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New Jersey’s ADP Statewide Insurance Launches New Internet Marketing Campaign
ADP Statewide Insurance, serving New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina, is proud to announce the launch of their new digital and Internet Marketing campaign, in conjunction with their custom website, which is aimed at improving the way they connect with, market to, and serve their regional insurance consumers. ...

California’s Kelly-Naney Insurance Agency, Inc. Launches an Innovative Alternative to Purchasing Your Insurance Coverage
Kelly-Naney Insurance Agency, Inc., a locally based insurance agency in the heart of Fresno, California – also serving Nevada, Arizona, Idaho and Washington – is proud to announce the launch of their new website and innovative digital marketing campaign—aimed at improving the way they connect with, market to and serve their community and the surrounding region.Fresno, CA (PRWEB) July 01, 2011 ...

Reich Insurance Brokers of Manchester Acquires New Broker, D Barnett Insurance
Reich Insurance, one of the UK’s premier independent insurance brokers, just announced that it has completed the acquisition of D Barnett Insurance Brokers Limited, the largest independent insurance broker in Bolton.Manchester, UK (PRWEB UK) 1 July 2011 Reich Insurance, one of the UK’s premier independent insurance brokers, just announced that it has completed the acquisition of D Barnett ...

June Auto Insurance News Wrap-Up
Online Auto Insurance News sums up some of June's most important developments in the U.S. car coverage industry and marketplace.Rancho Cucamonga, CA (PRWEB) July 01, 2011 Online Auto Insurance News sums up some of June's most important developments in the U.S. car coverage industry and marketplace.National average car premiums continued to inch higher, insurance regulators and organizations ...

Making the Most of Your Insurance Policies
Many investors are so focused on searching for their next investment idea, they overlook a great opportunity to protect their current assets and contain their annual expenses. While not generally thought of as an investment topic, asset protection insurance--property and casualty as the insurance industry calls it--should be a key component of every investor's portfolio.

Kelly Services® Expands Eligibility of Supplier Insurance Program to include Independent Contractors
Kelly Services today announced the expansion of its Supplier Insurance Program to include eligibility by Independent Contractors. The program offers affordable, contract-specific coverage that enables small and mid-sized secondary suppliers to secure the required insurance limits needed to maintain or initiate business in Kelly-managed staffing arrangements.(PRWEB) July 01, 2011 TROY, Mich ...

First Ameritas Expands Dental Insurance Network
First Ameritas Life Insurance of New York expands its PPO dental insurance network to nearly 10,000 access points across the state.Lincoln, NE (PRWEB) July 01, 2011 First Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. of New York announced today they increased the total number of provider access points in their dental insurance network to nearly 10,000 in the state of New York. The addition of PPO providers ...

McKenna Insurance Services Changes Name to BasePoint Insurance Services
McKenna Insurance Services has announced that the insurance agency is changing its name to BasePoint Insurance Services.Bonita, CA (PRWEB) July 01, 2011 The insurance agency's name change becomes effective on July 1, 2011 (exactly 16 years after McKenna Insurance Services opened its doors for business in Bonita, CA). BasePoint Insurance Services is an independent insurance agency headquartered ...

Trowbridge Insurance of Pacifica Announces Ways to Save on Group Health policies
Trowbridge Insurance announces the recent quantification of savings for several current Group Health customers.Pacifica, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) July 02, 2011 Trowbridge Insurance, located in Pacifica but serving clients across California, is announcing the recent quantification of savings for several current Group Health customers. Savings have ranged from 17 to 38 percent, with no need to change ...

British Insurance Launches Holiday Home Guide
As the peak holiday season approaches, holiday home insurance provider, British Insurance, has put together a Guide, reminding owners of their legal and health & safety obligations and offering tips on how to turn a mediocre let into something special.Colchester (PRWEB UK) 2 July 2011 As the peak holiday season approaches, holiday home insurance provider, British Insurance, has put together a ...

