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New Entertainment Trend On The Rise | Paint & Sip Insurance Product Highlight

Published on September 25, 2017

  Enter the semi-new phenomenon of “Paint & Sip” venues. Couples go there on date nights. Friends go together for a fun night out. Even families enjoy this unique rising trend for evening fun (if everyone is 21+). You show up and an instructor walks you through how to paint the model art piece for the evening, and you get to drink more »

Hobby Farms On The Rise | Farm & Ranch Insurance Product Highlight

Published on May 23, 2017

Between hipsters and hippies, millenials and retirees, stay-at-home moms and DIY-ers, America is coming back to its locally-grown, hand-made, highly agricultural roots — even in cities. In the past 5-10 years there has been a huge up-tick in the number of people who are interested in trying their hand at raising their own livestock, growing their more »

2 changes to CA Agribusiness in 2017 you need to know | Insurance Product Highlight

Published on January 17, 2017

If you’re a California Insurance Agent, you may insure some agribusiness risks (if you don’t yet… now’s the time!). And here’s two things you need to know about how political changes are affecting our coming year in Agribusiness: 1. The Con: Larger Dairy Farms and Cattle farms may face some struggles. Two key laws this more »

Business Tips from late Insurance Legend, Jay Fishman

Published on August 25, 2016

Jay Fishman, Chairman and former CEO of Travelers Insurance Company, died last Friday in his home at the age of 63. He was on a golf course in spring of 2013 when he first felt that something was wrong. What he originally thought was just a back injury flaring up soon led to months of medical testing, only to finally be diagnosed with ALS, commonly more »

3 Worker’s Comp Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Published on August 18, 2015

As their Commercial Lines Insurance Agent, your customers depend on you to make sure their insurance is secured correctly. Luckily, you have our team at Abram Interstate to help you do just that. Hear from our Commercial Lines Account Manager and Worker’s Comp Expert, La’Troya McKinney in this recent article by Insurance Business America: * more »

Tips On Insuring High Value Homes

Published on June 2, 2015

Via Insurance Business America Featuring Abram Personal Lines Account Manager Meghan Melendez. photo credit: Sarasota Bay via photopin (license)   As the economy improves and new homes are being built, insurance professionals have begun to see the cost to rebuild homes increasing over time as well. The upward trend means more and more independent agents more »

Ron Abram – A timeline of determination

Published on May 7, 2015

Abram Interstate CEO and President, Ron Abram, was recently featured in Insurance Business America Magazine. As many of you, our agents know, Ron has a long-standing rapport in the industry, but many of you many not know the journey or the timeline of his experience in the insurance industry and developing Abram Interstate, which is now a long-standing more »

Homeowners replacement cost estimates: Learn from an expert

Published on May 5, 2015

Nearly five years on from the passage of state regulations that tightened underwriting guidelines for replacement cost estimates on homes, the new standards are still giving the industry cause for pause. The text added to the California Code of Regulations created standards for real estate appraisers who estimate replacement costs for insurance purposes more »

101 Tips for Insurance Agencies for Sales & Marketing – Part 1

Published on August 7, 2014

101 Sales & Marketing Ideas for Agencies Part 1 of 3 From the Insurance Journal Insurance Journal has listened to readers, spoken with experts, combed through columns and articles and even searched outside insurance circles to find the best sales and marketing tips for independent agencies today. Here are 101 ideas, in no particular order. 1 – more »

How Volunteering Changes Lives, Ours and Others’ – Insurance Journal Article

Published on January 9, 2014

As Seen in the Insurance Journal, December 16, 2013, Vol. 91, No. 24. Click here for original article Viewpoint: How Volunteering Changes Lives, Ours and Others’ Written by Joanna O’Hanlon The man is in his thirties. He has a slight build, but his calloused hands, swift movements and energetic smile are a testament to his willingness to work more »