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for the week of Jan 1

Insight + Analysis for the Independent Agent

Recruit Millennials During Insurance Careers Month
This February, InVEST® joins insurance carriers, trade associations and industry partners to invite the insurance community to support Insurance Careers Month.
Disability: A Gamble Worth Taking?
While most people think disability won’t afflict them, statistics suggest otherwise.
What Does Your Future Look Like?
Have you ever wondered what an independent insurance agency will look like in 10 years? Several young agent committees made videos sharing their vision.
Thinking Beyond the Bulldozer
AIG's Private Client Group homeowner coverage is available for dwelling replacement cost coverage valued at $750,000 or more with a minimum of two lines of business.
In Memory of Herb Greenberg
Herb’s legacy will live on in Caliper’s ongoing innovation and industry leadership, supported by the company’s ongoing dedication.
‘Pac’ On the Endorsements
Travelers has introduced the Power Pac Premier Endorsement with increased limits and new coverages.
Early Bird Gets the Discount
As you plan your 2016 budgets, be sure to include funding to attend the 2016 Big “I” Legislative Conference, April 13-15, 2016 in Washington, D.C.
Apply for the 2016 Dan Fulwider Award by March 1
To recognize Fulwider’s community involvement, Trusted Choice® has established an annual award for an agency to donate to support community service efforts.
Explore Horrible Commercial Forms, Endorsements
A new Big “I” Virtual University webinar  will examine commercial lines policy forms and endorsements that businesses should avoid in their insurance programs.
Trusted Choice® Enhances Marketing Reimbursement Program for 2016
The 2016 Marketing Reimbursement Program now features enhancements to assist you with marketing your agency locally while offsetting costs.
Big ‘I’ Legislative Conference: Why You Should Attend
Check out this new video for a refresher on why the Big "I" Lesislative Conference is so important for you and your business.
Why Does Best Practices Matter?
The annual Best Practices Study began in 1993 as an initiative to help independent agents build the value of their most important assets: their agencies.
Want a Sales Advantage?
With MiddleOak, you can help your clients secure coverage for wind-driven rain—and gain a valuable sales advantage in the process.
Get the Visa for Independent Agents
InsurBanc's business Visa credit card may be what your agency needs to achieve your goals.
Apply for the 2016 Dan Fulwider Award
To recognize community involvement, Trusted Choice® has established an annual award for a selected agency to donate to a charity of its choice.
First Monday LIVE! Free Webcast Debuts Feb. 1
Looking for a fun, free way to stay on top of what’s going on in the world of insurance? Don't miss this new monthly webcast from the Big "I" Virtual University.
Cover ‘Risky’ Occupations with a PUP
Are you under the impression that it’s not possible to obtain an affordable umbrella for a police officer, doctor, pro athlete or politician? Not necessarily.
Sign Up for 2016 Trusted Choice® Digital Ad Flights
Beginning in February, the next Trusted Choice® digital ad flight will enable agents to advertise to local consumers over a three- or five-month span.
Congress Relaxes GLBA Standard for Annual Privacy Notices
Last month, President Obama signed an amendment to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, which provides an exception to the requirement that financial institutions provide customers with their privacy notices at least annually.
Seeking Members to Highlight in IA Magazine
Are you a satisfied client of the Big “I” Professional Liability program? Would you like to see your agency highlighted in a national advertising campaign?

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