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4 Tips to Maintain Your Online Reputation

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December 11th, 2015

As an insurance agent in the digital age, you no doubt know the importance of your online reputation. Today, more than ever, prospects go online to research an agency before doing business. A few bad reviews or angry tweets can deter potential customers if you fail to address these issues. However, maintaining a good online [...]

Is the ACA Driving Big Health Insurance Mergers?

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December 10th, 2015

The year 2015 may go down in history as the year of health insurance mergers, as the Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana deals, among others, are nearing a close. So what’s driving this round of industry mergers? The Affordable Care Act is the most likely culprit. Although the ACA has brought in more revenue thanks to additional [...]

Kaiser Permanente to Acquire Group Health Cooperative

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December 9th, 2015

Kaiser Permanente announced plans on Friday to acquire Seattle-based Group Health Cooperative. The deal, which is pending approval from Group Health’s voting membership and from regulators, would expand Kaiser’s reach in the Northwest and add 590,000 members. If the deal goes through, Group Health will fully integrate and operate as a new, eighth region for [...]

Bad Credit Impacts Auto Rates More than DUI, Study Shows

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December 8th, 2015

Are your safe-driving customers asking why their auto insurance rates are still high? Their credit scores could be the culprit. New research from Consumer Reports found that drivers with poor credit are penalized far more severely than drivers with other liabilities –including DUI convictions. Consumer Reports evaluated price quotes from more than 700 U.S. firms—including [...]

Anthem and Cigna Shareholders Approve $54B Merger

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December 7th, 2015

Shareholders of Anthem and Cigna overwhelmingly approved the merger of the two providers on December 3.The deal, valued at $54.2 billion, would result in the nation’s largest health insurer, if it clears regulatory hurdles. However, the merger has not been without controversy. Organizations such as the American Medical Association and the American Hospital Association have [...]

Will Google Autopilot Its Way into the Insurance Industry?

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December 4th, 2015

The Google Self-Driving Car is still in development, but that doesn’t mean the search engine giant hasn’t considered the car insurance issues a driverless vehicle could create. Google recently announced that it’s willing to accept responsibility for any accidents that result from design or component flaws in its self-driving cars. And while it may merely [...]

Top 3 Tools to Grow Your Email List

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December 3rd, 2015

You already know a strong, up-to-date email list is a must. Despite the promises of social media, email remains one of the best ways to engage prospects, build trust, and turn them into clients. So how do you grow your list? Online marketing expert Robbie Richards conducted a poll of more than 60 online marketing [...]

Prudential to Offer Life Insurance to People with HIV

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December 2nd, 2015

Prudential Financial Inc. has announced plans to offer traditional individual life insurance to people with HIV, making it the first major American insurer to do so. The decision signals a growing awareness that HIV has evolved from a death sentence into a chronic, yet manageable disease, HIV advocates and insurance agents said. The coverage, a [...]

Anthem and Aetna Confident About ACA Exchange Plans

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December 1st, 2015

While the future of UnitedHealth exchange plans is uncertain, Aetna and Anthem assure investors and customers that their marketplace offerings are here to stay. Both companies reported last week that their ACA plans performed as projected through October and backed their earnings forecasts for 2015. Although the carriers lost money on last year’s exchanges, they [...]

UnitedHealth May Leave Obamacare Exchanges

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November 30th, 2015

America’s largest health insurer announced it may drop its Obamacare exchange plans after 2016 due to low enrollment and high usage costs. The possible move by UnitedHealth Group, which would force more than half a million people to find other coverage, raises questions about the viability of the health care law. More than half of [...]