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for the week of Feb 1

Insight + Analysis for the Independent Agent

Big ‘I’ Fights Crop Insurance Program Threats
Despite the passage of a bipartisan Farm Bill one year ago, the Federal Crop Insurance Program has once again become a bull’s-eye for budget cuts.
Legislative Conference: One Week Left to Save
Register for the annual event by next Friday, March 6 to take advantage of the early-bird discount and to be included in the attendee directory.
Selective Flood Releases Bulletin on HFIAA Changes
Last week, the Big "I"-endorsed WYO flood carrier distributed a bulletin to its appointed flood agents that highlights upcoming changes to NFIP rules.
TrustedChoice.com Welcomes W. R. Berkley Corporation as Investor
W. R. Berkley joins seven other major carriers in working with the Big “I,” its state associations and other industry leaders on the TrustedChoice.com initiative.
Demonstrate the IA Advantage
Tired of insurance commercials focused on price? Register for an upcoming Big “I” Virtual University webinar on how to compete with direct and captive insurers.
VU Wants Your Feedback on Dwelling Valuation
Participate in a short survey to help the Big "I" Virtual University research large increases in Coverage A limits based on newer construction costs.
New York TV Station Spotlights InVEST® Program
This week, a TV news station in Syracuse, New York covered Dryden Mutual Insurance Company's efforts to bring the InVEST® program to a local high school.
Big ‘I’ Virtual University Listens
The Big “I” Virtual University and its free VUpoint e-newsletter take special care to deliver content you want—making it more than your typical mass communication.
Commercial Habitational Clients: Know Your Risk
Cooking fires are the No. 1 cause of home fires and injuries. To mitigate this ongoing expense, direct your client toward MiddleOak's habitational program.
Map Out Key Consumer Touch Points
Use the Big "I" Agents Council for Technology's recommendations to integrate technology into all phases of the consumer life cycle.
Cover Collectible Cars with Big ‘I’ Markets
With Chubb's Collector Car program through Big "I" Markets, you can secure specialized coverage for collectors with special automotive needs.
Discover the True Meaning of ‘Customer Service’
The newest installment of the Big "I" Best Practices Customer Service Experience is here. This month, learn about seeing service from the customer’s point of view.
Don't Miss Free Webinar on Avoiding E&O Risk
Want to learn about E&O and customer claims advocacy? Attend a free risk management webinar next Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. ET.
Early Bird Gets the Discount
Register by March 6 to take advantage of 10% savings on the cost of attending this year's Big "I" Legislative Conference.
DocuSign FAQ: What Documents Can I Upload?
Big “I” members continue adopting DocuSign to increase agency efficiency—and with new technology comes plenty of questions.
Want to Attend Legislative Conference for Free?
Apply for the Dan Fulwider Award. Trusted Choice® will pay for the winner to attend the Big “I” Legislative Conference in April.
InVEST® Welcomes Former KAIA President to Board
InVEST® is pleased to announce it has appointed Cynthia Hower, president of Kellerman Insurance, Inc. in Holton, Kansas, to its national board.
Beware of Patent Trolls
The number of business and industries affected by patent trolls has increased substantially over the last five years. Are your agency and your clients at risk?
E&O Risk Management Alert: Crop Insurance
Don't miss a new E&O risk management alert that provides key risk management considerations for reducing E&O exposure when placing crop insurance coverage.
Are You Connecting the Dots for Your Clients?
Learn what technology touch points you’re missing in the customer life cycle by downloading the February issue of IA magazine, now available on your iPad.

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