According to a recent study by Microsoft, the human attention span continues to shrink. We now have a shorter attention span than a goldfish at only eight seconds.
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3 Trends to Watch in Fire and Water Damage Claims
By Jared Boyd
Fire claims were the most expensive homeowners claims in 2009-2015, according to a recent study by Travelers. Over the same time period, more property losses resulted from non-weather water claims than weather-related water claims, with 53% of the former involving plumbing-related losses.
Heading into 2017, here are three trends affecting fire and water damage—and how claims will continue to evolve as a result.
How Small Independent Agencies Can Compete in an Era of Disruption
By Jacquelyn Connelly
Compared to larger agencies, small agencies are particularly concerned about the impact of emerging purchase channels over the next two years, according to the 2016 Future One Agency Universe Study.
At a time when the number of mergers & acquisitions continues to break records year after year, small agencies are feeling the squeeze from competitors both old and new—including direct insurers, non-insurance websites like Google and retail stores like Wal-Mart, according to the study.
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