IA Magazine

Cannabis Legislation Passed in the House

The Big “I" supports the legislation because it creates a “safe harbor" for agents and brokers who choose to do business with cannabis-related legitimate businesses.

Posted: Apr 21, 2021

Distracted Driving, Fatalities Increase During Pandemic

An increase in distracted driving during the pandemic may have contributed to more hazardous roads, according to the 2021 Travelers Risk Index on distracted driving.

Posted: Apr 21, 2021

Student of the Industry: How is Cannabis Evolving in Your State?

With the cannabis insurance industry blazing ahead, learn how to study the smoke signals to determine if and when your agency should pursue this budding line.

Posted: Apr 19, 2021

Organize Your Business Records

Keeping all your financial records in an organized way can make it easier to find what you need when looking for financing.

Posted: Apr 18, 2021

Why It’s the Perfect Time to Get into RV Insurance

RV owners can be ideal clients for independent agents. With RV sales surging, here are five things agents need to know about the opportunities of RV insurance.

Posted: Apr 18, 2021

How the Biggest Cybersecurity Concern for Businesses is Changing Insurance

As the world entered a new era of work-from-home arrangements in 2020, cybercriminals were presented with new and ample opportunities, resulting in a changing risk landscape of ransomware attacks, data breaches, insurance claims and an overall increa...

Posted: Apr 18, 2021

Aflac Expands Product Offerings with Dental Insurance

Coverage includes no waiting periods with the exception of orthodontic services, no copays for most preventative procedures and a new benefit covering two additional cleanings per year when medically recommended.

Posted: Apr 18, 2021

State of the Association: The Big ‘I’ Leads the Way

Big “I” Chairman Jon Jensen presented the State of the Association address to Big “I” Virtual Legislative Conference attendees, offering hope and encouragement after what can only be described as a very difficult year.

Posted: Apr 15, 2021

House Hearing Includes NFIP Reauthorization Discussion

The legislation would reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program for five years and clarify that private flood insurance can satisfy the NFIP’s continuous coverage requirements, a top priority for the Big “I”.

Posted: Apr 14, 2021

‘We Have the Opportunity to Enter a New Era of Bipartisanship,’ Says Sen. Manchin

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) encouraged congressional leaders to reach across the aisle to support America’s economic recovery and return Capitol Hill to its founding principles.

Posted: Apr 14, 2021

Rep. Gottheimer Seeks ‘Common-Sense Solutions’ on Capitol Hill

“Despite what you may see on Twitter, TV and on cable news with all the screaming and yelling, there's still plenty of us that are focused on where we can get agreement and where we can find common-sense solutions,” Rep. Gottheimer (D-New Jersey), sa...

Posted: Apr 14, 2021

House Majority Whip Clyburn Calls for Investment in America

The cost will be steep if the nation doesn’t unite and invest resources in solving critical problems, warned House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-South Carolina).

Posted: Apr 12, 2021

Rep. Luetkemeyer Talks Tax Increase Dangers and State-Based Insurance Regulation

Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Missouri) warned that for small businesses to continue to recover, stimulus via the federal government should be temporary.

Posted: Apr 12, 2021

Big ‘I’ Legislator of the Year: ‘You Have a Friend in Me’

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-New York) led the charge on an exemption for insurance agents and brokers from new onerous federal reporting requirements and was the primary sponsor of the Pandemic Risk Insurance Act.

Posted: Apr 12, 2021

Biden’s Big Government Will ‘Kill Jobs,’ Warns Sen. Scott

Sen. Rick Scott (R-Florida) discussed how federal overreach by the Biden administration will negatively impact small businesses and the economy’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted: Apr 12, 2021

5 Reasons RV Owners Are Ideal Insurance Customers

COVID-19 has driven a surge of RV sales, bringing more cross-selling opportunities for agents. Here are five RV trends agents need to know.

Posted: Apr 11, 2021

Are You Prepared for the Lending Process?

Being prepared prior to applying for a loan for your agency will help the process go faster.

Posted: Apr 11, 2021

3 Ways to Sell More Flood Insurance

Taking into consideration the size of the flood insurance market, agents have a tremendous opportunity to grow their business.

Posted: Apr 11, 2021

Chubb Enhances D&O Offering to Address Changing Exposures

The updated product, Chubb Primary Directors & Officers and Entity Securities Liability Insurance, is intended to meet the much-changed needs of publicly traded companies.

Posted: Apr 11, 2021

P-C Rates Climb as Personal Lines Rates Moderate

The first quarter of 2021 saw property-casualty rates continue to climb while composite rates moderated.

Posted: Apr 11, 2021

Last Call to Register for Big ‘I’ Legislative Conference

The premier legislative event for the independent agency system will be held April 13-16. Register for a chance to hear from top legislators and industry leaders on issues that will affect you and your clients.

Posted: Apr 07, 2021

Life Settlement Options and E&O Coverage

Is there errors & omission coverage for recommending a life settlement option? The answer is “yes" and “no."

Posted: Apr 07, 2021

Life Settlement Options and E&O Coverage

Is there errors & omission coverage for recommending a life settlement option? The answer is “yes" and “no."

Posted: Apr 07, 2021

7 Revenue-Driving Digital Capabilities Your Agency Needs to Grow

From chatbots to social media, digital is a trend that has been building for decades. Here are seven digital capabilities strongly correlated with high revenue growth, according to a report by Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance.

Posted: Apr 07, 2021

7 Revenue-Driving Digital Capabilities Your Agency Needs to Grow

From chatbots to social media, digital is a trend that has been building for decades. Here are seven digital capabilities strongly correlated with high revenue growth, according to a report by Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance.

Posted: Apr 07, 2021