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for the week of Oct 1

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Register for Next Month’s Builders Risk Webinar
To help sort through the complexity of builders risk insurance, on Wednesday, Nov. 16, Steven A. Coombs and Bill Wilson will host the Builders Risk Installation and Floaters webinar.
Big ‘I’ Markets Offers Affluent Access
​The Big "I" Markets Affluent Program gives you access to top carriers that specialize in serving affluent clients—and help set you apart from the competition.
Promote InVEST® with Helpful Resources
Take advantage of free resources like presentation slides, flyers and curated social media posts, available on the InVEST® website.
Share Boating Lay-Up Tips with Clients
Chubb's team of marine specialists offers updated resources to help your clients store their vessels safely over the winter.
Tell Your Story to Fill the Insurance Talent Gap
Head to the Insurance Careers Movement website to share your story and learn how to be an insurance career champion.
Two Companies Join Agents Council for Technology
​Simply Easier Payments, an electronic payment gateway, and EchoSage, a digital expert assistant, are the newest company partners.
Cover Collector Cars with Big ‘I’ Markets
Big "I" Markets partner Chubb can insure almost all classic and antique cars, trucks, tractors, fire trucks and even military vehicles.
Congratulations to the Young Agent of the Year
Kelly Hume, agent at Tawas Bay Insurance Agency in East Tawas, Michigan, is a member of the Michigan YAC.
USA Today Publishes Big ‘I’ Defense of NFIP
​The Big "I" believes that flood insurance should be available and affordable to all individuals and businesses that need or want to obtain coverage.
National African American Insurance Association Teaches InVEST® to Detroit Youth
This summer, Michigan agencies and companies educated a new generation of insurance professionals as part of the Grow Detroit's Young Talent initiative.
Big ‘I’ Markets Offers New Small Commercial Options
As of Oct. 11, Big "I" Markets has expanded its small commercial market offerings to include coverage from Travelers, CNA, RLI and more.
Cyber Hygiene: Protect Your Business and Customers
The Agents Council for Technology and Center for Internet Security will release new cyber tools to help you configure and control hardware and software.
Chicago Agent Joins InVEST® National Board
Charles Hilson, president of the talent pipeline division of Risk Management Solutions of America, Inc., has years of industry experience.
Trusted Choice® Disaster Relief Fund Offers Aid
​As families and businesses begin to recover from Hurricane Matthew, you can help by donating to the Trusted Choice® Disaster Relief Fund.
What’s Next for Chubb?
Chubb continues to improve its high net-worth homeowners program with rebranded policy paper and a new bill format for Masterpiece policyholders.
Flood Mapping Changes: Sign Up for a Free Webinar
Join FEMA on Tuesday, Oct. 11 for a free two-hour webinar to learn how flood mapping changes may affect policy rates, premiums and more.
Offer Travel Insurance in Every Season
As your clients plan their fall adventures, head to Big “I” Markets to help them obtain travel coverage in just a few easy steps.
Need Help Properly Classifying Employees?
The Big "I" Office of General Counsel prepared a memorandum that explores how an agency can best determine whether it should classify a worker as an employee or independent contractor.
Support InVEST® by Shopping Online
On the InVEST® Amazon Smile page, you can shop like you usually would, but a portion of your purchases will support the nonprofit.
Michigan Agent Joins InVEST® National Board
Barbara Walker has more than 35 years of experience in the independent agency system and has been active in the Big "I" at both the state and national levels.

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