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PIA-NE/IA Magazine Archives

2023 January

2023 January

Jobs — Remote Job Search up 300% from Last Year | 7

Catalytic Converter Theft — Growing & Costly to Insurers | 8

Cyber Insurance Purchases on the Rise | 10

Contractors, Captives, and a Topsy-Turvy Market | 10

Ransomware Targets | 12

M&A Activity takes a Huge Drop | 13

Data Breaches — Who’s Hit Hardest | 14

Homeowners Insurance — Rising Rapidly | 16

Insurance Fraud Costs Each of Us about $1,000 a Year | 17

Writing Tip — Bag a Bunch of Greetings | 20

The Digital Age & Independent Insurance Agents | 21

Your Phone has been Hacked — How to Tell | 25

Upcoming Events Calendar 2022 | 23

2022 November

2022 November

Speeding Tickets — Autos Most Prone to Getting Them | 7

Some Surprising Statistics about Going to College | 8

Americans & Money — Are We Prepared for Emergencies | 9

The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud — A Frightening Study | 11

FEMA’s NFIP Redo a Possible Bust | 12

Crime — A Serious Rise in Some U.S. Cities | 14

Moody’s — Commercial Lines Combined Ratio in Free Fall | 16

J.D. Power — Rising Auto Rates a Serious Home/Auto Bundle Problem | 17

Underestimating — Cyber Attacks & the Cost to Small Business | 19

PIA NE/IA Convention | 20

New Designees! | 21

Upcoming Events Calendar 2022 | 23

2022 September

2022 September

Update: Your PIA Membership Benefits | 7

Inflation, High Gas Prices & What the Average Household Earns — An Interesting Study | 8

Mergers & Acquisitions — A Rebound on the Way | 11

S&P Warning — The Combined Ratio Could Top 100% in 2022 | 12

The Big Backfire — Attorney Lawsuit Billboards | 14

Recession & Insurers — Insurers are Well-Prepared | 16

Postage & Stamps Just got More Expensive | 17

Wouldn’t We All like This — Allied Underwriters Gives Entire Staff 10% Raise | 18

MarketScout & Insurance Rate Increases — Still Rising | 19

Insureds Think Car Color Impacts Insurance Rates | 20

The Professional Insurance Agents NE IA and

New Designees! | 23

Upcoming Events Calendar 2022 | 24

2022 July

2022 July

Huh? What? People Actually Lie when Purchasing Auto Insurance? | 7

Legalized Pot — High Time to Define Driving High | 9

Cyber Insurance Growth over 92% between 2020 and 2021 | 13

Flying in 2022 — The Not-So-Friendly Skies | 15

Special Report: The Highs and Lows of Insurance Industry Pay | 18

High inflation and the ever-growing Commercial Rates Continue to Rise — Here’s Why | 20

