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Bad news for US insurers as Europe takes the lead in insurance M&A activity
The overall level of insurance transactions in North America over the last five years shows activity peaking in 2011, and then trending steadily downward. The bottom of the market was reached in the second half of 2013, and activity picked up slightly …
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Insurers call for swift renewal of US terrorism risk insurance laws
Aon, AIG, Swiss Re and Lloyd's of London are among the 400 companies and industry bodies that have signed a letter asking the House of Representatives to "move forward in authorising" the updated Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) "as soon as …

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Metromile Pitches Pay-as-You-Drive Auto Insurance
Greg Muender, a 27-year-old tech entrepreneur in San Diego, was constantly shopping for the best deal on car insurance. “I probably switched carriers five times or more” over five years, he says. “Insurance was a commodity to me.” Working from home …
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Appeal seeks to open auto insurance fund's books
LANSING, Mich. (AP) – A group is asking the Michigan Supreme Court to force an insurance fund that charges drivers a fee to open its books to the public. The Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault won its case in Ingham County only to see the state appeals …
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Lower Your Car Insurance Bill, at the Price of Some Privacy
An increasing number of the nation's auto insurance companies have a new proposition: Let them track every second of your driving in exchange for an annual discount that can reach into the hundreds of dollars if you behave yourself on the road. In …
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Personal finance tips: How your credit score affects your car insurance, and more
Bad credit could be driving up your car insurance, said Andrea Coombes at The Wall Street Journal. A new study of five large auto insurers has found that credit history can make or break a driver's premium, leaving motorists with no credit paying 65 …
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Michigan's No-Fault Car Insurance Under Fire
(WLNS) – Are Michigan drivers paying too much for auto insurance? One group seems to think so. And now Michigan's no-fault law has come under fire. And there's a recent lawsuit making it's way to the Michigan Supreme Court. The Michigan Catastrophic …
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Minimum Car Insurance for Poor Credit
At Auto Credit Express we don't claim to be experts when it comes to auto insurance, but we do know that those minimum coverage car insurance policies being touted on television and the web won't cut it for credit challenged customers financing a vehicle.
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Montrose Travel Host Travel Agency Offers Self-Employment Alternative

Montrose, CA (PRWEB) August 31, 2014

Montrose Travel, a $ 235 million Los Angeles-based company has operated as a retail travel agency since 1956. For the last 40+ years they have offered an alternative to traditional employment for individuals looking to become self-employed in the travel industry.

Over the last several decades, the host model has become an increasingly popular way for professionals to own their own travel agencies with lower financial risk than if they began their businesses on their own. As a host agency, Montrose Travel provides new travel agents with the licensing, E&O insurance, technology training, business coaching, marketing and industry credentials they need to launch their own agencies. Their affiliates work under the umbrella of Montrose Travel on an independent contractor basis while maintaining their unique identity and business name when working with clients.

Montrose Travel recognized early on that the hosting model was a viable option for business-minded individuals looking to transition into a new career, support their income in retirement or to remain at home with their family while earning additional income. For the agents who have partnered with us as a host, the personal freedom, financial advantages and stress reduction alone have made the venture worthwhile, says Andi Mysza, co-owner of Montrose Travel and President of MTravel, their host division. Yet many people looking for more flexible employment options these days may not realize that becoming a small business owner is a reasonable possibility. Thats why we work one-on-one with both new and experienced agents to ensure the stability and success of their business for the long haul.

The job flexibility offered by the hosting model has proven to be successful for those new to the travel industry as well as experienced agents. Over the past three years, the companys MTravel division has seen significant growth in sales generated by its home-based agents. As of 2014, the company hosts more than 500 agents nationwide, the professional backgrounds of whom span a wide array, from teachers to nurses to real estate agents to sales executives. The platform provided by Montrose Travel has enabled these entrepreneurs to generate the income levels required with the personal freedom they desire.

Entering into the travel industry now offers more profit potential now than in years prior. According to, the U.S. economy has added 63,800 total travel jobs so far in 2014. Travel accounts for +757,000 jobs since the economic recovery began in 2010, outpacing the U.S. economy at large by 42%. The travel industry has been a frontrunner in the economic recovery in the U.S., and the hosting model has been responsible for attracting new blood into our industry, says Mysza. For serious professionals looking for a low-risk alternative to standard employment, hosting is an excellent way to be self-employed, work from home and get involved in one of the fastest-growing industries today.

About Montrose Travel

Established in 1956, family-owned Montrose Travel has hosted independent travel professionals for over 40 years. With over 500 independent contractors and more than 50 years of experience in the travel industry, Montrose Travel is considered to be a Top 5 host with award-winning programs in training, technology and marketing to support home-based travel professionals nationwide. To learn more, please explore or call 800-870-5799.

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