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    MARYLAND AGENT WINS 2017 ROUGH NOTES COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

MARYLAND AGENT WINS 2017 ROUGH NOTES COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

Reliving painful childhood experiences helps others avoid—or emerge from—the darkness of childhood sexual abuse When Walt Gdowski, owner and CEO of The Rough Notes Company, and Bob Kretzmer, executive director of The Rough Notes Company Community Service Award, conceived the idea of the award in 2000, they probably did not envision the variety of charitable services for which independent agents would be honored throughout the 17 years of its existence.

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    COMPETENCE AND CONFIDENCE WIN THE DAY

COMPETENCE AND CONFIDENCE WIN THE DAY

This agency executive believes in herself and is committed to mentoring others This month we present the second article in our new series, Broken Glass, in which we talk with a woman in the independent agency business about the challenges and rewards she has experienced throughout her career. This month we visit with Maura Derstein, chief operating officer of Lacher & Associates, located north of Philadelphia, and an advisor with

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    THE POWER OF  PURPOSE

THE POWER OF PURPOSE

Inspire and energize employees to work with passion By Dave Willis, CPIA July 21, 1969. The day Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon. And the day when NASA fulfilled the first part of the challenge that President Kennedy shared with a joint session of Congress in May 1961: “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is

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    SELF-DRIVING CARS: THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE OR AN INSURANCE TSUNAMI?

SELF-DRIVING CARS: THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE OR AN INSURANCE TSUNAMI?

To the Point How will autonomous vehicles change the insurance game? Do you remember the day you got your driver’s license? Do you recall the freedom that came with it? Do you remember the first car you owned? I do; it was a red 1971 Plymouth Barracuda, decked out with Cragar mag wheels and an 8-track tape stereo system. I loved driving that car. Cars have changed a lot since

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    NAIC SHOWS SIGNS OF LIFE

NAIC SHOWS SIGNS OF LIFE

Public Policy Analysis & Opinion Commissioners raise international concerns, oppose national health insurance sales Late in the winter of 2017, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) released several statements that merit attention. Market share On March 1, the NAIC released two sector-level reports on “market share information indicating the degree of market concentration in lines of business and identifying leading insurance writers.” The NAIC will publish final reports this

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