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for the week of Apr 26

Insight + Analysis for the Independent Agent

President Biden Unveils the American Families Plan
President Biden Unveils the American Families Plan
Most importantly for independent agents, the president’s plan does not call for any changes to the 20% tax deduction for small businesses. The plan is, however, expected to see several changes.


Agency Pay Slows But Salary Satisfaction Highest in 5 Years
2020 saw a decrease in overall salary and total income growth for insurance agency personnel—yet satisfaction rates rose, especially in agencies that offered employee benefits.
6 Things to Consider with Out-of-State Remote Employees
Did remote work due to the coronavirus pandemic create some long-term legal and tax implications for your agency? Here are six requirements you should consider.
Are You Leveraging the Right Team for Cross-Selling?
Here's why your customer service representatives and account managers should take the lead with cross-selling and up-selling initiatives.
How Data Drives Accurate Rates
Access to highly predictive data yields fair, competitive insurance prices for everyone in your community. Partners with Semsee to Provide Commercial Quoting Online
The combined solution allows business owners to visit and answer simple questions to receive a quote indication and be connected with a local independent agency.
Is There Homeowners Coverage for Roof Damage Caused by a Protected Species?
Is There Homeowners Coverage for Roof Damage Caused by a Protected Species?
Is there an exception to the bird damage exclusion if the homeowners tried but were unable to remove the birds because they are a federally protected species?
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Do You Know the Latest Stats on Your Industry?
Check out Big "I" industry research vital for strategic planning, filling in knowledge gaps and building crucial knowledge on industry trends.
Professional Liability Warning on Contractor Risks
If your construction clients shift from the commercial sector to the residential side to meet demand, be careful for coverage gaps.
FCAA COO Diane Wagner Joins Invest Board
Wagner is chief operations officer of First Choice Agents Alliance.
The One-Stop Shop for Cyber Liability
Big "I" Markets partner Coalition gives member agents access to cyber and technology errors & omissions insurance markets.
How Does Your Umbrella Carrier Compare?
Review the new RLI vs. the Competition flyer for a detailed side-by-side comparison for measuring our umbrella partner RLI against other umbrella carriers.
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