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Trusted Choice® Seeks Feedback on Member Resources

Trusted Choice is seeking feedback on its existing member resources and is encouraging members to share their marketing challenges. Trusted Choice already offers a suite of digital marketing tools, including training modules and ready-to-use social media content, but they want … Continue reading

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The Future is Here: Navigating the Challenges of 21st Century Personal Auto Coverage

Personal auto insurance has always been more complicated than most policyholders realize. It has always evolved somewhat over time, but with the advent of ride-sharing services leading many individuals to use their personal automobiles for income, the insurance industry has … Continue reading

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The Rise of Ransomware: Attack Hits Local Governments In Texas

The Texas Department of Information Resources recently announced that a coordinated ransomware attack has affected at least 23 local government entities in Texas. The TDIR said it is continuing to investigate the origin of the attack, but at the moment believes it … Continue reading

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M&As Can Create E&O Exposures

It’s a familiar tale: An agency has enjoyed great success, so its principals decide the time is right to expand their business and acquire another agency. After finding one that will blend in perfectly, they arrange meetings, sign contracts and … Continue reading

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How Paid Parental Leave is Evolving: Lack of clarity surrounding paid parental leave creates uncertainty

In 2016, the U.S. placed dead last in a Pew Research study list of 41 countries that compared parental leave laws, where it was the only country that does not mandate any paid leave for new parents. Nationally, it seems … Continue reading

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The Future is Here: Navigating the Challenges of 21st Century Personal Auto Coverage

Personal auto insurance has always been more complicated than most policyholders realize. It has always evolved somewhat over time, but with the advent of ride-sharing services leading many individuals to use their personal automobiles for income, the insurance industry has … Continue reading

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Big ‘I’ Names New Federal Government Affairs Counsel

Heather Eilers-Bowser has joined the Big “I” Capitol Hill team as federal government affairs counsel. Her role will include federal legislative and regulatory policy analysis and working with members of Congress and their staff on issues impacting the independent agency … Continue reading

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Big “I” Applauds House Repeal of “Cadillac” Tax

The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”)  applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing legislation which would repeal the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) 40% excise tax or “Cadillac” tax. Reps. Joe Courtney (D-Connecticut) and Mike … Continue reading

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Millennial Insurance Consumer Myths Debunked

A new Liberty Mutual Insurance and Safeco Insurance research study shows that millennial insurance consumers’ views of insurance are largely aligned with older generations, dispelling many myths about this generation and presenting a huge opportunity for the independent agent channel. While there … Continue reading

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P&C Insurance Industry Experienced Steady Growth in 2018

PropertCasualty360 reports that, in 2018, the nation’s top insurance companies and groups achieved more than $681.24 billion in direct written premiums, according to data from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) in its 2018 Market Share Reports for Property/Casualty Groups and … Continue reading

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