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for the week of Oct 1

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Download the IA Innovators Issue on Your iPad
Here’s your chance to meet agents who are changing the insurance industry—one market, one product and one strategy at a time.
Agents Council for Technology Reveals New Logo
The Agents Council for Technology has embraced a fresh, professional new identity to propel the industry technology group into the future.
This Halloween, Discover Terrifying Tales of E&O
If you’re in the mood for a little holiday suspense and horror, allow us to share some terrifying real-life E&O case studies from the E&O Happens website.
Reduce the Stress of Holiday Travel
As the busy travel season approaches, offer your clients the peace of mind that comes with Travel Insured International's Worldwide Trip Protector products.
ITC Joins Agents Council for Technology
Insurance Technologies Corporation, which provides marketing management services, is the newest company partner of the Agents Council for Technology.
International Fraternity Board Elects InVEST® Executive Director
International insurance fraternity Gamma Iota Sigma recently named Diane Mattis, executive director of InVEST®, to its board of trustees and executive committee.
Take a Second Look at RLI Personal Umbrella
As a Big “I” member, you enjoy access to stand-alone PUP product features like expanded underwriting and easy online quoting.
The Hill Newspaper Names Bob Rusbuldt among Top D.C. Lobbyists
The Hill, a leading political newspaper, has once again named Bob Rusbuldt, Big “I” president & CEO, one of the top trade association lobbyists in Washington, D.C.
What You Can Do About Insurer Insolvency
Do you pay enough attention to monitoring the financial stability of your carriers? The VU has the details you need in a handful of articles and an upcoming webinar.
Big ‘I’ Diversity Task Force Earns National Award
Last week, the Big “I” Diversity Task Force received formal recognition as one of the nation’s top 25 diversity councils and employee resource groups for 2014.
InVEST® Welcomes Vertafore VP to Board
InVEST® is pleased to announce that Bruce Winterburn, vice president of industry relations at Vertafore, has joined its national board.
Get Practical Tips from New ‘Top Producers’ Guide
Part of the suite of Best Practices resources, the “Top Producers: Discover, Train, Reward” guide offers ideas for finding the best producers for your agency.
Don't Miss the Trusted Choice® Virtual Experience
The online tradeshow is coming up next week on Oct. 22-23. Register today and take the Trusted Choice® Challenge!
Affluent Clients? Fireman’s Fund Has You Covered
Fireman's Fund Prestige Portfolio, a premier provider for high net-worth customers, is one of four affluent markets available through Big “I” Markets.
Selective Issues HFIAA Refunds
After just one week, Selective has completed the majority of the HFIAA refund process, meaning your clients will receive refund checks by the end of the month.
VU Webinar Calendar Stacked for Rest of 2014
Sign up for these three webinars to gain insights into lender requests, monitor insurer stability and solvency and time management.

Georgia Young Agent Earns First-Ever Young Agent of the Year Award
The Big “I” national YAC recently presented the inaugural Outstanding Young Agent of the Year award to Kelli Dean.
Last Call: Register for the Trusted Choice® Virtual Experience
Attend this national online tradeshow to network and learn more about our Trusted Choice Company and MGA partners and Big “I” programs.
Need a Vacant Dwelling Market?
Big "I" Markets has an A-rated excess and surplus lines carrier that offers dwelling fire insurance for risks other carriers decline or are unable to write.
Register Today: Big ‘I’ Winter Meeting
The 2015 Big “I” Winter Meeting will be held Jan. 21-25, 2015 at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, California.

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