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for the week of Jun 27

Insight + Analysis for the Independent Agent

5 New Business Opportunities for Agents This Summer
5 New Business Opportunities for Agents This Summer
Whether it’s reevaluating tried-and-true policies or exploring new lines, agents have several opportunities to expand this summer. Learn More

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Nationwide Joins Ivans, Vertafore Acquires MGA Systems
Earlier this week, Ivans, a division of Applied Systems, announced that Nationwide has joined the Ivans Distribution Platform. Additionally, Vertafore announced its acquisition of MGA Systems. Learn More
Overcoming 3 Common Cold Calling Objections
Overcoming 3 Common Cold Calling Objections
Prospecting and setting appointments via cold calling isn’t easy. Overcome the objections with these cold calling scripts. Learn More
70% of Hurricane-Exposed Homes Do Not Have Flood Insurance
70% of Hurricane-Exposed Homes Do Not Have Flood Insurance
Nationally, nearly 7.8 million single and multifamily homes with more than $2.3 trillion in combined reconstruction cost value are at risk of storm surge, according to CoreLogic. Learn More
Homeowners Options for Leasing a Vacation Home with VRBO, Airbnb
Homeowners Options for Leasing a Vacation Home with VRBO, Airbnb
An insured is considering renting their second home out out on VRBO or Airbnb. What homeowners insurance options would cover this risk? Learn More
The New Next: Meet Young Agent Jesus Lopez
"My educational background is in tech, so it’s been important for me to have an open mind and listen to my peers, especially people that have been in the industry for decades because they want you to succeed," says independent agent Jesus Lopez. "Not being afraid to communicate with them has really helped me advance." Learn More
The New Next: Meet Young Agent Leah Robinson
"We need to use social media platforms to debunk the myths about insurance and show how great the industry is," says young agent Leah Robinson. "We really are a service industry at heart, and I think we need to show that more to people." Learn More
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Big ‘I’ and IBA Team Up for Rising Star Report
Nominate young agents for the report by July 22. Learn More
Independent Agent, Trusted Choice® Bag IMCA Awards
The Big "I" took home four Insurance Marketing & Communications Association awards. Learn More
Synatic Joins Agents Council for Technology
Data integration platform is new ACT partner. Learn More
Get Those Sparklers Insured
As the summer heats up, more of your clients will be using jewelry to celebrate their loved ones. Learn More
Save Your Spot at Fall Leadership Conference
Join us Sept. 14-18 in Niagara Falls, New York. Learn More
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