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for the week of Jan 11

Insight + Analysis for the Independent Agent

SBA and Treasury Restart PPP for Small Businesses
SBA and Treasury Restart PPP for Small Businesses
Update: The program will re-open the loan portal to Paycheck Protection Program-eligible lenders with $1 billion or less in assets for first and second draw applications tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 15 at 9 a.m. ET.

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Applied Systems to Acquire EZLynx
Today, Applied Systems, one of the world's largest providers of agency management systems, announced it will acquire EZLynx, a pioneer in real-time comparative rating.
HR Updates for 2021: Legal Changes, Wage Rates and More
HR Updates for 2021: Legal Changes, Wage Rates and More
The beginning of the new year has brought many new regulations for employers to follow. Affinity HR Group, a Big “I" Hires partner, is tracking legislative updates in each state. Here are some changes.
4 Questions to Ask About Your Agency Management System
4 Questions to Ask About Your Agency Management System
Shopping for an agency management system to help improve efficiency? Regardless of your circumstances, here are four questions to help guide you toward the right solution for your agency.
From Surviving to Thriving: How One Agency Adjusted to the COVID-19 Pandemic
From Surviving to Thriving: How One Agency Adjusted to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Serving the personal and commercial insurance needs of clients throughout the pandemic requires rethinking operations, adjusting communications and, above all, remaining flexible.
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2021 Elevate Conference Launches in New Virtual Format
Connect in cyberspace with the independent agency channel for part one of Elevate 2021—Trilogy on Feb. 25 from 12-5 p.m. ET.
Webinar: Workplace Inclusivity in Stressful Times
Watch the on-demand session on psychological safety with Dr. Isaiah Pickens.
VU Announces 2021 Live Webinar Lineup
The Big “I” Virtual University 2021 live webinar schedule is now available, featuring one 1-hour and thirteen 2-hour webinars.
Agency Management Series Available Free on Demand
The Right Start Training Series is available free of charge for all Big “I” members.
GloveBox Joins Agents Council for Technology
Mobile and web application InsurTech is new ACT partner.
Cover Small Home Businesses with RLI
Educate your established and new home-based business customers about the importance of a home business insurance policy from RLI.
Remote Work and BYOD Cyber Liability Coverage
Through Big “I" Markets, offer a broadly written policy to help clients as changes in business operations during the pandemic has created new exposures.
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