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Crucial Week for Flood Insurance Approaches as Government Shutdown Loomshttps://www.iamagazine.com/news/crucial-week-for-flood-insurance-approaches-as-government-shutdown-loomsCrucial Week for Flood Insurance Approaches as Government Shutdown LoomsWith Risk Rating 2.0 currently scheduled to be implemented Oct. 1, disagreements in Congress could lead to a government shutdown and a lapse in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). 9/23/2021 10:05:00 AMOn the HillOn the Hill FloodNewsWyatt Stewart
Boomers Flock to Renting, Insurers Left Behindhttps://www.iamagazine.com/news/boomers-flock-to-renting-insurers-left-behindBoomers Flock to Renting, Insurers Left BehindAs baby boomers move from home ownership to renting, only half stay loyal to their insurer, according to a survey by J.D. Power​. 9/23/2021 10:00:00 AMHomeownersIn the News Personal LinesNewsAnneMarie McPherson
Big ‘I’ Urges Congress to Extend NFIPhttps://www.iamagazine.com/news/big-i-urges-congress-to-extend-nfipBig ‘I’ Urges Congress to Extend NFIPThe National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is currently scheduled to expire on Sept. 30. 9/16/2021 10:10:00 AMOn the HillFlood On the HillNewsWyatt Stewart
Aon and Willis Towers Watson Cancel Mergerhttps://www.iamagazine.com/news/aon-and-willis-towers-watson-cancel-mergerAon and Willis Towers Watson Cancel MergerThe firms have agreed to terminate their $30 billion deal and end litigation with the U.S. Department of Justice. 7/26/2021 3:00:00 PMIn the NewsIn the NewsNewsWill Jones
Tax Increases Progress Out of Ways and Means Committeehttps://www.iamagazine.com/news/tax-increases-progress-out-of-ways-and-means-committeeTax Increases Progress Out of Ways and Means CommitteeHouse Democrats continue negotiations on the proposed plan intended to pay for the Democratic party's $3.5 trillion spending package. 9/16/2021 10:05:00 AMOn the HillOn the HillNewsWyatt Stewart
AM Best: Commercial Lines Will Face Brunt of Hurricane Ida Losseshttps://www.iamagazine.com/news/am-best-commercial-lines-will-face-brunt-of-hurricane-ida-lossesAM Best: Commercial Lines Will Face Brunt of Hurricane Ida LossesProperty damage and business interruption losses may contribute more heavily toward overall financial losses, with insured losses estimated to be between $15 billion and $25 billion. 9/2/2021 10:05:00 AMFloodFlood In the NewsNewsAnneMarie McPherson
Applied Epic® Transformation: Browser Version, Commercial Connectivity and Benefitshttps://www.iamagazine.com/news/applied-epic-transformation-browser-version-commercial-connectivity-and-benefitsApplied Epic® Transformation: Browser Version, Commercial Connectivity and BenefitsApplied announced the launch of a browser-native version of Applied Epic®, the expansion of Epic Quotes to improve commercial quoting, and support for brokers in the benefits market. 8/25/2021 11:00:00 AMTechnologyTechnologyNewsWill Jones

 

 

8 Ways to Redesign Your Office to Support Productivityhttps://www.iamagazine.com/strategies/8-ways-to-redesign-your-office-to-support-productivity8 Ways to Redesign Your Office to Support ProductivityThere are some do’s and don’ts to creating a space that encourages a productive work mindset. 9/21/2021 4:00:00 AMAgency Operations & Best PracticesAgency Operations & Best PracticesStrategiesEleanor Hecks
Can 18 Restaurant LLCs Be Combined into One Policy?https://www.iamagazine.com/strategies/can-18-restaurant-llcs-be-combined-into-one-policyCan 18 Restaurant LLCs Be Combined into One Policy?How can we simplify the renewal process each year for an account with so many locations under different LLCs? 9/17/2021 4:00:00 AMRestaurants/BarsRestaurants/Bars Commercial LinesStrategiesBig “I” Virtual University Faculty
How to Translate Insurance Policies and Stay Compliant https://www.iamagazine.com/strategies/how-to-translate-insurance-policies-and-stay-compliantHow to Translate Insurance Policies and Stay Compliant With so many complicated differences—and as we become more connected through globalization—translating insurance policies has become very important.9/15/2021 4:00:00 AMAgency Operations & Best PracticesAgency Operations & Best Practices Diversity & InclusionStrategiesOfer Tirosh

