Insurtech: A Guide to the Universe, Regulation & Disruption

The increased pace of technological advancement and some distinct examples of radical disruption led to a recent period of intense scrutiny/activity/focus on innovation during which many (all?) market incumbents felt the need to engage in peer comparisons to ensure they were not in imminent threat of being left behind. A Delloitte white paper, InsurTech Entering its … Continued

Mentoring Millennials & Engaging Employees

Mentoring Millennials & Engaging Employees A hot topic in our industry is the graying of our workforce. Because of the millennial’s growing influence, Vertafore does an annual survey on Millennials in Insurance to “take a pulse of the industry from the millennial perspective.”  A recent Rough Notes Article suggests that we must “tell a more compelling story about our industry.” … Continued

Insurance Industry News – Week of December 10

External data penetrates insurance operations Digital Insurance Insurers today leverage third-party and external data across marketing, underwriting, and claims. While self-reported mature capabilities are rare in all three areas, this is likely to change in the coming years—insurers industry-wide report that basic third-party data capabilities are common and that pilot activity is high. Read More… … Continued

Insurance Industry News – Week of November 26

Want a job at GEICO? Talk to a robot Insurance Business America When Matt Naimoli and Zack Gould met, they were friendly competitors at Liberty Mutual, where both were outside sales representatives striving to be the best. As the insurer’s top two agents nationally, they met at company functions for top producers and quickly became … Continued

Insurance Professional of the Year Award Ceremony

We are sorry for the silence on the blog while we were prepping for last Friday’s event. The 13th Annual Insurance Professional of the Year Award ceremony was a success in every sense of the word!We had a record number of attendees (almost 500) to hono…

Summer Hours!

As you may have seen in our most recent newsletter (and if you didn’t, why aren’t you on our email list?!), Summer hours are now in effect at The Library. Through Labor Day, The Library will be closed on Fridays except by previous appointment. We will …

When it Rains it Pours

 Source: Risk & Insurance Cover Story: Building Resiliency in the Face of Climate Change As those of us in states with four seasons are experiencing the highs (and lows) of spring, it seems an apt time for all of the attention which is cu…

What’s Black & White and Red All Over?!

It’s not a zebra with a sunburn, it’s articles about us! In case you missed it, in the past week two articles have been written about The Library.

Agency Checklists started the week off with an article about The Boston Insurance Training Center arm of our Library. You can click here to read more about our first class offered at Roxbury’s Project Hope. The Boston Insurance Training Center was funded by grants from the Arbella Charitable Foundation and Eastern Insurance. This grant allows us to introduce career opportunities to underrepresented individuals and to provide the foundation of quality, professional insurance education. For more information on this program or to offer internship/job opportunities for those taking the classes, please contact Glenn Cryan.

We’re ending the week with an article in The Standard. Robert Montgomery, CPCU announces in his editorial that The Library is publishing a History due out later this year. This week’s issue of The Standard contains some excerpts from that upcoming book (that article begins on page 12).



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A Fond Farewell



Erin Ayers last “According to The Standard” was published today

Today, The Library joins many in the New England Industry, in wishing Erin Ayers, long-time, and much loved, editor of The Standard, the very best of luck in her future endeavors.

We’ve always had a soft spot for Erin, here at The Library. Often we’d vie for a spot next to her at our big event because she was easy to talk to and always interesting. Erin was a joy to correspond with, should we need information regarding recent local events or suggestions on where to find a particularly tricky statistic.

Erin, we wish you well and we hope you stay in touch!

For those of you who would like to see Erin’s final standard, you can go here: http://www.thestandard-digital.com/thestandard/20140418#pg1

If you’re interested in picking up where Erin is leaving off, you can see the job description below.

Send Resumes to: Susanne Dillman at The Standard