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    WHEN SHOTS FLY

WHEN SHOTS FLY

To the Point By Joseph S. Harrington, CPCU WHEN SHOTS FLY Who’s liable and who’s covered? Andrew Torba bristles at the idea that his social media platform is responsible for the actions of the man who killed 11 people and wounded six others in a Pittsburgh synagogue in October 2018. Torba is the founder and CEO of Gab.com, a network that was used by the shooter to post anti-Semitic comments.

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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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