Proud to Be a Best Place to Work in Maine Again in 2018

August 24, 2018

Allen Insurance and Financial was recently named as one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Maine. This is the sixth consecutive year the company has earned this recognition. 2017 Best Places to Work in Maine Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Maine. … Read More

2019 Open Enrollment Checklist for Group Health Insurance

August 17, 2018

To prepare for open enrollment, health plan sponsors should be aware of the legal changes affecting the design and administration of their plans for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2019. In addition, health plan sponsors should make sure that open enrollment packages include certain participant notices. This Compliance Overview includes an open … Read More

When it Comes to Philanthropy, Women Give More

August 4, 2018

By Sarah Ruef-Lindquist, JD, CTFA Our last installment in June about Giving USA 2017 was a positive reflection on the continued and growing generosity of American philanthropy as reflected in the report of giving shown in 2017 federal tax return data. Is there any difference between American males and females in their giving? Several studies … Read More

Libby Davis Earns CPIA Designation

July 17, 2018

Libby Davis, an assistant on the personal insurance team in the Belfast office of Allen Insurance and Financial, recently earned the designation of Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA), a professional designation conferred by the American Insurance Marketing and Sales Society (the AIMS Society). The CPIA designation, received after completion of three in-depth seminars, stands for … Read More

Karen Reed Earns CPIA Designation

July 12, 2018

Karen Reed, a member of our business insurance team, recently earned the designation of Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA), a professional designation conferred by the American Insurance Marketing and Sales Society (the AIMS Society). The CPIA designation, received after completion of three in-depth seminars, stands for professionalism, commitment to sales training and results, and technical … Read More

Meesha Bodman Earns Safeco Insurance® Award of Excellence for Superior Underwriting Skill

July 12, 2018

Meesha Bodman of Allen Insurance and Financial has earned the Safeco Insurance Award of Excellence, an honor recognizing superior underwriting skill that is achieved by a select group of agents across the country who sell Safeco Insurance. “We are proud to say  that Meesha is again part of this elite group of insurance agents,” said … Read More

Holly Shields Earns CPIA Designation

July 10, 2018

Holly Shields, a member of the personal insurance team at L.S. Robinson Co. insurance, recently earned the designation of Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA), a professional designation conferred by the American Insurance Marketing and Sales Society (the AIMS Society). The CPIA designation, received after completion of three in-depth seminars, stands for professionalism, commitment to sales … Read More

Live Well, Work Well Newsletter – July 2018

July 10, 2018

We’re sharing the July 2018 Live Well, Work Well newsletter which our Insured Benefits Division sends to our clients. Here is a PDF. This month’s topics: A call by the World Health Organization for a ban on Artificially Produced Trans Fat. Don’t use wet as an indicator for a successful workout. Smarter snacking. A recipe for … Read More

Chris Richmond Earns CMIP Designation From International Institute for Marine Insurance Studies

July 6, 2018

Chris Richmond, a member of the marine insurance division at  Allen Insurance and Financial, recently earned the designation of Certified Marine Insurance Professional (CMIP) from the International Institute for Marine Insurance Studies. CMIP is the premier practical training and designation program in marine and longshore insurance. Richmond, a licensed mariner and former schooner captain, works … Read More

Travel and Trip Insurance to Protect Your Investment

June 19, 2018

Vacations can sometimes cost thousands of dollars so it is important to have the proper insurance protection in case the cruise or tour operator goes bankrupt or you need to cancel the trip due to illness or other unforeseen events. There are four major types of travel insurance, although you can also purchase packages that … Read More