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for the week of Sep 1

Insight + Analysis for the Independent Agent

YAC Chat Webinar: YALI Takeaway Roundup
The Big 'I" Young Agents Leadership Institute in Chicago is a wrap—and it was awesome. The National YAC along with first-time and seasoned young agent attendees will share their takeaways during a quick webinar on Friday Oct. 6, at noon ET.
Offer Real Estate E&O Coverage from Travelers
Every day your real estate agent clients face exposures to costly liability claims just by doing business. Travelers 1st Choice+® is specifically designed to offer protection to real estate professionals from an array of emerging exposures.
Call to Action: Take the Carrier Satisfaction Survey
This month, the Big "I" and J.D. Power are conducting a research study to better understand agents' experiences and satisfaction with their insurer partners. As a valued member of the Big "I," you—and all licensed agents at your agency who work with insurers—are invited to participate.
Houldin Presents Chairman Citations
This year's recipients include members, carrier personnel and state and national association staff who have made significant contributions to independent agents over the past year.
Young Agents Groups Take Home Awards
During the Young Agents Leadership Institute in Chicago, the Big "I" National Young Agents Committee presented awards to outstanding young agents groups.
FAIA Sends CAT Vehicle to Help Irma Victims
The Florida Association of Insurance Agents is on the ground helping agents affected by Hurricane Irma with its RV CAT vehicle.
Trusted Choice® Relaunches Member Resources Website
The new and improved website offers a more user-friendly experience and highlights the benefits available to Big "I" members through Trusted Choice®.
2017 Best Practices Study Update Now Available
The newly released 2017 Best Practices Study Update can help you understand how important it is to work on your business—not just in it.
Your Retirement: When 1% Means 25% Richer
Saving for retirement doesn't have to be overwhelming. The solution: compound interest paired with systematic savings in cost-efficient investments.
Secure Insurance for Small Bonds in Record Time
​On smaller bid, performance and payment bonds, you can help your insured get the bonds they need through Goldleaf Surety's Short Cut Bond program.
Carrier Satisfaction: We Want Your Opinion
Help the Big "I" and J.D. Power with a new research study aimed at understanding your experiences and satisfaction with your carriers.
Cover Home-Based Businesses With RLI
Most home-based business owners do not carry home-based business insurance, and many wrongly assume they have coverage under their homeowners policy.
How Satisfied Are You with Your Carrier Partners?
Participate in a new survey for the chance to win up to $3,000.
Help Victims of Hurricane Irma
Donate to the Trusted Choice® Disaster Relief Fund today.
Big ‘I’ Installs New Leadership Team
​Last weekend, the Big "I" installed Vaughn Graham as its new chairman, Joe Leahy as chairman-elect, Jon Jensen as vice chairman and Mike McBride as an at-large Executive Committee member.
Need Life Insurance Solutions? Crump Can Help
It's Life Insurance Awareness Month. Did you know you can offer life insurance to your members through Crump and Big "I" Markets?
Is Your Retirement Plan on Autopilot?
In today's retirement plan environment, agency principals must meet certain fiduciary responsibilities—which requires taking an active role.
Last Call: Emerging Exposures Webinar
Here are three great reasons you should attend next week's risk management webinar from Big "I" Professional Liability and Swiss Re Corporate Solutions.
Learn About AIG Affluent Coverages
The free presentation will cover each of the four core lines of affluent business and share tips on risk management, claims and more.
Big ‘I’ Partners with J.D. Power to Survey Members on Carrier Satisfaction
All licensed agents are invited to participate in the survey, which aims to better understand agents' experiences and satisfaction with their insurer partners.
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