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

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"Dagger" or Plus Symbol Classes: What They Mean​​
Nearly 40 percent of Insurance Services Office's (ISO's) general liability class codes are, what some call, “dagger" codes. Currently, 474 of ISO's general liability class codes are “dagger" classes; however, ISO regularly reviews these codes for continued inclusion.​ 

 
PERSONAL LINES 
Condos, Binders and "Walls In" Coverage
The VU "Ask an Expert" service has been made aware of a number of requests from the lenders of condo unit owners who want to be named as mortgagees on the association master policy. In addition, they are demanding that the binder specifically state "Walls In" coverage is provided.
 
AGENCY MANAGEMENT
ACORD Form Access Now Limited
Most agents have historically accessed ACORD forms via their agency management systems or other ACORD-authorized third-party forms redistributors. This changed on January 1, 2020, when ACORD began charging all users of ACORD forms an End User License (EUL) fee. The Big 'I' has negotiated an agreement with ACORD allowing most Big 'I' members to continue receiving ACORD forms without having to pay the EUL.

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Agents are NOT lawyers and should never pretend to be. However, every agent must deal with legal terms and concepts almost daily. Because agents work in a contract-based industry subject to many legal concepts, understanding specific legal terms is necessary. 

TALENT RECRUITMENT 
Don't be overwhelmed by hiring a new employee. Lean on the Big "I" for help recruiting and retaining new talent. Check out the DIY tools or tap into IdealTraits for help with post jobs, assess skills and find the right candidate. HR help is also available including weekly tips on important issures. IIABA offers Big "I" Hires platform for recruitment and assessment of potential new employees. 

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The VU is a constantly evolving research area. Be the first to see what's new in the VU by subscribing to the VUpoint newsletter. Click here to read the latest issue. 



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A NEW AGENT TRAINING SOLUTION

Insurance is complex. Take control of training with the VU's Basics and Beyond Basic sessions all explained in depth and detail, bundled or a'la carte, for up to 24-hours of education. LEARN MORE

2019 BEST PRACTICES STUDY 
Take a look into the briefcase of the top performing agencies in the U.S. and view key metrics and benchmarks critical to agency growth, success and perpetuation in six different revenue categories. LEARN MORE

CRAM SESSIONS
Learn and earn up to 9 continuing education credits in one day with the VU. 
 
RISK AND REALITY REPORTS

Risk & Reality Reports are easy to read e-books that explain complex insurance issues simply, with topics ranging from certificates of insurance, commercial general liability, condominiums and more. VIEW TOPICS  

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