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    THE NO SURPRISES ACT SNEAKS THROUGH CONGRESS

THE NO SURPRISES ACT SNEAKS THROUGH CONGRESS

Public Policy Analysis & Opinion By Kevin P. Hennosy THE NO SURPRISES ACT SNEAKS THROUGH CONGRESS NAIC views the legislation as “overdue reforms” In the waning days of the last Congress, something unusual happened—bipartisan legislation drafted to address a national need passed both chambers. Shortly thereafter, the No Surprises Act received the president’s signature. Finally, some real Schoolhouse Rock! stuff! The No Surprises Act “protects patients from surprise medical bills

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    RISING STAR

RISING STAR

RISING STAR IMCA award recipient demonstrates marketing leadership By Peter van Aartrijk Jennifer Edwards, 27, brand and community program manager with Argo Group’s San Antonio office, was honored recently as the 2020 recipient of the prestigious Rising Star Award from the Insurance Marketing & Communications Association (IMCA). The award recognizes outstanding young marketing talent and future leaders in the insurance industry. In the award nomination, Jennifer’s manager at Argo, David

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    Congratulations Highpoint Insurance Group

Congratulations Highpoint Insurance Group

Congratulations Highpoint Insurance Group 2020 Agency of the Year By Dave Willis, CPIA Peers have spoken. Voting results are in. No recounts or challenges are required. The 2020 Rough Notes Agency of the Year has been chosen. Since the late 1980s, Rough Notes magazine has featured some of the nation’s most remarkable independent insurance agencies on its cover. As different as 2020 was in many respects, the year was no

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    CHANGING LANES

CHANGING LANES

BROKEN GLASS CHANGING LANES An aspiring writer “gives insurance a try” and becomes a successful agency owner By Elisabeth Boone, CPCU Stories abound of people who fell, were pushed, or were dragged kicking and screaming into the insurance business. Careers in our industry aren’t seen as glamorous or sexy, let alone as a pathway to wealth and prestige. Despite—or perhaps because of—having two “insurance parents” (Dad was a district manager

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    SERFF’S UP

SERFF’S UP

Public Policy Analysis & Opinion By Kevin P. Hennosy SERFF’S UP Strange tales from the history of an NAIC initiative On Monday, February 22, 2021, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) plans to award a contract for the modernization of the System for Electronic Rate and Form Filing (SERFF). This column touched on the issue of modernization in early 2020, when the NAIC started to plan for enhancements. That

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