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for the week of Mar 30

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Big ‘I’ Supports New Federal Proposal to Provide Additional Assistance to Businesses & Employees
Big ‘I’ Supports New Federal Proposal to Provide Additional Assistance to Businesses & Employees
The proposed new relief program would provide liquidity to businesses to maintain their viability and ability to compensate employees.

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Big ‘I’ Webinar on the Legislative Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic
The Big “I” government affairs team will provide valuable information on legislative activity at both the state and federal level.
DOL Provides Additional Guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
DOL Provides Additional Guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Of importance to Big “I” members, the DOL provided clarity on the provision allowing an exemption for some employers with fewer than 50 employees.
A Beginner's Guide to Working from Home
A Beginner's Guide to Working from Home
If you're used to working in an office environment full time, the change to working from home in response to the coronavirus can leave you discombobulated. Here are three hints to get you started on the right foot.
FEMA and USDA Offer Payment Flexibility for Flood and Crop Programs
In response to the coronavirus crisis, FEMA will extend the grace period to renew flood insurance policies from 30 to 120 days, and the USDA has announced flexibilities to help with policies, claims, reporting and payments.
6 Tips for Remote Work During the Coronavirus Pandemic
6 Tips for Remote Work During the Coronavirus Pandemic
As agencies move to virtual operations to address risks posed by the coronavirus, they need to both engage employees and manage increased cyber vulnerabilities. Here are six tips to protect and motivate remote workers.
Big ‘I’ Shares Additional CARES Act Resources for Small Businesses
As Big “I” members and their clients look for guidance in the days, weeks and months ahead, the Big “I” will provide the most up-to-date information available.
Does a Janitor Have Care, Custody or Control of Mistakenly Thrown-Out Property?
Does a Janitor Have Care, Custody or Control of Mistakenly Thrown-Out Property?
An employee from a janitorial service insured mistakenly threw out a bag of hard drives while cleaning a property, a loss of $33,000. Did they have care, custody or control just by being there to clean the premises and throw away trash?
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2020 Big “I” Legislative Conference Now Virtual Event
The Big “I" Virtual Legislative Conference will take place on the same dates of May 13-15.
New Workers Comp and Coronavirus Resources
The article addresses the issue of workers compensation being regulated at the state level and how the coronavirus has complicated things.
19 Acts of Kindness You Can Do in the Community
The Big "I" Young Agents have collected their favorite 19 acts of kindness to inspire you, your family and your organization to do something that socially connects us.
Read Independent Agent Magazine Online
The Big “I" wanted to ensure that every member has the opportunity to enjoy the April issue, which, as always, covers the latest industry trends and analysis.
The ACT Meeting Goes Virtual
The virtual Agents Council for Technology Meeting will take place April 22 with three key sessions, as well as a special session on coronavirus response resources.
VUpoint Newsletter to Become Insurance Illustrated
Starting April 10, watch your email for the Big "I" Virtual University’s new communication vehicle.
Agency-Billed Insureds Can Now Pay Premiums via ePay
Effective today, Coalition and Lexington insureds can pay agency bill premiums directly using the Big “I" Markets ePay Policy​ link.

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