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for the week of Jun 29

Insight + Analysis for the Independent Agent

Another Troubling Business Interruption Bill Introduced in the House
Another Troubling Business Interruption Bill Introduced in the House
The bill would create a new federal program to encourage insurance companies to pay out business interruption claims on policies that explicitly exclude viral pandemics.

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PPP Extension Passes Congress
This week, the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives extended the Paycheck Protection Program to August 8 just before it was set to expire.
Nationwide Completes Transition to Fully Independent Agency Model
Nationwide Completes Transition to Fully Independent Agency Model
This week, Nationwide made history by completing its two-year transition to operate as a fully independent agency carrier.
Fresh Perspective: Meet Young Agent Cameron Annas
With technology, "there's no sitting still," says Cameron Annas, independent agent. "You've got to adapt. If you don't, then it'll be great for your competition because you probably won't be here in 5-10 years."
Fresh Perspectives: Meet Young Agent Dallas Ross
"I think it's really about trying to educate young people about the reality of an insurance career and how it looks long-term," says Dallas Ross, independent agent. "In a time like right now, it's a very stable career and it's nice to not have to worry about that."
What Your Clients Need to Know About Emerging Cyber Risks
What Your Clients Need to Know About Emerging Cyber Risks
The evolving nature of cyberattacks is leaving some businesses exposed to emerging and increasing cyber risks they may not yet realize they face.
DOL Proposes New Exemption for Investment Advisers
DOL Proposes New Exemption for Investment Advisers
This week, the Department of Labor proposed a new exemption for investment advice fiduciaries allowing financial advisers to collect commissions and other compensation when offering retirement advice.
3 Takeaways from a Decade of Insurance Digital Transformation
3 Takeaways from a Decade of Insurance Digital Transformation
Over the past decade, the world has transformed, and the insurance industry has changed with it. Industry players who are not willing to evolve will unequivocally be disrupted as the momentum propels us all through this age of innovation.
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Virtual Fall Leadership Conference Programs Announced
The Big “I” Fall Leadership Conference, to take place September 9-12, will feature events online.
EXCEED Offers Training, Knowledge and Tracking
This new online program is brought to you through the Big “I” in partnership with the International Risk Management Institute and WebCE.
Don’t Miss a Marketing Webinar Next Week
Trusted Choice® will host a webinar on Thursday, July 9, at noon ET on marketing strategies for independent insurance agencies.
Coalition Shares COVID-19 Cyber Claims Trends
Coalition released an on-demand webinar exploring pre- and post-COVID-19 cyber liability claims trends.
July Independent Agent Issue Available Online
Check out Independent Agent magazine’s annual Next Gen issue which features interviews with 10 rising stars of the independent agency channel.
Register for a Big ‘I’ Cybercrime Webinar
Join Big “I" Professional Liability's risk management team to hear from experts in the field of cybersecurity during a free webinar on July 6 or July 8.
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