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for the week of Jul 19

Insight + Analysis for the Independent Agent

Legislation to Phase Out Small Business Deduction Introduced in Senate
Legislation to Phase Out Small Business Deduction Introduced in Senate
The legislation would phase out the 20% small business tax deduction for taxpayers with incomes over $400,000, while eliminating it altogether for those with incomes exceeding $500,000.

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Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Reclassifying Independent Contractors
The PRO Act would drastically change the nation's labor laws and includes a provision that could significantly impact the independent agency system.
Does an Agency Need Consent Before Texting a Prospect or Client?
Does an Agency Need Consent Before Texting a Prospect or Client?
Is a verbal response acceptable or is there a formal way an agency needs to document proof of consent prior to texting?
Big ‘I’ Submits Testimony on Future Pandemic Risk
Big ‘I’ Submits Testimony on Future Pandemic Risk
The Big “I" testimony noted that the businesses and nonprofit organizations our members serve were severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and want to be a part of the solution on future pandemic risk.
Cybersecurity Tips from Former FBI Agent and More at Elevate Trilogy Part 2: Data
Cybersecurity Tips from Former FBI Agent and More at Elevate Trilogy Part 2: Data
The second installment of the Elevate Trilogy took a dive into data-driven marketing, cybersecurity, and tech stacks. Check out the recording of the sessions on demand on the Elevate conference event platform.
FEMA Announces August Dates for Risk Rating 2.0 Agent Webinars
FEMA Announces August Dates for Risk Rating 2.0 Agent Webinars
The webinars will bring agents the latest information on how and when the new pricing methodology for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will be implemented.
Fast Forward: Catch Up with Young Agent Kevin Fukuyama
"In my own work, it is all about keeping in mind that central thesis of doing what’s best for the client," says Kevin Fukuyama, independent agent. "That has helped create great career fundamentals for me because if we view ourselves as educators, advisors and providers, a lot of what we do will just fall into place."
Pivoting to Life, Health and Benefits: Is It Worth It?
Pivoting to Life, Health and Benefits: Is It Worth It?
In this ever more competitive property-casualty world, it seems like pivoting to life, health and benefits is just like being able to go to your left in basketball. But can we measure the upside?
Going Places: Meet Young Agent Kingston Hall
Independent agent Kingston Hall's role model is "my mom," she says. "She's taught me the value of relationships and being authentic."
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July 27 Webinar on Customer Experience
This session will show agencies how to make purchasing easier for their clients and continue the relationship-building after the sale.
Producer Contracts Explained
Big "I" Best Practices' 40-page guide walks the reader through many different areas within an effective producer agreement.
2021 EIE Award Winners Announced
Congratulations to the Excellence in Insurance Education award recipients.
Use These Graphics to Market Personal Umbrellas
The Big “I” Personal Umbrella program has developed social media graphics for agencies to use. 
Book Your Room for Fall Leadership Conference
The 2021 Big "I" Fall Leadership Conference will be Sept. 29–Oct. 3 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Don’t Miss Webinars on Your Website Liabilities
This series of webinars is focused on the errors & omissions issues created by agency websites and an agency's overall marketing efforts.
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