Iowa insurance commissioner cautions against cryptocurrency investments

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Bitcoin and other cryptos have seen hot headlines but many think they’re in a bubble that will burst. Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen issued a consumer bulletin warning state residents against investing into cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin unless they understand the risks. The insurance commissioner pointed out that there is a meaningful difference between IPOs and ICOs. According to the Iowa insurance commissioner, people need to know the risks associated with investments into cryptocurrencies before putting money into them. This is a very new market and concept. They are not…

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Allstate Mayhem campaign launches 2018 with a fresh new start

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The nationwide insurance company launched a multichannel campaign for its Allstate Sugar Bowl. The 2018 Allstate Sugar Bowl started the new year with both tradition and a new Allstate Mayhem campaign to get things going in a fresh new way. The insurance company brought a whole different form of omnichannel marketing to the table as viewers pondered their own resolutions. Allstate Insurance worked with the Leo Burnett Chicago creative agency for the campaign. The Allstate Mayhem character is turning over a new leaf within this marketing campaign. It is a…

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Insurance agents love Mogix products for themselves, their staff and their clients

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These backup battery packs and emergency auto multi-tools are too practical not to love. Mogix has announced a huge coupon code for its insurance agents customers to use on Black Friday (starting Today at 4:00PM (PST) and running through Monday at 11:59pm). It offers 36 percent off the brand’s top products such as its external battery chargers, its mobile accessories case and its digital tire pressure gauge and auto safety tool. Amazon customers shopping on Black Friday weekend simply need to use coupon code MGXHODAY to save 36 percent. Though…

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Health insurance disclosure is required on tax returns to avoid I.R.S. rejection

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The Internal Revenue Service announced its intentions to step up the enforcement of the ACA tax penalty. Even as President Trump works to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, the I.R.S. has taken steps to enforce health insurance disclosure on tax filings. The Internal Revenue Service revealed new regulations that will automatically reject digital filings in which insured status is not revealed. This latest announcement reveals an intention to strengthen components of former President Obama’s health care law. The Affordable Care Act already requires health insurance disclosure when taxes are filed.…

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Insurance workforce required to maintain on-call status throughout extreme weather

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Teams of employees in the industry find themselves in on-demand positions with hurricanes, storms, and wildfires. Throughout this active season of hurricanes, heavy storms, wildfires and earthquakes, the insurance workforce has been maintaining a steady on-call status. Historic flooding, rainfall, winds and tremors have left billions upon billions of dollars in property damaged or annihilated. Homes, businesses, vehicles, equipment and products have been destroyed by active extreme weather. Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, the and the wildfires across the American west have left devastation behind, as Mexico experienced an earthquake more…

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Best insurance workplace in Indianapolis title goes to GEICO

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A survey sponsored by The Indianapolis Star revealed that the insurer took the top spot for the third year in a row. GEICO has been recognized as the best insurance workplace in Indianapolis for the third year in a row, according to a news release. The title was given to the insurance company based on the results of an employee survey. The Indianapolis Star sponsored a survey issued to company employees throughout the city. The questions focused on a range of different workplace culture issues and how much employees felt…

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Insurance executive positions lack diversity, but the industry wants change

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Sedgwick’s chief people officer pointed out that company leaders are “all white men over 40.” Terri Browne, chief people officer at Sedgwick, a worldwide leading tech-enabled risk and benefits solutions provider said there is a diversity issue among top insurance executive positions. Jobs lower in the hierarchy have a healthy diversity but higher up in most organizations has nearly none. In the lower ranks, diversity exists and teams are thriving within it. However, the higher insurance executive positions are “all white men over 40,” said Browne. “I would say, when…

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