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Big ‘I’ Announces Inaugural InsurTech Summit https://www.iamagazine.com/news/big-i-announces-inaugural-insurtech-summitBig ‘I’ Announces Inaugural InsurTech Summit The 2023 Big ‘I’ InsurTech Summit will demystify InsurTech for agents. 12/1/2022 12:00:00 PMAnnouncements & EventsAnnouncements & EventsNewsSue Nester
Medicare Reporting Bill Introduced in Senate https://www.iamagazine.com/news/medicare-reporting-bill-introduced-in-senateMedicare Reporting Bill Introduced in Senate The legislation seeks to exclude independent agents and brokers from the requirement to record calls with beneficiaries under the Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Benefit Programs.12/5/2022 1:00:00 PMOn the HillOn the Hill Life-HealthNewsNathan Riedel
Big ‘I’ Flood Update: NFIP’s D2C Proposal and FHA Private Optionhttps://www.iamagazine.com/news/big-i-flood-update-nfip-s-d2c-proposal-and-fha-private-optionBig ‘I’ Flood Update: NFIP’s D2C Proposal and FHA Private OptionBig “I" members and industry partners on the Flood Insurance Producers National Committee (FIPNC) met with staff from FEMA to discuss several issues. 12/1/2022 5:00:00 AMOn the HillFloodNewsJoseph Cortina
Small Businesses Adapt to Recession Reality, Could Cut Coverageshttps://www.iamagazine.com/news/small-businesses-adapt-to-recession-reality-could-cut-coveragesSmall Businesses Adapt to Recession Reality, Could Cut CoveragesThis year's Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 26 and it's more important than ever to support your community's local businesses.11/21/2022 11:30:00 AMCommercial LinesCommercial LinesNewsWill Jones
Control of Congress Divided as Republicans Choose Leadershiphttps://www.iamagazine.com/news/control-of-congress-divided-as-republicans-choose-leadershipControl of Congress Divided as Republicans Choose LeadershipAs of press time, Republicans control 218 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrats control 210 seats and 7 seats have not been determined. 11/17/2022 11:05:00 AMOn the HillOn the HillNewsNathan Riedel
Insurance Industry Employment Projected to Growhttps://www.iamagazine.com/news/insurance-industry-employment-projected-to-growInsurance Industry Employment Projected to GrowOver the next 12 months, 68% of companies plan to increase staff, largely due to an anticipated increase in the volume of business as well as current understaffing. 11/17/2022 5:00:00 AMRecruiting, Hiring & TrainingRecruiting, Hiring & TrainingNewsAnn Seaberg
2022 Agency Growth Study: Digital Agencies Grow Fasterhttps://www.iamagazine.com/news/2022-agency-growth-study-digital-agencies-grow-faster2022 Agency Growth Study: Digital Agencies Grow FasterIn 2021, low and medium digital adopters grew their revenue an average of 10% year over year, but high digital adopters grew 17% year over year, according to the study.11/10/2022 11:05:00 AMTechnologyIn the News TechnologyNewsAnneMarie McPherson Spears

 

 

Compensation Planning for 2023: Salary Reviews and Raiseshttps://www.iamagazine.com/strategies/compensation-planning-for-2023-salary-reviews-and-raisesCompensation Planning for 2023: Salary Reviews and RaisesAvoid these scenarios when training new producers to give them the support and structure they need.11/30/2022 11:00:00 AMRecruiting, Hiring & TrainingRecruiting, Hiring & TrainingStrategiesSusan Palé
Maximizing the Value in a New Book of Businesshttps://www.iamagazine.com/strategies/maximizing-the-value-in-a-new-book-of-businessMaximizing the Value in a New Book of BusinessBuying another agency? West Town Bank & Trust recommends four best practices to maximize your investment and prepare for a smooth transition. 12/5/2022 11:10:00 AMSponsored ContentAgency Operations & Best PracticesStrategies
5 Questions to Shape Your Marketing Strategy https://www.iamagazine.com/strategies/5-questions-to-shape-your-marketing-strategy5 Questions to Shape Your Marketing Strategy Every agency needs a growth strategy. Use these questions to build marketing personas that will help you reach your ideal customers. 12/5/2022 11:05:00 AMSponsored ContentSales & Marketing Agency Operations & Best PracticesStrategies

 

 

