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    WHO WILL BE THE 2018 AGENCY OF THE YEAR?

WHO WILL BE THE 2018 AGENCY OF THE YEAR?

Thirtieth annual Rough Notes Agency of the Year candidates Who will be the 2018 Agency of the Year? One of the agencies featured in a Rough Notes cover story during 2018 will be chosen Agency of the Year. The winner will be selected by votes of the previous 29 years’ Rough Notes cover agents (from the years 1989-2017). The principals of the winning firm will be presented with the award

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    HEAD IN THE CLOUDS

HEAD IN THE CLOUDS

Public Policy Analysis & Opinion By Kevin P. Hennosy HEAD IN THE CLOUDS NAIC moves forward with major reconstruction of data assets The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is moving forward with a strategic overhaul of its technological capabilities. The NAIC calls the project “State Ahead” and plans to complete it in less than three years. In July 2018, the NAIC published a fiscal impact statement to seek industry

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    REACHING THE TOP

REACHING THE TOP

Broken Glass REACHING THE TOP From file clerk to agency owner Decades ago, a young man (it was rarely a woman) could join a company as a mail clerk, work his way through the ranks, and eventually become president. These days, not so much. This month we’ll meet a woman who started at the very bottom of an agency and a few years ago bought out two partners to become

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    CSR Award Winner

CSR Award Winner

THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE NAMES 2018 CSR Award Winner Ashley Fitzsimmons says “It’s all in the family.” By Alice Ashby Roettger “Eat That Frog,” quipped Ashley Fitzsimmons, CISR, in her sometimes whimsical but ultimately pithy approach to an essay prompt that was a part of the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research’s qualification for its 2018 Outstanding CSR of the Year Award. What did Ashley mean by that bit of

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    THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY REIMAGINED

THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY REIMAGINED

THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY REIMAGINED Standing up the industry’s first open blockchain platform By Truman Esmond Storm after storm, year after year, the insurance industry must be resilient, protecting citizens and corporations against risks old and new—even those not yet anticipated. For decades, the overseer of this security has been the state-based regulatory system, with guiding principles through the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). The NAIC’s Property and Casualty Model

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