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A survey of U.S. consumers? experience with a variety of professions finds they rate their interactions with independent insurance agents as less than enjoyable.

Forrester Research Inc. last week released the results of its ?Customer Experience Index 2010: Insurance Providers? for a number of different industries throughout the United States.

In the area of insurance providers, independent agents received an overall score of Read the rest of this entry »

A survey of 275 insurance producers in the United States during September 2009 finds that agents craft their business requirements based on age, experience in the field and unique position within the industry. So says research results released by Mintel Comperemedia, a service that provides direct marketing competitive intelligence,

The survey results include:

? Independent agents rank marketing support higher than captive agents Read the rest of this entry »

After months and months of negative news about the economy?s effect on the insurers IT budgets, a report surfaces that U.S. insurer CIOs? economic fears are receding as they plan for 2010 IT spending.

According to a new report from research and advisory firm Novarica, based on a survey of 50 insurer CIOs and senior executives during late July/early August, the focus will turn to supporting growth and improving operational efficiency Read the rest of this entry »

Random roadside checks show that the percentage of people driving under the influence of alcohol appears to be declining, but many weekend drivers test positive for drug use.

The findings come from the latest roadside survey by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration based on breath, saliva, blood samples and questionnaires taken from randomly selected drivers in 300 locations around the United States. In 1973, 7.5 percent of Read the rest of this entry »

A majority of large insurers in a survey said they are planning to expand internationally within the next 12 months despite the ongoing economic turmoil.

The poll released by the consulting firm Accenture, asked more than 100 major property-casualty and life insurance carriers in 16 of the world’s largest insurance markets how they envision profitable international expansion in the current economic and financial turmoil.

Among Read the rest of this entry »

California was the only state in the nation to receive consistently top marks across the board on a recent ranking of traffic safety laws conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The study examined the strength of traffic safety laws in six key areas, including: DUI/DWI, young driver licensing, safety belt use, child restraint use, motorcycle helmet use and red light cameras.

“I am extremely pleased by the results Read the rest of this entry »

INDIANAPOLIS – A set of rules adopted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) that requires insurance companies to disclose information related to climate change serves mainly to promote the ideological objectives of global warming activists, according to a briefing paper published by the Washington Legal Foundation. The paper, “Mandated ‘Climate Risk’ Disclosure: Turning Professional Activists into Insurance Inspectors,” Read the rest of this entry »