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Affluent Homeowners - RLI     |    Special Feature    |    Jewelry Insurance - Jewelers Mutual    |    Webinars

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Identity theft may seem like a remote possibility, yet 13.1 million consumers fell victim to identity fraud in 2015.* Thieves can not only steal money from their victims, they may rack up debt, file for a false income tax refund, and even commit crimes in their name ruining lives and reputations. Here are some examples of different types of identity theft. To stay ahead of threats and minimize disruption to your clients lives, AIG Private Client Group, offers CyberScoutTM.

About CyberScout
CyberScout is a leading provider of services that help customers defend against data breaches and identity theft. CyberScout's unique approach-delivering proactive protection, preventive education, and swift resolution-offers unrivaled support for more than 660 client partners and 17.5 million households. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, the company has several locations in the U.S., Canada and Ireland.

A vital invitation
AIG Private Client Group homeowners policyholders in the U.S. are automatically eligible to access comprehensive identity management assistance services from CyberScout.

There are two easy ways to access information and assistance whenever you need it:

Summary of benefits
  • Unlimited, 24/7 support and resolution assistance from CyberScout fraud specialists Proactive services to reduce risks
  • Protection for all immediate family members in the household
  • Access to tips, news alerts and best practices on how to avoid identity theft
Proactive services
If your client wants to report a problem or stop it from escalating, a CyberScout fraud specialist can step in to help. Among the broad range of circumstances supported are phishing scams, retail data breaches, and social media or email hacking. If traveling, CyberScout also can assist with worldwide document replacement, including passports, birth certificates, credit cards, driver's licenses and more. Visit www.idtheft.aig to learn about behaviors that increase their vulnerability, and get educated on best practices for identity protection.

Fraud resolution
Identity thieves can attack from just about every angle. CyberScout can help them regain financial stability if their personal information is used to open a bank account, file a false tax return, pay utilities unrelated to their household, deplete their legitimate government benefits and much more.

AIG's Private Client Program is available to registered Big "I" Markets agents in all states. Steal over to Big "I" Markets and click on Affluent Program-New Business to learn more!

*2016 Identity Fraud Report - Javelin Strategy & Research AIG is the marketing name for the worldwide property-casualty, life and retirement, and general insurance operations of American International Group, Inc. (AIG). AIG Private Client Group is a division of the member companies of AIG. For additional information, please visit our website at www.aig.com. Products and services are written or provided by subsidiaries or affiliates of American International Group, Inc. Not all products and services are available in every jurisdiction, and insurance coverage is governed by actual policy language. Certain products and services may be provided by independent third parties. Insurance products may be distributed through affiliated or unaffiliated entities. Certain property-casualty coverages may be provided by a surplus lines insurer. Surplus lines insurers do not generally participate in state guaranty funds and insureds are therefore not protected by such funds. PCG_754_120616  

Cyber Incentive and BIM Updates

Bind 25-150 Coalition cyber policies through Big "I" Markets by 1/01/2019 to receive the following bonus in addition to your standard commission, paid in a lump sum by 1/31/2019:
  • 25 Policies - 6% Bonus
  • 50 Policies - 7% Bonus
  • 100 Policies - 8% Bonus
  • 150 Policies - 10% Bonus
And we have the resources you need to sell this product! A customizable solicitation flyer, sample client solicitation letter, questionnaire, and declination of coverage form have been created to make selling cyber to your small- to mid-sized business clients easy and efficient.

To help reach your goal, we can assist with efficient quoting. Please reach out to Carla McGee, your dedicated Cyber Liability Program Manager, at (800) 221-7917 x 5495 or carla.mcgee@iiaba.net to learn how. Carla can also connect with you for to personal a walk-through of Coalition's proprietary online platform. Once you see it, you'll understand what all the excitement is about.

Review BIM Updates

Based on user feedback and ongoing efforts to improve the Big "I" Markets online experience, important enhancements will be made to the Big "I" Markets website in the coming days.

You can now view your Agency's Hit Ratio immediately upon logging into BIM. Your hit ratio is calculated based on submissions and binders since your agency started using the platform. The figure is based on agency metrics rather than individual producers.

Other changes, such as the removal of the duplicate product menu on the left side of the screen, help improve navigation. Additionally, buttons within the quote and binder request process, as well as new messages, are now dynamic. Finally, step two brings the "Add New Consumer" button to the top of the page to improve visibility.

Contact us with any questions or other ideas to help make Big 'I' Markets the preferred market access platform.  

Fishing for Jewelry Insurance

Stones in jewelry can fall out or can be chipped if struck, even diamonds. Earrings, broaches and pins, rings, and necklaces can fall off without the wearer realizing it. Jewelry is taken off temporarily but is forgotten or not there when the owner goes to retrieve it. Sometimes it is found months or years later. Historical tales contain famous stories of rings thrown into the sea, only to be recovered in a fish and once in a bag of goldfish crackers. Sadly, often lost jewelry is just gone. If your customers rely solely on homeowners insurance, their jewelry may not be protected.

