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How the Insurance Industry Can Help with the Coronavirus Pandemic

How the Insurance Industry Can Help with the Coronavirus Pandemic by Bill Wilson, CPCU, ARM, AIM, AAM Two days ago, I posted this analysis of a lawsuit filed in New Orleans seeking a declaratory judgment that business income insurance covers losses arising from government-mandated business shutdowns or curtailments: “Business Income Insurance…Does It Cover Coronavirus Shutdowns?”…

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Licensing during the Coronavirus Emergency

Licensing during the Coronavirus Emergency The Kansas Insurance Department (KID) has issued a bulletin and press release stating it will suspend all “non-essential” operations beginning on March 23 until at least April 6. Several members have contacted KAIA asking what to do about new employees they need to get licensed. KID has posted answers to…

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E&O Risk Management and the Coronavirus

E&O Risk Management and the Coronavirus By Swiss RE Corporate Solutions You are all very aware of the events of the last several weeks and the Coronavirus. We are not health experts and there are many others more qualified to give you that advice. We CAN, however, give advice regarding how to reduce the likelihood…

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Three Things You Can Learn from a Salary Survey

Three Things You Can Learn from a Salary Survey The sooner you invest time in a reliable compensation survey the sooner it can create strategies truly needed to drive growth. Scrambling for compensation data every time you hire a new employee? The sooner you invest time in completing the KAIA/IntellAgent Salary Survey the sooner you can…

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Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan

Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan Provide a vision that looks beyond the present to the desired future ndependent insurance agencies are at a crossroads. Decisions made in the next few years will have a profound and perhaps irrevocable impact on the future of the independent agency system. Strategic planning is not only a necessity, but…

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2020 Trusted Choice® Marketing Reimbursement Program Guidelines

2020 Trusted Choice® Marketing Reimbursement Program Guidelines Trusted Choice will reimburse a portion of expenses incurred in 2020 by Big “I” members for cobranding advertising and marketing materials. This is not meant to replace your agency’s brand, but to complement it by including the Trusted Choice branding in your marketing efforts. Levels of Reimbursement There are three levels of reimbursement…

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3 Ways to Identify Quality Candidates During Seasonal Hiring

3 Ways to Identify Quality Candidates During Seasonal Hiring Hiring managers receive a deluge of applications, and they need to have a strategy in place in order to get through the high volume of resumes in a timely and effective manner while remaining thorough and without sacrificing standards. ​The summer and holiday months are a…

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