Independent Contractors in MA: Game Changer or Business as Usual?

Back in July I blogged what I assumed was a game changer in MA: in the Ives Camargo case, the MA Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the definition of “employee” under workers comp must be based solely on the language in the comp statute and not from an amalgam of laws ranging from Unemployment Insurance to federal tax law. Suddenly, the Attorney General’s long-standing, three-pronged criteria for determining employment status appeared to be insufficient.

Survey: Customers show favorable attitudes to Amazon, Google for homeowners insurance

In early 2016, when online behemoth Google shuttered their insurance venture Google Compare after only a year in business, many within our industry breathed a sigh of relief. But large national players see a potential for disruption, and this time, the target may be the homeowners insurance market rather than the auto market.

September social media themes for your insurance agency: Emergency preparedness, back-to-school, fruit & veggies

September is packed with themes and events that offer the opportunity to reach out to your insureds via quick calls, snail mail reminders, or social media posts. It's back to school month, of course, but there's a much more going on than that. Every year after Labor Day, Emergency Preparedness Month kicks in with a different theme each week, leading up to the mid-month Prepareathon.

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