I was asked recently by Steve Acunto, the publisher and editor of Insurance Advocate magazine to write a regular column on developing issues, particularly on the legislative and regulatory fronts. The first installment of my column, Insight, appears in the May 21, 2012 issue of IA. The column, which will be a regular feature of IA, can be viewed at http://www.insurance-advocate.com. In his introduction, Steve stated:
In this issue of the Insurance Advocate Peter Bickford’s column premieres on page 12. Peter is a longtime, rather astute observer of the business, whose work we have featured with great pride over the years. We believe that, in keeping with the Insurance Advocate’s mission to observe regulation and legislation that affect the progress of insurance, as well as to look out for the livelihood of independent insurance agents and brokers, always seeking to improve the system as it now exists, we are advocates for good insuring practice on all sides. Peter Bickford has earned many stripes in this very same advocacy sphere and we welcome him to our pages.
Now all I have to do is deliver the goods . . . regularly. . . No pressure!
I look forward to your comments and suggestions for items of interest that you believe should be explored.