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Tech Trends and Resources for the Independent Agent

ACT News

for May 2021

Tech Trends + Resources for the Independent Agent

Welcome to ACT News!
Is there such a thing a too many calls-to-action on cyber-awareness and resources? 
Sometimes it may seem like it - but with our partner agencies, insurance companies, and tech vendors being breached consistently, it’s our responsibility to safeguard valuable data.  In this edition, you’ll see a couple insightful pieces including the announcements of our new ‘Agency Cyber-Readiness Self-Assessment’.

Also, we are going virtual this fall for our ACT Meeting – the afternoons of Oct 13 & 14. Check out the article below for more details!
How Do I Know If My Agency Is Cyber-Secure?
There is now no question that independent agencies are the targets for nefarious cybercriminals, looking to acquire your customers’ valuable data.  With the myriad breach methods as well as confusing regulations, where does an agency plan start?  ACT’s Security Issues work group has supplemented the Agency Cyber Guide 3.0 with a new, easy-to-understand ‘Agency Cyber-Readiness Self-Assessment’ to help you evaluate your position and get started – or extend your cyber protection strategy. Learn More
Blockchain Poised to Transform Insurance Operations
Blockchain technology is in the news a lot recently and it’s beginning to be implemented in the risk management and insurance industry. Blockchain is poised to have widespread ramifications across the value chain of the P&C sector increasing market reach, removing redundancy, and cutting costs. Learn More
Truly Going Green – Digital and Paperless
Earth Day (and Week) has recently passed, but we need to continue our focus on efficiency and productivity improvements.  Working with physical documents has historically weighed down the industry. Now that many insurance staff are working remotely, receiving, and mailing physical documents has become an even bigger challenge. Implementing technology can rid the burden of paper, provide staff with the information they need to be effective no matter where they are working, and connect you with insurer partners and customers quickly and simply.  Learn More
ACT Update: 2021 Fall ACT Virtual Meeting
Although we are all ready to “get back to normal”,  ACT polled our members to determine their ability and willingness to travel to an in-person meeting this fall. Most respondents indicated that they cannot or will not be able to travel for an in-person meeting this year. Learn More
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May 18 - June 30, 2021
NetVU Accelerate 2021
Virtual Event

Aug 23-26, 2021
Applied Net 2021
Virtual Event

Oct 18-19, 2021
HawkSoft User Group Conference
Town & Country Hotel, San Diego, CA

Oct 21-22, 2021
SIS Partner National Conference
Virtual Event
Registration info coming soon

July 2021
Agency Nation Elevate 'Trilogy'
Virtual Event

Oct 13-14, 2021
ACT Meeting
Virtual Event
Registration info coming soon!

Oct 20-21, 2021
InsureTech Connect Digital 2021
Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, NV

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