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for the week of Dec 14

Insight + Analysis for the Independent Agent

DOL Finalizes New Exemption for Investment Advisers
DOL Finalizes New Exemption for Investment Advisers
Earlier this week, the Department of Labor ruled on creating a new exemption for investment advice fiduciaries allowing financial advisers to collect commissions and other compensation when offering retirement advice.

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TrustedChoice.com and the Big ‘I’ to Make Agents More Visible Online
TrustedChoice.com has announced an expanded partnership with the Big “I" which is set to ensure that when shoppers are looking online for an independent agent in their city, they'll find a Trusted Choice® independent agent.
2021 Poised to Be Busy Year for Flood Legislation
2021 Poised to Be Busy Year for Flood Legislation
The flood industry, industry stakeholders and policyholders are unified in the fact that Congress needs to act on long-term reauthorization to end the cycle of short-term extensions to the NFIP.
Your Guide to Helping Clients Protect Their Wine Collections
Your Guide to Helping Clients Protect Their Wine Collections
Wine collecting is an area of the luxury market that has grown significantly in recent years—with unique and ever-present risks from water damage to cleaning chemicals. Here's how agents can guide clients on protecting their collections.
Student of the Industry: What's Your Biggest Statutory Line of Business?
Student of the Industry: What's Your Biggest Statutory Line of Business?
Several Big “I" state associations are working on creating an agent-focused annual property-casualty marketplace summary. The report focuses on agent penetrations in lines of business, loss ratios, leading insurers, growth rates and commission rates.
Hidden Mold in Newly Purchased Home: Why Won’t the Carrier Pay?
Hidden Mold in Newly Purchased Home: Why Won’t the Carrier Pay?
Upon moving in to their new home, an insured found hidden mold on a wall. Why can't the insurance company pay for damages and subrogate against the prior homeowner?
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Big ‘I’ Leaders Named Among Top D.C. Lobbyists
As in previous years, the Big “I” was the only insurance agent/broker group to make the list of top lobbyists by The Hill, a prominent political newspaper.
Watch: Big ‘I’ and Keystone Talk Shop
Bob Rusbuldt, Big “I” president & CEO, and David Boedker, Keystone Insurers Group CEO, discuss legislative advocacy, COVID-19 support and more.
2020 Market Share Report Now Available
Independent agents continue to hold a large piece of the commercial market at 84.5%, according to the 2020 Market Share Report. Download your copy today.
Big ‘I’ Hires Partner Platform Incentive
Members can access the $50.00 incentive discount on the quarterly or annual pricing on IdealTraits, a program offering custom job ads, candidate assessments and more.
Marketing Reimbursement Program Changes for 2021
Members can now access up to $2,125 in reimbursement funds for 2021.
Big ‘I’ Reviews the Revised CNA Agreement
Contract reviews are a free member benefit.
New Coalition Surplus Lines Endorsement
Coalition’s cyber liability products can be quoted through Big “I” Markets, the online market access system available exclusively to Big “I" members.
Non-Standard Homeowners Solutions Offered
Do you have clients that don’t fit into your usual markets? Big “I” Markets has non-admitted solutions to meet your personal lines clients’ needs!
Note Big ‘I’ Markets Holiday Closures
Big “I" Markets' office will close at at 5 pm ET Wednesday, Dec. 23 and remain closed Dec. 24-25; and close at 3 pm ET on Thursday, Dec 31 and remain closed Jan. 1, 2021.
Winter Board Meeting Will Take Place Virtually
The meeting will now take place Jan. 28-29.
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