Why Is the Personal Auto Market Deteriorating?https://www.iamagazine.com/markets/why-is-the-personal-auto-market-deterioratingWhy Is the Personal Auto Market Deteriorating?Inflation is driving up loss costs, carriers are increasing rates and underwriting guidelines are being tightened—all leading to a deteriorating auto insurance market. 12/5/2022 11:35:00 AMAutoAutoMarketsOlivia Overman
SUITELIFE Underwriting Managers Expands Programs to Include Franchise Hotelshttps://www.iamagazine.com/markets/suitelife-underwriting-managers-expands-programs-to-include-franchise-hotelsSUITELIFE Underwriting Managers Expands Programs to Include Franchise HotelsThe program offers a property and general liability package through their Franchise Hotel Program. 12/5/2022 11:25:00 AMHotels/MotelsHotels/MotelsMarketsWill Jones
How Agents Can Prepare D&O Clients for Insolvency https://www.iamagazine.com/markets/how-agents-can-prepare-d-o-clients-for-insolvencyHow Agents Can Prepare D&O Clients for Insolvency Despite the good news in the D&O market, uncertainty remains as the economy faces a period of higher inflation and a possible recession, which could lead to an increase in D&O claims.11/28/2022 11:30:00 AMD&OD&OMarketsOlivia Overman
PAK Programs Adds Coverage for Brewpubs and Gastropubshttps://www.iamagazine.com/markets/pak-programs-adds-coverage-for-brewpubs-and-gastropubsPAK Programs Adds Coverage for Brewpubs and GastropubsCoverage includes finished goods and beer aging in barrels that are valued at selling price.11/28/2022 11:25:00 AMLiquor LiabilityLiquor Liability Commercial LinesMarketsWill Jones
3 Ways to Mitigate Commercial Auto Premium Increases at Renewalhttps://www.iamagazine.com/markets/3-ways-to-mitigate-commercial-auto-premium-increases-at-renewal3 Ways to Mitigate Commercial Auto Premium Increases at RenewalAs premiums increase, carriers implement more stringent underwriting requirements, and inflationary pressures increase overheads, it all may prove too much for some businesses.11/28/2022 11:20:00 AMCommercial LinesAutoMarketsOlivia Overman
Water: The New Fire in Commercial Constructionhttps://www.iamagazine.com/markets/water-the-new-fire-in-commercial-constructionWater: The New Fire in Commercial ConstructionWater damage is one of the key drivers of builders risk claims. Learn more about how you can help your clients avoid costly water damage.11/28/2022 11:10:00 AMSponsored ContentCommercial Lines Builders RiskMarkets
4 Ways to Get in Front of Younger High-End Home Buyershttps://www.iamagazine.com/markets/4-ways-to-get-in-front-of-younger-high-end-home-buyers4 Ways to Get in Front of Younger High-End Home BuyersYoung high-end homebuyers are looking for enhanced customer service, which can be provided by agents with strong carrier partnerships.11/28/2022 11:00:00 AMSponsored ContentHomeownersMarkets

 

 

The Case for an Insurance Institute for Cybersecurity Standards https://www.iamagazine.com/viewpoints/the-case-for-an-insurance-institute-for-cybersecurity-standardsThe Case for an Insurance Institute for Cybersecurity Standards How insurance could be the fulcrum for a private-public cybersecurity standards partnership. 1/11/2022 5:00:00 AMCyber LiabilityCyber LiabilityViewpointsMark C. Elliott
Does Woman Who Sued Geico After Contracting STD Have a Case?https://www.iamagazine.com/viewpoints/does-woman-who-sued-geico-after-contracting-std-have-a-caseDoes Woman Who Sued Geico After Contracting STD Have a Case?A look at the policy form that Geico may have sold to the insured reveals that a key phrase is missing. 11/18/2021 6:00:00 AMAutoAutoViewpointsTim Dodge
Independent Agents Face Steeper Competition as Carriers Release Captive Agentshttps://www.iamagazine.com/viewpoints/independent-agents-face-steeper-competition-as-carriers-release-captive-agentsIndependent Agents Face Steeper Competition as Carriers Release Captive AgentsAs carriers continue to reexamine their business models, here’s how it’s impacting the independent agency channel.10/26/2021 10:00:00 AMAgency Operations & Best PracticesAgency Operations & Best PracticesViewpointsJoel Zwicker

 

 

6 Tricks to Update Your Marketing Strategy for 2023https://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2022/december/6-tricks-to-update-your-marketing-strategy-for-20236 Tricks to Update Your Marketing Strategy for 2023The digital marketing arena is changing quickly—and 2023 will only bring more changes. Here are six tricks independent insurance agencies can keep up their sleeve.12/1/2022 5:30:00 AMSales & MarketingDecemberAnneMarie McPherson Spears
Getting Started With Influencer Marketinghttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2022/december/getting-started-with-influencer-marketingGetting Started With Influencer MarketingWhile influencer marketing has been a marketing buzzword for years, it can seem daunting to incorporate it into your marketing plan. Here's how to get started.12/1/2022 5:25:00 AMSales & MarketingDecemberKelley Smith
3 Ways Agents Are Getting Stuck in Auto E&Ohttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2022/december/3-ways-agents-are-getting-stuck-in-auto-e-o3 Ways Agents Are Getting Stuck in Auto E&OIn 2021, the Great Reopening brought with it a return of the auto errors & omissions claim. Swiss Re received 183 of them last year and 2022 is on track to surpass it.12/1/2022 5:15:00 AMAutoE&O Loss ControlDecemberMadlyn Tombs
3 Questions to Make Sure Your Client Is Ready for More Financial Uncertaintyhttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2022/december/3-questions-to-make-sure-your-client-is-ready-for-more-financial-uncertainty3 Questions to Make Sure Your Client Is Ready for More Financial UncertaintyWhile your clients may be tempted to cut corners on their insurance coverages, insurance protection and proactive risk management measures are vital to make it through an economic downturn.12/1/2022 5:20:00 AMSales & MarketingDecemberPeter McMurtrie
Solving the Conflict Between Inbound and Outbound Marketing https://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2022/december/solving-the-conflict-between-inbound-and-outbound-marketingSolving the Conflict Between Inbound and Outbound Marketing Regardless of your tenure, size, market, niche, staffing or any other descriptor, this conflict is real and the way you approach it defines your organization.12/1/2022 5:15:00 AMSales & MarketingDecemberJames Jenkins
7 Things Every CSR Needs to Knowhttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2022/december/7-things-every-csr-needs-to-know7 Things Every CSR Needs to KnowIn these challenging times, it's especially important to take exquisite care of your existing customers. Here are seven things every customer-facing person needs to know.12/1/2022 5:10:00 AMSales & MarketingDecemberJoAnna Brandi
Declaration of Independents: Mikayla Cooperhttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2022/december/declaration-of-independents-mikayla-cooperDeclaration of Independents: Mikayla CooperAfter launching in April 2022, Mikayla Cooper’s decision to go solo is already proving to be profitable. “Now my goal has shifted to expanding my business,” she says. “It’s going to take time and hard work, but as long as you keep pushing, it’ll work.”12/1/2022 5:05:00 AMSales & MarketingDecemberWill Jones