Illinois Children's Health Insurance Reform Goes into Effect as 4,000 Lose Coverage
The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services announced Friday that the state's All Kids Health Insurance program's new reform is going into effect. The All Kids children health insurance now applies to families with an income of more than 300 percent of the federal poverty level.

California’s Post Insurance Services, Inc. Named to the Golden Eagle Insurance President’s Award Recognition Program
Local California insurance agency, Post Insurance Services, Inc., is proud to announce their initiation into the prestigious Golden Eagle Insurance President’s Club.Torrance, CA (PRWEB) July 03, 2011 Out of several hundred Golden Eagle associated brokers, only 37 Golden Eagle insurance agencies in California qualified for the honor. After qualifying for the past three out of four years, Post ...

10 hidden home insurance credits
Don't stop at smoke detectors. These home credits can mean big savings from your insurer.

AT&T iPhones Get More Affordable Insurance
AT&T customers who own iPhones have long been paying more than twice the monthly insurance premium that owners of other phones pay on AT&T's standard plan. New iPhone owners, however, will soon be able to sign on to the later plan.

4 Things That Keep You From Getting Life Insurance
We look at four common reasons people give for not applying for life insurance, and see if theyre legitimate.

Insurance no guard against medical debt
TUCSON, July 4 (UPI) -- Having health insurance coverage is no guarantee against accumulating medical debt among working-age adults, U.S. researchers say.

Insurance exchange puts Mo. GOP in tough spot
The federal government will provide states with startup money to establish exchanges. If a state declines, Washington can step in.

Australia’s Comparison Finder Launches New Life Insurance Comparison Website
Australia's Comparison Finder launch new life insurance comparison website, providing the ability to compare quotes, information and reviews on most life insurance products available from the comfort of your own home. ...

WPS Health Insurance, a Leading Provider of Individual Health Insurance, to Sponsor the 14th Annual Harley-Davidson ...
WPS Health Insurance is proud to sponsor the annual Thunder Run Charity Ride to Cure Diabetes for the ninth consecutive year. Organizers expect this year’s event to break $1 million in total funds raised.Madison, WI (PRWEB) July 05, 2011 WPS Health Insurance, Wisconsin’s leading not-for-profit health insurer and provider of affordable individual health insurance and group health insurance, is ...

iPhone Added to AT&T Mobile Insurance Plan
AT&T's mobile insurance program will soon cover the Apple iPhone.

AT&T offering iPhone insurance
Carrier will cover theft, loss, and damage to the iPhone for a monthly fee of $4.99 and a deductible of $50 or $125 depending on the model. Originally posted at News - Apple

Nippon Life Insurance Will Invest 500 Million Euros in Allianz’s Unit
Nippon Life Insurance Co., Japan ’s biggest life insurer, will invest 500 million euros ($724 million) in a unit of Allianz SE (ALV) as it expands overseas.

Insurance costs... young drivers 'priced off the road'
A consumer group calls for an investigation into the prices of car insurance for young drivers in Northern Ireland.

Farmers Insurance Selects 360Value for Residential Replacement-Cost Estimates
The third largest home and auto insurance group in the United States, has selected 360Value® to estimate replacement costs for “Main Street homes” in California.Orem, UT (PRWEB) July 06, 2011 The Farmers Insurance Group of Companies® (Farmers Insurance), the third largest home and auto insurance group in the United States, has selected 360Value® to estimate replacement costs for “Main Street ...

iMingle® Rolls out Group Car Insurance Discounts for Individual Policyholders in Ohio
With unique marketing approach to direct-to-consumer insurance, iMingle expands into more markets. iMingle auto, homeowners, renters and condo insurance is now available in Ohio.Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 06, 2011 In the latest in a series of state rollouts, iMingle® has announced its launch into Ohio as the first direct-to-consumer insurance provider to offer group buying for auto insurance. ...

