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for the week of May 17

Insight + Analysis for the Independent Agent

Big ‘I’ Advocates Against Harmful Tax Increases on Small Businesses
Big ‘I’ Advocates Against Harmful Tax Increases on Small Businesses
President Joe Biden’s American Families Plan contains multiple significant tax increases, including ending the “stepped-up basis” tax preference critical to helping business survive the loss of a loved one or business partner.

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Senate Banking Committee Holds Hearing on NFIP Reauthorization
The Big “I” submitted a statement on the need for a long-term reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program, and also submitted comments on proposed interagency Q&As on private flood insurance.
DOL Withdraws Trump-Era Worker Classification Rule
DOL Withdraws Trump-Era Worker Classification Rule
The rescinded rule would have put more emphasis on the nature and degree of the worker’s control over the work and the worker’s opportunity for profit or loss in the “economic realities” test.
Student of the Industry: Do Your Carriers Offer Policy Dividends?
Student of the Industry: Do Your Carriers Offer Policy Dividends?
If you're using an insurer that pays dividends—or competing against an insurer that does—you should know their impact.
2021 Auto Insurance Trends Report Recaps a Bumpy Year
2021 Auto Insurance Trends Report Recaps a Bumpy Year
COVID-19’s evolving impact on the personal auto market is still unfolding. Keeping up-to-speed on trends and projections can help prepare for the road ahead.
5 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Skills
5 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Skills
Learn to connect more effectively with clients and develop customer relationships, regardless of geographic proximity.
Does ‘Work-Related Harassment’ Include Sexual Harassment?
Does ‘Work-Related Harassment’ Include Sexual Harassment?
Should employment practices liability insurance that covers “work-related harassment" specifically mention sexual harassment?
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Busy Big ‘I’ 125th Anniversary Year Continues
The association is planning special videos, a celebration dinner and more.
June 2 Webinar: Best Practices from Digital Agents
The Agents Council for Technology has partnered with IVANS Insurance Solutions for the webinar on digital adoption.
New Summer Social Media Content Now Available
New consumer-facing content from Trusted Choice® includes graphics and articles on topics like boat safety, road trips, and more.
Compensation, Producer Staffing and More
Benefit from over 3,000 data points in six revenue categories.
Insure Jet Skis and More with Big ‘I’ Markets
Did you know jet skis have been around for nearly 50 years?
Listen to New Agency Nation Podcast Episode
Learn how and when to say no, how to overcome hurdles, and what to expect from the future of voice technology.
Compare Your Umbrella
Review our new RLI vs. the Competition flyer, which offers a detailed side-by-side comparison for measuring Big "I" umbrella partner RLI against other umbrella carriers.
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