IBISWorld insurance agents news from the UK

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Report outlines the latest in the industry for the United Kingdom. IBISWorld, has released a report with the latest insurance agents news and have identified an updated list of factors that are affecting employees within that sector of the industry in the U.K. It showed that the continued economic struggle since 2008-2009 is the heart of the current macroeconomic influence. Tim Stephen, an industry analyst from IBISWorld, explained that “there has been a resulting decrease in the need for workers’ compensation insurance, as it is determined by total employment.” He…

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Latest news for insurance agents about ITC offerings

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Social media services to be offered by the Insurance Technologies Corporation. Leading rating and management services and software provider since it was founded in 1983, ITC, has announced that it is now including the offering of social media marketing among its latest news for insurance agents. This is unprecedented service and assistance specific to these professionals. According to the ITC vice president of products and marketing, Laird Rixford, “Social media requires an investment of time in order to be successful, and insurance agents don’t have a lot of time.” Rixford…

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Insurers shave their heads to raise awareness of childhood cancer

This week in Las Vegas, Nevada, eight insurance executives from some of the largest insurance groups in the country had their heads shaved. Though the insurance industry is the target of rampaging criticisms, this was not an event where insurers were punished for their business practices. The event was organized by the AmWINS Group, a large insurance group based in California, in order to raise awareness for research concerning children with cancer. The event was part of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s fundraising efforts on the matter. Shaving the heads of…

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Jobs in the insurance industry are slowly climbing

According to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), following a small decline in jobs in November 2011, there was an overall increase of 3.3 percent in the insurance industry in December, as 3,300 new jobs were added in the last month of the year. The report released by the BLS states that in November, there was a decrease by 100 jobs in the industry, which was linked – for the most part – to health (falling to 420,700 in a drop of -0.8 percent); property/casualty (falling…

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California auto insurance industry leaders underline online auto policy sales growth

A report from Online Auto Insurance has revealed that recent talks among representatives of the California insurance industry have focused on the necessity for their agents to change their strategy for growing the number of customers who are purchasing their auto insurance online, which underlines the fact that drivers have a wide variety of different options for buying their coverage. Experts in the industry have been observing, over the last few years, that a growing number of individuals who are seeking cheaper premiums for their auto coverage are using the…

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