American Agent & Broker
April 2010: Public Entity insurance


Palin's speaking fee at university sparks outcry
A state senator said state agencies are barred by state law from entering into confidentiality agreements regarding the spending of taxpayer money. Read more here.

Florida county schools to revisit "secular calendar"
After 70 percent of Hillsborough County students were absent on Good Friday, the school board is revisiting its policies regarding the school calendar. Read more here.

Do you have what it takes to be the champion? Enter now for Commercial Agency Awards for Excellence!
For the first time, AA&B is partnering with National Underwriter in calling for entries from its readers for the 2010 Commercial Agency Awards for Excellence competition. Entries are due July 1. Read all about the award program here.


Making public entity No. 1
Employee layoffs, doing more with less, feeling the pinch of federal cutbacks: More than ever before, public entities need to protect themselves against liability arising from the current uncertain economic climate. AA&B spoke with Paul Fuller, president of wholesale specialty program operations, Glatfelter Insurance Group, about market conditions and the ways in which agents and brokers can act as knowledgeable advisors to their public entity customers. Read more here.

Succeeding with public entity business: Price vs. cost
Agents and brokers must be aware of the challenges that public entities face and respond with strategies providing complete insurance programs that address these unique insurance needs and risk exposures. Read more from our April feature here.

Experts: Public entities may face a rise in suits
Public sector entities are seeing more lawsuits over issues such as school violence, police brutality and global warming as the financial crisis deepens and plaintiffs look for deep pockets, experts advised. Read more here.

Market Directory: Public Entity insurance
Check out the insurers, managing general agencies and wholesalers specializing in public entity insurance. Listings include, Crump, RPSI and S.H. Smith and more. Read more here.

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