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Small Business Survey: Beware of Birds, Skunks and Champagnehttps://www.iamagazine.com/news/small-business-survey-beware-of-birds-skunks-and-champagneSmall Business Survey: Beware of Birds, Skunks and ChampagneAs many as 50% of small business owners said they have made a workplace injury claim in the past five years. Here are some of the most uncommon accidents experienced.5/23/2024 4:00:00 AMIn the NewsWorkers CompNewsWill Jones
Why You Should Plan a Summer Community Service Event https://www.iamagazine.com/strategies/why-you-should-plan-a-summer-community-service-eventWhy You Should Plan a Summer Community Service Event It may seem counterintuitive when your team is already stretched thin, but taking a break from work duties to help others can inspire your employees.5/22/2024 10:00:00 AMAgency Operations & Best PracticesAgency Operations & Best PracticesStrategiesAlexis Holzer
Proactive Education Creates Opportunities in the Hard Markethttps://www.iamagazine.com/news/proactive-education-creates-opportunities-in-the-hard-marketProactive Education Creates Opportunities in the Hard MarketThe latest research from Liberty Mutual and Safeco explores how the hard market is impacting both agents and customers and how agents can improve customer satisfaction and retention.5/16/2024 10:00:00 AMIn the NewsPersonal LinesNewsOlivia Overman
AI Is Bringing the Evolution of Small and Midsize Commercial Insurance Distribution https://www.iamagazine.com/strategies/ai-is-bringing-the-evolution-of-small-and-midsize-commercial-insurance-distributionAI Is Bringing the Evolution of Small and Midsize Commercial Insurance Distribution Artificial intelligence (AI) can guide agents and brokers to recommend policies tailored to the specific needs of small or midsize businesses, all while reforming the process for maximum efficiency.5/15/2024 4:00:00 AMTechnologyTechnology Commercial LinesStrategiesJay Lee
Young Agents Take On the Hard Market: Navigating Underwritinghttps://www.iamagazine.com/podcasts/young-agents-take-on-the-hard-market-navigating-underwritingYoung Agents Take On the Hard Market: Navigating UnderwritingThe panel emphasize the need for clear expectations and deadlines to maintain effective communication with underwriters in a digital working environment.5/14/2024 4:00:00 AMAgency Operations & Best PracticesPodcastsAgency Nation
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Postpone Updated Guidance for Property Insurance Coveragehttps://www.iamagazine.com/news/fannie-mae-and-freddie-mac-postpone-updated-guidance-for-property-insurance-coverageFannie Mae and Freddie Mac Postpone Updated Guidance for Property Insurance CoverageThe guidance was set to take effect on June 1 and would have required mortgagors to acquire replacement cost value coverage for their property, including roofs, deeming actual cash value unacceptable.5/9/2024 10:00:00 AMIn the NewsOn the Hill In the NewsNewsNathan Riedel