 

 

4 Ways to Find the Right General Liability Coverage for Startups https://www.iamagazine.com/markets/4-ways-to-find-the-right-general-liability-coverage-for-startups4 Ways to Find the Right General Liability Coverage for Startups In 2020, the number of entrepreneurs that started a small business hit a record high. As the small business market changes, general liability insurance will follow suit.9/20/2021 10:25:00 AMGeneral LiabilityGeneral Liability Commercial LinesMarketsOlivia Overman
How Equine Insurance Has Stabilized and Continues to Thrive https://www.iamagazine.com/markets/how-equine-insurance-has-stabilized-and-continues-to-thriveHow Equine Insurance Has Stabilized and Continues to Thrive Galloping back from the coronavirus pandemic’s negative impacts, the equine insurance industry has benefited from factors including greater risk awareness and demand for outdoor activities.9/20/2021 10:15:00 AMEquineEquineMarketsOlivia Overman
From the Front Lines: Equinehttps://www.iamagazine.com/markets/from-the-front-lines-equine_connawayFrom the Front Lines: Equine"Horse insurance is unique in that it involves both a significant financial and emotional investment," says independent agent Laura Connaway. "The bond our customers have with their horses is very special, so when a horse is ill or injured, it can be a very nerve-racking experience." 9/20/2021 10:20:00 AMEquineEquineMarketsOlivia Overman
M&A Activity Remains Steady Through Second Quarter 2021 but a Second-Half Wave Awaits https://www.iamagazine.com/markets/m-a-activity-remains-steady-through-second-quarter-2021-but-a-second-half-wave-awaitsM&A Activity Remains Steady Through Second Quarter 2021 but a Second-Half Wave Awaits Steady performance and strong operating fundamentals have underpinned the aggressive move by investors in the mergers & acquisition market.9/16/2021 11:00:00 AMCommercial LinesCommercial LinesMarketsMark Crites
How Workers Comp Trends Are Unevenly Impacting the Market https://www.iamagazine.com/markets/how-workers-comp-trends-are-unevenly-impacting-the-marketHow Workers Comp Trends Are Unevenly Impacting the Market While pandemic-related claims and losses were reported, the overall financial impact of the pandemic has been manageable for the workers comp market. But a number of trends continue to evolve and uncertainty remains. 8/23/2021 10:25:00 AMWorkers CompWorkers CompMarketsOlivia Overman
Contractors Professional Liability Market Moves from Low to High Riskhttps://www.iamagazine.com/markets/contractors-professional-liability-market-moves-from-low-to-high-riskContractors Professional Liability Market Moves from Low to High RiskThe contractors professional liability market is experiencing turmoil it hasn't seen since the early 2000s, resulting in less capacity and higher rates. 7/26/2021 10:20:00 AMProfessional LiabilityProfessional LiabilityMarketsOlivia Overman
Foresight Introduces Several New Lines of Insurancehttps://www.iamagazine.com/markets/foresight-introduces-several-new-lines-of-insuranceForesight Introduces Several New Lines of InsuranceIn addition to workers compensation, Foresight now offers inland marine, motor truck cargo, contractors, equipment, and builders risk policies.7/26/2021 10:05:00 AMCommercial LinesCommercial Lines Builders RiskMarketsWill Jones

 

 

