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for the week of May 18

Insight + Analysis for the Independent Agent

State of the Association: The Big ‘I’ Is at Its Best in Times of Need
State of the Association: The Big ‘I’ Is at Its Best in Times of Need
Last week, Big “I” Chairman Jon Jensen presented the State of the Association address to Big “I” Virtual Legislative Conference attendees.

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Big ‘I’ Announces Support for Business Continuity Protection Program
The program is designed to bolster the country’s economic resilience by providing timely and efficient financial protection and payroll support to the private sector in the event of a future declared public health emergency.
Pandemic Risk Insurance Act to Be Introduced in House
Pandemic Risk Insurance Act to Be Introduced in House
The bill is modeled on the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, which was created in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
National Flood Conference Set to Take Place Virtually
Instead of an in-person event, the 2020 National Flood Conference will take place virtually via webinar June 1-3. Attendance is free of charge.
Student of the Industry: Who Writes D&O and How Much Premium Is There?
Student of the Industry: Who Writes D&O and How Much Premium Is There?
Directors & officers insurance certainly has been in the press recently—boards of directors are concerned over price increases and lawsuits related to COVID-19.
Roads Are Safer, But Far from Safe
Roads Are Safer, But Far from Safe
Traffic accidents have decreased with fewer cars on the road during the coronavirus pandemic, but speeding, negligent driving and pedestrian activity are on the rise.
Should an Agent Report a Claim They Heard About on the News?
Should an Agent Report a Claim They Heard About on the News?
An insured is under scrutiny by media and news outlets for what reporters are alleging is improper employee terminations. If the insured's agent sees the news, is there any duty on the agent's part to report the potential claim to the insurer?
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2020 Big ‘I’ Virtual Legislative Conference Sessions Available On-Demand
The sessions will only be available for the next two weeks, so make sure you act now!
Fred L. Davis Passes Away
The first African-American member of the Big “I” national association, Davis fought for civil rights for decades and marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Coronavirus Workplace Checklist, New Benefit Rules
Affinity HR, a Big “I” Hires partner, created a checklist for employers to consider when planning to reopen and notes other changes and rules to be aware of.
Trusted Choice® Announces New Web Partners
Big “I” members are eligible for $500 to pay for web services with preferred partners. 
Is Your Website Meeting Customer Expectations?
If you are not sure, sign up for a free Trusted Choice® Digital Review today.
Trusted Choice® Releases New Ad Campaign
Does your agency have the right marketing materials to reach your customers during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Protect Clients with Coalition Cyber Liability
In a matter of minutes, you can provide your clients with a cyber liability quote and Free Cyber Risk Assessment.
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