From a TikTok trend causing insurers to withdraw auto coverage to making sure agents don't leave money on the table by offering surety bonds, here are February's top five articles.
The shortest month of the year was jam-packed, from strategies to overcome the biggest challenge facing independent insurance agencies to a social media trend that forced two prominent carriers to stop insuring certain car models.
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Here are the five most-read articles on iamagazine.com in February:
5) Surety Bonds: Are Independent Agents Leaving Money on the Table?
By Olivia Overman
Five types of bonds that many agents miss out on writing, plus how to find opportunities to offer them.
4) Hiring: Overcoming the No. 1 Issue Facing Independent Agencies
By AnneMarie McPherson Spears
Has your agency struggled to make a hire? If so, you're in good company. Finding and screening job candidates was the No. 1 issue facing independent agencies in 2022, according to the 2022 Agency Universe Study.
3) Insuring Jewelry: Homeowners, Personal Articles Floater or Standalone Policy
By David W. Hendry Jr.
Jewelry is a popular gift for Valentine's Day. Make sure your client's new investment is protected no matter what.
2) 4 Terms to Avoid When Advertising Your Insurance Agency
By Dana A. Gittleman
The use of certain words or phrases can suggest an insurance professional is acting as a risk advisor or fiduciary as opposed to the typical arm's-length business relationship.
1) TikTok Trend Forces Carrier Withdrawals as Hyundai and Kia Step Up Theft Deterrents
By Will Jones
The social media trend led to a wave of vehicle thefts and forced two prominent insurance carriers to announce that they will be limiting applications for coverage.
Compiled by AnneMarie McPherson Spears, IA news editor.