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for the week of Mar 8

Insight + Analysis for the Independent Agent

House Passes PRO Act
House Passes PRO Act
The Big “I" opposes the Protecting the Right to Organize Act in its current form and is working to seek an exemption from the ABC test for insurance agents and financial advisors.

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Bob Rusbuldt: The Independent Agents’ Advocate
“My goal every day is to advance the ball for independent agents; sometimes I go for a few yards for a first down, sometimes I go for the touchdown," says Bob Rusbuldt, CEO of the Big "I." “Every day I wake up excited to do my job."
COVID-19 Relief Package Signed Into Law While Separate Agreement to Extend PPP Reached in the House
COVID-19 Relief Package Signed Into Law While Separate Agreement to Extend PPP Reached in the House
The legislation includes an additional $50 billion for small businesses and an additional $7.25 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program, which is currently scheduled to shut down on March 31.
Congressional Speakers for 2021 Big ‘I’ Virtual Legislative Conference Announced
Congressional Speakers for 2021 Big ‘I’ Virtual Legislative Conference Announced
The conference will be held April 13-16 and registration is complimentary to all attendees thanks to the support of our sponsors.
A Year in Review: COVID-19 Business Interruption Coverage Disputes
A Year in Review: COVID-19 Business Interruption Coverage Disputes
While the trend remains that most courts find claims are not covered, each claim still needs careful consideration based on the specific policy language and factual circumstances.
Women Insurance Leaders: Sarah Black and Jessica Black
"I'm seeing more and more women out there [in the insurance industry], just in our own little city alone," says Sarah Black, co-owner of her independent agency with daughter Jessica Black. "When I first came here over 20 years ago, this was a man's job. And now here we are."
Big ‘I’ Advises Administration to Resist Cuts to FCIP
Big ‘I’ Advises Administration to Resist Cuts to FCIP
The Big "I" expects attacks on the Federal Crop Insurance Program in President Biden's FY2022 budget but remains committed to advocating for a robust and strong program.
Who Files the Auto Claim After a Car Is Stolen from a Repair Shop?
Who Files the Auto Claim After a Car Is Stolen from a Repair Shop?
A personal auto client has liability coverage only on his car. He brought it to a franchise repair shop and the car was stolen while in the shop’s care, custody and control.
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We Want to See Your Face at Big ‘I’ Legislative Conference
The Big "I" is seeking photos and short videos of Big "I" members by April 1 for the 2021 Big "I" Virtual Legislative Conference.
Fraud Alert: Member List Sellers Are Fake and Unauthorized
The Big "I" has in no way disseminated or authorized the resale of any member list information.
Big ‘I’ Seeks Nominations for 2021-2022 Committees, Task Forces and Subsidiary Boards
Submit nominations by April 30, 2021.
COVID-19 Relief Fund Accepting Applications
To be considered for a Trusted Choice® COVID-19 Relief Fund grant, complete an online application and be sure to include documentation to support your request.
Set Clients on Secure Path with Coalition
Address cybersecurity with your clients with a Coalition quote through Big “I” Markets.
Crump Platform Offers Easy Life, Benefits Navigation
Digital solutions are becoming the way to do work efficiently, so why not partner with a company that can help as you help your clients?
VU Webinars Offer CE Credit in Certain States
The Big “I” Virtual University’s 2021 live webinar schedule features valuable classes on a variety of topics and continuing education credit in certain states.
Visit Big ‘I’ Hires for COVID-19 HR Advice
Do you know that there are ongoing changes to federal COVID-19 legislation? Big “I" Hires' HR partner will track these changes for you.
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