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​Welcome to Agency Nation— an active and engaged community of over 10,000 insurance professionals. We offer an eclectic mix of perspectives on sales, marketing, technology and culture that agents, brokers, carriers and InsurTechs can't get anywhere else. Enjoy the articles below and subscribe to our podcast—Agency Nation Radio— on Apple, Spotify and Stitcher!

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‘Worrying Sign’ as Homeowners Repair, Claim Times Increase but Digital Usage Declineshttps://www.iamagazine.com/news/worrying-sign-as-homeowners-repair-claim-times-increase-but-digital-usage-declines‘Worrying Sign’ as Homeowners Repair, Claim Times Increase but Digital Usage DeclinesSevere events, inflation and supply chain-related concerns coupled with the strain on digital tools has led to increased dissatisfaction among homeowner clients.3/23/2023 10:00:00 AMIn the NewsPersonal Lines HomeownersNewsOlivia Overman
Women Leaders in Insurance: Kara Harris-Crowell, Senior Vice President, Applied Systemshttps://www.iamagazine.com/viewpoints/women-leaders-in-insurance-kara-harris-crowell-senior-vice-president-applied-systemsWomen Leaders in Insurance: Kara Harris-Crowell, Senior Vice President, Applied SystemsIn the final part of a three-part series, Kara Harris-Crowell shares how her experience as an independent agent led her to a career of helping agencies evaluate technology.3/23/2023 10:00:00 AMDiversity & InclusionDiversity & InclusionViewpointsOlivia Overman
AN Radio: Demystifying Insurtech (and Fighting the Wind)https://www.iamagazine.com/podcasts/an-radio-demystifying-insurtech-and-fighting-the-windAN Radio: Demystifying Insurtech (and Fighting the Wind)Listen as InsurTech and independent agency channel leaders share their insights on agency technology adoption with hosts Chip Bacciocco, CEO of TrustedChoice.com, and Chris Cline, executive director of the Big "I" Agents Council for Technology.3/22/2023 4:00:00 AMTechnologyPodcastsAgency Nation
Women Leaders in Insurance: Janelle Hazell, COO, Rue Insurancehttps://www.iamagazine.com/viewpoints/women-leaders-in-insurance-janelle-hazell-coo-rue-insuranceWomen Leaders in Insurance: Janelle Hazell, COO, Rue InsuranceIn part two of a three-part series, Janelle Hazell shares how focusing on her strengths was a turning point, the power of mentorship, and the one thing she would change for women in the industry. 3/16/2023 10:00:00 AMDiversity & InclusionDiversity & InclusionViewpointsAnneMarie McPherson Spears
4 Ways to Make the Most of Your Next Independent Agency Career Movehttps://www.iamagazine.com/viewpoints/4-ways-to-make-the-most-of-your-next-independent-agency-career-move4 Ways to Make the Most of Your Next Independent Agency Career MoveReach your greatest financial potential without compromising on technology and support. 3/15/2023 4:00:00 AMTechnologyTechnologyViewpointsDebbie Reynolds
Women Leaders in Insurance: Mary Boyd, CEO, Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporationhttps://www.iamagazine.com/viewpoints/women-leaders-in-insurance-mary-boyd-ceo-plymouth-rock-assurance-corporationWomen Leaders in Insurance: Mary Boyd, CEO, Plymouth Rock Assurance CorporationIn part one of a three-part series, Mary Boyd shares the challenges for women in business and how her love of math provided a pathway into insurance.3/9/2023 11:00:00 AMDiversity & InclusionDiversity & InclusionViewpointsWill Jones