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The Basics on Construction Insurance

By ISC Editor | Jun 27, 2023

Contractors require a portfolio of insurance coverages to protect their property and assets. The following is an overview of several of the coverages that comprise construction insurance. Feel free to repurpose and share this primer with your clients and prospects.…

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Planning a Big Event? Here’s What You Need to Know

By ISC Editor | Jun 27, 2023

As we head into summer, hosting events is on the rise – from personal events like Fourth of July parties, to business events like outdoor mixers and company barbecues. And hey, don’t forget about wedding season! From location, to vendors,…

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A Hard Look at Today’s Property Insurance Market

By ISC Editor | Jun 27, 2023

Some are calling today’s Property insurance market the hardest in a generation, characterized by a significant increase in rates, shrinking capacity, and tighter underwriting requirements and scrutiny. Climate-driven events, incorrect valuations, inflation, high claims costs, a decline in capital markets,…

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Excess for Everything at ISC

By ISC Editor | Jun 27, 2023

ISC has established a significant footprint with our agency partners for Excess Liability for specific industries such as contractors, trucking, and petroleum distributors. We are now pleased to announce that we have expanded our Excess program for a wide range…

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How Hurricane Season Will Affect More Homeowners

By ISC Editor | May 18, 2023

Changing weather patterns and increasing wind speeds are predicted to push strong storms up the East Coast in the next 30 years. According to First Street Foundation’s report, “The 7th National Risk Assessment: Worsening Winds,” by 2053 a whopping 13.4…

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Understanding the Basics of Geofencing Marketing

By ISC Editor | May 18, 2023

Insurance agents know that generating new leads is key to sustaining business. But have you harnessed all the tools at your disposal that can help you reach out to potential customers? In today’s modern world, there are a variety of…

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What Is an MGA?

By ISC Editor | May 18, 2023

Managing general agents (MGAs) are intermediaries between insurance companies and agents and brokers. They have played an important role in the growth of the specialty insurance market, with their expertise in writing and pricing insurance policies for niche, unusual, or…

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What to Know About AM Best Insurance Ratings

By ISC Editor | May 18, 2023

For consumers, a key factor when shopping for a new insurance policy is creditworthiness, or how financially strong and stable an insurance company is. Almost all insurance companies – from those that deal with personal insurance, like Auto and Homeowners…

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How M&A Impacts Insurance Agencies

By ISC Editor | May 3, 2023

Over the last several years, insurance agency mergers and acquisitions (M&As) have accelerated. Although M&As have slowed down somewhat this quarter, private-equity-backed firms and private brokers continue to make deals. Agents sell for several reasons: Principals may be looking to…

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What to Be Aware of When Choosing a Data Provider

By ISC Editor | May 3, 2023

As insurance agents, much of your business relies on strong, comprehensive data, so that you can effectively generate fresh leads. But when it comes to B2B (business-to-business) data providers in your target market, how can you be sure whom to…

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In Honor of Earth Day, Here’s How the Insurance Industry Is Driving Environmental Change

By ISC Editor | May 3, 2023

On Earth Day, we once again take a moment to reflect on the growing threat of climate change. In recent years, climate change has crept into every sector of our lives, including the insurance industry. Modern clients now expect environmentally…

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How to Use Content Marketing to Grow Your Insurance Agency

By ISC Editor | Apr 12, 2023

As an insurance agent, sourcing new clients is crucial to growing your business. And while word of mouth, referrals, and old-fashioned cold calls are useful methods for finding potential customers, many agencies are focusing on content marketing to not only…

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Innovation in Insurance Products

By ISC Editor | Apr 12, 2023

The insurance industry, in an effort to better address specific exposures and provide businesses and individuals with additional options to protect their properties or facilitate the purchasing of coverage, has developed several new solutions – from parametric to embedded products.…

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Inside a Builder’s Risk Policy

By ISC Editor | Apr 12, 2023

Builder’s Risk insurance covers buildings under construction as well as projects undergoing remodeling and renovations. Anyone with a financial stake should purchase Builder’s Risk insurance, including building owners, contractors, subcontractors, architects, and engineers. A Builder’s Risk policy provides protection against…

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Workplace Violence Boosts Demand for Active Shooter Insurance, Risk Controls

By ISC Editor | Apr 12, 2023

So far, in 2023, there have been at least 39 incidents of gunfire on school grounds, resulting in 18 deaths, including shootings at schools in Nashville, Tennessee, and Michigan State University. Workplace shootings outside of schools also took place earlier…

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ISC Broker Conference

By ISC Editor | Mar 30, 2023

ISC held its first Broker Conference on the West Coast on February 22 and 23, where 24 of our top-producing brokers west of the Mississippi were invited to meet with our marketing and technology staff. The Broker Conference was an…

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Market Outlook: Construction

By ISC Editor | Mar 30, 2023

Industry Trends Larger contractors are benefitting from the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA), which allocated $550 billion in new spending over a five-year period. Funding should increase contractor confidence to bid for big projects, as they can better plan…

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A Look Inside ISC’s Wholesale Division

By ISC Editor | Mar 30, 2023

ISC provides agents with several exclusive programs that distinguish us in the market. We also have a Wholesale Division primarily focusing on providing a broader product base outside our program business offerings. “Through our Wholesale Division, agents have access to…

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Why SEO Matters for Insurance Agents — and 3 Steps to Improve Your Ranking

By ISC Editor | Mar 30, 2023

Why SEO Matters for Insurance Agents – and 3 Steps to Improve Your Ranking As an insurance agent, finding and maintaining relationships with clients is at the forefront of your business. And in today’s Internet-driven world, search engine optimization (SEO)…

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ISCX: Our Next-Generation Platform

By ISC Editor | Mar 13, 2023

Integrated Specialty Coverages (ISC), a data and tech-forward, multi-line insurance program administrator, is continually working on enhancing the customer experience for our broker partners. To this end, we are developing a new platform, ISCX, to host native and non-native programs…

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The Benefit of CRMs

By ISC Editor | Mar 9, 2023

The right technology can make or break a company in today's fast-paced business world. But how do you know which services are worth the investment? When it comes to the world of insurance, CRM – customer relationship management – software…

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