China to become second biggest insurance market: Swiss Re
China is expected to become the second-biggest insurance market in the next 10 years, reinsurer Swiss Re said on Wednesday, noting that the Asian giant posted growth of 26.2 percent in 2010 premiums.

Insurance Rates Jump For Drivers With Policy Lapse
This post provided by Insurance.com.Car insurance rates jump an average 5.7 percent for drivers who let their policies lapse, according to an analysis of Insurance.com data.An examination of 184,000 car insurance policies sold through Insurance.com in 2009 and 2010 shows that drivers insuring one car paid an average 8.8 percent more in annual premiums than drivers who maintained continuous ...

Insurance gap divides promise and reality
In a park near Central Station, a handpainted sign hangs from a tree. "The Association for Leaving the Chinese Communist Party" is its terse proclamation. It claims 91 million-odd members.

Hanover Insurance 2Q storm loss at $145M to $160M
The Hanover Insurance Group Inc. said Wednesday its losses for the second quarter from the Joplin, Mo., tornadoes and other storms are between $145 million and $160 million.

Calif. moves to control health insurance rates
A California legislative committee on Wednesday narrowly approved a bill that would give state officials the power to reject proposed health insurance rate increases, but even some supporters said it will need major changes to survive.

Many on health-insurance-exchange board closely tied to industry, each other
The newly appointed health-insurance-exchange board includes a majority of members with a previously undisclosed series of connections, closely tying the board to the insurance and information-technology industries.

Safe Auto Insurance Begins Casting for Do the Jingle Contest
Winner Will Receive $5,000.00 Cash and Featured Role in Safe Auto Television CommercialColumbus, OH (PRWEB) July 07, 2011 Safe Auto Insurance, a Columbus, Ohio auto insurance carrier, will soon begin casting for the 2012 edition of its annual “Do the Jingle” contest. The Safe Auto team will visit seven different cities in search of this year’s most entertaining performer. The grand prize winner ...

Florida’s AffordableONE Insurance Utilizes a New Website and Accompanying Digital Marketing Campaign
AffordableONE Insurance, a locally based agency in Winter Park, FL, is proud to announce the launch of their website and accompanying digital marketing campaign—aimed at improving the way they connect with, market to and serve their Florida insurance consumers.Winter Park, FL (PRWEB) July 07, 2011 For years, it has been AffordableONE Insurance agency’s commitment and desire to establish trust ...

Dodd-Frank: A Golden New Opportunity for the D&O Insurance Industry
Like many business leaders, the CEOs of insurance companies that sell D&O coverage may regard the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act as disagreeable if not loathsome in principle. In practice, these executives and the underwriters who drive their organizations may simultaneously be whistling a somewhat happier tune.Dodd-Frank, of course, includes a tantalizing award for ...

Local Insurance Agency, Gillman Insurance, Educates Georgia Residents on How to Combat Rising Homeowners Premiums
With talk of rising home insurance rates across the country, Gillman Insurance has proactively stepped up to the plate, evolving into the trusted insurance Problem Solvers who can accurately explain what this means for Georgia residents.Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) July 08, 2011 Gillman Insurance, a locally based Georgia insurance agency, is continuously evolving and looking for ways in which they can ...

LA Kelley Communications Took its Unique Newsletter, PEN’s Insurance PULSE, on the Road to San Antonio, Texas
PEN’s Insurance PULSE is the only newsletter for the bleeding disorder community dedicated to insurance topics. Pulse on the Road, sponsored by Baxter Healthcare Corporation, is a three-hour symposium that brings insurance experts to families with bleeding disorders to address a variety of reimbursement and healthcare reform topics. The program brings the pages of Pulse to life, turns the ...

Will a Health Condition Kill Your Life Insurance Options?
If you have a pre-existing medical condition, your ability to obtain insurance depends on your medical condition, and how well it's controlled.

GM offers buyers free auto insurance for 1 year
Auto insurance can really drive up the price of buying a car. Now General Motors is hoping to get more buyers into showrooms by offering a free one-year policy to customers who purchase or lease new cars before Sept. 6.

