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for the week of Apr 1

Insight + Analysis for the Independent Agent

ICYMI: David Maurstad Chats NFIP
​On Monday, the Big “I" sat down for a Facebook Live interview with David Maurstad, who oversees the NFIP, to discuss the future of the program.
Take Advantage of All the VU Has to Offer
The Big “I" Virtual University stands ready to help your agency stay on top of insurance technical education and topics.
Protect Your Clients’ Dream Vacations
As a Big "I" member, you can offer your clients travel insurance through Big “I” Markets partner Travel Insured International.
How to Cover Community Banks
Travelers SelectOne® is endorsed by the Big “I" and provides coverage to help community banks meet their challenges.
Learn the ABCs of Trusted Choice®
Trusted Choice offers a complete toolbox of resources, content and development opportunities to assist, brand and connect independent insurance agents.
Michigan Agent Earns 2018 Dan Fulwider Award for Nonprofit Work
This year's recipient is Phaelesha Kyes for her work with Kids' Food Basket, an organization in Grand Rapids, Michigan that provides meals to children in need.
Big ‘I’ Presents Best Practices Awards of Excellence
​The Best Practices Awards of Excellence recognize insurance companies for their exceptional efforts in promoting and marketing Best Practices tools, seminars and philosophies throughout the year.
YAC Gives Back Raises $37,000 for InVEST®
The event drew hundreds of agents, brokers, company partners and industry professionals who helped raise funds by bidding on a variety of items from gizmos and gadgets to golf trips and jewelry.
Brett Nilsson Receives 2018 Woodworth Memorial Award
This award recognizes the outstanding contributions of an independent agent or broker to the national association, to their Big “I" colleagues, and to the insurance industry.
Big ‘I’ Recognizes Legislative Accomplishments in the States
At the annual issues briefing yesterday during the 2018 Big “I" Legislative Conference, the Big “I" presented three awards to honor legislative involvement in the states.
Big ‘I’ Presents Young Agent, InsurPac Awards
Yesterday, the Big “I" presented a slew of awards at the annual Young Agents & InsurPac State Chairpersons Legislative Luncheon.
Big ‘I’ Recognizes Arkansas, North Carolina for Outstanding Membership Efforts
Yesterday, Vaughn Graham, Big “I" chairman, presented two awards to recognize state associations that have gone above and beyond in their membership initiatives.
Don’t Miss the Eighth Annual YAC Gives Back: A Benefit for InVEST® Scholarships
Tonight, in conjunction with the Big “I" Legislative Conference, InVEST® and the national Young Agents Committee will host a silent auction to support the InVEST student scholarship fund.
Big ‘I’ to Chat Flood with FEMA
Join the Big “I" on Facebook Live this upcoming Monday, April 23 for a live streaming interview with David Maurstad, who will now oversee the NFIP.
Trusted Choice® Launches #50KForWorldWishDay Campaign
From now until April 30, upload a photo or video to Facebook of you and your staff arm wrestling, using the hashtags #ArmWrestleChallenge and #50KForWorldWishDay.
Marijuana Acknowledgment Form Now Available
Avoid an errors & omissions claim in the marijuana market by asking your clients to acknowledge their risk in writing.
Webinar: An Agent’s Insight Into Storm Recovery
Attend the In the Aftermath of the Storm: An Agent's Perspective webinar, to take place May 16.
Trusted Choice® Tackles Distracted Driving
In honor of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Big “I" members can take advantage of a storehouse of print and digital distracted driving materials.
Offer Cyber to Small Businesses
As a Big “I" member, you have access to  the Cyber Liability – Small Business Solution.
Best Practices Webinar Series Starts This Month
Throughout 2018, join the Big “I" and Reagan Consulting for the Best Practices for Agency Operations webinar series.

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