Why Attend This Year’s Annual Convention?

Still on the fence about attending this year's Annual Convention? Take two minutes out of your day to see what some of last year's attendees had to say about the 2013 Annual Convention! Bet you won't be on the fence much longer... We will see you in October!

5000 Websites: What Have We Learned?

I just completed a very informative webinar with Laird Rixford, President of ITC. ITC partners with IIANC to help agents create effective websites and manage their digital presence. Laird spoke on the evolution of website development. Over the years, websites have evolved from a static brochure to a dynamic information gathering process.  During the webinar,

Reflections from the Office Next to the Corner Office

This past week we said goodbye to Kelley Erstine who had been IIANC’s Chief Executive Officer since October 2008.  Kelley is returning to Arkansas to become Chief of Staff to the President of the University of Central Arkansas, his alma mater.  It is a bitter-sweet moment.  We will miss Kelley and his leadership but we

There is a New Sheriff in Town!

Within the last year, there is new leadership at the North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC).  The new Chairman has been tasked with the responsibility and funded to increase compliance with the statutory mandate to purchase Workers’ Compensation insurance.  The Compliance and Fraud Investigative unit at NCIC has substantially increased their staff, and new intelligent software

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Attend the Young Agents Conference

10. Meet fellow Young Agents from across the Carolinas 9. Leave your business suit at home… and bring your bathing suit instead! 8. A free Friday afternoon will give you the chance to enjoy all that Myrtle Beach has to offer! 7. Learn from informative sessions… AT THE BEACH! 6. Network with company representatives in

Scanning: Which Method is Best For Your Agency?

Scanning has been a hot topic during many of my recent agency visits.  Many agencies are reviewing their current scanning procedures while others are just beginning to examine the scanning process.  Over the years, three major scanning workflows have developed for acquiring documents into our management systems.  Many agencies want to know which method is

Just a Reminder from Your Friends at DMV

We have received a report from a member agent that probably deserves a reminder and word of caution. Our agent had a Private Passenger Auto policyholder that called the agency more than a year ago to delete an auto from the policy.  The agent advised the policyholder to turn the license plate in simultaneous with

NetVu 2014 Update

Hats off to the NetVu staff for another exciting convention and educational event!  From the moment you walked in the door you could feel the excitement.  People were mingling in the halls, conversing about insurance technology and reuniting with friends from around the country.  Below are my thoughts on the top seven events and experiences

Top 10 Reasons Why YOU Should Attend the Freedom Campaign Road Show

In just a couple of weeks, a team from IIANC will be traveling throughout North Carolina promoting the brand new Freedom Campaign.  Stops in Wilmington, Greenville, Cary, Greensboro and Asheville will give you the chance to learn more about this exciting, new initiative and how it can benefit YOUR agency.  Here are a few great

What Does the North Carolina Department of Insurance Require If I Charge Fees In My Agency?

Many insurance agencies in North Carolina charge fees for various transactions such as: payment, policy, cancellation or reinstatements. According to the North Carolina Statutory Authority G.S. 58-2-40; 58-2-195; 58-33-85(b); Effective February 1, 1993; Amended Effective February 1, 1996 the following are the items your agency must perform to be in compliance. First, you should have