COVER: Producers on MGAs
Just a few years ago, many in the industry thought managing general agents would have a minor part, if any, in the business. Today, MGAs are more popular than ever with carriers and agents. With that in mind, Insurance Business America asked thousands of producers to reveal what they love – and what they hate – about the current state of MGAs.
From climate change to terrorism, catastrophic events seem to be occurring with an alarming frequency these days. Catastrophe insurance is rising to the challenge, and producers must be prepared to guard themselves and their clients.
Revisiting the aviation insurance market
The shocking crash of TransAsia Flight GE235 is the latest of several aviation losses that have plagued insurers in the past year. Insurers are responding to the phenomenon with an influx of capital, but underwriters are being forced to make some tough decisions that may affect clients’ bottom line.
Fred Eppinger, president and CEO of the Hanover Insurance Group, speaks with Insurance Business America about how a strong team can transform an organization and bring about outstanding results.
Workers’ comp update
Producer-focused news and analysis on the US workers’ comp market.
Marine insurance is the oldest form of insurance there is. So what is its role in today’s marketplace, riddled with both challenges and opportunities?
Are online direct sales channels a threat to independents?
There’s at least some evidence that changing consumer behaviors, new technologies and the evolving competitive landscape may be disrupting independent agents’ strengths in customer service and risk management.
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