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for the week of Jan 4

Insight + Analysis for the Independent Agent

Big ‘I’ Statement on Violence at U.S. Capitol
Big ‘I’ Statement on Violence at U.S. Capitol
Read Big “I" President & CEO Bob Rusbuldt's statement on yesterday's attack on the Capitol.


Georgia Senate Race Shakes Up Congress
Democratic control of the U.S. Senate will have a multitude of impacts on legislative issues critical to agents and brokers and small businesses including taxes, health care, and COVID-19 relief.
Election Update: Georgia Senate Runoffs
Election Update: Georgia Senate Runoffs
On Jan. 5, Democrats prevailed in two Georgia runoff elections for the U.S Senate, effectively completing a Democratic sweep of the White House, Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.
SBA and Treasury Issue Guidance on Revived PPP
SBA and Treasury Issue Guidance on Revived PPP
Late Wednesday, the Small Business Administration and the Department of the Treasury issued new guidance on the recently revived Paycheck Protection Program. Here is what you need to know.
Senate Votes to Override Trump Veto of NDAA
Late last week, the U.S. Senate followed the House in voting to override President Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act. The new law represents a reporting requirement victory for small businesses.
Allstate Closes National General Acquisition
Earlier this week, Allstate announced that it closed its $4 billion acquisition of National General, a North Carolina-based property-casualty insurance group. The acquisition, announced in July 2020, sees Allstate expand its personal lines market position.
Compensation Planning During a Pandemic
Compensation Planning During a Pandemic
The varying impacts of 2020 and all the unknowns of 2021 make compensation planning more important than ever. As you seek to start 2021 strong, here are six ways to make sure your compensation plan is ready for whatever the new year throws at you.
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Join DocuSign for Customer Experience Webinar
Hear from a panel of small business leaders and industry experts on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 12 p.m. ET.
New Product Discounts for Coalition Policyholders
Coalition recently partnered with Twingate and Malwarebytes to bring additional security tools to Coalition policyholders at a discount. 
New Year Surety Bond Considerations
Goldleaf's account specialists can provide counsel to agents and their contractors with surety considerations needed to grow the company and improve its surety support.
January Independent Agent Issue Available Online
Check out Independent Agent magazine’s feature on the most important tenets from Big “I” leaders for guiding your agency into the brave new world.
Annual ACORD Forms License Renewal Due
Check the ACORD License FAQ page for more information on complimentary licenses.

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