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Tech Trends and Resources for the Independent Agent

ACT News

for September 2021

Tech Trends + Resources for the Independent Agent

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As we've progressed through the past couple years, cybercriminals continue to morph and seek holes in infrastructure and processes (see 'ransomware' articles below).  We can't stress enough that right now is the time to up your cyber game by using our ACT 'Agency Cyber-Readiness Assessment' paired with the comprehensive Agency Cyber Guide.  Insurance is now the second-highest industry targeted by cyber criminals!

And don't forget our upcoming ACT Tech Summit!  Two afternoons, featuring nine valuable sessions on critical topics such as scaling agency tech stacks, carrier API offerings, mining agency data, and much more.  One registration gets you access to all sessions.  You won't get this kind of industry insight anywhere else – especially for free.

Register HERE now to get this can't-miss ACT Tech Summit on your calendar!

5 Fun Facts You Never Knew About ACT and the ACT Tech Summit 2021
And you thought you knew EVERYTHING about ACT's Tech Summit coming up on October 13th and 14th.  Take a look for some surprises! Learn More
The Art of the Possible – Top 3 Way to Use Data to Sell More
We’re all aware that buying preferences have shifted toward online.  This has resulted in data becoming your most powerful tool – for driving marketing, prefill, communications & retention, as well as the purchase and overall customer experiences.  Check out this article for real methods within reach of most agencies based on today’s technology, and certainly worth the time.  Learn More
Haven’t Heard of 10DLC? You Should.
If ‘10DLC’ is a new term to you, it’s worth your time to become familiar.  It stands for ‘ten-digit long code’, basically a traditional 10-digit phone number that includes an area code.  Then what’s the big deal?  Based on FCC classification changes the past few years, some wireless carriers are beginning to implement new policies and fees.  This can affect how you handle texting  with your customers – and your technology partners.  Learn More
Ransomware – Risks and Cyber Liability
Ransomware continues to be the primary incursion vehicle of cybercriminals.  This month, we’re highlighting two separate articles that both focus on needed steps in the face of these unrelenting attacks – one reviewing how to assess your risks from ransomware and prepare for required compliance with emerging regulations, and the second examining the growing ransomware risks are affecting the future of obtaining cyber liability insurance for your agency.    Learn More
ACT Tech Summit Preview - Scaling Tech for Success; One Agency’s Story
This agency grew to $100M in premium based on a particular style, culture, and method.  Get a sneak-peek into a session from our upcoming ACT Tech Summit and see how scaling technology for success is possible. Learn More
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Mark Your Calendars

Oct 4-6, 2021
InsureTech Connect Digital 2021
Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, NV

Oct 17, 2021
AUGIE Group Meeting
Town & Country Hotel, San Diego, CA

Oct 21-22, 2021
SIS Partner National Conference
Virtual Event

Oct 13-14, 2021
ACT Tech Summit 2021
Virtual Event
Registration now open!

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

March 20-23, 2022
WSIA Insurtech Conference
New Orleans, LA

March 28-31, 2022
NetVU Accelerate 2022
Denver, CO

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