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Trusted Choice® Releases AI Marketing Toolkithttps://www.iamagazine.com/news/trusted-choice-releases-ai-marketing-toolkitTrusted Choice® Releases AI Marketing ToolkitThe toolkit provides resources for mastering AI prompts, using AI for search engine optimization (SEO), auditing an AI chatbot, ethics and best practices, and more.6/13/2024 4:00:00 AMSales & MarketingSales & Marketing TechnologyNewsJoseph Cox
InsurTech Insights Conference: AI Meets IAs https://www.iamagazine.com/news/insurtech-insights-conference-ai-meets-iasInsurTech Insights Conference: AI Meets IAs This year's conference focused on generative artificial intelligence (AI) and the industry's accelerated acceptance of AI to extract data to deliver better outcomes in underwriting, claims, service and sales.6/13/2024 4:00:00 AMAnnouncements & EventsTechnologyNewsDave Evans
FTC Issues Rule Banning Noncompete Agreementshttps://www.iamagazine.com/news/ftc-issues-rule-banning-noncompete-agreementsFTC Issues Rule Banning Noncompete AgreementsIndependent insurance agents who are considering the impact of the new regulation on their agencies and firms should consider some of the rule’s key elements and certain revisions that were incorporated in the final text. 4/25/2024 4:00:00 AMOn the HillOn the HillNewsWes Bissett
Introducing Big ‘I’ Alliance https://www.iamagazine.com/news/introducing-big-i-allianceIntroducing Big ‘I’ Alliance Big “I” Markets has a new name and is now part of a powerful new suite of market access solutions for independent agents: Big “I” Alliance. 6/6/2024 4:00:00 AMAnnouncements & EventsAnnouncements & EventsNews Aimee Pineiro
Top 5 Most-Read Articles in Independent Agent in May https://www.iamagazine.com/news/top-5-most-read-articles-in-independent-agent-in-may_2024Top 5 Most-Read Articles in Independent Agent in May From the postponement of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's guidance to the ramifications of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rule prohibiting most noncompete agreements, May articles provided thought-leading analysis. 6/4/2024 4:00:00 AMAnnouncements & EventsAnnouncements & EventsNewsAnneMarie McPherson Spears
Farm Bill Moves Through House Committee https://www.iamagazine.com/news/farm-bill-moves-through-house-committee1Farm Bill Moves Through House Committee The Big “I" advocated for the inclusion of an administrative and operating (A&O) inflationary adjustment in reinsurance year 2025 along with additional funds in A&O for reinsurance years 2022-2024.5/30/2024 11:00:00 AMOn the HillOn the HillNewsCorey Miller
Auto Insurance Rates Rose 20% Last Year https://www.iamagazine.com/news/auto-insurance-rates-rose-20-last-yearAuto Insurance Rates Rose 20% Last Year It's the biggest jump since 1976 and the 16th consecutive month of annual gains exceeding 10%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 1/18/2024 11:00:00 AMIn the NewsAuto In the NewsNewsAnneMarie McPherson Spears

 

 

Additional Insured Endorsements for Landlords During Construction Without a Written Contract https://www.iamagazine.com/strategies/additional-insured-endorsements-for-landlords-during-construction-without-a-written-contractAdditional Insured Endorsements for Landlords During Construction Without a Written Contract The landlord, the tenant and the general contractor mistakenly believe the contractor’s additional insured endorsements are triggered by the lease agreement between the landlord and tenant. 6/17/2024 4:00:00 AMCommercial LinesCommercial LinesStrategiesBig “I” Virtual University Faculty
Improve Workers Comp Outcomes With Prompt Reporting https://www.iamagazine.com/strategies/improve-workers-comp-outcomes-with-prompt-reportingImprove Workers Comp Outcomes With Prompt Reporting Avoid claim delay dangers with these best practices. 6/17/2024 10:05:00 AMSponsored ContentWorkers Comp Commercial LinesStrategies
Protect Your Clients’ Rad Rides From the 1990shttps://www.iamagazine.com/strategies/protect-your-clients-rad-rides-from-the-1990sProtect Your Clients’ Rad Rides From the 1990sSpecial cars deserve specialty protection.6/17/2024 10:00:00 AMSponsored ContentClassic Cars Sales & Marketing Personal LinesStrategies

 

 

