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Big "I" Insider 2019




What's happening in the independent agency system?

DIVERSITY

Diversity and Inclusion Summit at the Big 'I' Winter Meeting

Business leaders of any size will discover new strategies to increase innovation through diversity and inclusion at the Big "I" Level Up Agent Summit, January 14-15, 2020, in New Orleans. The event is held in conjunction with the Big "I" Winter Meeting.

BEST PRACTICES

Council for Best Practices Meeting Registration Opens

Registration is now open for the next Council for Best Practices meeting, January 15, 2020 in New Orleans. Attendees will spend the morning at the Big "I" Level Up Agent Summit and the afternoon will be devoted to the business portion of the meeting.

COMMUNICATIONS

2019-20 Big 'I' Leadership Installed

South Carolina's Jon Jensen, Correll Insurance Group, Spartanburg, was installed as 2019-20 Big "I" chairman at the Big "I" Fall Leadership Conference in Savannah, Georgia.

 ON THE HILL

New Resource Helps Big 'I' Members Navigate 
Overtime Regulations 

Big "I" members, along with other employers, must adhere to new regulations on overtime pay from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) by Jan. 1, 2020. For most agencies, it will be a matter of adjusting to the new salary threshold levels. But, for others, it may be time to start documenting hours worked.

 
TRUSTED CHOICE®

Powerful, Conversion-Centered Websites Help Agencies Grow

Trusted Choice® recently launched a comprehensive website program for Big "I" members specifically designed to help agents meet the on-demand expectations of the modern insurance consumer.

INVEST 

Unique InVEST Partnership Seeks to Ramp Up Insurance Talent Pipeline in Maryland

This fall InVEST joined forces with the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA), the University of Baltimore, and several independent insurance agencies throughout the state to spread the word about the unlimited career possibilities for high-school students in the insurance industry.

 
YOUNG AGENTS

Do You Give Back to Your Community?

The Big "I" national Young Agents Committee (YAC) wants to hear about your community service efforts.

 
BEST PRACTICES

Top Agencies Share Secrets to Success

The 2019 Best Practices Study is now available. It's easy to use and contains meaningful information for every agency, regardless of size or mix of business.

 
TRUSTED CHOICE®

Consider Giving to the Trusted Choice® Disaster Relief Fund

The fund distributes cash grants to victims and surviving family members of natural disasters.

TRUSTED CHOICE®

Trusted Choice® Reaches 2019 Make-A-Wish Campaign Goal

Through a digital campaign, Trusted Choice® donated $150,000 to Make-A-Wish to grant wishes of children across the United States. Since 2011, Trusted Choice® has supported Make-A-Wish with over $5M to support its worthy cause.



Trusted Choice® Company Partner Meeting, Nov. 12-13, 2019 

Alexandria, VA

Level Up Agent Summit, January 14-15, 2020
New Orleans, LA

Winter Board Meeting, January 15-18, 2020
New Orleans

Includes: InVEST Board Meeting, Best Practices Council, Best Practices Symposium

ACT Meeting, April 22-23, 2020 

Orlando, FL  in conjunction with HawkSoft User Group

Big "I" Legislative Conference, May 13-15, 2020

Washington, D.C.

Includes: Future One, Diversity Council, Young Agent events 

Elevate, June 1-2020

Nashville, TN 

Big "I" Fall Conference, Sept. 8-13, 2020

Kansas City, MO 

Includes: InVEST Board Meeting, Future One, Young Agents Leadership Institute 


 

Share the Four-Part Best Practices Webinar Series

Nearly 500 attendees tuned in for the 2019 Best Practices for Agency Operations webinars. The four-part series of 20-minute webinars covered perpetuation, producer recruiting, hiring tips and an overview of the 2019 report. The recordings and handouts dig into Best Practices metrics and implementation strategies. 

 
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