Jim’s Perspective | 22
FMO Seminar Grand Island, NE - April 9, 2015 | 25
Upcoming Events Calendar 2015 | 26

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2015 January:

It’s Official — Or Close to it — The Hard Market is Over | 7
Two Viewpoints Insurance Predictions 2015 | 8
Is Documentation Really that Important? | 10
2014’s $50 Billion in Profits & Its Relation to Catastrophe | 12
The Bad Hire Costly but not how you think | 14
The Workspace Critical to Job Performance | 14
Smartphones The Latest Cyber Threat | 16
Upcoming Events Calendar | 20

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  2014 December:

Insurance Jobs: Climbing to Record Levels | 8
Cyber and Insurance Costs to Skyrocket in 2015 | 9
Apple & IBM: 10 New Apps for Insurance & Other Financial Businesses | 10
Small Business Employees Most Loyal | 11
Mergers and Acquisitions: Some E&O Words of Wisdom | 12
Midsize Businesses will Grow & Invest in 2015 | 14
Obama Administration New Rules for Navigators Hurt Agents & Brokers | 17
U.S. HealthCare: Costs Rising, Access Falling & Millennials Don’t Care | 18
Help at the Office: An Effective Website and Effective Responses to Negatives | 19
What You Will Consume in a Lifetime | 20
Annual Holiday Party | 21

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  2014 November:

Last Look: PIA National on the November Election | 7
Which of your customers could use an umbrella? | 8
Professional Insurance Agents NE IA and The National Alliance held Iowa’s 36th Annual Conferment Ceremony | 10
Here’s Why You Aren’t Selling More Cyber Insurance | 16
PIA National’s PIA Connection Wins MarCom Award | 17
The Cost of Owning a Vehicle State-by-State | 18
Hiring a Producer — Some Tips | 19
The Affordable Care Act at Age Two | 22
ObamaCare Year Two — The Employer | 24
Holiday Parties — Some Cautions, Precautions & Warnings | 25
Upcoming Events Calendar 2014/2015 | 26

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  2014 October:

Montana’s Insurance Industry has Oldest Workers | 7
Professional Insurance Agents NE IA and The National Alliance held Nebraska’s 36th Annual CIC & CRM Conferment Ceremony | 8
Rate Trends — Surplus Lines Rates Slowing, too | 14
Cyber Security: The Problem Growing Exponentially | 15
Cyber Security: Taking a Look at JPMorgan & the Latest Hacking Disasters | 16
Americans & a Survey: The World is Getting Riskier | 20
September Rates — MarketScout | 24
Walmart Enters Health Insurance Biz | 25
Producers Bagging Health Insurance Sales — ObamaCare to Blame | 26
Free CE Details for Members | 23
Upcoming Events Calendar 2014 | 24

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  2014 September:

PIA National Installs New Officers | 7
Dodd-Frank Adjustment — House Passes Bill to Redefine Insurers Systemic Risk | 8
Reuters/Ipsos Poll — State Secession | 10
Cyber Breach — Surviving an Ongoing Problem | 11
PIA National Joins Business Coalition: Congress — Pass TRIA Extension Now | 14
Ride-Sharing Insurance — California Leads the Way | 14
Deer Collisions: Drive Carefully — It’s that Time of Year | 15
PIA & The Hartford — A 10-Year Anniversary | 18
ObamaCare by the Numbers — More Insured & States with the Least Improvement | 20
ObamaCare by the Numbers: Part 2 | 21
Free CE Details for Members | 23
Upcoming Events Calendar 2014 | 24

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  2014 August:

The Best States for P&C Sales | 9
Insurance Among Least Trusted Industries | 9
Agent Average Salaries & the Best & Worst Jobs in the U.S. | 10
When We Shouldn’t be Behind the Wheel | 11
Texas Leads U.S. so Far in 2014 | 13
The Insurance Agency Employment Crisis | 14
2013 Wedding Cost Disasters & Insurance | 15
Question Answered — ObamaCare Exchange Rates to Rise Considerably | 16
ObamaCare — One Business Perception Survey | 17
Special Report: Cyber Security — A Seriously Growing Problem | 18
Ransomware — The New Cyber Threat | 20