FEMA faces House heat for taking over flood insurance policies
Flood insurance policy providers now face a new competitor: the federal government.

Insurance cheaters call their luxury cars farm vehicles
Improper application of the farm-use discount results in about $150 million of unpaid premiums a year, says an executive at a firm that checks policyholder data for auto insurers. Meet the newest crop of farm vehicles: Porsche Carrera, Mercedes SL550 and BMW Z4.

Insurance Technologies Welcomes Safeway Insurance into the TurboRater Comparative Rating System in Tennessee
Insurance Technologies Corporation, a leading provider of insurance rating, agency management, and website solutions, reported the addition of Safeway Insurance http://www.SafewayInsurance.com into the TurboRater comparative rating system in Tennessee.(PRWEB) July 08, 2011 Insurance Technologies Corporation, a leading provider of insurance rating, agency management ...

Kenneth F. Petersen, Encharter Insurance CEO, to Speak at Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) of Louisiana Convention ...
Independent Insurance Agency showcases their social media knowledge at the annual PIA of Louisiana convention.Amherst, MA (PRWEB) July 09, 2011 Kenneth F. Petersen, Encharter Insurance CEO, has been invited to speak at the annual convention for the Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) of Louisiana. He will be speaking on July 17, 2011 at the Bay Point Marriott in Panama City. ...

96% of Renters Have No Debt ‘Bail Out’ Mechanism, Warns British Insurance
According to independent Payment Protection Insurance provider, British Insurance, 96% of people renting properties* do not have a ‘bail out’ policy to prevent their debts spiralling out of control if they lose their salary.(PRWEB UK) 9 July 2011 Soaring rental costs and plummeting levels of disposable income have slashed peoples’ savings pots, leaving them more reliant on State benefits to pay ...

Title insurance demystified: do homeowners really need it?
Attorney Richard D. Vetstein who writes the Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog is back to answer questions about one of...

Smart’s California Insurance Report Changing to The Scribe’s Insurance Bulletin
One of California’s long-running insurance publications, Smart’s California Insurance Report, will soon be known as The Scribe’s Insurance Bulletin.Santa Clarita, CA (PRWEB) July 09, 2011 Ted Huntington, president of Pale Blimp Marketing, recently took over the reins as publisher of the newsletter. As part of the agreement with former owner, Smart’s Publishing, Huntington will change the name of ...

Insurance agents complain FEMA creating confusion
Insurance agents in states along the swollen Missouri River basin say federal officials are causing widespread confusion among property owners by pushing the sale of flood insurance policies that might not cover damage from the river flooding that began this month.

Claimable Gold Jewelry Shipping Insurance. KMG Gold Announces New Precious Metal Shipping Insurance Program
KMG Gold Recycling announces their new insurance program designed specifically for precious metals.Winnipeg, Manitoba (PRWEB) July 11, 2011 KMG Environmental Inc. is excited to announce their new insurance program which is designed specifically for shipping precious metals. KMG Gold is the only precious metal recycler or gold buyer to offer shipping insurance that is fully insured and claimable ...

Business Liability Insurance - New Bespoke Services Provided By CCI Broking Ltd
CCI Broking specialise in the placement and management of leading-edge insurance arrangements for corporate and commercial organisations, both in the UK and Overseas. CCI Broking now has a new range of solutions target specifically at Business Liability Insurance. We've tried to outline the major types available, and why you might need them in this article. ...

Insurance agents complain FEMA creating confusion over flooding coverage
Insurance agents in states along the swollen Missouri River basin say federal officials are causing widespread confusion among property owners by pushing the sale of flood-insurance policies that might not cover damage from the river flooding that began this month.

Insurance agents say FEMA causing coverage confusion
Insurance agents in states along the swollen Missouri River basin say federal officials are causing widespread confusion among property owners by pushing the sale of flood insurance policies that might not cover damage from the river flooding that began last month.