Homeowners Coverage Against Mud, Rocks and Landslideshttps://www.iamagazine.com/viewpoints/homeowners-coverage-against-mud-rocks-and-landslidesHomeowners Coverage Against Mud, Rocks and LandslidesMany homeowners in mountainous regions have seen their homes and possessions destroyed following heavy rains, and when turning to insurers, found they only had coverage if they had purchased a separate flood policy. 9/22/2021 4:00:00 AMStudent of the IndustryStudent of the Industry Homeowners FloodViewpointsPaul Buse
The Difference Between Selling Your Book vs. Selling Your Businesshttps://www.iamagazine.com/viewpoints/the-difference-between-selling-your-book-vs-selling-your-businessThe Difference Between Selling Your Book vs. Selling Your BusinessHere are three questions to consider which option is right for your agency. 8/10/2021 4:00:00 AMPerpetuation & ValuationPerpetuation & ValuationViewpointsAlan Grayson
Using Job Hazard Analysis to Improve Risk Management and Performance https://www.iamagazine.com/viewpoints/using-job-hazard-analysis-to-improve-risk-management-and-performanceUsing Job Hazard Analysis to Improve Risk Management and Performance Here's the story of how it helped one workers compensation client achieve a goal of zero injuries. 8/9/2021 10:10:00 AMWorkers CompWorkers CompViewpointsRobert K. Tuman

 

 

Forward Together: Meet Your New Big 'I' Chairmanhttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2021/september/forward-together-meet-your-new-big-i-chairmanForward Together: Meet Your New Big 'I' ChairmanIncoming Big ‘I’ Chairman Bob Fee on technology, the talent gap and instilling stability in the independent agent channel.9/1/2021 10:30:00 AMAnnouncements & EventsAnnouncements & EventsSeptemberWill Jones
What Is Independent Agents’ Role in Preventing Insurance Fraud?https://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2021/september/what-is-independent-agents-role-in-preventing-insurance-fraudWhat Is Independent Agents’ Role in Preventing Insurance Fraud?In many cases, agents are the first line of defense against potential fraudsters. What role do independent agents play in preventing insurance fraud? And what are the consequences if they don't?9/1/2021 10:25:00 AMAgency Operations & Best PracticesAgency Operations & Best PracticesSeptemberAnneMarie McPherson
Stop Spinning Your Wheels: Overhaul Your Agency’s Decision-Making Processhttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2021/september/stop-spinning-your-wheels-overhaul-your-agency-s-decision-making-processStop Spinning Your Wheels: Overhaul Your Agency’s Decision-Making ProcessThe spinning wheels phenomenon is caused by resistance to change, dysfunctional culture and assumed continuity—all dangers that can seep into agencies when owners are too busy putting out fires. 9/1/2021 10:20:00 AMAgency Operations & Best PracticesAgency Operations & Best PracticesSeptemberDiane T. Keil-Hipp
Down and Out: Internet Outages and Insurance https://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2021/september/down-and-out-internet-outages-and-insuranceDown and Out: Internet Outages and Insurance 9/1/2021 10:15:00 AMCommercial LinesCommercial Lines TechnologySeptemberAnneMarie McPherson
Model Your Return to the Office on Parental Leavehttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2021/september/model-your-return-to-the-office-on-parental-leaveModel Your Return to the Office on Parental LeaveSo much has changed, our nervous systems have been under attack, and, as we re-emerge, things feel rather disorienting.9/1/2021 10:10:00 AMAgency Operations & Best PracticesAgency Operations & Best PracticesSeptemberLori Mihalich-Levin
5 Tips for Planning Your Social Media Calendar https://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2021/september/5-tips-for-planning-your-social-media-calendar5 Tips for Planning Your Social Media Calendar Even if you have a minimal posting schedule, knowing how to plan your content can be a game-changer for staying organized and on track. 9/1/2021 10:05:00 AMSales & MarketingSales & MarketingSeptemberKelley Smith
Through the Roof: How Agents Can Respond to Rising Construction Costshttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2021/august/through-the-roof-how-agents-can-respond-to-rising-construction-costsThrough the Roof: How Agents Can Respond to Rising Construction CostsSignificant increases in the cost of construction materials could affect a large property loss by exhausting the amounts of coverage. Here's what agents can do about it. 8/2/2021 10:35:00 AMHomeownersHomeownersAugustStuart Powell