When it comes to insuring your clients' jewelry, specialty jewelry insurance from Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group makes sense.

  • Claims start with a jewelry expert who knows exactly what your client needs and ends with a same-kind-and-quality jewelry piece.
  • Repair and replacement policy means the ring gets back on the finger where it belongs
  • Flexibility to work with their trusted jeweler of choice; no need for multiple estimates
  • Jewelry is all they do and have been doing for 105 years
The Difference Between Standalone Jewelry Insurance and a Homeowners Policy
See the coverage comparison chart below for the benefits of having a standalone jewelry insurance policy versus relying on coverage through typical homeowners or renters insurance or a rider. All types of jewelry - engagement rings, watches, earrings, even loose stones being set - are protected by comprehensive repair or replacement coverage that goes beyond typical homeowners or renters insurance. It protects against common perils associated with jewelry loss - like mysterious disappearance, and includes worldwide travel.

If something happens to your clients' jewelry, they have the flexibility to work with a trusted jeweler of their choice to repair or replace their piece with the same kind and quality as before.

Retain your clients. Offer a quote for worry-free jewelry coverage at jewelry.bigimarkets.com.

For more information about Jewelers Mutual, visit Jewelry Insurance on the Big "I" Markets product listing. Coverage is available to Big "I" agents in all states.  

NEW In The Aftermath of the Storm: An Agent's Perspective
Big "I" Virtual University
Dates: November 17
Time: 1:00 - 2:30pm EST
Cost: $79 (includes live presentation, recording and written transcript)
In October 2016, Hurricane Matthew devastated Lumberton, North Carolina with record setting rainfall and subsequent flooding, the likes of which Lumberton had never seen before. Danny Cook, an agent for more than 20 years, will share his experiences of life after the storm and how you can better prepare your agency if it happens to your town.

You will come away from this workshop with:
  • What your agency should expect as the storm skies turn to blue skies
  • How to deal with flood claims
  • Other important things an agent should know like helpful endorsements and common misconceptions, and
  • If your agency is truly ready for the next disaster
CE credits are available in select states. Check web page for details. Please send any questions to VU staff. Review all VU education offerings here.  
NEW Lightning Learning for November
Big "I" Virtual University
Dates: November 8, 19, 27
Time: 11:30 - 11:50 a.m. EDT
Cost: $9.99 for all three sessions
The VU's November Lightning Learning series features three 20-minute sessions dedicated to Trailers, BAP Coverage Symbols & Endorsements Even if you can't participate in the live sessions, you will receive a link to the on-demand recordings and can listen to them at your leisure. Register once and attend:
  • November 8 - Trailers, Trailers Everywhere – But Which Policy Provides Coverage
    Amazingly, trailers is one of the most common topics asked about in the VU's Ask an Expert (AAE) service. Faculty members have answered just about every trailer-related question at least 10 times.

    • Which policy responds when?
    • Is it the BAP or PAP that responds?
    • It's a non-owned trailer being pulled by an owned auto – which policy….?

    In this session we study the coverage questions surrounding trailers. We answer these and many other questions.

  • November 19 – Secrets Within BAP Coverage Symbols
    This session introduces and details the 10 defined BAP coverage symbols and addresses some gaps created when certain symbols, or combination of symbols are used. Beyond the 10 "defined" symbols, the ability to create and use "self-defined" coverage symbols is discussed along with various endorsements that can extend coverage to certain vehicles.

    Participants in this session learn:

    • Why Symbols 2+8+9 do NOT equal Symbol 1
    • The gaps created by underwriter requests
    • Why the "You" of the policy matters in relation to coverage symbols
    • Which endorsements can be used to extend coverage to "unique" autos

  • November 27 – Three BAP Endorsements Every Agent Should Consider
    ISO offers more than 100 BAP endorsements. Out of this mass, most designed to meet the needs of a specific class of insured, there are at least three every insured should consider:
    • Employees as Insureds (CA 99 33);
    • Auto Loan/Lease Gap Coverage (CA 20 71); and
    • Rental Reimbursement (CA 99 23).
    In this session we introduce and describe each of these important endorsements.
Consider presenting conference style for the entire agency to benefit. Please send any questions to VU staff.  

Here are the top three items that got BIM agents clicking from our last edition... see what you missed!
  1. RLI Home Business Insurance - Eligible Businesses List
  2. Conversation With Carla - Cyber Program Manager
  3. Non-standard Homeowners, Renters, Condominium, Rental Dwellings, Vacant Dwellings

Congratulations to our agent in California on a Commercial Auto - Monoline sale of $17,653 in premium!  

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