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for the week of Mar 1

Insight + Analysis for the Independent Agent

2016 NFIP Changes Coming Tomorrow
Continuing with efforts to stabilize the NFIP, FEMA is rolling out additional changes starting tomorrow. Selective Flood is here to help.
What’s on Tap at the Big ‘I’ Legislative Conference?
What issues will attendees take to Congress? Which political leaders will speak at the event? If you haven't registered, today is your last chance!
Live Music, Champagne and Diamonds—Oh My!
Help InVEST® steer more students toward a successful insurance career by attending YAC Gives Back: A Benefit for InVEST® Scholarships during the Big “I” Legislative Conference.
Don’t Miss Next Month’s Pollution Webinar
Register for a Big "I" Virtual University webinar on April 20 to learn how pollution exclusions affect more than just environmental clients.
Fidelity Bonds Unbound
A fidelity bond is one that indemnifies an employer against financial loss due to the dishonesty of an employee. Goldleaf Surety Services, LLC has a number of surety markets that write fidelity bonds.
First Monday LIVE!: Celebrity Insurance Needs
On April 4, the third installment of the free Big “I” Virtual University webcast series will cover celebrity insurance, another potential industry disruptor and more.
How to Recruit and Retain Your Best Producers
To explore strategies for personal lines producer compensation, as well as sources for finding top-notch candidates, download the April issue of IA magazine, now available in the iTunes store.
Business and Diversity Expert to Address Big ‘I’
Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, career reinvention strategist, diversity consultant and women's empowerment expert, will address Big "I" membership at the Legislative Conference.
Access EPLI from Travelers
Travelers offers Employment Practices Liability - Wrap+ to cover this increasingly complex area due to social media defamation, data breaches and more.
Your Big I Advantage® Newsletter is Arriving Soon
Preview the latest edition of the Big I Advantage® newsletter, and watch your mailbox for its arrival at your agency.
InVEST® Welcomes New Executive Director
InVEST® has appointed Deborah Pickford, who previously served as Allstate Insurance Company’s senior field corporate relations manager, as executive director.
Free Big ‘I’ Best Practices Webinar Series Launches March 30
The first webinar in a series of free 15-minute broadcasts will focus on the key metrics of the Best Practices Study.
Visit the VU for Commercial Lines Education
The commercial lines section of the Big “I” Virtual University research library includes articles and white papers that address coverage and claims issues.
Watch for Best Practices Nomination Letters Soon
The Big “I” Best Practices program will invite a select group of insurance agencies throughout the country to participate in the 2016 Best Practices Study.
Big I Advantage® Newsletter Arriving Soon
Watch for the latest edition of the Big I Advantage® newsletter and preview a copy before it arrives.
Tired of Bond Applications Being Denied?
Are your clients unable to qualify for the bond they need due to low credit scores? Big “I” Markets partner Goldleaf Surety Services can help.
Big ‘I’ Legislative Conference: Two Weeks Left to Register
Sign up by March 31 to join agents from across the country in Washington, D.C. for the Big "I" Legislative Conference, April 13-15.
Agency Universe Study: Your Participation is Critical
Complete the 2016 Future One Agency Universe survey to help the Big "I" and 20 leading independent agency companies gather accurate data about independent agency operations.
Big ‘I’ Seeks Nominations for Committees, Task Forces and Entity Boards
The Big "I" invites members agents interested in serving on a committee, task force or entity board to submit their own nomination form.
Free Best Practices Webinar Series Begins March 30
Register and attend the free Best Practices for Agency Operations webinars for snack-size bits of information that can help your agency achieve success.
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