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October 18, 2017
1:30 PM

CISR designees in the Keystone State have two William T. Hold Seminar topics to choose from, and both will be offered next week. Additional dates and locations follow soon after.

October 18, 2017
1:25 PM

Work toward or update your esteemed CIC designation with our Personal Lines Institute in the Baltimore area, Nov. 13-16, or our Commercial Property Institute in the Philadelphia area, Dec. 4-7. Our full 2018 schedule of Institutes and Ruble Graduate Seminars is also open for registration.

October 3, 2017
12:00 AM
Are you hitting E&O potholes when writing PA auto coverages? Are you struggling to keep your head above water when it comes to flood insurance? Two Special Topic Seminars coming to western PA this month will help you gain important knowledge and reduce your E&O exposure.
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
4:05 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 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
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 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 6, 2017
3:25 PM

Procrastination … it happens. As a young agent, you may wonder, “Why register today when I can put it off?” Well, this is exactly why we set registration deadlines! You have until Sept. 21 to register, but we encourage you to sign up today.

August 31, 2017
9:05 AM

Most students are back in class, but some get their education through cyber school. If the thought of learning in an environment of your choosing appeals to you, check out our robust lineup of live CE webinars in September.

August 31, 2017
8:55 AM

The Futures Conference is not your father’s insurance conference. As far as Megan Pacella of Ashmead Insurance is concerned, it’s your daughter’s conference. This two-day event in suburban Philly (also for young male agents!) is only a month away.

August 23, 2017
1:35 PM

Agents from throughout the region will converge on Central Pennsylvania for our last Commercial Casualty Institute of the year, Sept. 13-16. This institute will feature instructor Jerry Milton, CIC, leading a session on CGL and Bettye Buffington, CIC, CRM, CPCU, covering Additional Insureds and Business Auto.

August 23, 2017
1:30 PM

Nobody wants more chaos. But,what if “The CHAOS Continues…” were the title of a webinar that required no exam to earn 3 CE credits? And what if it were actually about contracts, hold-harmless agreements, additional insureds and other “stuff”?

August 16, 2017
3:05 PM

Commercial lines agents: If you haven’t kept up with risk management in the realm of contractors, go “back to school” with instructor Jerry Milton on Aug. 29 in Pittsburgh. “Insuring Contractors” will not be offered again in western Pennsylvania. Don’t miss it.

August 16, 2017
2:35 PM

Cyber liability, additional insureds and contractors equipment risks are among the “challenges” we’ll cover in “Commercial Lines Challenges” – one of two William T. Hold Seminar options for CISR designees seeking to squeeze in their annual update this summer.

August 16, 2017
2:30 PM

Help young agents become peak performers with new ideas like “customerization” and behavior selling – techniques they’ll take away from our 2nd Annual Futures Conference, Oct. 2-3.

August 15, 2017
3:10 PM

Our 2017 Conferment Ceremony brought together newly minted designees, Maryland’s Outstanding CSR of the Year Award winner and a Make-A-Wish family last week in Lancaster.

August 9, 2017
1:35 PM

Details of our 2nd Annual Futures Conference, “Growing Into Your Agency,” are sprouting everywhere. Our Oct. 2-3 event will focus on sowing the seeds of success for our Futures (young agents under 40) and their agencies.

August 3, 2017
10:40 AM

Could a cyber attack trigger the same economic devastation as Superstorm Sandy? Yes, according to a new report.

August 1, 2017
8:00 AM

We heard you – new agency employees and supervisors alike – and we responded by expanding our education offerings to support the complete insurance agent career path. Read the August Primary Agent magazine to learn more.

August 1, 2017
12:00 AM
“Insuring Contractors” sold out the first time Jerry Milton offered the seminar in central PA in June. So he’s coming back to Mechanicsburg for an encore next Thursday. His discussion of changes impacting both CGL and Commercial Property coverages will also be offered in Ellicott City, Md. and Pittsburgh, Pa. later this month.
July 26, 2017
10:50 AM

Whether it’s Uber, drones, certificates or other timely topics like medical marijuana, “Emerging Coverage Issues” is creating a buzz among the agents who’ve attended this IA&B seminar. Our final two classes are next week.

July 26, 2017
10:00 AM

From two regional agent networking events in the coming days, to the second annual Futures Conference this fall, now is a great time to get involved in the IA&B Futures Program for young agents.

July 18, 2017
4:25 PM
With the NFIP expiration date rapidly approaching, the U.S. Senate this week released their own version of reform and reauthorization legislation -- without IA&B-supported provisions allowing for expansion of the private market.
July 13, 2017
8:45 AM

Prospecting and networking for sales success will top the agenda at our Second Annual Futures Conference, “Growing Into Your Agency,” Oct. 2-3, in suburban Philadelphia. Michael Goldberg, a renowned authority on sales, will open the conference for agents under 40 by showing them how to network “like a champ.”

July 12, 2017
4:20 PM

It’s not Shakespeare, and calling it a midsummer night’s dream would be a stretch. But if you need CE, we’ve got your play – four three-hour webinars, to be precise. Defective construction, builders’ risks and other problem commercial claims as well as group health insurance take the stage next week.


 

 

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