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August 2020https://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2020/august-2020August 2020Independent Agent magazine: August 20208/3/2020 4:00:00 AMCover2020Volume: 117, Issue: 8

 

 

Changing Lanes: Has the Era of Usage-Based Auto Insurance Arrived?https://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2020/august/changing-lanes-has-the-era-of-usage-based-auto-insurance-arrivedChanging Lanes: Has the Era of Usage-Based Auto Insurance Arrived?Why the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the demand for usage-based auto insurance—potentially transforming the market forever.8/3/2020 4:45:00 AMAutoAutoAugustWill Jones
Work-Life Balance: Company Leaseback of a Personally Owned Auto Done Righthttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2020/august/work-life-balance-company-leaseback-of-a-personally-owned-auto-done-rightWork-Life Balance: Company Leaseback of a Personally Owned Auto Done RightWhen a commercial client includes a personally owned auto on the business auto policy, the agent must ascertain the legitimacy of the vehicle’s inclusion.8/3/2020 4:40:00 AMAutoAutoAugustChris Boggs
Clocking In: 6 Ways to Encourage Mindfulness in the Workplacehttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2020/august/clocking-in-6-ways-to-encourage-mindfulness-in-the-workplaceClocking In: 6 Ways to Encourage Mindfulness in the WorkplaceCOVID-19 reached into the most basic aspects of daily life—handshakes, going to work, spending time with loved ones, and amid it all, Americans’ mental wellbeing. 8/3/2020 4:35:00 AMAgency Operations & Best PracticesAgency Operations & Best PracticesAugustAnneMarie McPherson
Dukes of Hazard: Classic Cars Call for Model Coveragehttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2020/august/dukes-of-hazard-classic-cars-call-for-model-coverageDukes of Hazard: Classic Cars Call for Model CoverageOwners love their cars, showering them with tender loving care. They want coverage that will take care of them, too. Classic car insurance is the best way to keep your client’s classic or antique car safe and sound. 8/3/2020 4:30:00 AME&O Loss ControlE&O Loss Control Auto Classic CarsAugustBarbara Rocco
Organized Chaos: Capitalize on Workplace Disruptionhttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2020/august/organized-chaos-capitalize-on-workplace-disruptionOrganized Chaos: Capitalize on Workplace DisruptionWorkforce upheaval and the digital consumer revolution continues to disrupt the independent agent channel. However, these massive challenges can serve to benefit your agency and your business. 8/3/2020 4:25:00 AMRecruiting, Hiring & TrainingRecruiting, Hiring & TrainingAugustRobyn Hahn
3 Ways to Successfully Navigate Changehttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2020/august/3-ways-to-successfully-navigate-change3 Ways to Successfully Navigate ChangeIn today’s uncertain circumstances, it’s critical for agents to evolve business operations and adopt technology to continue to serve customers. To successfully navigate change, it requires an explicit focus on three core principles.8/3/2020 4:20:00 AMAgency Operations & Best PracticesAgency Operations & Best Practices TechnologyAugustMike Furlong
Why Every Agency’s Biggest Risk Is Right at Its Fingertipshttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2020/august/why-every-agency-s-biggest-risk-is-right-at-its-fingertipsWhy Every Agency’s Biggest Risk Is Right at Its FingertipsEvery day an independent agency’s employees and producers tap their computer keyboards, phones and tablets to log on to carrier websites. With each system login, they’re creating a risk to your technology security as an agency.8/3/2020 4:15:00 AMTechnologyTechnologyAugustMike Foy
Agency Profile: McNeal, Sports & Wilson Risk Advisershttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2020/august/agency-profile-mcneal-sports-wilson-risk-advisersAgency Profile: McNeal, Sports & Wilson Risk AdvisersWhen Dutch McNeal and Sam Sports graduated from college in 2009, they were greeted by a recession and a decimated job market. When they discovered a local independent insurance agency with aging owners looking to sell, they took a “bucket shot,” as McNeal calls it, and have positioned it into a rapidly growing firm. 8/3/2020 4:10:00 AMAgency Operations & Best PracticesAgency Operations & Best PracticesAugustAnneMarie McPherson
Declaration of Independents: Lanie Raphaelhttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2020/august/declaration-of-independents-lanie-raphaelDeclaration of Independents: Lanie RaphaelRaphael began her insurance career in an operations role. Across more than 20 years in the industry, she has worked in risk management, product development, marketing and a higher-level operations position before moving to an independent agency in 2019 where she specializes in high net-worth personal lines.8/3/2020 4:05:00 AMPersonal LinesPersonal LinesAugustWill Jones