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for the week of Sep 1

Insight + Analysis for the Independent Agent

Personal Lines Webinar Recording Is Available
​Did you miss the recent free webinar session, Personal Lines - Back to Basics? If so, you're in luck! The slides and recording are now available.​
If You Don't Answer, Somebody Else Will
Sign up with Big "I" partner Insure Response and outsource your customer service calls on an as-needed basis, ensuring that your business will continue to run efficiently after hours and during weekends and holidays.
Register for the Next ACT Meeting
​Register for the upcoming Agents Council for Technology Meeting, to take place Oct. 23-24 at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel & Resort in Forth Worth, Texas.
Big ‘I’ Presented with NDSS ‘Impact Award’
The Impact Award recognizes groups and individuals who go above and beyond to demonstrate their dedication to National Down Syndrome Society.
New Big ‘I’ Officers Installed at Fall Leadership Conference
Bob Fee, Fee Insurance Group, Hutchinson, Kansas, was installed as Big “I" chairman-elect and John Costello, USI Insurance Services, Rochester, New York, became vice chair.
2019 Young Agents Award Winners Announced
The awards recognize volunteers for their work attracting and engaging young insurance professionals in the Big “I" and the community.
Trusted Choice® Launches 2019 Make-A-Wish Campaign
Support the cause by clicking through to the landing page. One easy click  will secure a $10 donation from Trusted Choice, and sharing campaign on personal Facebook pages ensures another $10.
Agency M&A Webinar Now Available on Demand
Whether you're buying, selling, merging or just interested in the topic, the session is available to watch on-demand.
Have You Heard About the Dive In Festival?
​The Big “I" Diversity Council is pleased to support Dive In: The Festival for Diversity & Inclusion in Insurance, to take place in numerous locations all over the world Sept. 24-26.
The Inside Scoop on Behavioral Testing
Claudia St. John, president, Affinity HR Group, explains why interviews alone are not the best way to gauge if a potential employee is the right fit for your company's position.
Coalition Adds Four Surplus Lines Enhancements
Mulit-factor authentication retention reduction, your obligations as an insured, duty to cooperate and invoice manipulation endorsements will now be added to all surplus lines quotes.
Rigid Bits Joins Agents Council for Technology
Rigid Bits works closely with the independent insurance channel to help businesses and their clients understand and reduce their cybersecurity risks, meet compliance requirements, and respond to cybersecurity events.
The Importance of Mental Toughness
To make your business a success, you must be able to hire and develop mentally tough sales professionals who can be effective when the stakes are high.
Secure Your Spot: Free Risk Management Webinar
Register for the next Agency Risk Management Essentials webinar, Personal Lines – Back to Basics​, to take place next week, Wednesday, Sep. 18 at 2 p.m. ET.
Data Breach Coverage is Not Enough
Visit Big "I" Markets and offer your commercial clients a comprehensive cyber liability policy that includes coverage for ransomware, extortion, fraudulent instruction and more.
Ensuring Equine Safety During Storms
Based on extensive experience, Big “I" Markets partner AIG prepared a list of best practices for mitigating risks to horses during a catastrophic event.
Levitate Joins Agents Council for Technology
​Levitate, an application built by Real Magic that helps businesses keep in touch with clients, prospects and referral sources, is the newest company partner of the Agents Council for Technology.
Insure Response Answers Calls For Big ‘I’ Members
ign up with Big "I" partner Insure Response and outsource your customer service calls on an as-needed basis.
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