Inflation Hits the PIA States Hard | 21

New Designees! | 25

Upcoming Events Calendar 2022 | 26

2022 May

2022 May

Cyber Attacks & What Business Faces Going Forward | 7

A Hard Look at Customer Service | 8

Likely to Hit or Kill a Pedestrian | 9

Commercial Prices & 2022’s 1st Quarter — Up | 11

Commercial Property Insureds — Underinsured | 12

Wildfire — Statistics | 13

Insurance Execs — Expect a Recession Soon | 14

Drinking: Drink and Live Longer | 19

Flood Rating 2.0 — In Effect Now | 20

Life Expectancy in the U.S. Continues to Decline | 21

The Economy — 2/3 of Us View it as Bad | 25

New Designees! | 23

Upcoming Events Calendar 2022 | 25

2022 March

2022 March

What We Already Know — Consumers Prefer Insurance Agents Over Technology | 7

Rising Gas Prices — Inflation Hitting the Gas Pumps | 8

Consumer Worries — Rising Auto Costs that Include Insurance | 11

Insurance Profits — Is the Business Really All that Profitable? | 13

A New Sport — In TV Circles Insurance Tops Beer | 16

PIA National Launches a Cyber Defense Program | 17

Russia’s Invasion — Cyber Concerns & Insurance Woes | 20

Natural Disasters Hit 10% of Us in 2021 | 21

Your Clients & Maybe You — Small Business Big Target of Fund Transfer Fraud | 22

Upcoming Events Calendar | 24

2022 December

2022 December

Big News — PIA National & AIMS Society to Merge | 7

Self-Driving Autos — We Still Don’t Trust Them | 9

Always a Fun Story — Auto Insurance Misconceptions | 10

Major Marketing Changes at GEICO | 12

NAIC Lists the Nation’s Largest P&C Insurers | 14

A New Labor Rule Proposed — Gig Workers Beware | 17

MarketScout — Insurance Rates in 2022’s Quarter 3 | 18

Good News from an Interesting Survey from HUB — We’re Feeling Underinsured | 20

New Designees! | 21

Upcoming Events Calendar 2022 | 23

2022 October

2022 October

Flooding — Insured Losses Increasing | 7

The Nation’s Top 10 Health Insurance Companies | 8

AM Best Gives Personal Lines a Negative Outlook | 11

FEMA’s Risk Rating 2.0 — Chasing People from the Flood Market | 12

Extreme Weather & Young Homeowners | 14

Older Retired Workers Unretiring | 15

Pet Insurers — Forbes Advisor Points to the 10 Best | 16

An Insurance Issue — Dangerous Jobs | 18

Legal Pot & Auto Crash Deaths — A Frightening Statistic | 25

Upcoming Events Calendar 2022 | 21

Congratulations Mark Suhr | 24

2022 August

2022 August

Program Reformed | 7

The Highest Paid Broker CEOs | 8

Property Casualty Profit & Loss in 2021 | 11

FEMA — The Nation Needs Better Building Codes | 12

The Most Data-Breached Nation on Earth — Not a Hard One to Guess | 15

More News on the Great Resignation — Returning to the Office | 16

Commercial Prices — Still Rising | 17

Crime on the Rise — Cargo Losses | 18

GEICO on the Hook for a Woman Getting an STD in a Car | 24

NEW Designee's! | 21

Upcoming Events Calendar 2022 | 22

2022 June

2022 June

Small Business in 2022 — It’s a Struggle | 7

Failure — Small Business & Cybersecurity | 8

Nationwide Wants Hands-Free Phone Laws Nationwide | 9

Statistics — NAIC & Insurance Confusion | 11

Flood Insurance — Rates to Rise for 81% | 13

Mergers and Acquisitions — Down So Far this Year | 15

Just for Fun — Another Angle to Texting, Driving and SmartPhones | 19

Homeownership & Inflation & Building Costs | 21

Wildfire: Two Frightening Reports | 22

Upcoming Events Calendar 2022 | 26

2022 April

2022 April

Major Insurers Exit Russia in Mass | 7

Pets & People — Goodbye is a Pet Stressor | 11

Long Hours Increasing | 12

The Top 25 P&C Insurers of 2021 — NAIC Report | 16

Women & Insurance Agency Ownership — Just 31% are Owners | 20

Insurance Rates — Things are Shifting | 21

PIA National and its New Cyber Assessment Program | 22

Good & Not So Surprising News — Consumers Prefer Buying Home & Auto Locally | 23

Working Remotely — Is it Losing its Luster? | 26

Upcoming Events Calendar 2022 | 28

2022 February

2022 February

The Great Resignation — 4.5 Million Quit or Changed Jobs in November | 7

MarshBerry — 2021 M&A Activity Sets Record | 8

The IRS, COVID & Last Year’s Taxes — Expect Refund Delays | 11

Insurance Not Keeping Up with the Digital Experience | 13

Wrapping Up 2021 — 4th Quarter P&C Rates | 14

Cyber Insurance Premiums — The Industries with the Highest Premiums | 15

COVID — The 3rd Largest Insurance Catastrophe Loss | 16

More on the Great Resignation — Employers & Mental Health | 22

Crisis in Manufacturing — Blue Collar Workers Shifting Careers | 27

Upcoming Events Calendar 2019-20 | 30

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