A Week in the Life: Travis Collier

The following blog post was written by IIANC member Travis Collier, CBIA, Agency Advisor for SIA of North Carolina. Travis is a member of the iLEAD (Young Agents) Committee. I was extremely excited when I was asked by the iLEAD (Young Agents) Committee to put together a quick blog to highlight why I got involved

Top 3 Tools You Need to Manage Remote Workers

The following post is written by WAHVE, Work At Home Vintage Experts, an IIANC-endorsed staffing provider. Today’s employees Zoom, Skype, Jabber, FaceTime, GoToMeetings and chat in Google Hangouts and Webexes. 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

Driving and Cell Phones Don’t Mix

This guest blog was written by Mark Ezzell, Director of the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program Dedicated to reducing the numbers of traffic crashes and fatalities in North Carolina, the Governor’s Highway Safety Program – located administratively within the NC Department of Transportation – promotes efforts to reduce traffic crashes in North Carolina and

Video Teleconferencing Hijacking (VTH) or Zoom Bombing Reported

Video Teleconferencing Hijacking (VTH) or what is now being called Zoom Bombing has started to increase with the numerous video calls being made due to the numerous states’ “Stay At Home” policies.  Zoom Bombing, as this has come to be known, is when an individual hacks into a video call to obtain proprietary information, disrupt

Think Before You Click: Beware of COVID-19 Scams

With the media consumed with COVID-19 information and the economic stimulus package passed by Congress, hackers are having a field day. What a great opportunity for hackers to engage with people during this stressful time. They are hoping to catch people off their guard and get them to click on a fake link or give out personal

Cyber-Security Tips for Working From Home

Over the past week, many agency owners have been searching for resources to setup their staff with a remote work environment due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As part of this process, we should take into consideration cyber-security techniques that will help to prevent a potential data-breach. Below are a few suggestions that should help your agency

Social Media Is a Puzzle

Guest Post from InsurEXPO2020 Keynote Speaker Chris Paradiso. We all must admit that our customers and our prospects are on social media. So, my question to you is this: is it a good place to meet and communicate with prospects and/or clients? Let me give you five basic guidelines in helping you answer that question,

Insurance Implications for the Corona Virus

The Corona Virus (COVID-19) is much in the news.  So far it has not been a major problem in the United States, and hopefully it will not.  But it is affecting business in the U.S. because of supply chain issues from countries where the virus is disrupting commerce.  This past week Chris Boggs, CPCU, ARM,

Tech Tips: Windows 7 Is No Longer Supported – Here Is What You Need To Know

As of January 14, 2020, Microsoft Windows 7 Operating System is no longer being supported by Microsoft. What does this mean for your agency?  Security Concerns First and foremost, Microsoft will no longer be providing security updates to Windows 7. What this really means is Windows 7 will be vulnerable to potential hackers, because security

Meet IIANC’s New Chairman: Steve Chalk

The following interview was published in The Carolina Agent magazine. Steve Chalk, LUTCF of Chalk & Gibbs Insurance in Morehead City, NC, takes over as IIANC Chairman for 2019-2020. In addition to his long-standing relationship with the insurance industry, Steve has a strong love for his family and community. Thanks for sitting down with us,