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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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    Shadows, Soap, and Transparency

Shadows, Soap, and Transparency

Public Policy Analysis & Opinion Will Congress revive its oversight function and investigate NAIC’s international activities? In the throes of the 2016 election season, the U.S. House of Representatives passed and forwarded to the U.S. Senate a piece of insurance legislation. Sources close to the legislative effort express confidence in Congress’s taking up the measure again this year. On May 3, 2016, U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.-03), chairman of the

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    FOCUS ON CULTURE: CORE VALUES DRIVE SUCCESS

FOCUS ON CULTURE: CORE VALUES DRIVE SUCCESS

LEADERSHIP Tour of Las Vegas’s Zappos office helps inspire agency culture focus Leadership is multifaceted. But at its core is responsibility foorganizational culture—designing, developing, and nurturing the shared values that drive how organizations operate. Author and former MIT Sloan School of Management Professor Edgar Schein put it this way: “[T]he unique function of leadership that distinguishes it from management and administration is … concern for culture. Leadership begins the culture

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    BROKEN GLASS: FROM PART TIME TO PRESIDENT

BROKEN GLASS: FROM PART TIME TO PRESIDENT

A supportive boss and a refusal to conform to stereotypes paved the way for this agency president This month Rough Notes presents the first profile in a new series titled “Broken Glass.” In this space you’ll meet women who have defied stereotypes, shrugged off detractors, and leveraged drive and determination to achieve top leadership posts in the traditionally conservative independent agency arena. This month we’re profiling Dawn Law, a 30-plus-year

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