N.J.: No-fault law does not bar bad-faith claim

Recently, the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division held in the case of Vera v. State Farm Indem. Co. that New Jersey’s no-fault law does not bar policyholders from pursuing a claim of bad faith against their insurer. How did we get here? The plaintiff and...
How agents can exceed expectations with tech

How agents can exceed expectations with tech

It’s no secret in the industry that independent agents’ time is spread thin, as they often wear multiple hats in their day-to-day operations. With a still-hot housing market, this is an especially busy season for agents selling homeowners insurance. On top of this,...

N.J.: No-fault law does not bar bad-faith claim

N.J.: No-fault law does not bar bad-faith claim

Recently, the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division held in the case of Vera v. State Farm Indem. Co. that New Jersey’s no-fault law does not bar policyholders from pursuing a claim of bad faith against their insurer. How did we get here? The plaintiff and...

Weekly Dispatch: June 23, 2022

Weekly Dispatch: June 23, 2022

Connecticut enacts new consumer data privacy law. PIANJ recognizes its Director of the Year. And, PIA Northeast offers a continuing-education course on funding long-term care with life insurance. Plus, you can read about state-specific industry news, advocacy updates, technical resources, education opportunities, and upcoming events in this issue of the Weekly Dispatch.

How to make professional connections as a remote entrepreneur

How to make professional connections as a remote entrepreneur

For any businessperson, networking is one of the most important things that must be done. This is even more so for entrepreneurs. Whichever field your business is in, the more contacts you have, the more opportunities you may have to collaborate with other brands,...

Part VII: The do’s and don’ts of advocacy

Part VII: The do’s and don’ts of advocacy

Now that we have talked about what the various types of advocacy and how you can give of your time or money to candidates or parties you support, we should review some general do’s and don’ts before you go out and advocate for issues you support or against those who...

Weekly Dispatch: June 16, 2022

Weekly Dispatch: June 16, 2022

News N.J./N.Y.: Annual Conference offers an excess of opportunity! For the first time in three years, insurance professionals from New Jersey and New York gathered, live and in-person at a new location—the Hard Rock Hotel Casino in Atlantic City—for two-and-a-half...

E&S market: Why can’t I find that in the law?

E&S market: Why can’t I find that in the law?

The answer to the question posed in the headline is because many excess- and surplus-lines insurance companies’ actions are covered by the contract. Have you ever asked yourself why E&S insurance carriers can cancel a policy with only 30 days’ notice when in most...

Part VI: Advocacy tips for meetings

Part VI: Advocacy tips for meetings

In our last advocacy article, we talked about what to do when you call or send a letter to your elected representatives. While these methods of communication are vital to a well-rounded advocacy strategy, and they are certainly the best method when time is of the...