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Federal Oversite Medcare

EXPECT MORE FEDERAL OVERSIGHT OF MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLANS Complaints grow at a faster rate than the market By Kevin P. Hennosy Through the year 2022, federal and state officials have looked at the publicly funded, and privately delivered, Medicare Advantage (MA) product with increasing concern. Expect more—especially from federal officials—in 2023. This may not be welcome news to insurance producers who craft employee benefit packages. No one likes to hear

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We’re talkin earthquakes

WE’RE TALKIN’ EARTHQUAKES     Missouri regulators warn of a lack of earthquake insurance sales  By Kevin P. Hennosy Attention! The Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance (MDCI) wants you to talk about earthquakes. Talk to your clients, your friends, your family, random people on the street, and any mental health professional with whom you interact. Do it! Do not take “no” for an answer! Do it now! Earthquake! Why

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    DIGITALLY SAVVY DATA-DRIVEN

DIGITALLY SAVVY DATA-DRIVEN

DIGITALLY SAVVY AND DATA-DRIVEN Forward-thinking Agent for the Future winners announced By Dave Willis, CPIA For five years, Liberty Mutual/Safeco’s Agent for the Future Awards have honored some of the most future-thinking, growth-focused independent insurance agents and agencies. Award winners are innovative and adept at adapting to changing market conditions and staying ahead of emerging trends. This year’s winners are digitally savvy, embracing new technologies and making data-driven decisions to

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A TOO-WELL-KICKED CAN?

A TOO-WELL- KICKED CAN?   Congress still studies National Flood Insurance Reauthorization  By Kevin P. Hennosy Of course, I fear that when this column reaches the Rough Notes Galactic Headquarters in Carmel, Indiana, my immediate editor, Christopher W. “Captain” Cook, will exclaim: “Is Hennosy resubmitting old copy as new contributions?” He knows me as a troublemaker. Captain Cook does not like treachery in any form. He will try to root

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    From Farm to Insurance

From Farm to Insurance

FRESH FROM THE FARM TO … INSURANCE Wisconsin account manager named The National Alliance’s 2022 Outstanding CSR of the Year By Alice Ashby Roettger You may have heard the old saying “you can take the girl out of the farm but you can’t take the farm out of the girl.” In the case of Tiffanie Courtney, CIC, CISR, CRIS, senior account manager at M3 Insurance Solutions in De Pere, Wisconsin,

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