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Our Personal Articles Floater: Insuring Your Clients’ Valuables

By ISC Editor | Feb 1, 2023

Whether your customer is looking to insure one item like an engagement ring or has an extensivecollection of jewelry, fine art, silverware, coins, or wine, providing comprehensive coverage is fastand efficient with our Personal Articles Floater. ISC company Abacus, which…

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Insurance Sales Training

By ISC Editor | Feb 1, 2023

Talent has become even tougher to come by in our industry as more individuals have made career changes post pandemic, coupled with baby boomers’ retiring and exiting the business. Getting the next generation of producers and account managers/customer service reps…

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How to Run a Successful B2B Email Marketing Campaign

By ISC Editor | Feb 1, 2023

With so many digital platforms emerging in 2023, it can feel overwhelming to keep up with digital marketing. How does an insurance agency prioritize its resources, and which digital marketing efforts are truly worth the investment? Despite the rise of…

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Excess Liability: Construction, Trucking, Petroleum

By ISC Editor | Feb 1, 2023

In a previous article, we discussed the need for clients to carry Excess Liability insurance. Social inflation, driven by third-party litigation funding, tort reform rollbacks, and the propensity among the public to sue and its distrust of companies, has prompted…

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The Importance of Cybersecurity

By ISC Editor | Jan 16, 2023

As insurance professionals, we always talk to our clients about the need for Cyber Liability insurance. News about the rise in ransomware, business email compromise (BEC), data breaches, and other sophisticated cyberattacks is continuously front and center. A cyberattack or…

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Why You Need a Responsive and ADA-Compliant Website

By ISC Editor | Jan 16, 2023

It’s a new year and time to look closely at your insurance agency website. If you haven’t reviewed, updated, or completely reworked your website in several years, it’s long overdue. Unfortunately, you could be losing out on today’s mobile consumer…

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Restaurant, Bar, Tavern and Nightclub: 2023 Outlook

By ISC Editor | Jan 16, 2023

Over the last several years, the restaurant, bar, tavern, and nightclub (RBTN) industry has experienced and weathered several challenges, beginning with the pandemic in 2020. “Innovating” and “pivoting” became part of the industry’s vernacular as it expanded outdoor dining with…

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Utilizing Apps for Optimum Productivity

By ISC Editor | Jan 16, 2023

An abundance of apps exists to help streamline workflow and productivity. Everything from Asana to Slack, Hive, Basecamp, Evernote, Trello, Todolist, Google Workspace, Expensify, Evernote, and many other apps is available for your staff. If your team, however, ends up…

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Strategic Planning for Business in 2023

By ISC Editor | Jan 10, 2023

If you haven’t established a road map for agency growth for 2023, it’s time to put pen to paper and make a plan. There are the usual things to consider, along with some additional items that will play a role…

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Best Locations for Events in 2023

By ISC Editor | Jan 10, 2023

If you’re planning in-person seminars, workshops, or a conference for your clients or even a company-wide meeting for everyone to get together and brainstorm, here are several locations to consider for 2023: Orlando, Florida – Always a draw, Orlando provides an…

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2023 Construction Market Outlook

By ISC Editor | Jan 10, 2023

The construction sector is dynamic, and its success largely depends on what is happening on the economic front and consumer confidence. Let’s take a look ahead at the construction market in 2023. On the Residential Front High interest rates and…

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How AI and Machine Learning Will Help with Distribution, Underwriting, Pricing, Claims

By ISC Editor | Jan 10, 2023

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are transformative tools for the insurance industry, allowing carriers and MGAs that use them to differentiate themselves. According to an Accenture report, those utilizing AI and machine learning to their full potential are leveraging…

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The Benefits of Digital Business Cards

By ISC Editor | Nov 30, 2022

When working in a field that relies on networking, such as insurance, it’s incredibly important to share your contact information efficiently. Now that we’ve entered the modern age of business, many insurance agents have turned to digital business cards to…

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State of the Market 2023: The View Ahead

By ISC Editor | Nov 30, 2022

There are several factors influencing why the insurance industry is in a hard market. Insurance companies are facing the fallout from increasingly severe and frequent catastrophic weather events, with Hurricane Ian being the most recent devastating multibillion-dollar event to hit…

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Market Recap: Trucking

By ISC Editor | Nov 30, 2022

As we look back this year and ahead to next year, Bryan Woods, COO and CFO of Paramount MGA, provides insights on trucking insurance and how Paramount has approached the market. An ISC company, Paramount has several proprietary transportation programs,…

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How Climate Change Is Affecting Insurance for Homebuyers

By ISC Editor | Nov 30, 2022

As climate change continues to incite severe weather systems and natural disasters around the world, the U.S. housing market absorbs the effects. Around the country, some of the most appealing places to live – both for their low cost of…

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How to Reduce Liability During Holiday Parties

By ISC Editor | Nov 8, 2022

As the holiday season approaches, so too does the season of office holiday parties. While these events can be fun ways for staff to celebrate hard work and develop friendships outside the stress of the workplace, holiday parties can also…

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Understanding the Basics of Digital Marketing

By ISC Editor | Nov 8, 2022

Digital marketing in today’s age consists of seemingly endless acronyms, from PPC to SEO to SEM. It can be hard to track which strategies are most beneficial for your small business, especially for insurance agents looking to maintain their network…

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Why Your Clients Need Excess Liability Coverage

By ISC Editor | Nov 8, 2022

Today’s legal environment continues to be impacted by social inflation, which is characterized by various factors, including third-party litigation funding, tort reform rollbacks, plaintiff-friendly juries, and public distrust of companies, all driving larger settlements and jury awards – and, inevitably,…

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The Difference Between Vacant Land and Vacant Building

By ISC Editor | Nov 8, 2022

Both vacant land and vacant buildings require insurance, but there is a difference in what these requirements are. Let’s take a look at what’s involved. Vacant Land: Just Like It Sounds With vacant land, there are no buildings on the…

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Winter Weatherizing Tips for Your Insureds

By ISC Editor | Oct 27, 2022

Old Man Winter is right around the corner, bringing in additional property exposures and energy bills (especially now with the high cost of oil and electricity). Heavy piles of snow, for example, can cause a roof to collapse. Water pipes…

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