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Georgia Recovers $1M from Drivers, Insurers for Damage to State Property

By | Bill Arowood, Uncategorized | No Comments

GDOT officials say annual damages to state property — such as signs, guardrails, bridge supports and more — can add up to more than $10 million. Deputy GDOT Commissioner Todd Long said he’s pleased with collections results he’s seen through a partnership with Claims Management Resources Inc. The company negotiates with drivers and their insurance companies.



Do Not Ignore Insurance In Your Financial Planning

By | Bill Arowood, Madison insurance Group | No Comments

In a recent USA Today article, it was stated that many are under insured when it comes to disability insurance and not enough Americans are considering life insurance as a part of their long term financial planning.

Read the article here:

Our agency has for a long-time had the approach that insurance is key in any person’s financial planning. This expands beyond just asset protection to include protecting income and even some products that may provide a return.

When you are conducting your annual review of financial plans, be sure to include your insurance agent. Planning for your future is more than wealth building. It is also about having a sound strategy for protecting your assets and ability to continue to build wealth.

Learn more about how Madison Insurance Group can help you.
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Insurance Guidelines for Car Sharing Proposed

By | Appalachian Underwriters | No Comments

Car sharing associations continue to be a growing trend and the practice creates challenges for the insurance industry. One organization in San Francisco is proposing a liability insurance guideline for car sharing.

CarSharing Association release this draft this month which urges the car sharing organizations to provide liability insurance with a minimum of $300,000 per incident coverage per member. Additionally, the draft recommends that members should be given the option of purchasing liability insurance beyond the minimum.

The draft guideline is open for public comment at until December 31 and a final version will be issued before the end of January 2014.


Car Sharing

Join us in Florida for the next Lunch & Learn Workshop

By | Appalachian Underwriters | No Comments

Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. will be holding Lunch & Learn Workshops in Orlando, Tampa, and Jacksonville, FL during the month of November. We would love to see you there. Our scheduled dates are as follows:

Tampa, FL – Tuesday, Nov. 5th (9:30am – Noon)

Jacksonville, FL – Wednesday, Nov. 6th (9:30am – Noon)

Orlando, FL – Thursday, Nov. 7th (9:30am – Noon)

Learn about new markets and programs to help grow your business. Our marketing team will be presenting both Commercial and Personal Lines. If you would like to register for any of the above dates, visit and register today.


Appalachian Underwriters is hiring

By | Appalachian Underwriters | No Comments

Bill Arowood, Appalachian Underwriters:

AUI is the fifth largest Managing General Agent in the nation with premiums in excess of $500 Million. Our successes are built around the quality employees throughout our organization who are collectively committed to excellence in customer service. For their dedication, AUI employees are rewarded for their contributions through a dynamic work environment that offers growth opportunities and many benefits including:

  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and 401K Plan
  • Competitive Compensation with Bonus Opportunities
  • A Variety of Opportunities to Advance Your Career with a Growing Company

If you would like to view our open positions and apply, click here.

A Unique Approach

By | INVO PEO | No Comments

INVO PEO is our Professional Employer Organization (PEO). INVO PEO has developed a unique approach to our offering of services to our clients with our connection to servicing the insurance industry.

We are developing a strong set of services anchored around the notion of protecting your investment within the PEO relationship. Not only are you offered the efficiencies that accompany co-employment, the risk management, and employer-related risk reduction, you get a team of highly experienced insurance professionals to review all of your risk factors.

By understanding exactly where your company is positioned, our team works closely with you to determine how best to protect that position which allows you the freedom to grow your business.

Contact INVO PEO for more information.

Wally Bucks

By | Appalachian Underwriters | No Comments

Beginning June 3, 2013 earn $10 Wally Bucks with EVERY New Business Bind for Workers’ Compensation and Commercial Specialty. And effective Aug 14, 2013 we’ve enhanced the promotion to also include Personal Lines (Excluding Direct Select and GeoVera Specialty) submissions. 

Focus on Staffing

By | Madison insurance Group | No Comments

Madison Insurance Group (MIG) has developed a division solely focused on the staffing industry. Our team has worked with hundreds of staffing and temporary worker agencies and we have developed an insurance program to the specific needs of the staffing industry.

MIG’s Staffing Division has more than 7 carriers that we shop staffing coverage with, and we are the one stop shop for all lines of coverage. MIG is also a member of the American Staffing Association and many local associations of the staffing industry.

For more information, visit




Lunch & Learn Series Launched

By | Appalachian Underwriters | No Comments

This series has been very successful. I hope you will join us ~ Bill Arowood Jr.

Appalachian Underwriters is kicking off our 2013 Lunch & Learn series. Please visit to find your area and register.

We will be hosting regional events to discuss our programs and offerings, recent trends that we’ve noticed that can help your business and tools that we can offer to help you do business with us easier and faster. Managers from Workers Compensation, Commercial Specialty Personal Lines and Marketing will be on site to answer any questions you may have.

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