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The Big "I" VU is the smarter way to build your knowledge base through online education and research with more than 18,000 pages to help you find answers to tough insurance questions.  

 
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Constant debate swirls around the difference between independent contractors and employees. It seems that every contractor wants everyone to believe that everyone on the job site is an independent contractor; but we know that’s not true.

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Homeowners' Insurance and Firearms
Once again, we find ourselves in the deeply political and emotional debate about guns, the second amendment, gun control, and safety. This article clears up some misconceptions about guns, insurance, and the place of the insurance industry. 

INDUSTRY RESEARCH 
Agency Universe Study Released
Future One, a collaboration of the Big “I" and leading independent agency companies, has released key findings from the recently completed Agency Universe Study, hailed as the most comprehensive look at the independent agency system. For 2020, the study also included survey questions related to COVID-19’s impact on the independent agency channel, with those results released separately.

AGENCY MANAGEMENT
There's an App For That 
A Year in Tech offers six free technology based presentations that provide information, insight, and resources at your fingertips. Available now, Beth Zienis "Our Nerdy Best Friend" walks through Tech Tools for Serious Self-Care. Update ideas on what meditation is in the modern age with resources for specific, sanity-saving sessions and discover tools that help you organize your day and manage your life.

 WHAT'S IN THE VU FOR YOU? PRESS PLAY!

Virtual University Member Benefits



 
small-photo-right.jpg THE ENTIRE AGENCY CAN EXCEED
Perfect for new hires or seasoned agents, EXCEED offers bright and engaging microlearning episodes that break down real-life practical insurance scenarios and make learning fun. The dashboard, tracking and automatic follow-up allows managers to onboard new staff, reveal what coverage areas may need additional training and foster a culture of learning and excellence for the entire agency.

COMPENSATION, PRODUCER STAFFING, PRODUCTIVITY
There are over 3,000 data points in the annual Best Practices Study that can help your agency with benchmarks, compensation, producer staffing, productivity, technology and more - in six different revenue categories. 

AGENT TRAINING SOLUTIONS: WEBINARS AND MORE 
  • Live Webinars. Benefit from a variety of topics and earn CE in some states
  • EXCEED: Perfect for new hires with tracking and accountability built in or as a refresher
  • Triple Play Days: Earn up to six continuing education credits in just one day
  • Basics and Beyond Basic: 3 to 24 hours of intentional training to prepare for tomorrow 
  • Risk & Reality Reports: Read, print, highlight, and share to understand complex issues
  • On-Demand Webinars: Drill down in twelve subject matter areas, anywhere, anytime

FIND TOP TALENT WITH BIG "I" HIRES
Lean on the Big "I" for help recruiting and retaining new talent through Big I Hires. Check out the DIY Hiring Toolkits or tap into IdealTraits for help with post jobs, assess skills and find the right candidate. Don't miss the 2021 incentive exclusive for Big "I" members.

INSURANCE ILLUSTRATED
Delivered every Friday Insurance Illustrated offers techical content organized in specific categories so you can read what is important to you. Not a subscriber? Click here.

AGENT DEVELOPMENT SHOW ON FACEBOOK LIVE
Join the Big "I" on Thursday's throughout 2021 as we discuss Agent Development programs that can help your agency in 2021 and beyond. Each Facebook live session offers a unique opportunity to listen and engage. Up next: May 27 - HR Q&A Live


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