Want to stay up-to-date on all things insurance? Add these 21 insurance blogs to your reading list.

You’re a successful agent who is always looking for ways to better your career. You regularly attend industry conferences and events. You network with colleagues in your particular insurance niche. You even listen to some of the best sales podcasts for motivation, but what insurance blogs are you currently reading? If you’re not checking out the right sites, you’re not getting the best information out there.

Here are 21 must-read insurance blogs you don’t want to miss out on.

Insurance Blogs for Agents

There’s so much you can learn from an insurance blog. Expect breaking industry news, commentary on the current landscape of insurance, compliance issues, and even selling strategies.

#1: AMAXX Workers Comp Resource Center


Many insurance blogs take a generalist approach, but sometimes it’s good to drown out the noise and focus on what you really need to know. For workers compensation information, there are few better niche blogs than AMAXX Workers Comp Resource Blog. Expect to read topics about the impact of social media on workers compensation claims, cost containment, and strategies for keeping employees safe, as well as getting them back to work sooner. Even better, this insurance blog discusses recent workers comp court cases and legislation.

#2: Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog


The businesses you work with probably have a lot of questions about the ERISA law and the requirements they need to follow for compliance. Are you aware of all the legal changes and updates? The Boston ERISA & Litigation Blog is one of the most in-depth guides for insurance professionals. With regular updates, and an organized side panel for searching, this is a perfect example of a nice insurance blog.

#3: Burand’s Agency E&O

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If you’re an insurance professional trying to navigate the stormy waters of errors and omissions (E&O), then you’ll find Chris Burand’s blog a shining light. This insurance blog discusses on everything from using standardized procedures to the dangers of accepting cash payments. Indispensable to most insurance pros.

One more thing: Insurance Journal sponsors 12 additional blogs geared toward industry professionals with subjects ranging from umbrella insurance to marketing to the nonprofit sector.

#4: HealthInsurance.org



The HealthInsurance.org blog offers in-depth commentary and compelling discussion on the present and future of the health care industry. While you may find many well-written and detailed insurance blogs, this one places a special focus on politics as well, especially during election seasons. Not only are major politics related to healthcare discussed, but state laws and changes as well.

#5: LexisNexis Communities Insurance Law


The insurance and legal sectors share a strong link to one another, so it always helps to get the legal perspective on insurance developments. LexisNexis, one of the most trusted names in legal information, is there to help with their Insurance Law Blog on the LexisNexis Communities Portal. On any given day, you could come here to learn about terrorism risk insurance, intellectual property versus business property claims, and much more.

#6: Managed Care Matters


With Managed Care Matters, Joe Paduda regularly serves up his insider knowledge in posts, such as “No thanks, I Don’t Want to be Impotent.” and “Innovation in Insurance – We Are Soooo Far Behind.” It’s a personalized resource for medical news for insurers, with most content varying between workers compensation, health policy and research, and even auto insurance.

#7: National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Blog


The NAIFA Blog stays at the cutting edge of what’s happening in Washington, and how that affects insurers and financial advisors. Articles are written by professionals, but you don’t have to be a pro to get value out of it. From industry news and demographic-specific reports to tax reform talk and consumer advocacy, you’re sure to find something to suit your interests.

#8: Pekin Insurance: Beyond the Expected Business Blog


If you’re looking for a business blog written by insurance professionals, this one’s for you. All content on Beyond the Expected Business Blog is written from a business and sales aspect, and are directly related to the insurance industry.

#9: Property and Casualty 360


Is your focus property and casualty insurance? There’s a lot to stay abreast of in this realm. You’re educating your customers on their business, home, and auto leads, while at the same time, keeping up with all legal ramifications. Property and Casualty 360 covers all topics from enterprise risk management, cyber attacks, and specialty insurance claims.

#10: Specialty Insurance Blog


Tired of hearing nothing but “health insurance this” and “Obamacare that”? No one can blame you. There are other aspects of the insurance sector, and the Specialty Insurance Blog delves into what they are. This isn’t your typical insurance agent’s blog as it deals with topics such as crowd-funding insurance and insurance agent errors and omissions related to catastrophes.

