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for the week of Oct 19

Insight + Analysis for the Independent Agent

COVID-19 Relief Legislation Fails to Clear Senate
COVID-19 Relief Legislation Fails to Clear Senate
This week the U.S. Senate failed to pass a Republican proposal to provide Americans with $500 billion in additional COVID-19 relief. As negotiations continue, the Big “I" continues to advocate for issues important to members, including additional PPP funding.

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How Agents Can Help Clients Mitigate Wildfire Risk
The coronavirus pandemic makes wildfire preparation and response even more challenging. Here are three factors agents should take into account to help their clients navigate wildfire risk mitigation during COVID-19.
Student of the Industry: Mixing Up Carrier Identities? It’s Easier than You’d Think
Student of the Industry: Mixing Up Carrier Identities? It’s Easier than You’d Think
Of nearly 3,000 affiliated and unaffiliated insurers, 142 instances exist where one insurer has a nearly identical name to another different insurer. Accurate names matter when finding the financial strength of an insurer.
Digital is Here to Stay: 3 Ways Agents Can Embrace It
Digital is Here to Stay: 3 Ways Agents Can Embrace It
Customer expectations are changing rapidly, and digital transformation is critical to keeping pace. Here are three ways agents can think more digitally to prepare for this changing tide.
Carrier Pigeons: Make Your Agency Marketing Stand Out with E-Newsletters
Carrier Pigeons: Make Your Agency Marketing Stand Out with E-Newsletters
Straightforward and simple e-newsletters can be an effective way for independent agents to communicate and connect with clients. Here are five ways to make e-newsletters work for you.
Is Damage to a Rented Airbnb Covered Under a HO3 Special Form?
Is Damage to a Rented Airbnb Covered Under a HO3 Special Form?
An insured rented an Airbnb on a recent vacation and damaged the wood floors in the bathroom. Is the carrier right in saying all coverage is excluded?
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IIANC Member Serves on Campaign Reporting Initiative
The U.S. State Department initiative provides an opportunity for international reporters to cover the 2020 U.S. elections while remaining overseas due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Big ‘I’ Reviews the Berkley One Producer Agreement
As with past Big “I” reviews, this review focuses on insurance-related provisions and issues.
Why Does Your Client Need Jewelry Coverage?
Specialty jewelry insurance gives your clients peace of mind knowing their jewelry is covered whether they are wearing it or not.
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