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May 26
Get Your Education Fix in June

The June calendar offers a multitude of education opportunities courtesy of the Big “I” Virtual University (VU), including an interview with Insurance Services Office (ISO) staff, resources for learning more about the state of mergers & acquisitions, and information regarding drone coverage.


Upcoming webinars include:


First Monday LIVE!: June 6

First Monday LIVE! is a free monthly webcast hosted by VU director Bill Wilson that continues to discuss a variety of seemingly non-insurance topics that are actually relevant to the insurance industry.


Each 30-minute webisode covers current events in the news and their insurance implications. The June broadcast issues are to be determined, but a Q&A session with ISO staff is confirmed. The registration link and previous recording information are available on the First Monday LIVE! homepage.

Best Practices for Agency Operations: Mergers & Acquisitions: June 15
The insurance industry remains an active marketplace for M&A activity with tremendous growth in regional and national acquirers and rising valuations over the last decade. Independent agents should understand the drivers of this activity and how it can impact both individual firms and the industry as a whole.


Join Tom Doran, partner at Reagan Consulting, to hear about the M&A landscape and what independent insurance firms need to know to navigate it successfully. Register and access the first session, Key Metrics, on the Best Practices for Agency Operations webinar series homepage.


Drones AKA Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: June 22

Drones are one of the most fluid topics in the insurance industry as technology, regulations, exposures and coverage change daily. This webinar will bring attendees up to date on these changes and what property-casualty coverages are available in the marketplace. It will also dispel some of the myths about coverage, especially when it comes to privacy.


This two-hour session is approved for continuing education credits in ID, NE, OR, SC, UT, VA, WA and WY. Approval is pending in NY. Visit the webinar webpage to register and find CE details.

The VU gives Big “I” members access to insurance articles, business and technology articles, the Ask an Expert service, full sample ISO forms, white papers and information on issues affecting today's insurance marketplace. This member-only benefit requires login and password.


If you have questions, contact VU staff.


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