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Independent Agency Channel Achieved Record Organic Growth in 2023https://www.iamagazine.com/news/independent-agency-channel-achieved-record-organic-growth-in-2023Independent Agency Channel Achieved Record Organic Growth in 2023Factors include the U.S. economy growing faster than anticipated, combined with the hard market’s high rates and premiums, according to Reagan Consulting.2/29/2024 11:15:00 AMIn the NewsAgency Operations & Best PracticesNewsAnneMarie McPherson Spears
Trusted Choice Survey: How Agents Are Adapting to the Hard Markethttps://www.iamagazine.com/news/trusted-choice-survey-how-agents-are-adapting-to-the-hard-marketTrusted Choice Survey: How Agents Are Adapting to the Hard MarketClient communication, retention, technology and team morale are among agents' top priorities in adapting to the hard market.2/29/2024 11:05:00 AMIn the NewsAnnouncements & Events Agency Operations & Best PracticesNewsKasey Connors
Home and Auto Insurance Shopping Increaseshttps://www.iamagazine.com/news/home-and-auto-insurance-shopping-increasesHome and Auto Insurance Shopping IncreasesAs auto insurance shopping rates rose during the fourth quarter of 2023, carrier retention rates dropped.2/29/2024 11:00:00 AMIn the NewsAuto HomeownersNewsOlivia Overman
Checking Out: Is There an Optimal Age to Sell Your Insurance Agency?https://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2024/march/checking-out-is-there-an-optimal-age-to-sell-your-insurance-agencyChecking Out: Is There an Optimal Age to Sell Your Insurance Agency?Your dream of sunshine in the winter becomes more real if you have a firm plan to transition ownership and maximize the benefit of the sale.2/29/2024 5:30:00 AMPerpetuation & ValuationMarchJeff Smith
The Forecast for Increased Litigation Around AI Adoptionhttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2024/march/the-forecast-for-increased-litigation-around-ai-adoptionThe Forecast for Increased Litigation Around AI AdoptionClyde & Co, a global law firm, predicts a sharp increase in AI-related cases, particularly class action lawsuits, in 2024 and beyond.2/29/2024 5:15:00 AMTechnologyMarchAnneMarie McPherson Spears
How a Smooth Onboarding Journey Is the First Step to Hiring Successhttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2024/march/how-a-smooth-onboarding-journey-is-the-first-step-to-hiring-successHow a Smooth Onboarding Journey Is the First Step to Hiring SuccessOnboarding is a critical time for new employees. They're not only getting up to speed on processes and procedures, but they're also forming opinions about the company they've joined.2/29/2024 5:10:00 AMRecruiting, Hiring & TrainingMarchBryan Lake