The Big “I" Virtual University (VU)'s vast library of searchable articles is an exclusive Big “I" member benefit. VU Executive Director Chris Boggs continues to develop a deliberately assembled collection of articles along with a wide variety of talented experts on nearly any subject that may fall under the insurance umbrella. Hundreds of articles explain and explore realistic issues and policy coverage questions in four distinct sections: commercial lines, personal lines, life/health, and agency management, along with featured resources that cover the hottest industry topics.
VU content includes direct links to other articles or valuable online resources available to flesh out the discussion. When the article references a specific coverage form, direct links are provided; Reader comments and follow-up questions are encouraged for articles through the “Ask an Expert" service, often provoking additional information from the article author or other experts that may enhance, revise or update the original information.
The VU also provides agent education through live webinars and the new “Lightning Learning" 20-minute education modules that focus on one singular topic. With topics ranging from flood to the sharing economy to homeowners to a discussion on pricing, the VU offers education to help professionals stay on top of industry coverage issues and changes.
A log-in and password is required for complete access, but company partners can also benefit from the VU. All company partners that contribute $15,000 or more to Big “I" partner programs are eligible for ten complimentary subscriptions and a reduced rate for any additional access needs. The VU webinar and Lightning Learning sessions are open to carrier personnel, members and non-members.
Please contact Jennifer Becker, director of education programs, with questions or to discuss subscriptions.