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May 2024https://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2024/may-2024May 20245/1/2024 4:00:00 AMCover2024Volume: 121, Issue: 4

 

 

Running Scared: The Race to Stay Ahead of Evolving Cyber Threatshttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2024/may/running-scared-the-race-to-stay-ahead-of-evolving-cyber-threatsRunning Scared: The Race to Stay Ahead of Evolving Cyber ThreatsHow independent agents are bridging the gap between cybersecurity, efficient operations and insurance amidst the evolving landscape of cyber threats and rising costs of breaches.5/1/2024 4:35:00 AMCyber LiabilityMayWill Jones
What Agents Need to Know About Secondary Perils https://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2024/may/what-agents-need-to-know-about-secondary-perilsWhat Agents Need to Know About Secondary Perils Floods, winter storms, wildfires, severe convective storms or thunderstorms—natural disasters that are collectively known as secondary perils—can pose significant risks to homeowners.5/1/2024 4:30:00 AMHomeownersMayMark Maroon
What Homeowners Should Know About Renting Their Property on Airbnb https://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2024/may/what-homeowners-should-know-about-renting-their-property-on-airbnbWhat Homeowners Should Know About Renting Their Property on Airbnb ​Some people might think renting out a room in their house through a vacation rental site like Airbnb or Vrbo is a great way to make some extra money. What they might not be thinking about is that a typical homeowners policy doesn't provide coverage for this exposure.5/1/2024 4:25:00 AMHomeownersE&O Loss ControlMayCaryn Mahoney
What Business Owners Should Know About Election Protests and Riots https://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2024/may/what-business-owners-should-know-about-election-protests-and-riotsWhat Business Owners Should Know About Election Protests and Riots ​In the midst of a fraught election season, business owners may be starting to wonder about insurance coverage if their property is damaged by a protest or riot.5/1/2024 4:20:00 AMCommercial LinesMayAnneMarie McPherson Spears
6 Ways to Craft Winning Insurance Proposalshttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2024/may/6-ways-to-craft-winning-insurance-proposals6 Ways to Craft Winning Insurance ProposalsA generic proposal is a missed opportunity. Customize your proposal to reflect the unique aspects of your client's business, emphasizing how your solutions address their specific concerns and objectives.5/1/2024 4:15:00 AMSales & MarketingMayDavid R. Carothers
The Price of a Culture That Lacks Professional Growth https://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2024/may/the-price-of-a-culture-that-lacks-professional-growthThe Price of a Culture That Lacks Professional Growth Employees who feel their careers are not growing and developing are less likely to be motivated to do their best work and are therefore more likely to be dissatisfied with their jobs and to leave.5/1/2024 4:10:00 AMRecruiting, Hiring & TrainingMayMatthew Renz
Declaration of Independents: Owen Thomashttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2024/may/declaration-of-independents-owen-thomasDeclaration of Independents: Owen ThomasThomas is an insurance agent, real estate broker, mayor pro tempore and founder of a drone company. These are just a few of the ways he is serving his community. However, like many agents, he serves his clients best during their time of need.5/1/2024 4:05:00 AMPersonal LinesMayWill Jones