IA Magazine

4 Tips for Agents to Educate Customers on Homeowners Insurance

Advice for agents to discuss the current changes in homeowners insurance with their clients.

Posted: Feb 25, 2024

Product Liability: How a Volatile Landscape Is Impacting Businesses

As the frequency and severity of product liability claims continue to rise, the product liability market is facing some challenges.

Posted: Feb 25, 2024

Product Liability: How a Volatile Landscape Is Impacting Businesses

As the frequency and severity of product liability claims continue to rise, the product liability market is facing some challenges.

Posted: Feb 25, 2024

USI Affinity and Old Republic Announce New Lawyers Professional Liability

The new policy addresses the evolving needs of the legal community as it relates to malpractice exposures.

Posted: Feb 25, 2024

USI Affinity and Old Republic Announce New Lawyers Professional Liability

The new policy addresses the evolving needs of the legal community as it relates to malpractice exposures.

Posted: Feb 25, 2024

Funds Transfer Fraud: Does Victim Still Have to Pay Real Invoice?

Contractor B paid a fraudulent invoice for $26,000 to a hacker claiming to be Contractor A, and now doesn't want to pay the legitimate bill.

Posted: Feb 22, 2024

Two-Thirds Believe Homeowners, Renters Covers Flood Damage

Consumers have significant misconceptions about flooding causes and what is and isn't insured under their homeowners or renters policies.

Posted: Feb 21, 2024

10 Questions to Ask When Choosing Data Analytics Software

To become that flourishing agency, you need to invest in the right data analytics technology to tap into the full potential of your agency's data.

Posted: Feb 20, 2024

Agency Nation Meets: Max Revenue

Max Revenue is half man, half meme, 100% producer and the co-founder of Max Revenue.

Posted: Feb 20, 2024

Agency Nation Meets: Max Revenue

Max Revenue is half man, half meme, 100% producer and the co-founder of Max Revenue.

Posted: Feb 20, 2024

PAP Business Use Exclusion: Employees Using Manager’s Car for Business Use

An insured allows his employees to drive two of his personal vehicles for activities related to his auto repair buiness. Does PAP liability extend to the employees?

Posted: Feb 15, 2024

Mile Markers: A 3-Year Plan to Validate a New Producer

A strategic model for helping new producers validate is a key way agencies can ensure that investment pays off.

Posted: Feb 14, 2024

Hard Market Among the Top Issues for 2024 Big 'I' Legislative Conference

Addressing the insurance market crisis by cracking down on lawsuit abuse and encouraging risk mitigation will be one of the focuses at the Legislative Conference, taking place April 10-12 in Washington, D.C.

Posted: Feb 14, 2024

How To Attract Agency Talent in the Evolving Industry Job Market

Here are five strategies agencies can use for recruting and retaining employee talent.

Posted: Feb 13, 2024

How Homeowners Insurance Coverage Has Changed and What This Means for Agents

Independent agents understand the importance of making sure a home is protected and can help customers navigate the changing homeowners insurance environment.

Posted: Feb 11, 2024

How Weather-Related Losses Forced Farmers and Crop Insurance to Adapt

Extreme weather has been impacting the agricultural industry for years with crop insurance providing support for many of the losses experienced.

Posted: Feb 11, 2024

E&O Risk Management Strategies to Strengthen Client Bonds in 2024

At a time when agencies are feeling the squeeze from increasing operational costs due to inflation and companies cutting commissions, solidifying relationships will help retain clients and protect income.

Posted: Feb 11, 2024

Employee Dishonesty vs. Employee Theft: Are They the Same Coverage?

A commercial client has a third-party requirement of $1 million of employee dishonesty coverage. The agent can obtain a quote for $1 million of employee theft, but not employee dishonesty.

Posted: Feb 08, 2024

10x Your Influence by 10 A.M.: The Social Seller’s Morning Playbook

Through platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram, agents participate in virtual conversations and create powerful connections where people come to know, respect and trust you and your brand.

Posted: Feb 07, 2024

How Independent Agencies Can Create an Effective Homepage

Having an effective web presence is critical for every kind of small business, but particularly for independent agents who rely on sales leads and word-of-mouth referrals. Here are some tips for creating an effective homepage.

Posted: Feb 07, 2024

M&A Activity Falls 24% in 2023, More Deals Expected in 2024

Despite the decline in the number of merger & acquisition transactions in 2023, there was a consistent volume of transactions throughout the year.

Posted: Feb 04, 2024

The Evolution of Homeowners Insurance Coverage: The New Contract

Homeowners insurance coverage is changing, and agents have an opportunity to help customers protect one of their most valuable assets.

Posted: Feb 04, 2024

The Evolution of Homeowners Insurance Coverage: The New Contract

Homeowners insurance coverage is changing, and agents have an opportunity to help customers protect one of their most valuable assets.

Posted: Feb 04, 2024

3 Ways Agents Can Help Public Entity Clients Navigate a Difficult Market

Independent agents can make sure their public entity clients understand their risks and have the insurance protection they need at a price they can afford.

Posted: Feb 04, 2024

3 Ways Agents Can Help Public Entity Clients Navigate a Difficult Market

Independent agents can make sure their public entity clients understand their risks and have the insurance protection they need at a price they can afford.

Posted: Feb 04, 2024