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DOL Fiduciary Rule Hurts Independent Agents

This article originally appeared in Independent Agent Magazine. The Big “I” submitted a comment letter to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that outlines how the fiduciary rule negatively impacts association members and limits consumer access to retirement advice. The fiduciary rule … Continue reading

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Trusted Choice® Social Media Campaign Raises Money for Make-A-Wish®

One click is all it takes to help grant wishes. Trusted Choice® is proud to kick off its seventh annual social media campaign to raise money for Make-A-Wish®. During the month of August, Trusted Choice will donate $10 to the … Continue reading

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Big ‘I’ Chairman Highlights Big ‘I’ Markets Access

Spencer Houldin, Big “I” chairman, appeared in Insurance Journal this week in the article, “As Agents’ Needs Change and Startups Emerge, Big ‘I’ Looks to Remain Relevant.” In the interview, Houldin discusses where the industry is headed and the role … Continue reading

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Big “I” Offers New Training Series for Startup Agencies and New Agency Owners

Over the past few years, the Big “I” Diversity Task Force has met with agency owners from across the country to learn about the challenges they face within their businesses. One of the main obstacles they voiced was their inability … Continue reading

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Big “I” Best Practices Webinar Series Kicks Off This Month

Join the Big “I” and Reagan Consulting throughout 2017 for this year’s free Best Practices for Agency Operations webinar series. Each session will provide bits of information on important topics for agencies that are developing a Best Practices agency culture. … Continue reading

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How Will the Election Results Impact Agent Issues?

By the Big “I Governmental Affairs Staff The outcome of the 2016 election has created a significant shift in power in Washington, D.C., with the prospect of major legislation impacting independent insurance agents in the years to come. For the … Continue reading

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The Hill Newspaper Names Big ‘I’ Leaders Among Top D.C. Lobbyists

The Hill, a prominent political newspaper, has once again named Bob Rusbuldt, Big “I” president & CEO, and Charles Symington, Big “I” senior vice president of external and government affairs, among the top trade association lobbyists in Washington, D.C. Like … Continue reading

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Big “I” Responds to USA Today Editorial: Don’t Privatize National Flood Insurance

Recently,  USA Today invited the Big“I” to submit the opposing view to an editorial from the paper critical of federal flood insurance, saying it should be privatized. You can read the response published by USA Today and  penned by Bob … Continue reading

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International Insurance Issues Take Center Stage

In a recent article in Independent Agent magazine, Big “I” Federal Government Affairs Counsel Jennifer Webb reported that before leaving Washington, D.C. ahead of the November elections, members of Congress raised concerns about the potential insurance impacts of international regulatory discussions. … Continue reading

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ELITExas Receives Big “I” Outstanding Breakthrough Award at Annual Leadership Conference

IIAT’s young agents committee, ELITExas, took home the 2016 Outstanding Breakthrough Award at the Big “I” Fall Leadership Conference in Chicago, Sept. 9-10. IIAT’s Laura Farmer and ELITExas Chair Ross Ormond, a  producer at Offenhauser & Company in San Antonio, were on … Continue reading

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