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August 14, 2019
2:35 PM

Familiarize yourself with social engineering fraud and how agency staff can provide an effective layer of security.

July 30, 2019
12:55 PM
Comply with privacy laws by encrypting outbound emails that contain sensitive data. IA&B members now receive a 10% discount on RMail – as well as the affiliated e-signature product, RSign.
February 5, 2019
12:00 PM
Review how RLI Personal Umbrella rates will change later this spring.
November 28, 2018
3:30 PM

Comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act by properly classifying employees – in light of pending changes to the salary threshold (déjà vu?) and the commonly overlooked primary duties test. 

November 14, 2018
10:30 AM
Looking for insurance talent? Work At Home Vintage Experts (WAHVE) is an ideal solution to fill your staffing needs – long term or short term, full time or part time.
November 7, 2018
9:15 AM

Position your agency to reach the 74% of insurance shoppers who begin by searching online. Forge3 is offering a special promotion for IA&B members on its ActiveAgency website platform.

May 22, 2018
11:10 AM

Leverage consumers’ newfound awareness of home-based business and telecommuting insurance considerations to round out accounts and reduce your E&O risk.

May 15, 2018
2:20 PM
Learn about the eligibility and underwriting changes coming to the RLI Personal Umbrella Policy beginning on June 1.
May 9, 2018
3:40 PM

There’s some volatility in the interpretation of exempt and non-exempt status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), thanks to the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in favor of employers in a case involving car dealerships.

May 9, 2018
2:20 PM

Try a free, quick test of your agency’s website to determine if the information you collect from customers is secure.

March 14, 2018
11:40 AM

Stay compliant with federal employment laws or chance higher civil penalties. Violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family Medical Leave Act are among those with increased penalties.

February 14, 2018
2:30 PM

New year, new projection for cybercrime: It’s on the rise, and for individuals as targets, Maryland and Pennsylvania are hot spots.

January 31, 2018
12:30 PM

Still on the fence about adopting electronic signature technology? Then check out new research on the benefits.

January 31, 2018
11:10 AM

If you missed this week’s Forge3 webinar, you can catch the recording (live webcams and screen shares! no slides!) and learn how to get more leads online.

January 16, 2018
2:20 PM
Learn how to get your site to the top of Google on Tuesday, Jan. 30 during a webinar exclusively for IA&B members.
November 14, 2017
1:10 PM

The spate of high-profile sexual misconduct cases in the news looks to accelerate an already growing EPLI market. Is your agency taking part in that growth?

November 8, 2017
2:55 PM

Our E&O sales team prides itself on advocating on behalf of policyholders and providing top-notch customer service. And that commitment is paying dividends in policyholder retention.

October 3, 2017
12:00 AM
With the right website platform, independent agencies can drive new conversations on coverage in a way that connects with millennials and all online shoppers. New interactive features are turning lookers into leads and browsers into buyers. Our webinar at 1 p.m. next Tues. (Oct. 10) looks at websites that work and other digital marketing tactics.
October 3, 2017
12:00 AM
Your website domain name is your online ID. It must be renewed periodically. However, agency tech guru Steve Anderson warns of a scam that could leave agencies paying more than they should for their renewal.
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.
August 30, 2017
2:00 PM

Failing to offer flood insurance is a lawsuit waiting to happen. Learn about the markets available to help protect your customers.

August 30, 2017
11:45 AM

Failing to offer flood insurance is a lawsuit waiting to happen. Learn about the markets available to help protect your customers.

August 9, 2017
3:20 PM

How does your – or your staff’s – skill set play out in today’s sales environment? New research from employee assessment firm Caliper pinpoints top performers’ characteristics.

August 3, 2017
8:25 AM

As the U.S. Department of Labor appears poised to adjust its overtime rule in the months ahead, here’s what’s important for employers to keep in mind.

July 26, 2017
10:55 AM

Your agency can have an attractive new website designed especially for the insurance marketplace for just $250 per month with no set-up fees. The ActiveAgency platform is a must-see turnkey solution, so join us for a free lunch and live demo in Hershey on Aug. 8.

July 19, 2017
12:00 AM
Today’s insurance shoppers may frown upon a flyer or bemoan a brochure, but give them something to click and you could have them thinking in new ways about their risks and coverages.
July 12, 2017
4:25 PM

An attractive website that meets the expectations of savvy online shoppers can make or break a first impression within seconds. Make sure your strong reputation isn’t taking a hit because of a weak website. A no-obligation website review from Trusted Choice is available to members at no cost.

July 12, 2017
4:00 PM

Brush up on privacy compliance. We’ve learned that a regulator is impersonating lenders and calling insurance agencies to verify their practices of sharing of policyholder information.

June 15, 2017
10:45 AM
Anyone with anything to lose could use additional liability protection in our most-litigious society. The coverage provided by personal umbrella policies (PUPs) is relatively inexpensive and well worth the peace of mind it offers insureds. So why aren’t more being sold? Perhaps a dose of reality is in order.
May 23, 2017
2:10 PM
A spring 2017 report finds small business owners are becoming more receptive to cyber liability insurance. Tap the market with a new product that provides small businesses with $100,000 in cyber coverage … for the price of a small personal umbrella policy.