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Masks and Your Agency

By Chrissey Breault | July 2, 2020

Today, Governor Kelly released guidelines for wearing masks in public that will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 3, 2020.  While these guidelines are issued for the state, based on the legislative action taken at the end of the 2020 session, county authorities will have the ability to create guidelines that work best…

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Top 3 Tools to Manage Remote Workers

By Chrissey Breault | June 16, 2020

Today’s employees use Zoom, Skype, Jabber, FaceTime, GoToMeeting, and chat in Google Hangouts and Webex. When they’re not videoconferencing, they’re emailing, collaborating in Microsoft Teams, and instant chatting on Slack. They’ve already got the tech tools they need to make it easy and convenient to work remotely, but do you have the right management tools…

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Vitual Recovery Summit helps agencies innovate and grow

Virtual Recovery Summit Now Available On-Demand

By Chrissey Breault | June 9, 2020

Innovation. Growth. Not typically two words that your agency is thinking about these days in the midst of a global pandemic. We’d like to change that. Four Big “I” state associations, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, and Texas, joined together to host a one-day, virtual summit to provide your agency with strategies to map out…

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KAIA Launches Member Scavenger Hunt

By Chrissey Breault | June 8, 2020

Update your membership profile with KAIA for a chance to win $50 KAIA has been working to update the membership database over the past several months. Now we need your help to verify that your information is accurate. We also need your help to fill in a few blanks that will allow us to provide…

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Will You Be Welcoming a New Employee?

By Chrissey Breault | May 27, 2020

Compared to 2019, new hiring looks very different. Still, new employees are joining agencies every day. New Level Partners connected with hiring managers and new hires to learn what’s different about the onboarding process. Many things have changed, especially when agencies’ employees are working from home or a smaller staff rotate in-office times. Below are…

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Driving Records May Hazardous to Your E&O

By Chrissey Breault | May 26, 2020

In an ongoing attempt to identify potential errors and omissions (“E&O”) issues, KAIA has solicited input from its members and legal counsel concerning situations that could create E&O exposure for our members. One such situation is the practice of insurance companies or, in some cases, agencies obtaining motor vehicle driving records (“MVRs”) for an insured’s…

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coexisting in the workplace

OK Boomers, Slackers, Karens, Unicorns, and Snowflakes: Can’t We All Get Along?

By Chrissey Breault | May 5, 2020

With four primary generations now coexisting in the workplace, it’s not surprising that a few generational feuds are brewing and bubbling. Boomers (born roughly between 1946-1964) mock millennials (1977-1997) for expecting participation trophies and being like Peter Pan (never wanting to grow up), while millennials think Boomers are out of touch. Gen X (1965-1976), once…

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Key Considerations for Re-opening Your Agency

By Chrissey Breault | May 5, 2020

Join us on Wednesday, May 6 at 9:30 a.m. for a webinar to learn more about the key considerations for safely re-opening your agency. We will be joined by John and Kristina Dietrick from the Law Offices of John R. Dietrick, P.A. and HR Partners to answer your questions about how to safely, effectively, and…

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Big ‘I’ Receives $500,000 for Trusted Choice® COVID-19 Relief Fund from Foremost® and Bristol West®

By Chrissey Breault | April 27, 2020

Insurance groups’ donation to provide relief to Big ‘I’ members facing pandemic challenges.  ALEXANDRIA, VA, April 27, 2020— The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”) is pleased to announce that Foremost® Insurance and Bristol West® Insurance have donated $500,000 to the Trusted Choice® COVID-19 Relief Fund in response to the economic…

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