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  2014 July:

Iowa Outstanding CSR of the Year | 7
Senate Anti-Hobby Lobby Vote Goes Down | 8
ObamaCare — Some Insurers will Seek Subsidies | 9
PIA’s 2014 Agency Marketing Guide — Focusing on Success Stories | 10
Senate Passes TRIA Extension — Doubtful in House | 12
NARAB II Amendment Included in TRIA Extension Legislation | 14
Financial Oversight Council Secrecy — It’s Time for a Change | 16
AIG & Bank of America Settlement & More | 16
A.M. Best’s First Quarter 2014 Analysis | 17
Update: Cyber Security — Law & Insurance & More | 20
Greater Metro Omaha Committees Annual Scholarship Golf Outing | 22
PIA & SAMIC Joint Rural and Town Agents Seminar | 27
Upcoming Events Calendar 2014 | 28


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  2014 June:

PIA National Agent of the Year Profiled by National Underwriter | 7
Road to TRIA Renewal Rocky — PIA Praises Senate Committee Action | 8
Explanation — The Importance of TRIA & Why the P&C Markets are Stable | 10
Cyber Insurance — Growing Interest & Urgency | 14
Regulating Insurers too Big to Fail — Part 1 | 16
Regulating Insurers too Big to Fail — Part 2 | 17
National Alliance Names Annual Outstanding CSRs | 18
PIA National on NFIP Rate Changes | 19
PIA Partners with Floodbroker.com — Flood Insurance Sales Easier? | 22
Small Business & ObamaCare | 23
The ObamaCare Penalty — 4-Million to Pay | 24
Branch Out With PIA - Agent Convention | 26
Upcoming Events Calendar 2014 | 36

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  2014 May:

ACORD LOMA — Grading Insurers on Trends & First Four Grades | 7
Finally: Bills Changing Fed Oversight of Insurance | 8
The Fed — 15 Firms with Extra Supervision | 10
Attention Walmart Shoppers — PIA Agents are a Better Insurance Pick | 10
overstock.com — Insurance Offering Claims Exaggerated | 11
Rating Rates — Rate Downturn Trending | 12
California Legislator Proposes Tax Per Driving Mile | 13
TRIA Renewal — It’s TRIA in the Senate, TRIM in the House | 14
Mom’s You are More Valuable than Ever — Up from a Year Ago | 15
Branch Out with PIA - Agent Convention | 16
The 1752 Club 12th Annual Golf Outing | 21

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  2014 April:

Jim’s Perspective | 7
PCI - ISO Report: 2013 Profits & Profitability | 9
PIA National Alert — Windows XP Support Ends | 10
Insurance & The Internet of Things | 11
Cyber Security — Retail More Concerned than Other Business | 12
FIO to Study Auto Insurance Affordability | 14
The Worst States for an Auto Claim | 15
TRIA — Marsh Report on Renewal | 16
HealthCare.gov — Looking for New Contractor | 17
ObamaCare & Health Insurer Database Security | 17
Branch Out With PIA - Agent Convention | 18

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  2014 March:

PIA National Federal Legislative Summit | 7     
Standard & Poor’s Predicts TRIA Renewal | 18     
Insurance 2013 Finances — It wasn’t a Bad Year | 18     
Flood Map Rigging for the Rich? | 20     
Farm Bill Critics Bash Bill’s Insurance Subsidies | 21     
A Positive — Insurance Customers View Insurance | 22     
Drinking & Drugging on the Job | 24     
New ObamaCare Rule — Navigators Do Not Need E&O | 25
WellPoint — ObamaCare Double-Digit Rate Raise | 27
Branch Out With PIA - Agent Convention | 28

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2014 February:

