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for the week of Apr 13

Insight + Analysis for the Independent Agent

Big ‘I’ Receives $2 Million for Trusted Choice® COVID-19 Relief Fund from Progressive
Big ‘I’ Receives $2 Million for Trusted Choice® COVID-19 Relief Fund from Progressive
The grant will be dispersed directly to independent agencies via a Big “I” application process to meet those agencies’ critical needs in the midst of the pandemic.

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Pressure on Business Interruption Insurance Increases After President Trump’s Comments
This week, two separate business interruption bills were introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Big ‘I’ Urges Congress to Authorize Additional Funding for the PPP
Big ‘I’ Urges Congress to Authorize Additional Funding for the PPP
As of this morning, the Paycheck Protection Program had officially exhausted the $350 billion made available through the CARES Act.
Should an Agency Submit a Coronavirus-Related Business Income Interruption Claim?
Should an Agency Submit a Coronavirus-Related Business Income Interruption Claim?
With speculation about legislation on business income interruption claims, should agents wait to see what happens with the legislation or should they submit the claim now?
SBA and Treasury Issue Additional Paycheck Protection Program Guidance
The guidance includes additional eligibility criteria and requirements, as well as FAQs.
How to Prepare for Hurricane Season During the Coronavirus Pandemic
How to Prepare for Hurricane Season During the Coronavirus Pandemic
A hurricane overlapping with a pandemic will present unique challenges on top of the preexisting potential for catastrophe. Here are three key areas agents can help clients prepare now.
More Carriers Respond to Support Clients and Communities Hit by Crisis
More carriers and Big “I” partners responded to support their policyholders and communities.
Taking Privacy Seriously in the New CCPA Era
Taking Privacy Seriously in the New CCPA Era
Honoring consumer privacy is the most critical part of providing an exceptional customer experience.
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Coronavirus Resource Page for Clients
Trusted Choice® and the Big “I” created a landing page that contains resources you can share directly with your clients.
Register for Coronavirus Risk Management Webinar
A webinar will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday at 3 p.m. ET through April 30.
Notice to Big ‘I’ Members and Board of Directors
Official notice of special meeting.
ACT Resources Help You Help Your Clients
With the right tools, independent agents have the ability to provide the digital access and service balance today's consumers are looking for.​
HR Minute: When Coronavirus Shows Up at Work
Claudia St. John, president of Affinity HR, shares the top recommendations by federal agencies to respond when the coronavirus affects your workplace.
Cyber Liability Coverage for Remote Work and BYOD
The change in business operations during the pandemic has created new exposures.
The New Normal: A Fully Remote Business
Caliper compiled a suite of resources to help you keep your business on track and your culture vibrant while also taking necessary safety precautions.
RLI Makes PUP Applications Easy
RLI makes it easy to obtain coverage without leaving the house or office with electronic signatures and payments.
Your Solution for Homeowner Dwelling and Fire Risks
The range of affluent, standard and non-standard homeowner carriers allow Big “I” Markets to write most varieties of well-maintained home and dwelling fire risks.
Don’t Miss the Virtual ACT Meeting Next Week
Don’t miss your opportunity to hear four key sessions from our virtual Agents Council for Technology meeting this Wednesday, April 22.
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