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February 2024https://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2024/february-2024February 20242/1/2024 5:00:00 AMCover2024Volume: 121, Issue: 1

 

 

Road to Riches: Providing a Path to Producer Validationhttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2024/february/road-to-riches-providing-a-path-to-producer-validationRoad to Riches: Providing a Path to Producer ValidationAs seasoned producers reach retirement age, investment in new ones is crucial for agencies that are looking to grow. From interviewing and hiring to training and upskilling, follow these steps to make sure your investment pays off.2/1/2024 5:35:00 AMRecruiting, Hiring & TrainingFebruaryAnneMarie McPherson Spears
Data Autonomy: How Independent Agencies Can Achieve Technology Independencehttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2024/february/data-autonomy-how-independent-agencies-can-achieve-technology-independenceData Autonomy: How Independent Agencies Can Achieve Technology Independence​Independent insurance agencies offer their clients the freedom to choose the best policy for their needs, irrespective of carrier. But is your agency following that same principle with your tech stack?2/1/2024 5:30:00 AMTechnologyFebruaryRachel Stauffer
6 Steps to Implementing Automationhttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2024/february/6-steps-to-implementing-automation6 Steps to Implementing AutomationWhile the promise of increased efficiency and streamlined process beckons, successful implementation of automation hinges on auditing workflows first.2/1/2024 5:25:00 AMTechnologyAgency Operations & Best PracticesFebruaryMartina Seferovic
The Challenges of Insuring the Energy Sectorhttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2024/february/the-challenges-of-insuring-the-energy-sectorThe Challenges of Insuring the Energy Sector​While 2022 marked one of the largest loss years for the energy sector—with an estimated annual gross loss of more than $7 billion—2023 brought hardened rates and no end in sight for the many challenges impacting the energy insurance market.2/1/2024 5:20:00 AMCommercial LinesFebruaryAnneMarie McPherson Spears
4 Ways to Drive Small Commercial Leads Through Web Optimization https://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2024/february/4-ways-to-drive-small-commercial-leads-through-web-optimization4 Ways to Drive Small Commercial Leads Through Web Optimization With hard market conditions being particularly acute in the personal lines space, focusing efforts on driving small commercial leads is a great way for agents to diversify their book.2/1/2024 5:15:00 AMSales & MarketingCommercial LinesFebruaryStacie Cooper
5 Ways to Build Your Pathway to Agency Ownershiphttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2024/february/5-ways-to-build-your-pathway-to-agency-ownership5 Ways to Build Your Pathway to Agency OwnershipWith many agency principals retiring in the next five to 10 years, there’s an opportunity for hungry, energetic leaders to step into ownership. What are you doing now to get ready?2/1/2024 5:10:00 AMPerpetuation & ValuationFebruaryCarey Wallace
Declaration of Independents: Jarrard 'Rod' Powell Sr.https://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2024/february/declaration-of-independents-jarrard-rod-powell-srDeclaration of Independents: Jarrard 'Rod' Powell Sr.Powell grew up cutting records and touring as an R&B artist but ended up breaking into insurance instead. “It went from something on the side to a passion to, ultimately, a purpose,” he says.2/1/2024 5:05:00 AMAgency Operations & Best PracticesFebruaryWill Jones