IA Magazine

5 Ways to Attract the Next Generation of Talent

To thrive into the future, agencies need to attract and empower millennials and Gen Z employees to be the next generation of leaders.

Posted: Jun 01, 2022

Partnership Lessons from Coach K, Team USA and Duke University Head Coach

The one constant in the insurance industry is the need for strong partnerships—both within your business and with others in the industry.

Posted: Jun 01, 2022

Treasury Releases Additional Funding to States for Small Businesses

The State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) program was reauthorized to provide a combined $10 billion to states, Washington, D.C., territories, and tribal governments with the intention of expanding access to capital for small businesses.

Posted: Jun 01, 2022

The New Next: 10 Young Agents Under 35 Building a Future in the Independent Agency Channel

Learn what this next generation of agents has to say about where the industry is headed—and how they fit into it.

Posted: Jun 01, 2022

‘Great Retirement’ Brings Succession Planning Into Focus

Learn what this next generation of agents has to say about where the industry is headed—and how they fit into it.

Posted: Jun 01, 2022

How to Pique the Curiosity of a Commercial Prospect’s C-Suite

Without access to the right decision-maker, agents find themselves engaged with representatives who don't have the authority to facilitate change or make purchasing decisions.

Posted: May 31, 2022

The New Next: Meet Young Agent Vianey Butterfield

"I’ve had a really good time on the independent side," says independent agent Vianey Butterfield. "I’m not a fan of being in a box or being constricted and the word captive is synonymous with that."

Posted: May 31, 2022

The New Next: Meet Young Agent Craig Bender

"It is important to stay with the times and change as the industry evolves," says independent agent Craig Bender. "While I can’t predict the future and I certainly don’t control any of the changes, I can control my actions."

Posted: May 31, 2022

Is Water Damage from Lawn Irrigation Pipe Excluded as ‘Surface Water Damage’?

After a lawn irrigation pipe ruptured, water flooded the insured's home and caused damage to the basement.

Posted: May 26, 2022

Independent Agency MFA Use at an ‘Inflection Point,’ Says ACT

Of the myriad issues and actions needed to address cyber risks and implement a solid cybersecurity program, MFA is quickly gaining focus as a requirement.

Posted: May 25, 2022

5 Ideas to Inspire Your Agency for GIVE Week

From supporting communities in the wake of a disaster to advocating for them in education, politics and more, independent agents are pillars within their community.

Posted: May 25, 2022

Big ‘I’ Submits Testimony for NFIP Reauthorization Hearing

The Big “I” submitted a statement that underscored the importance of finally enacting a long-term reauthorization of the NFIP after numerous short-term reauthorizations.

Posted: May 25, 2022

Another Above-Average Hurricane Season Forecasted for 2022

Scientists forecast at least 19 named storms and nine hurricanes for the 2022 hurricane season, which officially begins June 1.

Posted: May 24, 2022

Graduation Season: Educating Homeowners on Hosting Backyard Parties

Here are three areas agents can educate their homeowners clients about to prepare them to host a graduation party.

Posted: May 24, 2022

Final-Mile Delivery: A Growth Opportunity

As final-mile delivery grows for e-commerce, it represents a growth opportunity for independent agents who are uniquely positioned to educate their customers.

Posted: May 22, 2022

Why the Hospitality Industry’s Revival Creates New Challenges in 2022

As hotels and motels reopen, the industry is set to feel the ramifications from the past number of years when they remained empty and had little to no staff or guests.

Posted: May 22, 2022

6 Hot D&O Issues Clients Are Facing in 2022

In today's world, it is no longer enough to simply transfer and mitigate the risks to key stakeholders whose decisions and oversights are more easily scrutinized online.

Posted: May 22, 2022

6 Hot D&O Issues Clients Are Facing in 2022

In today's world, it is no longer enough to simply transfer and mitigate the risks to key stakeholders whose decisions and oversights are more easily scrutinized online.

Posted: May 22, 2022

Arbella Insurance Launches Golf Course Coverage

The policy includes comprehensive property and general liability coverages specifically for public and municipal golf courses, as well as private and semi-private country clubs.

Posted: May 22, 2022

Arbella Insurance Launches Golf Course Coverage

The policy includes comprehensive property and general liability coverages specifically for public and municipal golf courses, as well as private and semi-private country clubs.

Posted: May 22, 2022