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for the week of Sep 1

Insight + Analysis for the Independent Agent

InVEST® Introduces New Board Member
InVEST® is pleased to announce that Emily Hathcoat, assistant vice president of corporate marketing & advertising at CNA, has joined its national board.
Give Thanks for Event Liability
With an upcoming season of pumpkin picking and trick-or-treating, your clients can prepare for any fall event by purchasing event liability insurance.
Big ‘I’ Markets Has Your Travel Insurance Solution
Travelers today prepare for the unexpected by relying on Big “I” Markets partner Travel Insured International with worldwide travel services accessible 24/7.
Big ‘I’ Installs New Leadership Team
With Sunday’s conclusion of the Big “I” Fall Leadership Conference in Michigan, four new officers will begin their terms on the association’s executive committee.
Now Playing: Trusted Choice® TV Ad
A Trusted Choice® media buy on major cable networks starts airing this month, showing consumers that independent agents are "free to do what's right for you."
Conference Attendees Learn How to Embrace Workforce Diversity
During last week’s conference, the Big “I” Diversity Task Force, VU and young agents teamed up to host a special event on engaging a new workforce.
Big ‘I’ Announces EIE Award Winners
During last week's Big “I” Education Convocation in Michigan, the association recognized 24 state associations with Excellence in Insurance Education Awards.
Trusted Choice® Raises $150,000 for Make-A-Wish
Trusted Choice® exceeded its goal of 15,000 Facebook “shares” during August in its fourth annual social media campaign to raise money for Make-A-Wish.
Big ‘I’ National YAC Presents State Awards
At last week’s Big “I” Young Agents Leadership Institute, the national young agent committee presented the 2014 Outstanding Young Agent Committee of the Year Awards.
New Trusted Choice® TV Ad Launches
Trusted Choice® is thrilled to announce the airing of the new Freedom Campaign TV commercial, which began on Sept. 8 on the Fox News Channel.
Learn How to Engage a More Diverse Workforce
During this week's 2014 Fall Leadership Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Big “I” will hold a special diversity session on Friday at 9 a.m.-noon ET.
Need Help Navigating Lender Demands?
Insurance-related requests and demands from lenders serve as fodder for a new Big “I” Virtual University webinar series: “Lenders Gone Wild.”
Free Webinar: Agency E&O Risk Management
Want a 10% discount on your E&O premium for five years, in addition to your current policy discounts? Here's your chance.
Now is the Time to Try DocuSign
E-signature is here to stay. Take advantage of DocuSign’s free 14-day trial to see what the Big “I”-endorsed e-signature provider can do for your agency.
Your GL Covers You in the U.S.; ACE Has You Everywhere Else
Do you have business or non-profit clients that mistakenly assume their comprehensive domestic insurance coverage can handle worldwide exposures?
Are Your Clients Covered in the Great Outdoors?
When it comes to insuring venues for outdoorsmen and women, Big "I" Markets offers a program that will help you earn the high esteem of your customers.
FEMA Requests More Information from Policyholders
FEMA is implementing two important changes to the NFIP. Are you ready to help your clients through the process?
Download the IA Benchmarks Issue on Your iPad
Want tips on measuring agency performance? The September issue of Independent Agent magazine can help—and it's already available on your iPad.
Big ‘I’ to Hold Leadership Conference in Michigan
The annual Big “I” Leadership Conference, coming up next week, will feature a leadership panel and the installation of the new executive committee. 
Pedal Your Way to Bicycle Insurance Sales
As a Big "I" markets member, you have access to an exclusive stand-alone bicycle program that has many of our member agents selling policies like hotcakes.

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