PIA National Responds to FIO Congressional Hearing | 7     
PIA Partnership Names New Chairman | 8     
PIA National Working for You — Crop Insurance | 8     
PIA National’s Federal Legislative Summit — Be There | 10     
Special Report: Cyber Crime & Insurance | 11     
Reforming Flood Reforms — Will the House Act? | 12     
Fed’s Yellen — Yes, Banks & Insurers are different | 13     
Small Business Owners — Exit Plans in 5 to 10-Years | 14
ObamaCare from a Non-Health Insurance Insurance Perspective | 16

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  2014 January:

NAIC’s New Board of Directors | 7
Cyber Risks Increase around the New Year | 8
Autos 1: Vehicle Technology & Gen Y & More | 9
PIA Partnership: Closing the Gap — a New Tool | 10
PIA National — Another Refutation of the McKinsey Report | 12
PIA National’s Annual Federal Legislative Summit | 13
Reform the Flood Reform Battle Rages | 16
Insurers & ObamaCare Payments | 18
By the Numbers — The Uninsured & the House | 19
Aetna CEO on ObamaCare & Health Care | 19
Congress Negotiators Close to Farm Bill Agreement | 20

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   2013 December:

PIA National Responds to FIO Modernization Report | 7
GEICO Now #2 Auto Insurer | 8
Insurance Firms as a Threat to the Economy — FSOC Criticized | 9
Flood Insurance Reform Reforms Stall in Congress | 10
PIA National Seeks Award Nominations | 11
PIA Partnership & a New Tool for PIA Members | 12
Meeting of the Minds — NAIC and U.S. Treasury Meet | 14
Agents & Brokers & ObamaCare | 15
ObamaCare — Two Interesting Polls | 16
Conning — The Independent Agency Model Still Works | 19

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  2013 June:

PIA Legislative Report | 7
MarketScout & Mays Rates | 8
Coastal Controversy Homeowners Rates Rise | 9
Small Business & Cyber Attacks | 10
National Alliance Names 2013 Top CSRs | 11
The Basics of Business Interruption Coverage and Having the Right Limit | 12
PIA National & ObamaCare | 14
2013 Awarri Dunes Golf Outing | 18
2013 Achievers Luncheon | 24

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  2013 May:

From the President, Andrew C. Harris / 7
Fitch Rating - Underwriting Profits 2013 Prediction / 8
April 2013 - Commercial Rates Continue their Rise / 9
How Solid is your agency's personal E&O commitment? / 10
PIA National - Disaster is Expensive / 13
Health Insurers and ObamaCare - Not so Sure / 15
Medicaid & ObamaCare - Who Will Take the New Patients? / 16
Serious Illness - Some Info / 16

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  2013 April:

The National Beat ... PIA Federal Legislative Summit & National Meetings / 7
PIA on Terrorism Insurance / 10
The Industry's Take on TRIA Renewal / 12
Boston Bombing Change Terror Focus / 13
Keeping an Eye on Personal Firearms Insurance / 15
Insurance at Retail Outlets? / 17
Dodging Drought / 17
Flood Insurance Price Shock / 18
Update: Cyber Security / 18
Employer Health Care Coverage - Declining / 20

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  2013 March:

The Legislative Beat / 7
Ben Nelson to the Rescue - New CEO of NIAC Declares "No Need for Dueal Regulation" / 9
Commercial Rates & More Profit Info / 12
Danger: Cyber Attacks & Cyber Insurance - a Rising Business Opportunity / 15
Renter - 2 of 3 Don't have Insurance / 16
NCOIL on Navigators / 19

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  2013 February:

PIA National Set Federal Legislative Summit / 7
Insurance Rates Continuing to Wrap Up 2012 / 10
Former Safeco CEO Mike McGavick on Rate Increases / 12
AIG Survey Cyberattack a Big Worry / 13
Insurance Proposals a potentially powerful E&O prevention tool / 14
PIA National Pushes States to Approve Certificate of Insurance Law / 16
Obana Care 1: Costs & Concerns / 20

