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for the week of Apr 20

Insight + Analysis for the Independent Agent

Save the Date: Big ‘I’ Virtual Legislative Conference May 12-15
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Congress Set to Pass Round 2 of PPP Funding
As of press time, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to pass further COVID-19 relief legislation later today.
Congressional Letters Push Back Against Business Interruption Proposals
Following President Trump’s remarks two weeks ago, there is growing congressional focus on business interruption insurance and whether it covers claims from COVID-19.
Student of the Industry: Coronavirus Cleanup and Contractors Pollution Liability
Student of the Industry: Coronavirus Cleanup and Contractors Pollution Liability
When the coronavirus-induced shutdown ends, it's likely many businesses will seek out decontamination firms. If any of those decontamination businesses are your clients, are they properly protected?
Navigating Client Questions Around Wildfire Preparedness
Navigating Client Questions Around Wildfire Preparedness
Independent agents must stress the importance of effectively preparing for the risk of wildfires. Here's a closer look at some key coverage considerations and wildfire preparation tips.
Big ’I’ Partners Help Communities in Need
As the nation experiences the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 crisis, Big "I" carriers, such as Liberty Mutual and Westfield, are helping their communities.
Fake Supercar Wire Fraud: Is Carrier Right to Deny Claim?
Fake Supercar Wire Fraud: Is Carrier Right to Deny Claim?
An insured wired $50,000 for a car that didn't exist. The carrier is denying false pretense coverage under his dealership insurance because the claim is for a car and the dealership is classified as a motorcycle dealership.
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InsurBanc Accepting Indications of Interest for PPP Loan
Small businesses that need a loan should get in the queue as soon as possible.
Travelers Offers Auto Down Payment Waiver Option
Big “I” Markets partner Travelers is offering an additional billing accommodation for existing dwelling, tenant or condo customers impacted by the coronavirus.
AIG Director Diane Delaney Joins National Invest℠ Board
Delaney brings expertise in private client educational programs.
Nonstandard Vacant Dwelling Market Added
The nonstandard homeowner program on Big “I" Markets is expanding into a second market offering vacant personal lines coverage.
Free Coronavirus Risk Management Webinar
The webinar answering pandemic best practices will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday at 3 p.m. ET through April 30.

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