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for the week of Feb 1

Insight + Analysis for the Independent Agent

New Member Benefit: 24/7 Call Answering Center
​The Big "I" recently endorsed Insure Response as its preferred agency call answering center and you can now enjoy deeply discounted rates on packages.
Do You GIVE Back to Your Community?
Agents, companies and vendors can share their community services projects by using the hashtag #TCagentsGIVE, tagging the Big “I" on Facebook and completing a form to let us know what you're planning or what you've done.
Register for the 2019 Big ‘I’ Legislative Conference
Registration is open for the 2019 Big "I" Legislative Conference, to take place May 8-10 in Washington, D.C. Early-bird registration pricing ends Friday, March 8.
GIVE Is Back: Share Your Stories!
During this year's GIVE week, to take place June 1-8, we ask everyone in the industry to get out in the community and give back—just don't forget to let us know what you've done.
Get to Know Coalition’s Cyber Claims Approach
With coalition, claims are managed proactively and follow an issue resolution process that gets companies back on track quickly.
‘Eagle Express’ Is Now ‘Auto & Home Standard Markets’
Eagle Express has a new name on Big "I" Markets: Auto & Home Standard Markets. Personal lines partners remain the same.
7 Qualities of an Effective Personality Assessment
In a free webinar, to take place Wednesday, Feb. 27 at noon ET, two panelists from Caliper will discuss using personality assessments in the hiring process,
Last Call: Join ACT’s Comparative Rating Pilot
The Agents Council for Technology is working with a handful of comparative rating vendors to offer a free 60- to 90-day pilot to select commercial lines agents.
Register for the 2019 Big ‘I’ Legislative Conference
Online registration is open for the 2019 Big “I" Legislative Conference, to take place May 8-10 in Washington, D.C. Early-bird registration pricing ends Friday, March 8.
Chris Wallace to Address Big ‘I’ Members
On Friday, May 10, Big “I" President & CEO Bob Rusbuldt will sit down with Chris Wallace during the General Session Breakfast to discuss the current political landscape and how it affects independent agents and brokers.
Test Job Candidates for Sales Call Reluctance
​Ever hired a producer who looked good on paper and interviewed well, only to find out, several paychecks later, that they treat prospecting like a terrible disease?
Big ‘I’ CEO: Independent Agency System Is Thriving
​During an interivew at the Insurance Information Institute annual meeting, Big “I" President & CEO Bob Rusbuldt talked all things independent agent.
Trusted Choice® Releases New ‘I Am’ Campaign Content
The “I Am" campaign gives you the opportunity to show a more personal side to your clients and build more meaningful relationships.
E&O Webinar Gets a Thumbs-Up from Agents
The Agency Risk Management Essentials: Commercial Lines – Back to Basics webinar recording is available to download on the E&O Happens website.
Big ‘I’ Markets: Enhanced Quote Detail Page Is Live
​Based on user feedback and ongoing efforts to improve the Big "I" Markets online experience, a new user-friendly Quote Detail page is now live in the platform.
Simple Tips for Promoting Employee Happiness
Find out how your agency can implement a strategy to improve employee happiness.
Access Our Personal Articles Floater Market
​The personal articles floater, available through Big "I" Markets, offers customized products and services for commercial and personal inland marine fine art and valuable articles.
Apply to Join ACT’s National Comparative Rating Pilot
If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity, complete the online questionnaire by Friday, Feb. 15.
Would Your Agency’s Online Presence Impress a Prospective New Hire?
Every potential new hire has the ability to research your reputation online—and if they like what they see, that can help differentiate your agency from other potential employers.
Online Tool Identifies Real-Time Flooding Data
The Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service is a web-based suite of accurate forecasts and products that display the magnitude and certainty of flooding or drought in certain areas.

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