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for the week of Aug 2

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FEMA Sends out Update as NFIP’s Risk Rating 2.0 Implementation Nears
FEMA Sends out Update as NFIP’s Risk Rating 2.0 Implementation Nears
The notice to Write-Your-Own insurance companies stated the anticipated quoting and policy issuance for Phase 1 of Risk Rating 2.0 policies will be available starting on Aug. 16.

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Bill to Eliminate FIO Introduced in the House
Supported by the Big “I," the legislation would eliminate the Federal Insurance Office, an information-gathering body within the U.S. Treasury Department.
4 InsurTechs That Went Public: How It’s Going So Far
4 InsurTechs That Went Public: How It’s Going So Far
​Last year, the insurance industry witnessed three major InsurTechs go public. This week Hippo joined Lemonade, Metromile and Root on the New York Stock Exchange. Here's how it's going.
Fast Forward: Catch Up with Young Agent Bruce Messier
"My dad is still definitely my biggest motivator," says Bruce Messier, independent agent. "He's 90 years old now and he still comes to work. I do my best to ingest all the knowledge and experience he has to offer."
Intentional Employee Damage: Does the Separation of Insureds Clause Apply?
Intentional Employee Damage: Does the Separation of Insureds Clause Apply?
A roofing company's employee damaged customers' roofs intentionally. The company's carrier denied coverage because the occurence wasn't an accident.
Going Places: Meet Young Agent Isabelle Repinski
"When it came time for me to decide my career path, it really was an easy decision," says Isabelle Repinski, independent agent. "Now I can't see myself in any other career and I truly look forward to going to work every day."
Oregon Wildfires Bring Out the Best in Local Independent Insurance Agents
Oregon Wildfires Bring Out the Best in Local Independent Insurance Agents
2020 brought one of the most destructive wildfire seasons ever in Oregon, killing 11 people and burning more than 1 million acres. Here's how one independent agent helped a resident make it through the turmoil.
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Why Do Water Sensors Make Sense for Condos?
When a pipe bursts or an appliance leaks in a condominium, that water can damage not only that condo but the neighboring units as well.
Trusted Choice® Summer Social Media Content Available
Visit our Content to Share page to browse a full library of ready to use articles, graphics, videos and infographics.
How You Can Improve Customer Experience
On Aug. 10 at 1 p.m. ET, industry experts will explore renewals and referrals.
Register for Final Sessions of Website Liability Webinars
Learn about the errors & omissions issues created by agency websites and marketing.
Connect with Industry Leaders at Big ‘I’ Fall Conference
Join us Sept. 29–Oct. 3 in Kansas City, Missouri for our 2021 Big "I" Fall Leadership Conference.
Get the Most out of Virtual University Webinar Lineup
The Big “I” Virtual University’s 2021 webinar lineup features 13 classes with continuing education credit (CE) approved in some states.
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