SFO to MEL: Insurance Around the World

ABD has partnered with the Worldwide Broker Network (WBN) to develop an exchange/mindshare program for young insurance professionals. The program is a platform that aims to enable employees in the various WBN member firms to work together in an environment designed to support development and exchange between WBN member firms. Last month, I had the […]

4 Tips When Selecting Your Broker

How do you know if your broker knows what they’re doing?    How do you know what you don’t even know? I know, last week I promised you I’d walk you through my thoughts on how to know if your broker knows what they’re doing and now, I return, only to propose a different question, but […]

How to Choose an Insurance Broker

I recently attended the First Republic NextGen Conference in Monterey and spoke to the group about managing the insurance purchasing process. The conference was made up of the next generation of venture capital and private equity finance professionals who may often be involved in the insurance and benefits purchasing decisions for their firm but aren’t […]

Hurricane Florence Tips and Resources

With Hurricane Florence setting a disastrous path towards the East Coast, we want to make sure everyone is safe, connected and aware of how we can help. We have pulled together the below information to help you during this current situation as well as prepared for future storms, including: General Tips  Helpful Resources How to […]

Trends in Work Related Injuries and Illnesses

The Department of Industrial Relations has reported California’s 2016 occupational injury and illness data. Data collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses showed California’s overall incidence rate was at the lowest it has been in over a decade, with a reported 3.7 cases per 100 full time workers. […]

P&C carriers forecast rate increases

Brace yourself. For the first time in recent memory, P&C carriers are forecasting some moderate to major rate increases, and it looks like it is more than just trying to “get rate.” Consider these recent headlines: The market – largely due to the back-to-back catastrophes of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria – and the Sonoma/Napa […]