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for the week of Jul 6

Insight + Analysis for the Independent Agent

Allstate to Acquire National General in $4 Billion Deal
Allstate to Acquire National General in $4 Billion Deal
When the transaction closes in early 2021, Allstate will become the fifth largest independent agency carrier.

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Big ‘I’ Seeks to Simplify PPP Loan Forgiveness Process
The Big “I” joined a number of organizations in sending a letter to legislators urging support for “The Paycheck Protection Program Small Business Forgiveness Act.”
Commercial P-C Rates Rise as Personal Lines Stabilize
Commercial P-C Rates Rise as Personal Lines Stabilize
The second quarter of 2020 saw rate increases in the composite property-casualty sector, as well as most other sectors. Meanwhile, personal lines rate increases remained steady at 3.5%.
Facing the 2020 Hurricane Season During COVID-19
Facing the 2020 Hurricane Season During COVID-19
With experts forecasting an elevated storm season amid the coronavirus pandemic, families, businesses and communities face additional unique challenges this storm season.
Fresh Perspective: Meet Young Agent Vivian Tran
"A lot of places are now adapting, creating their own apps and understand that a lot of users are more receptive to technology," says Vivian Tran, independent agent. "They want that easy access."
Fresh Perspective: Meet Young Agent Tyler Schapiro
"Our utilization of video conferencing has really allowed us to expand our international relationships," says Tyler Schapiro, independent agent. "While we do travel quite a bit to see clients, these type of relationships would be difficult to maintain without this type of technology."
Striking a Chord: Offering Coverage for Dropping a Piano
Striking a Chord: Offering Coverage for Dropping a Piano
If a piano mover drops and destroys a piano and is held liable, would the business auto policy respond in any way during the "handling of property" to load and unload onto their vehicles?
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Lead Courageous Conversations on Race in America
The Big “I” Diversity Council has put together a Courageous Conversations Toolkit to help you practice inclusive leadership as a trusted advisor in your community.
Big ‘I’ Releases Video on Inclusive Leadership
The video outlines nine action steps to be a more inclusive leader in your agency.
Review the New Big ‘I’ Markets Product Guide
Big “I” Markets proudly offers access to a suite of top tier products including affluent homeowners, bonds, cyber liability and more.
Ask the HR Experts Your COVID Questions
Big "I" Hires hosts HR Q&A sessions on Thursdays at 1 p.m. ET on Facebook Live, featuring Affinity HR Group.
Stay Tuned: Virtual Fall Leadership Conference Programs
The Big “I" Fall Leadership Conference will take place September 8-12.
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