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Birmingham-based insurer Infinity carved a nationwide niche among big city Hispanics. Bilingual agents and in-house lawyers were keys to a success that led to a $1.6 billion acquisition by Kemper.

Survival Training

Business interruption insurance can help mitigate the impact of the next oil spill or hurricane or car crashing through the front of your office — if you plan ahead.

Riding a New Wave of Insurance Captives — Alabama

In the world of insurance they are known as captives, but they are a way to help set you free. And recently passed...

Top Benefits Tips

When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law in 2010, some critics predicted that scores of employers would stop offering group health insurance...

Managing the Risk of Cyber Attack

Editor’s Note: Gary Shertenlieb, of Palomar Insurance, died in early May, not long after talking with us for this article. In...

National Flood Insurance Back at Busted

The National Flood Insurance Program, the primary source of flood insurance coverage for most coastal residents, condo developments and businesses, ...

Courting a Customer Scorned

Shortly after killer tornadoes ravaged Alabama in April 2011, Montgomery-based Alfa Insurance announced it would not renew more than 70, 000 property...

Disaster Master

On the campus of Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas, college students enter a stately building of fellowship and refuge from...

Alabama's Largest Commercial Insurance Agencies 2012

The largest commercial insurance agencies in Alabama, ranked on 2011 Policy Volume Written by Alabama offices. The information was obtained by company...

Life Insurance You Could Just Hug?

In March, Protective Life Corp., the Birmingham-based life insurance company, began rolling out a new brand and customer service strategy....

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Flashback: Crazy Rich Asians

In September 2009, the third richest man on the Forbes 2001 rich list, Yung Yeung, showed up at a press conference in Montgomery with...

Spotlight on Cullman County

Lying about halfway between Birmingham and Huntsville along Interstate 65, Cullman County has long been recognized for great schools and beautiful lakefront scenery, but...

Making a Living in Crenshaw County

A photographer’s account of business life in three rural Alabama counties: Part 1, Crenshaw County.

Opelika Ponders, Plumbs, Presents Itself

Residents of Opelika eagerly dove into a citywide charrette called DesignPlace. One result morphed from sticky notes, through local history, into a logo with locomotion.

Meet the New Inductees to the Alabama Business Hall of Fame

Since 1973, the Alabama Business Hall of Fame has honored business professionals who have brought lasting acclaim or recognition to the state. This year, seven Alabama business professionals will be recognized as the latest members of the Alabama Business Hall of Fame at a celebration Nov. 15 in Birmingham.