Marine Insurance on the Radio

April 14, 2014

       

Report: Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Likely to Join Maine Health Insurance Marketplace

April 4, 2014

A report in the Portland Press Herald Friday, April 4 says Harvard Pilgrim Health Care is likely to join Maine Community Health Options and Anthem Blue Cross in the Maine health insurance marketplace (as required by the Affordable Care Act). The deadline is May 31 for companies to file paperwork for marketplace participation in 2015. … Read More

Gene McKeever’s Latest WorkBoat Column

March 31, 2014

Each month, Allen Insurance and Financial Marine Insurance Specialist Gene McKeever pubilshes risk management and safety information in WorkBoat Magazine.  If you aren’t a WorkBoat subscriber, we’ll be posting a link to the column each month. Read Gene’s March column in WorkBoat: Most safety hazards can easily be avoided. Common sense and good communication are the … Read More

Dan Bookham Interviewed by WABI-TV

March 28, 2014

Allen Insurance and Financial, along with Consulate General of Canada in Boston, Emera Maine, sponsored a Canada Day event put on by the Maine International Trade Center Thursday at Husson College. The conference focused on ways to improve an already strong relationship of commerce, involving goods and people, between Maine and Canada. WABI-TV in Bangor covered … Read More

Got Safety Training?

March 27, 2014

Employee training is an important part of your safety program no matter what your industry.  MEMIC, the Maine workers compensation insurer, provides workshops and webinars covering a variety of subjects.  These are free of charge to MEMIC policyholders. Upcoming webinars include (one hour, 10 a.m. start time): Restaurant Safety, Thursday March 27 Workplace Violence Prevention, … Read More

Affordable Care Act: Deadline for 2014 Coverage is Monday, 3/31

March 24, 2014

What does it mean if you miss the March 31 deadline for signing up for health insurance as required by the Affordable Care Act? For one thing, there is a financial penalty if you don’t comply with the law. According a handy Q&A from Kaiser Health News: For individuals, the penalty this year is the … Read More

Maine Flood Insurance Update

March 24, 2014

The Associated Press reports that there are 3,319 Maine flood insurance policyholders facing premium cost increases as part of changes to the National Flood Insurance Program. Other statistics of interest: • Percent of flood insurance policyholders facing an increase: 36 percent • Policies facing annual increases up to 18 percent: 1,679 • Policies facing mandatory annual 25 percent … Read More

5 Tips for Improving Cybersecurity

March 18, 2014

Cloud computing makes it easier than ever to conduct business from anywhere, on any device. It’s important to remember that the trade off for this convenience could be increased potential for a serious data breach. Read more in this article in Business News Daily.   

Mike Bracher

March 14, 2014

It is with great sorrow that we learned of the passing this week of our colleague and great friend Mike Bracher. Mike was generous with his time, his experience and his smile, whether he was working with an agency colleague, helping a client with a health insurance question or offering his time to his adopted … Read More

Market Thoughts for March

March 14, 2014

Brad McMillan is vice president and chief investment officer of the Commonwealth Financial Network. His blog, The Independent Market Observer, where he and others on the Commonwealth Research team offer their unbiased, informed perspectives about events taking place right now in the markets and the economy as a whole, is available on our financial planning web … Read More