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for the week of Dec 7

Insight + Analysis for the Independent Agent

House Passes Legislation Exempting Agents from New Federal Reporting Requirements
House Passes Legislation Exempting Agents from New Federal Reporting Requirements
The Big “I" was successful in securing a full exemption for independent insurance agents and brokers from duplicative small business beneficial ownership reporting requirements.

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House Passes One-Week Government Funding Extension
The legislation extends government funding until Dec. 18, giving Congress time to act on federal funding through 2021 and possibly additional COVID-19 relief. The Big “I" continues to advocate for small business support.
Big ‘I’ Urges Congress to Protect McCarran-Ferguson Exemption
Big ‘I’ Urges Congress to Protect McCarran-Ferguson Exemption
The Coalition Organized for the Future of Insurance Regulation, of which the Big “I" is a founding member, sent a letter to the Senate seeking to prevent the elimination of the health insurance industry's exemption from federal antitrust laws.
Drivers Give the Green Light to Usage-Based Auto Insurance
Drivers Give the Green Light to Usage-Based Auto Insurance
A new Agent Authority survey released this week by Nationwide found that more auto insurance customers are ready to give usage-based insurance a try, giving agents an opportunity to grow their business and enhance relationships.
5 Considerations for 2020 Year-End Tax Planning
5 Considerations for 2020 Year-End Tax Planning
As we approach the year's end, agents should take into consideration the numerous coronavirus-related tax changes that may have an impact on their 2020 tax filings.
3 Ways to Supercharge Your Marketing Funnel
3 Ways to Supercharge Your Marketing Funnel
Through online marketing funnels agencies can measure how they are being perceived, what types of people they are reaching, why they became clients and how their clients want to interact with them. Here are three steps to supercharge this framwork.
Agent for the Future Award Winners Show How Agencies are Evolving
On Tuesday, Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance announced the winners of the 2020 Agent for the Future Award, which included several Big “I" members. The award celebrates agencies that are leading the way into the future.
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Trusted Choice® Launches Guaranteed Income Program
Trusted Choice has partnered with Nationwide and Principal Financial Group to give independent agents a simple program to offer lifetime income annuities to their clients.
Don’t Miss Big ‘I’ Virtual University Finals Week
Earn up to 19 property-casualty continuing education credits online during Finals Week Dec. 14-18. Note that CE approval varies by state.
Consumers Are Noticing Trusted Choice®
This year's national advertising campaign drove an impressive brand lift for Trusted Choice independent agents.
Big ‘I’ Markets Holiday Hours
We wish you and yours a happy holiday season!
Get the Latest from Insurance Illustrated
Insurance Illustrated features articles on such topics as contractual risk transfer, additional insureds, member FAQs, and more.
Winter Board Meeting Will Take Place Virtually
The meeting will now take place Jan. 28-29.
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