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for the week of Jul 26

Insight + Analysis for the Independent Agent

6 Ways to Get Started on Your Agency’s Cybersecurity Defenses
6 Ways to Get Started on Your Agency’s Cybersecurity Defenses
The decision to procrastinate on cybersecurity can prove costly. Here are some essential steps the Big "I" encourages you to take promptly.

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NFIP ‘Continuous Coverage’ Legislation Introduced in House
The legislation clarifies that a flood insurance policy purchased in the private market can count as “continuous coverage” under the terms of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Is Skunk Spray Damage Covered Under a Homeowners Policy?
Is Skunk Spray Damage Covered Under a Homeowners Policy?
A skunk entered the basement of a house through a cat door and sprayed the area. Is animal spray excluded from homeowners coverage under the pollution exclusion?
Big ‘I’ Provides Comments on New Health Insurance Compensation Disclosure Requirements
Big ‘I’ Provides Comments on New Health Insurance Compensation Disclosure Requirements
The Big "I" and other organizations urged the Department of Labor to adopt a staged enforcement policy for new disclosure requirements.
Going Places: Meet Young Agent Raymond Lowder
"One of the pros of having different generations in the workplace is experience," says Raymond Lowder, independent agent. "What the older generations have gone through is nothing you can replace."
Preparing Nonprofit Clients for Post-Pandemic Trends and Challenges
Preparing Nonprofit Clients for Post-Pandemic Trends and Challenges
With nearly 6 in 10 nonprofits negatively impacted by COVID-19, independent agents have the opportunity to counsel their nonprofit clients on the issues they face.
Fast Forward: Catch Up with Young Agent Kari Sandifer
"I believe Gen Z will be far more efficient and further the perception of the industry as a whole," says Kari Sandifer, independent agent. "They're the tech-savvy professionals who can deliver solutions quickly and will definitely make their mark on the industry.​"
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Elevate Trilogy Session Available to Members on Demand
Watch this lunch-and-learn discussion free for a limited time.
Check Out New Trustedchoice.com Design
Updates include a mobile-friendly user interface, better visibility for local agencies on the homepage and more.
Offer Personal Umbrellas to Pool Owners
Before they dive into summer fun, make sure your customers are educated about the importance of a personal umbrella policy.
Don’t Miss the In-Person Fall Leadership Conference
Connect with the industry leaders of today and tomorrow.
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