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Agent Headlines: September 2017

September 28, 2017
11:45 AM
Every insurance agency and each individual producer holding a New York license must address their responsibilities under the state's new cybersecurity regulation.
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September 28, 2017
11:30 AM
Every insurance agency and each individual producer holding a New York license must address their responsibilities under the state's new cybersecurity regulation.
September 27, 2017
4:20 PM
Pardon the puns, but we’re happy to throw CISRs at Maryland. We’re offering three CISR classes and two William T. Hold seminars (a CISR update option) in the state this fall. There’s no better time than now to earn (or update) your CISR designation.
September 27, 2017
4:15 PM
Pardon the puns, but we’re happy to throw CISRs at Pennsylvania. We’re offering four different CISR topics in six locations and two William T. Hold seminar topics (a CISR update option) in four locations across the state in October.
September 27, 2017
4:10 PM
Trusted Choice has relaunched its Membership Resources website to help agencies achieve more by delivering more. The revamped site allows your agency to offer more with creative consumer content; market better with customized advertising and marketing materials; and more.
September 27, 2017
4:05 PM
New interactive website features help agencies sniff out new business by educating consumers about their exposures. Producers can then sell on coverage, not cost. See how real agencies are leveraging new websites without a large investment in our live webinar, “ActiveAgency in Action,” on Oct. 10.
September 27, 2017
2:55 PM
Protect your customers by warning them about hurricane flood-damaged vehicles. The MIA just released a consumer advisory with tips to share.
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September 27, 2017
2:40 PM

With a recent court decision poised to trigger a mid-year WC increase, state lawmakers are considering a legislative fix – one that we, along with over two dozen other trade associations, are lobbying for.

September 27, 2017
12:15 PM

An agency agreement can impact everything from your E&O coverage to indemnification requirements to book ownership. Learn how we’re helping to protect your interests, most recently by reviewing the Plymouth Rock contract.

September 27, 2017
10:00 AM
Read up on the MIA’s guidance before acting on a new IA&B-backed law that allows insurance producers to recoup costs when customers use credit cards to pay their premiums.
September 27, 2017
9:55 AM

Every insurance agency and each individual producer holding a New York license must address their responsibilities under the state's new cybersecurity regulation.

September 27, 2017
9:50 AM

Every insurance agency and each individual producer holding a New York license must address their responsibilities under the state's new cybersecurity regulation.

September 26, 2017
3:45 PM

Review the results of our agent survey on personal lines carriers’ technology – whether you’re considering a new appointment, or looking to benchmark your experience against other agents’.

September 26, 2017
12:50 PM

A former threat to health insurance brokers nationwide, Zenefits announced that it will pass off its insurance business to local brokers who can best walk customers “through a lot of complexity.” (Validation!)

September 21, 2017
8:00 AM

Let’s be clear…there are Futures Conference sessions for young producers seeking greater sales, and others for young agents pursuing agency ownership. Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run, there’s still time to register. We’ve extended the deadline to Tuesday, Sept. 26. But that’s it!

September 20, 2017
4:20 PM

Stay in the know about employment law to maintain your agency’s compliance – and to advise your customers accordingly. Our latest HR Bulletins address everything from injury tracking and affirmative action, to payroll debit cards and data breaches.

September 20, 2017
4:15 PM

Leverage the results of our recent survey on personal lines carriers’ technology to validate and compare your experiences and to research potential carrier partners.

September 20, 2017
2:20 PM

A revenue plan passed by the state House last week relies in part on pulling money from a list of dedicated funds, including the Insurance Regulation & Oversight Fund, prompting pushback from the Insurance Department.

September 20, 2017
12:55 PM

We’re hoping the Maryland coastline remains calm for our James K. Ruble Graduate Seminar in Ocean City, Oct. 2-3. We’re also planning for good weather during our CIC Personal Lines Institute in Hunt Valley, Nov. 13-16. Grab an umbrella, just in case.

September 20, 2017
12:50 PM

We’ll offer a final flurry of special topic seminars in the coming weeks. On Oct. 11, Jerry Milton’s “Insuring Contractors” will be held near Philadelphia. Coming to the Pittsburgh area: “PA Auto Coverages” on Oct. 17 and “Flood Insurance Reviewed and Updated” on Oct. 25.

September 20, 2017
12:45 PM

Our IA&B Professional Training and Events department recently received the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America’s highest honor—Diamond Excellence—for professional development programs for agents. This marks our first time with “Diamond” status.

September 20, 2017
12:40 PM

A new online repository makes it easier to utilize the Trusted Choice marketing resources available through the Big “I.” Find the user-friendly website at TrustedChoice.com/agents. View the resources, and then log in using your Big “I” credentials to download materials.

September 20, 2017
11:50 AM

With a hot housing market comes an uptick in referrals from realtors to insurance agents. So what, if anything, can you provide your realtor friend in return?

September 14, 2017
12:00 PM

If you insure condo associations or unit owners in Delaware – or if you intend to – read Bulletin No. 27, published this week by the Delaware Department of Insurance.

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September 13, 2017
2:00 PM
Our live CE webinars are provided through an affiliated organization in Florida, and this week’s programs were another casualty of Hurricane Irma. Our regularly scheduled webinars resume on Monday.
September 13, 2017
1:55 PM

Next Thursday, Sept. 21, is the deadline for agents under 40 to register for our 2nd Annual Futures Conference, Oct. 2-3 near Philadelphia. Knock-out networking, modern marketing, perpetuation planning, Futures fun and much more make this a must-attend event for young producers.

September 13, 2017
1:40 PM

Despite our advocacy efforts, the MIA is moving forward with a regulation that will prohibit the long-standing practice of commingling agency funds with premium funds.

September 13, 2017
1:40 PM

Prepare for more uncertainty in the flood insurance market. While Congress bought itself three more months to debate much-needed NFIP reform and long-term reauthorization, the prospects for an agreement look murky.

September 13, 2017
12:20 PM

On the heels of legislation signed into law earlier this year, the MIA is moving forward with the adoption of a consolidated HO notice. Preview what your customers may receive in the near future.

September 13, 2017
11:55 AM

Newly passed legislation triggers notice and disclosure requirements for LTC carriers and producers. Get up to speed in advance of your customers receiving related communications.


 

 

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