3 A&E Claims Trends to Watchhttps://www.iamagazine.com/markets/3-a-e-claims-trends-to-watch3 A&E Claims Trends to WatchAlthough project contracts and insurance coverage offer essential protection, independent agents should encourage architects and engineers to remain vigilant with risk management and training to protect themselves from a volatile claims environment.6/17/2024 10:30:00 AMArchitects & EngineersArchitects & EngineersMarketsJohn McKinney and Derek Steffen
5 Key Challenges Facing the Equine Industry https://www.iamagazine.com/markets/5-key-challenges-facing-the-equine-industry5 Key Challenges Facing the Equine Industry As the equine industry continues to thrive through increased horse ownership and an expanding equestrian sports market, agents can offer the benefit of their knowledge of equine-related risks.6/17/2024 10:10:00 AMEquineEquineMarketsOlivia Overman
Thermal Runaway: How Lithium Batteries Change Commercial Property Riskshttps://www.iamagazine.com/markets/thermal-runaway-how-lithium-batteries-change-commercial-property-risksThermal Runaway: How Lithium Batteries Change Commercial Property RisksAlthough commercial property insurance typically covers fire damage, the unique risks posed by lithium-ion batteries can often necessitate additional policy endorsements.6/3/2024 10:10:00 AMCommercial LinesCommercial LinesMarketsBenjamin Peetz
Mercury Unveils All-New Personal Umbrella Policyhttps://www.iamagazine.com/markets/mercury-unveils-all-new-personal-umbrella-policyMercury Unveils All-New Personal Umbrella PolicyThe recent trend of rising liability injury claims for home and auto owners that exceed traditional policy limits has moved Mercury to unveil an all-new personal umbrella insurance policy.12/18/2023 5:15:00 AMUmbrellasUmbrellasMarketsWill Jones
Sertis Opens Multifamily Capacity to 32 Stateshttps://www.iamagazine.com/markets/sertis-opens-multifamily-capacity-to-32-statesSertis Opens Multifamily Capacity to 32 StatesSertis' focus is on multifamily garden-style apartments with coverages including package, monoline general liability and monoline property with equipment breakdown.6/17/2024 10:15:00 AMCommercial LinesCommercial LinesMarketsWill Jones
Neptune Flood Launches Excess Flood Insurance Producthttps://www.iamagazine.com/markets/neptune-flood-launches-excess-flood-insurance-productNeptune Flood Launches Excess Flood Insurance ProductThe Neptune excess flood policy provides coverage above the maximum limit available through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), allowing customers to keep their NFIP policy if they have yet to reach their market rate.6/3/2024 10:20:00 AMFloodFloodMarketsWill Jones
The Consequences of Misclassifying Risk https://www.iamagazine.com/markets/the-consequences-of-misclassifying-riskThe Consequences of Misclassifying Risk From inadequate coverage to unexpected costs and lawsuits, the risks of misclassification are real and can have a lasting impact. 6/10/2024 10:20:00 AMCommercial LinesCommercial LinesMarketsMike Ferber

 

 

Agency Nation Meets: Jess Butlerhttps://www.iamagazine.com/viewpoints/agency-nation-meets-jess-butlerAgency Nation Meets: Jess ButlerButler leads the strategy for Vertafore’s connective products for commercial and personal lines, identifies market hurdles and establishes go-to-market plans to ensure launch readiness and success.3/25/2024 4:00:00 AMTechnologyTechnologyViewpointsAgency Nation
Agency Nation Meets: Mindi Zissmanhttps://www.iamagazine.com/viewpoints/agency-nation-meets-mindi-zissmanAgency Nation Meets: Mindi ZissmanMindi Zissman is the president of Zissman Media, a business-to-business content firm specializing in the risk, insurance and compliance industries.3/25/2024 4:00:00 AMSales & MarketingSales & MarketingViewpointsAgency Nation
4 Tips for Agents to Educate Customers on Homeowners Insurance https://www.iamagazine.com/viewpoints/4-tips-for-agents-to-educate-customers-on-homeowners-insurance4 Tips for Agents to Educate Customers on Homeowners Insurance Here's some advice for agents to discuss the current changes in homeowners insurance with their clients.2/26/2024 11:00:00 AMSponsored ContentHomeownersViewpoints

 

 

Owning It: Meet 10 Young Agents Building a Future in the Independent Agency Channelhttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2024/june/owning-it-meet-10-young-agents-building-a-future-in-the-independent-agency-channelOwning It: Meet 10 Young Agents Building a Future in the Independent Agency ChannelLearn what this next generation of agents has to say about what brought them to insurance, where the industry is headed—and how they fit into it.6/1/2024 5:00:00 AMPerpetuation & ValuationPerpetuation & ValuationJuneAnneMarie McPherson Spears
Emerging Risks and Opportunities in Workers Compensationhttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2024/june/emerging-risks-and-opportunities-in-workers-compensationEmerging Risks and Opportunities in Workers CompensationThe workers compensation system is vital to the smooth functioning of U.S. businesses. Yet employers and workers comp carriers face major challenges.6/1/2024 4:25:00 AMWorkers CompJuneNancy Germond
Integrating AI While Avoiding E&O Claimshttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2024/june/integrating-ai-while-avoiding-e-o-claimsIntegrating AI While Avoiding E&O ClaimsBefore implementing artificial intelligence in your agency, understand the product and what it can do, Test the product before purchasing it, and simultaneously use human processes. 6/1/2024 4:25:00 AME&O Loss ControlJuneJim Redeker
Why Are More Young People Buying LTC and Life Insurance?https://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2024/june/why-are-more-young-people-buying-ltc-and-life-insuranceWhy Are More Young People Buying LTC and Life Insurance?Many young people have seen the impact that care for a family member has on the rest of the family. When a grandparent or other relative needs care, they are getting a first-hand look at what that means for their parents.6/1/2024 4:20:00 AMLife-HealthJuneAdam Bezman
4 Ways to Advise Law Firms in the Face of Cybercrimehttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2024/june/4-ways-to-advise-law-firms-in-the-face-of-cybercrime4 Ways to Advise Law Firms in the Face of CybercrimeAs the legal industry expands its reliance on technology and law firms collect more personally sensitive data, their cyber exposure is increasing.6/1/2024 4:15:00 AMCyber LiabilityJuneAl Roberts
10 Tips to Improve Your Recruiting Effortshttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2024/june/10-tips-to-improve-your-recruiting-efforts10 Tips to Improve Your Recruiting Efforts​Despite the abundance of electronic job boards, social media platforms and behavioral assessment tools, finding the right talent is still a labor-intensive process.6/1/2024 4:10:00 AMRecruiting, Hiring & TrainingJuneLisa Ritchie
Declaration of Independents: Adam Wirthlinhttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2024/june/declaration-of-independents-adam-wirthlinDeclaration of Independents: Adam WirthlinWirthlin served in the U.S. Army for four and a half years as a fire support specialist and paratrooper. While military service brought great experiences, he realized he needed a new occupation and found insurance was a great fit.6/1/2024 4:05:00 AMRecruiting, Hiring & TrainingJuneAnneMarie McPherson Spears