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    ENERGY ENTHUSIASM POWER GROWTH

ENERGY ENTHUSIASM POWER GROWTH

ENERGY + ENTHUSIASM POWER GROWTH AND PROFITS Award-winning broker blends professional success with community involvement By Elisabeth Boone, CPCU Have you ever known anyone who seemed to create her own energy field? Meet Brenda Allison, HIP, AFIS, who owns Coast General Insurance Brokers in Ventura, California, and who despite her hectic schedule manages to find time to be involved in her community in meaningful ways. “I had a dynamic career

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APPROACH TO EXISTENTIAL THREAT

A HAPHAZARD APPROACH TO AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT NAIC’s letter to the Federal Insurance Office is unfettered by details “Given the long–term threat and the short–term nature of politics, the failure of policymakers to address climate change, … is an existential threat.” —Evan G. Greenberg Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Chubb Limited/Chubb Group   By Kevin P. Hennosy On November 11, 2021, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) answered a request

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    POWER, PASSION, AND PURPOSE

POWER, PASSION, AND PURPOSE

POWER, PASSION, AND PURPOSE Award-winning agency principal pursues excellence in work and life By Elisabeth Boone, CPCU Surprised … grateful … proud … and determined to be worthy of the honor she achieved. These words describe the emotions Kristin Garlow experienced upon learning that she had been selected the first-ever Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance Outstanding Female Agency Principal award winner. “To receive-this honor made me feel overwhelmingly grateful,” she

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ACTUARIES AT PLAY

ACTUARIES AT PLAY! NAIC publishes a white paper that outlines pretenses of rate review   The paper provides 55 pages of “best practices” for the … “reviewer” who wants to appear to understand what he or she is about to rubber stamp. Public Policy Analysis & Opinion By Kevin P. Hennosy In late October 2021, The National Association  of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) published a white paper that discusses regulatory “review”

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    CONGRATULATIONS  STEWARDSHIP

CONGRATULATIONS  STEWARDSHIP

CONGRATULATIONS STEWARDSHIP 2021 Agency of the Year By Dave Willis, CPIA As we’ve done for more than 30 years, we at Rough Notes magazine again are naming our Agency of the Year. Since the late 1980s, we’ve featured some of the nation’s most extraordinary independent insurance agencies on our covers. We continue to be amazed at the new and better ways agencies find to serve and build up their communities,

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