Ride-Sharing Law Headed for the Governor’s Signature

An Act To Regulate Transportation Network Companies has passed the Legislature and awaits the Governor’s signature.  Transportation network companies (TNCs) such as Uber, Sidecar or Lyft are a rapidly growing component of the public transportation business.  There have been a number of issues with TNCs that have been up in the air and now some

3 Reasons Why You Can’t Miss #iiancannual

Are you looking to grow, innovate, and invigorate your agency? Make an investment in your career as an insurance agent and the success of your agency by attending the 118th IIANC Annual Convention on September 20-22 in Myrtle Beach! NEW THIS YEAR: Thanks to our Presidential PARTNERS, we excited to announce a scholarship opportunity for

Six Tips to an All-Star LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn has become the standard social media platform for business leaders to communicate, collaborate, and engage new customers.  Developing your own personal profile is essential to reaching key business contacts, potential clients and finding new opportunities. LinkedIn allows you to share information about your interests, accomplishments, and experience through recommendations, skills, experience, groups and posts. 

Progressive Home Advantage® Has Its Advantages

As part of the IIANC PARTNERS program, our Presidential PARTNERS are able to submit a guest blog posting to our blog, Insurspective. Please see below from IIANC Presidential PARTNER Progressive. Progressive Home Advantage (PHA), provided and serviced by ASI™ is an easy way to attract new and retain customers who are interested in bundling their

“When a Who is Actually A What”

This is the title of a recent article in an IRMI Update from the International Risk Management Institute, Inc. by Timothy P. O’Brien.  This article deals with the insurance issues arising from the ownership of a residence by an entity, such as a trust or LLC, rather than a person (or persons.)  Using entities to

Propulsion Plus Boat Coverage

As part of the IIANC PARTNERS program, our Presidential PARTNERS are able to submit a guest blog posting to our blog, Insurspective. Please see below from IIANC Presidential PARTNER Progressive.   Propulsion Plus is an optional coverage that pays to repair or replace the lower unit of an outboard motor, or the upper and lower

Google Goes Mobile… Have You?

On April 21, 2015, Google announced they are now measuring websites based on mobile-friendly access. Ok, so, what’s the big deal? What does this mean to you? In case you haven’t noticed, most people now have smart phones, tablets, and yes, even smart watches.  Gone are the days of looking up your information in the

How to Stand Out & Get Found By the Modern Insurance Consumer

Modern insurance consumers have become expert vetters of professional service providers. This webinar, which was recorded last month, featured Ryan Hanley of Agency Nation, and discussed how independent insurance agents can stand out and get found by consumers searching online for the right insurance solutions. Ryan is the Digital Marketing Lead for TrustedChoice.com and Managing Editor of

Hire a New Employee for Your Agency!

Spring has officially sprung! Now is the best time to start thinking about new opportunities. I often hear from our member agents that it’s difficult for them to find quality individuals to meet their staffing needs… Or that many companies have numerous opportunities to hire students who have an interest in the insurance industry. We

The Auto Endorsement Vs. The Specialized RV Policy

As part of the IIANC PARTNERS program, our Presidential PARTNERS are able to submit a guest blog posting to our blog, Insurspective. Please see below from IIANC Presidential PARTNER Progressive.   It’s easy to endorse your customers’ RV policies onto their auto policies, but when you compare the two, there is a big difference in