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for the week of Sep 6

Insight + Analysis for the Independent Agent

Congress Commences Tumultuous Month as Deadlines Loom
Congress Commences Tumultuous Month as Deadlines Loom
Congress returns this month to deal with a number of issues, including legislation that could see tax increases impacting Big “I” members, as well as reauthorizing critical programs such as the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Learn More

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Big ‘I’ Opposes Tax Increases as Congress Considers Reconciliation Package
As Congress pushes forward with the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package, the Big “I” joined other small business organizations to voice opposition to increasing taxes on Big “I” members and their business clients. Learn More
20 Years After 9/11: Q&A with RPS President Joel Cavaness
20 Years After 9/11: Q&A with RPS President Joel Cavaness
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Independent Agent magazine interviewed Joel Cavaness, president of Risk Placement Services, to discuss the impact on the fledgling business and how the tragedy shaped the excess & surplus market. Learn More
Is Robbery Under the BOP Theft Exclusion for Personal Effects?
Is Robbery Under the BOP Theft Exclusion for Personal Effects?
An employee's purse was stolen when she startled a robber in the middle of a break in. The carrier says the loss is excluded from the business owners policy under the theft exclusion. Learn More
Independent Agents Are Embracing the Hybrid Work Environment
Independent Agents Are Embracing the Hybrid Work Environment
Two-thirds of independent agency owners believe workplace flexibility is here to stay, according to The Hanover Insurance Group’s survey. Learn More
Be an Active Ally at Dive In 2021 Festival
Registration is open for Dive In, the insurance industry’s longstanding festival promoting diversity and inclusion to take place Sept. 21-23. Learn More
Take It from Grandma: Send a Card and Watch Your Agency Grow
Take It from Grandma: Send a Card and Watch Your Agency Grow
How handwritten cards can increase your agency's retention rates. Learn More
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Celebrate National Preparedness Month
The disaster guide from the Agents Council for Technology (ACT) includes steps for developing a disaster plan. Learn More
Chubb Offers Tips for Boats Headed to Storage
Share valuable information with your boat owner clients who are preparing their vessels for winter storage. Learn More
Cyber Insurance for Nonprofits
Through Big “I” Markets, Big “I” members can access Coalition’s cyber insurance designed to help charitable and volunteer-based organizations. Learn More
Special Edition of Independent Agent Magazine
The September edition introduces incoming Big "I" Chairman Bob Fee and contains a special supplement celebrating 125 years of the Big "I." Learn More
LegacyArmour Joins ACT
Estate planning security provider is new Agents Council for Technology partner. Learn More
Last Call for Leadership Conference Registration
Register by tomorrow, Sept. 10, for the 2021 Big "I" Fall Leadership Conference, to be held Sept. 29—Oct. 3 in Kansas City, Missouri. Learn More
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