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Worth the Risk

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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Not Making the Grade

Big chunks of Alabama’s infrastructure rate the kind of report card you didn’t want to take home to your parents.

Movers & Shapers, September 2018

Spotlight on Pike, Barbour & Bullock Counties

Surviving and Thriving in Dog-Eat-Dog E-Commerce

Veterinary Internet ships vet supplies to 38 states and four continents, makes swift adaptations in IT, inventory and marketplaces, and stays a nip ahead of Amazon.

Decatur Students Get Hands on Lunar Rover

Students from areas including design drafting, machine tool and welding will work on the project through the end of the fall semester.

Roads and Politics

A permanent solution for dried up road funding includes a gasoline tax increase. But the spark of public support is essential.