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Business interruption can spell doom without proper insurance

By BECKY GILLETTE What happens when you have to close your business for a period of time to have repairs done after insured events such as fire, water damage, theft, hail, a hurricane, a tornado or other disasters? Closing even for a few days can greatly disrupt income for the business that still has to pay its employees, the rent, ...

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Telecommuting may be the ultimate employee benefit

Some people might consider having their employer allow them to work at home at least part of the week even better than a promotion and wage increase. While this isn’t suited to all types of businesses, many jobs today involve working on the phone and Internet, which can be done just as easily in a home office as anywhere else. ...

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Analysis: Lt. governor hopefuls open to Medicaid expansion

The two candidates running for Mississippi lieutenant governor engaged in a civil discussion about Medicaid expansion and other issues during a televised statewide debate. The 30-minute forum Thursday evening will probably be the only chance for many voters to do a side-by-side comparison of the nominees. Democrat Jay Hughes of Oxford is a first-term state representative, and Republican Delbert Hosemann ...

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SouthGroup included in IIABA’s Best Practices study

SouthGroup Insurance & Financial Services is part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) “Best Practices” Study Group. Each year since 1993, IIABA and Reagan Consulting, an Atlanta-based management consulting firm, join forces to study the country’s leading agencies in ...

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Mississippi Association of Health Underwriters announces president

The Mississippi Association of Health Underwriters has installed Dennis Mobley as President for the 2019-20 Association Year. MAHU was chartered in 1981, and “Health Underwriters” represents several thousand Insurance Agents and Health Insurance Industry personnel throughout Mississippi with chapters in Jackson, Northeast MS, and South MS. Mobley is the 32nd President in MAHU history and comes from a long-standing background ...

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Jackson Association of Health Underwriters announces president

The Jackson Association of Health Underwriters has installed Elizabeth Craig as President for the 2019-20 Association Year. JAHU was formed in the early 1980’s and represents hundreds of Agents and Agencies all across the Jackson Metro area and beyond. Elizabeth has been an active member of JAHU and served as the Vice President for the 2018-2019 Association Year before taking ...

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Eugene Starks named Vice President of NAHU

Jackson resident Eugene Starks was named Vice President of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) Board of Trustees. Starks works as a Partner with Benefit Administration Services Ltd., an employee benefits TPA, consulting, and brokerage firm based in Ridgeland. He is also a Partner and founding member of Acuity Group, an agency dedicated to providing comprehensive employee benefits solutions. ...

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Galloway-Chandler-McKinney named a Best Practices agency

For the seventh consecutive year, Galloway-Chandler-McKinney Insurance has been named a Best Practices agency, identifying the firm as a national industry leader. Of the more than 20,000 independent agencies across the country, only 267 qualified as a Best Practices agency. The recognition comes from the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA) and Atlanta-based management consulting firm Reagan Consulting. ...

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MISSISSIPPI PROFILES — FCCI: A commitment to communities and people

Recently, I talked with Tiffany Hawkins, Regional Vice President for FCCI’s Gulf Coast region, to get an overview of the company and how it has grown through the years. As one of the region’s larger commercial insurers, with over $2.4 billion in assets, FCCI works through a network of agencies that are grounded and committed to their communities and clients. ...

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