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On Mary’s Mind: Open Your Junk Drawer

Recently I read an article about personal lines and widespread underinsurance. The article delved into why insurance is seen as a commodity, but we all know why, so let's not go there. Remember the concept of the law of large numbers (the larger the sampling, the more accurate the prediction of losses) and how they're used in the rate making process, etc. But it also serves to reason that the concept will work with trends of insureds. [+]

Legislative Session Has Adjourned - How Did Independent Agents Fare?

Legislative session adjourned early Friday morning, two days after the scheduled end date. Lawmakers are not scheduled to return to Albany until January 2020, where they will resume the second year of the two-year session. This session was particularly chaotic, with an unprecedented number of harmful bills gaining traction in the closing days of the session.[+]

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