Issue Archive - IA Magazine

May 2020

Volume 117, No. 5

May 2020

Heart and Soil: Where Crop Insurance Meets National Security

How independent agents are protecting America’s farmland and the nation’s food supply.

Turbulent Times for Agency E&O

How inadequate training, merger & acquisition slip-ups and faulty technology processes cost agencies.

Spring Forward: Are Your Clients’ Grown-Up Toys Covered?

When thoughts turn to spring and your clients take out the big boy and girl toys—motor homes, boats, jet skis, motorcycles, RVs, ATVs and golf carts—they need to make sure they have the proper insurance coverage.

Trends to Watch in the EPLI Market

The employment practices liability insurance industry has never sailed on smooth seas, and the near future of the market is no different.

Disappeared Without a Trace

“Ghosting” is a term that originated in the online dating world. It’s when a person stops returning calls, emails or text messages to avoid the awkwardness of saying “no,” or “I’m not interested.” Unfortunately, it has moved into the business world.

Agency Profile: CommunityAmerica

Kansas City’s largest credit union sought to provide its 240,000 members with what it calls “financial peace of mind,” from birth to retirement and beyond, which meant an insurance agency was in order.

Declaration of Independents: Amber Bosma

In 1996, Amber Bosma wanted a job and Prins needed a processor. Over the years, she worked as commercial account executive, office manager, and accountant."I like to be challenged and always learning. While some nuances are the same, every client presents an individual challenge," Bosma says. "I love that."