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    ANOTHER COLUMN NOT ABOUT HEALTH INSURANCE LEGISLATION

ANOTHER COLUMN NOT ABOUT HEALTH INSURANCE LEGISLATION

PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS & OPINION Exploring current events in these strange times When one is writing for a monthly magazine, the journalistic concept of a “scoop” or “breaking news” rarely comes to mind. Filing stories about current events six weeks before publication is a dangerous game for any writer, but when writing about a legislative process, the game is definitely high risk. And then there is the issue of healthcare

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    BUILDING ON STRENGTH

BUILDING ON STRENGTH

BROKEN GLASS Past president of PIA National plays to win with hard work, confidence,and common sense This month we present the third article in our new series, Broken Glass, in which we talk with a woman in the independent insurance agency business about the challenges and rewards she has experienced and the insights she has gained throughout her career. This month we profile Donna Pile, CIC, CPIW, CPIA, a veteran

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    NAIC Seeks Greater Influence in Technology Sector

NAIC Seeks Greater Influence in Technology Sector

Public Policy Analysis & Opinion Questions arise about the association’s finances At the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) spring national meeting, the Delaware-chartered organization launched an initiative to become a player in the technology sector by empaneling an Innovation and Technology (EX) Task Force. Michigan Insurance Director Patrick M. McPharlin and Oregon Insurance Commissioner Laura Cali Robison will lead the task force as chair and vice chair, respectively. “This

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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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