10 best and worst cities for first-time home buyers in 2016

Insurance agents are an important resource to assist clients in making sure properties qualify for homeowners’ insurance and providing an estimate of the premium.

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Georgia Chamber sides with Nationwide Insurance over bad-faith judgment

The of Commerce has weighed in on the side of Nationwide in asking the U.S. Court of Appeals to rein in what it describes as a rising tide of ‘set-up cases.’

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Top 7 causes of financial stress for your insurance clients

Where they live and their age may determine what money stressors bother your clients the most.

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Woman High on Drugs, Driving on Rim Sparked California Wildfires

A car driven by a woman high on drugs sparked several wildfires that have burned at least 450 acres in , authorities say. The woman was driving on the right rear rim of her subcompact car, emitting sparks that …

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Improper Use of Safety Line May Have Caused Wyoming Worker’s Death

Wyoming authorities say an improperly used safety cable may have contributed to the June death of an oil rig worker. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that 28-year-old Dennis McCulloch, of Casper, died after falling about 76 feet at the oil well …

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BREAKING NEWS: Government shuts down fin services royal commission

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Calls for ASIC ‘crack down’ in wake of Youi allegations

Direct insurer model under fire as brokers call for crack down. Is this an opportunity for brokers to show their worth?

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First, it makes semi-autonomous cars. Now? It’s offering to insure those vehicles

Car manufacturer launches its own direct to customer product

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How a gap in the market helped one broker reach the top

An award-winning broker reveals how a gap in the market saw him enter the industry and then rise to the top

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2016 ANZIIF TurksLegal Claims Scholarship opens for submissions

Winner of a prestigious claims scholarship will be awarded a significant career development opportunity and a chance to grow their professional network

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Steadfast launches Well Covered

An online magazine for providing SME and insurance tips and information has been launched by Australia’s largest insurance broking network

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Tribune Media sells Chicago tower to CIM Group for $240 million

will receive $205 million at closing and another $35 million contingent on meeting conditions it didn’t disclose,

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NHTSA: Highway fatalities rose by 7.2% in 2015

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration attributed the rise in highway deaths to increased driving because of job growth and a decrease in gas prices.

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NHTSA: Highway fatalities rose by 7.2 percent in 2015

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration attributed the rise in highway deaths to increased driving because of job growth and a decrease in gas prices.

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Top 3 issues in workers’ compensation litigation management

Issues related to inconsistency and turnover, authority and lack of data can undermine efforts to manage workers’ compensation litigation — and consequently result in increased costs.

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Semitrailer Collision With School Bus Fatal For Georgia Student

A student has died after a involving a school bus and a semitrailer that also injured more than a dozen students on a south Georgia interstate¸ authorities said. ¸ 15¸ of Valdosta died after the crash Monday afternoon in the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 in Valdosta¸ Georgia State Patrol Cpl. said in a statement Tuesday. The semitrailer was carrying a large load of metal beams when the trailer and the beams collided with the rear driver’s side of the school bus¸ which had about 30 students on board¸ Kelch said.

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Woman Rescued From Burning Car After 10-Vehicle Pileup

Dramatic dashcam video showed a pile-up on a highway and captured the brave actions of bystanders in the immediate aftermath. The mayor of Binghamton released the video of the ¸ which happened last week on Route 17.
The video shows the moment of impact as a truck barrels through cars. One of those cars burst into flames. Bystanders jumped into action¸ helping to extinguish the flames and rescue the driver. According to the mayor¸ no one was killed in the 10-car crash and the woman in the burning car only suffered minor cuts and bruises. Ten people were taken to the hospital.

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Allstate’s Latest Report Finds Safest Drivers Located in Suburbs

With Labor Day ahead and back-to-school traffic adding to road congestion, Allstate’s 2016 America’s Best Drivers Report reveals motorists in certain cities are safer drivers when navigating the gridlock, and their suburban counterparts frequently perform better. The report finds that …

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State Of Emergency Declared In Flooded Pennsylvania Town

A state of emergency has been declared and a nightly curfew instituted in Connellsville¸ where severe flooding from Sunday night’s storms has caused widespread damage to homes¸ vehicles and streets. Safety¸ power outages¸ looting and impassable roads were cited by the as reasons why the curfew is necessary. It will be in effect from 7 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. for all streets north of Route 119¸ from the memorial bridge to the city line at North Pittsburgh Street Extension.
Classes in the Connellsville Area School District are canceled for Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Louisiana deals with flooding aftermath; begins long road to recovery [photos]

, one hard hit area, no more than 15 percent of all homes have flood insurance, and in the other hard-hit location, Lafayette, the rate is just 14 percent.

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