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National Flood Insurance Program needs long-term reauthorization

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which was established in 1968 making the program 50 years old, has been extended 17 times just between 2008 and 2012. “The program lapsed for more than a month four times in 2010 and 2011,” said Cumbest Realty owner Mark Cumbest, who is the Governor’s Gulf Coast Business Leader Appointment to the Mississippi Windstorm ...

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Helping others is Covington goal

» Former Auburn gymnast new State Farm agent in Madison Nearly three decades ago, Nike ran an award-winning advertising campaign featuring NFL and Major League Baseball legend Bo Jackson. The “Bo Knows” ads showed Bo trying his hand at golf, tennis, guitar and even hockey. Robin Covington Like Bo, fellow Auburn University alumnus Robin Covington knows…balance, literally and figuratively. Wife. ...

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Brown & Brown welcomes Carter as insurance & risk advisor

Jennifer Carter Brown & Brown Gulf States of Gulfport, a subsidiary of Brown & Brown, Inc., recently announced the addition of Jennifer G. Carter, Insurance & Risk Advisor, to the Commercial Lines Department team. Carter, a resident of Madison, has 34 years of experience in insurance industry from areas of marketing, account management, underwriting, information technology, risk management, and education. ...

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‘Obamacare’ insurance rates will stay level in Mississippi

Rates for Mississippians who get health insurance through the Affordable Care Act are projected to stay basically level next year. The consulting firm Avalere Health and The Associated Press analyzed state data and found premiums in “Obamacare’s” health insurance marketplace will rise only 0.2 percent in Mississippi next year. That’s lower than the average 3.6 percent increase in proposed or ...

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McGriff Insurance Services hires Abernethy

Tommy Abernethy McGriff Insurance Services recently hired Tommy Abernethy as business insurance agent in its Property and Casualty department at 1020 Highland Colony Pkwy. The Jackson native earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Mississippi. Upon graduation, Tommy spent 25 years in the trade show, convention and hospitality industry throughout the Gulf South Region. He held ...

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Powell joins Account Services Group Insurance

Leslie Powell Leslie Powell recently joined Account Services Group Insurance as a Licensed Property and Casualty Insurance Agent. She has over 10 years of experience in business administration. Powell’s duties include working closely with clients to make sure their businesses are protected and properly insured. Powell lives in Brandon and enjoys spending time with her daughter, cooking, and entertaining.

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Galloway-Chandler-McKinney Insurance included in IIABA’s Best Practices study

Galloway-Chandler-McKinney Insurance of Columbus has retained its Best Practices status, a national recognition for independent insurance agencies. The status was achieved by participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA) Best Practices Study group. Galloway-Chandler-McKinney Insurance has served north Mississippi and west Alabama for 28 years, with Mississippi offices in Columbus, West Point, Starkville, Amory and Aberdeen. ...

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ALAN TURNER — Adding up the benefits of healthy workplaces

There are many reasons why employers should adopt and support workplace wellness programs for their employees, but for our purposes, let’s consider just two of these. First, workplace wellness programs make major contributions to the health and happiness of employees and their families, and in many cases, have actually saved lives. More on this later in this article. Second, workplace ...

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Daniels found stability with State Farm

Andy Daniels Delta native says brand of nation’s largest insurer and father’s legacy made decision easy An open position in a Yazoo City State Farm office and the desire for a more stable career led agent Andy Daniels to follow in his father’s footsteps. After working for nearly a decade at various sales marketing positions and moving eight times in ...

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