IA Magazine

What to Look for in a Surety Carrier Partner

Independent agents have an opportunity to seek out carrier partners that can help them meet their clients' needs and offer them the bonding assistance they may have shied away from.

Posted: Jan 29, 2023

Breeze Launches Paid Parental Leave Insurance

The length of parental leave covered can be between 6 and 16 weeks, and the percentage of salary to be replaced during leave can be 50%-100%.

Posted: Jan 29, 2023

Breeze Launches Paid Parental Leave Insurance

The length of parental leave covered can be between 6 and 16 weeks, and the percentage of salary to be replaced during leave can be 50%-100%.

Posted: Jan 29, 2023

3 Factors Affecting Commercial Insurance Clients in 2023

The new year is a time for agents to evaluate the trends and emerging risks that could affect customers in the year ahead.

Posted: Jan 29, 2023

3 Factors Affecting Commercial Insurance Clients in 2023

The new year is a time for agents to evaluate the trends and emerging risks that could affect customers in the year ahead.

Posted: Jan 29, 2023

8 Ways to Recession-Proof Your Agency

Whether 2023 brings a short, shallow slump or a deep, drawn-out downturn, here are eight ways to recession-proof your agency for the challenges of the year ahead and beyond.

Posted: Jan 27, 2023

Creating Superfans: Share Your Origin Story to Turn Customers into Advocates

Whether 2023 brings a short, shallow slump or a deep, drawn-out downturn, here are eight ways to recession-proof your agency for the challenges of the year ahead and beyond.

Posted: Jan 27, 2023

Auto Shopping and Switching at 2-Year High

The quote rate for auto insurance in the fourth quarter of 2022 was 12.1% and the switch rate was 4.1%—the highest levels in the more than two years, according to a J.D. Power report.

Posted: Jan 25, 2023

5 Key Findings from the Agency Universe Study 2022 – ACT Technology Summary

The Technology Summary reveals a number of key insights into the use and adoption of technology by independent agency members.

Posted: Jan 25, 2023

3 Strategies Agencies Can Use to Plan for Uncertainty in 2023

Every agency leader noted that insurance is still a relationship-based industry and agents need to focus on that relationship now more than ever.

Posted: Jan 24, 2023

4 Strategies to Help Accountants Avoid E&O Claims During Tax Season

There are myriad of issues that can lead to a claim against accountants, including missed filing deadlines and disputes over fees and billing, where E&O coverage provides the necessary protection.

Posted: Jan 22, 2023

3 Cyber Insurance Trends That Agents Need to Know for 2023

Today, companies are more aware of their cyber risk and are looking at the insurance market to mitigate that risk.

Posted: Jan 22, 2023

3 Cyber Insurance Trends That Agents Need to Know for 2023

Today, companies are more aware of their cyber risk and are looking at the insurance market to mitigate that risk.

Posted: Jan 22, 2023

Is Nonprofit’s Copyright Infringement Excluded from CGL Advertising Definition?

A nonprofit organization used a copyrighted picture without permission, and the owner demands payment. The carrier says the use doesn't fall under advertising because the nonprofit isn't selling anything.

Posted: Jan 19, 2023

Court Reverses Geico Order to Pay $5.2 Million to Passenger Who Caught STD in Car

The Missouri Supreme Court ruled that, because the insurer was not given the opportunity to intervene in the case before judgement was entered, the earlier court ruling should be vacated.

Posted: Jan 18, 2023

Only 2% of California Homeowners Have Flood Insurance

One of the top reasons Americans don't purchase flood insurance is because they mistakenly believe they are already protected.

Posted: Jan 18, 2023

3 Exit Strategies for Agency Owners in 2023

Determining when and how to transition a business is never an easy decision, but more models exist today that match a variety of circumstances.

Posted: Jan 17, 2023

Agency Nation Meets: Olivia Schmitt

In a new monthly column, get to know insurance fangirl Olivia Schmitt.

Posted: Jan 17, 2023

Agency Nation Meets: Olivia Schmitt

In a new monthly column, get to know insurance fangirl Olivia Schmitt.

Posted: Jan 17, 2023

Triple Net Lease: Including a Building Owner in a Tenant’s Insurance

An insured is responsible for insuring a building under the terms of their triple net lease with the building owner. What is the best way to structure the building owner's interest on our insured's policy?

Posted: Jan 12, 2023