#11: Terms & Conditions Blog (Insurance Information Institute)


The Terms & Conditions Blog, powered by the Insurance Information Institute, is a wonderful starting block for information related to all types of insurance. Proprietor Claire Wilkinson (along with the other guest writers) does an excellent job of offering real meat-and-potatoes information that is accessible to the layperson and informative to professionals. In Terms & Conditions, you can expect information on natural disaster claims, transgender insurance rights, and even piracy.


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Insurance Blogs for Consumers

You might be wondering why we included insurance blogs on this list whose major audience is consumers, not agents. There’s actually a lot you can learn from these sites.

First, think about the content from a sales perspective. Do you know what your customers are wondering? If you do, you’ll better be able to meet their needs. But, there’s something even better: if you’re blogging on your own website, these blogs can serve as inspiration for your editorial calendars. What type of content are they producing? What can you learn from these must-read insurance blogs?

#12: Allstate Insurance Blog


The Allstate Insurance Blog uses a soft-sell approach by focusing more on interesting information than trying to sell you on its product, and it’s working. Auto safety, tips and tricks, and personal finance are among the most popular topic explorations of this very consumer-friendly web destination.

#13: AccuQuote Life Insurance Blog


The AccuQuote Life Insurance Blog may use the term “life insurance” in its title, but the overall reach goes further than that. In addition to life insurance, it also covers related topics, such as financial planning and personal finance. Updates are frequent and substantive. Past topics have also touched on disability insurance, identity theft, and health insurance.

#14: Erie Insurance Blog


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It’s not often that pets are represented (and in a positive light) on an insurance blog, but there are many animal articles on Erie Insurance’s blog for pet-loving consumers. They don’t stop there, though. All personal insurance topics are well represented, from distracted driving to home maintenance.

#15: esurance blog

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If you’re looking for an insurance blog that covers all aspects of consumer insurance, you’ve found it in the esurance blog. Sort through the running daily list of posts (you’ll find information on cleaning your grill or de-icing your car doors, depending on the season), or use their menu to find your the most relevant content, in their “on the road” or “how tos” sections.

#16: The Foremost Insurance Group Blog

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Insurance blogs don’t always have a reputation of being “fun,” but that doesn’t mean they can’t be! Enter The Foremost Insurance Group’s blog. Broken down into sections (On the Road, On the Trail, On the Water, At Home, And More) there’s content for all types of readers. Blog titles include: “Potholes – The Car Killer” and “Protecting Your Noggin.”

#17: Home Insurance Blog


It’s not just agents who are looking for niche blogs. Consumers also want to get detailed information on specific topics, and anyone interested in insuring their home must read the Home Insurance Blog. Posts cover topics such as how to choose the right deductible for your home insurance, whether or not newlyweds should rent or buy, and how to score additional discounts on your home insurance based on lifestyle choices.

#18: The Insurance Word Blog


Powered by the non-profit Life Happens, The Insurance Word Blog is one of the more prolific and up-to-date sources out there for insurance consumers and professionals. Here you can learn about topics like estate planning, college planning, annuities, and dozens of other insurance-related topics. It takes a lot to keep a blog going strong for over fifteen years, but that’s exactly what the Life Happens has done here.

#19: LearnVest


LearnVest keeps its readers well-stocked with insurance-related articles, money management topics, and health-related information. With “101” Sections on Life Insurance and Health Insurance as well as “Must Reads,” such as “How to Insure a Car You Don’t Plan on Driving,” and “How to Find Good Term Life Insurance,” there is plenty here to chew on.

#20: QuickQuote Insurance Blog


Been thinking of purchasing a term life insurance policy? The QuickQuote Insurance Blog is an informative site in all insurance (and health-related) matters. It offers an attractive user interface and a steady stream of content with 2013 promising to be the blog’s most active year yet. Insurance pro Tim Bain has been committed to the site since its inception in June 2006, and he continues to increase the content with a consumer-centric focus. It’s a great resource no matter where you find yourself in the insurance transaction process.

#21: Safeco Blog


The Safeco Blog is keeping insurance consumers up-to-date on all things on wheels and homes (with or without wheels!). Interesting posts to check out include: “High Wind on the Open Road: 5 Driving Tips for Hurricane Season” and “Self-Driving Cars: When Will Your Vehicle Start Driving You to Work?”




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What insurance blogs are you reading this year? Is there an insurance blog you think belongs on this list? If so, let us know in the comments!

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in 2013 and has been updated.