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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.
May 10, 2017
11:50 AM

If your customers include photographers, home inspectors or realtors (not to mention 137 other eligible classes), you may have a new way to address a soaring (excuse the pun) uncovered exposure – drone operation in association with a home-based business. 

May 3, 2017
4:40 PM

IA&B-subsidiary Independent Agency Solutions is betting lunch that anyone who sees a live demonstration of the ActiveAgency website platform will want to learn more. If you’ll be in the King of Prussia area on May 10, register for the free demo luncheon. 

April 20, 2017
9:00 AM

Your website can work for or against you. Developing and maintaining an attractive, functional site that projects a positive image and drives business can be cumbersome and costly. But ActiveAgency is an affordable website platform that can be a white knight. Members can see a demo webinar next Wed.

April 18, 2017
1:50 PM

Collect premium payments and electronic signatures in one step? Yes, please! E-signature vendor DocuSign recently introduced the new feature.

April 12, 2017
2:55 PM

Sure, your website is a reflection of your agency. Yet the thought of putting the necessary money and time into it is daunting. So there it sits. Enter ActiveAgency, an affordable website option from IA&B-spinoff Independent Agency Solutions, that will be on display during an April 26 webinar. 

April 12, 2017
2:30 PM

Collect premium payments and electronic signatures in one step? Yes, please! E-signature vendor DocuSign recently introduced the new feature, which will be demonstrated in an April 27 webinar. 

February 15, 2017
10:40 AM

Jet-setting insureds that are impossible to track down. Knowledgeable surrogates who make insurance decisions on behalf of a commercial insured. The process of securing (proper) signatures can be laden with E&O exposures. 

December 15, 2016
12:20 PM

Taking advantage of Trusted Choice does not mean blowing the 2017 marketing budget for most agencies. In fact, many can get free money directly from Trusted Choice and select carriers to make it happen.

December 15, 2016
9:30 AM

Buried in an avalanche of January renewals? Wish you had a workshop of elves to help? Work At Home Vintage Experts (WAHVE) may not employ elves, but it does offer experienced agents who work from their own workshops to help agencies in need. 

December 13, 2016
4:30 PM

With 700 million electronic signatures anticipated in 2017, it’s high time to consider the agency E&O implications of digital transactions. 

December 1, 2016
2:50 PM

The insurance agency job market is heating up. If your agency is one of the many planning to hire this winter, consider how your IA&B member benefits can help. 

November 2, 2016
3:40 PM

Looking for help to meet the Dec. 1 implementation deadline for new regulations regarding staff overtime? A new consulting arm of IA&B – Independent Agency Solutions, LLC – offers options. 

October 25, 2016
4:00 PM

A new study looks at the frequency of cyber attacks (think: everything from computer viruses and hacking, to data breaches and ransomware) among small businesses, and the results are enough to sound the alarm. 

September 14, 2016
2:59 PM

Following the January debut of our new process for reviewing agency agreements, Reamstown Mutual Insurance Company has become the 3rd carrier to earn the IA&B Seal of Approval.

September 7, 2016
12:00 PM

The commercial lines renewal season is just around the corner. If your agency is at a staffing deficit, consider your options – including contracting with qualified, “pretired” insurance professionals. 


 

 

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