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  2013 January:

MarketScout & 2012 - Not a Hard Market but it's Emerging / 8
2012 Ending & 2013 - The Insurance Financial Forecast / 9
Privatizing Flood Insurance - PIA National Urges Caution /10
Ber alert for changes in your insurance carrier's underwriting guidelines / 12
Electric Cars - A Different Kind of Danger / 16
PIA National - Call for Award Nominations / 17
The History of CIC / 18
4 Sales Tips to Sell More and Build Better Relationships Through Better Eye Contact / 21

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2012 December:

The Soft but Maybe growing Hard Market / 7
Your Tax Dollars & the Fiscal Cliff / 10
Small Business Sees Hiring Increases / 11
PIA National's Ted Besesparis on Gridlock on Washington D.C. / 12
How would you assess your agency's overall E&O Culture? / 14
Info on yet Another ObanaCare tax / 17
Insurers & Federal Government Run Exchanges / 18
Annual Holiday Party / 20

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 2012 November:

2012 Election Report / 7
PIA National: Reaction to the 2012 Election / 11
Ronald Von Haden - PIA National Names New EVP / 13
Hurricane Sandy / 14
PIA National & The Hartford Flood Program / 19
FloodSmart - Preparing for the Winter Rainy Season / 20
Soft News on the Hard Market - Rages Continue to Rise / 22
Hackers - Cyber Attacks a critical Crisis / 23
A Bew Internet Marketing Initiative...AGORAGATE / 24
33rd Annual Confernment Ceremony - Nebraska / 26

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2012 October:

Robert W Hansen Installed as National Officer of National Association of Professional Insurance Agents / 7
The First Six Months of 2012 - Profitable / 8
Carriers & Independent Agents - PIA National President Andrew Harris / 10
Six Months of Rising Rates - Is it a Hard Market? PIA National - Helping You Grow Business / 12
AIG & Systemically Significant Financial Firms / 13
Winter Storms - Getting Names / 13
Obamacare - the Exchanges / 14

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  2012 May:

A Head's Up - Insurance Premium Tax Payments Up / 8
Don't Turn the Clock Back on Crop Insurance / 10
FEMA to Congress: NFIP Expires at the End of May / 13
What if the Supreme Court Tosses ObamaCare? / 15
Pre-Existing Conditions - Lots of Them / 17
The Housing Market - Costco & the Proverbial Bottom / 17
A Taste of PIA! / 18

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  2012 April:

PIA National's Federal Legislative Summit / 8
ANALYSIS - U.S. Supreme Court Takes on ObamaCare / 10
PIA National's Take on the Healthcare Debate / 13
Staying Ahead of the Hard Market / 14
Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance / 14
UPDATE - McCarren-Ferguson Repeal / 14
Insurance Jobs - Rising / 15
Health care Spending & Salaries / 16

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  2012 February:

If your insurance agency files could talk,
what would they say about you? / 8
PIA NE IA & a NEw Designation - CPIA / 10
Beyond the Hard Market - Contingent Commissions / 11
Not Your Fathers Hard Market - But a Hard Market Nonetheless / 12
Work Comp 2011 & 2012 - No Profits / 13
Insurance Commissioners - Big Changes in 2012 / 14
The NFIP - It's Extended. Now What? / 15
States, Taxes & Business / 20

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  2012 January:

Tax Filing Season / 8
PIA National 2012: The Year Ahead / 12
Retirees: A View of 2012 / 14
Update: Insurance Income 2011 / 14
2012's Second Biggest Business Worry / 15
Does Insurance Confuse Your Customers? / 17
Obama Relaxes Insurance Exchange Requirements / 18
NFIP Renewal - A Disaster of a Different Kind / 20
GEICO: Save 15% or More - Not Really / 22
PIA National & the Federal Insurance Office / 23
PIA National's Ted Besesparis on the FIO / 24

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