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Preparing Nonprofit Clients for Post-Pandemic Trends and Challenges111068With nearly 6 in 10 nonprofits negatively impacted by COVID-19, independent agents have the opportunity to counsel their nonprofit clients on the issues they face. 7/28/2021 4:03:43 PMNonprofit organizations provide essential services to communities across the country With restricted access to critical resources, the importance of these organizations for people
6 Ways to Get Started on Your Agency’s Cybersecurity Defenses111394The decision to procrastinate on cybersecurity can prove costly. Here are some essential steps the Big "I" encourages members to take promptly. 7/28/2021 5:08:59 PMWith no clear overarching federal guidance to date, and a national patchwork of inconsistent rules and regulations, cybersecurity can seem both daunting and confusing
Fast Forward: Catch Up with Young Agent Kari Sandifer21930"I believe Gen Z will be far more efficient and further the perception of the industry as a whole," says Kari Sandifer, independent agent. "They're the tech-savvy professionals who can deliver solutions quickly and will definitely make their mark on the industry.​"7/27/2021 4:33:36 PMKari Sandifer Account Executive, Property-Casualty Gregory & Appel Indianapolis, Indiana Age 36 Currently streaming Yellowstone In your earbuds True crime podcasts 2
Going Places: Meet Young Agent Raymond Lowder21305"One of the pros of having different generations in the workplace is experience," says Raymond Lowder, independent agent. "What the older generations have gone through is nothing you can replace." 7/27/2021 4:28:42 PMRaymond Lowder Personal Lines Agent Alta Vista Insurance Agency Vista, California Age 29 Currently streaming Falcon and the Winter Soldier In your earbuds Kids See 3
Aon and Willis Towers Watson Cancel Merger20849The firms have agreed to terminate their $30 billion deal and end litigation with the U.S. Department of Justice. 7/26/2021 5:15:39 PMToday, Aon and Willis Towers Watson announced that the firms have agreed to terminate their business combination agreement and end litigation with the U.S. Department of Justice 55
Contractors Professional Liability Market Moves from Low to High Risk58712The contractors professional liability market is experiencing turmoil it hasn't seen since the early 2000s, resulting in less capacity and higher rates. 7/26/2021 4:36:53 PMAs the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel gets brighter, the effects of the past 18 months on the professional liability market are becoming clearer 59
From the Front Lines: Builders Risk58688“Most recently, the biggest change has been the increase in building material costs,” says independent agent Gus Brabham on builders risk. “Making sure that the policies that are put into place consider the higher cost to rebuild as the project moves along has been important.”7/26/2021 4:36:59 PMGus Brabham Partner Brabham Griffin Insurance Columbia, South Carolina How did you get started at your agency A family friend, Frank Norris, hired me right out of 41
Westfield Enters Specialty Insurance Market58687The launch of Westfield Specialty will create opportunities to grow profitably, attract new customers and strengthen relationships with existing customers. 7/26/2021 2:11:31 PMWestfield, a super-regional property-casualty insurance company, is entering the specialty insurance business with the launch of Westfield Specialty 32
Foresight Introduces Several New Lines of Insurance58660In addition to workers compensation, Foresight now offers inland marine, motor truck cargo, contractors, equipment, and builders risk policies.7/26/2021 4:48:32 PMPRODUCT Inland marine, motor truck cargo, contractors equipment, and builders risk, which are offered as a complement to workers compensation available through Foresight 25
Digital Success Stories: Agents Share How Digital Helped Them Win 58429Learn how four independent agents strategically used digital tools to grow their agencies and win with customers.7/23/2021 5:29:01 PMHighly digital agencies grow revenue faster That was one of the findings of Rise of the Digital Insurance Agency , the recent Agent for the Future research report by Liberty 20