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Spring 2022

News for Company Partners

Watch for an Update from the Desk of Bob Rusbuldt
In this video, Big “I” president & CEO Bob Rusbuldt talks to our own Chris Boggs about important changes coming in the agent development program with the retirement of a Big “I” veteran and legend. You can also read more about this news below. Learn More
Madelyn Flannagan, Big ‘I’ Vice President of Agent Development, Education and Research, to Retire
Flannagan spent her career equipping independent agents with advocacy and research.
The Big “I" announces that Madelyn Flannagan, Big “I" vice president of agent development, education and research, will retire March 31. Flannagan has dedicated her 26-year career to providing crucial data insights to the insurance industry and independent agents, leading education and advocacy programs, and offering outstanding service and commitment to the independent agency channel in general. Learn More
Big ‘I’ Names Chris Cline New ACT Executive Director
Industry veteran Cline previously served at Westfield Insurance for 28 years. 
The Big “I” is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Cline as the new executive director of the Big “I” Agents Council for Technology (ACT). Cline replaces Ron Berg, who will retire in May after eight years of outstanding contributions to the independent agency channel.  Learn More
Register Today for the Big ‘I’ Legislative Conference April 27-29
Agents Will Address 7 Issues in Washington, D.C.
The annual Big “I" Legislative Conference will take place April 27-29 at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel. During the conference, independent insurance agents and brokers from across the country will share their perspectives with legislators on issues important to the independent agency system. Learn More
Trusted Choice Continues Focus on Supporting Agencies Digital Presence
It is important for any business to have a digital footprint, with a website being a critical element.
We are constantly striving to help our agency members grow their business. Learn more about the digital review program provided by Trusted Choice. Learn More
Invest Launches 'Career Day Toolkit’ for Classroom Speakers
Industry professionals can highlight what makes the industry great and collaborate to retain emerging leaders in insurance.
The toolkit covers many important topics and resources, including why it is important to connect with the industry's future workforce, how to connect with a local classroom, a flyer for the school to promote the speaker, presentations for speakers, career information and more. Learn More
Register for the Virtual ACT Tech Summit April 19-20
Technology is changing lighting fast and you don’t want to be left behind.
The Agents Council for Technology ACT Tech Summit is a two-afternoon, FREE virtual conference designed to bring insights and practical takeaways to all the stakeholders in our industry. Learn More
Best Practices Agency Nomination Cycle Ends
With the support of our carrier partners and state association efforts, over 2,300 agencies have been nominated to participate in the 2022 Best Practices research cycle.
Stay tuned as this process continues throughout 2022 with the new Best Practices Agency announcements and new comprehensive study release. Learn More
Tune into Agency Nation Podcast for Unscripted Stories from Independent Agents
 A new series of podcasts is streaming on Agency Nation Radio, wherever you listen to podcasts. 
Insurance professionals share unscripted stories about leadership, technology, marketing, success and failure-- stories that helped make them the professionals they are today. Learn More
Expert Analysis Available to Your Organization
The Big ‘I” Virtual University (VU) offers a wealth of expertise that can help agencies improve their operations, customer service and sales and technical expertise.
You and other carrier staff can also benefit from the Big “I” Virtual University. All company partners who contribute $15,000 or more to Big “I” partner programs are eligible for 10 complimentary subscriptions and a reduced rate. Learn More
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