Get Educated in 2020

Is it really November already?  I know over the next two months everyone will be consumed with the holidays.  I admit it’s a hectic and fun time of year and sometimes stressful.  For the Professional Development team at IIANC, it’s also busy and hectic, but not because of turkey and decorations.  We are super busy

What Do Voters Want?

The common convention wisdom among pundits and analysts is that North Carolina will be among the nation’s most dynamic, volatile political battlefields in the 2020 election. The presidential contest, as well as the other key top-of-ticket races for US Senate and governor, are all currently assessed as highly competitive – these contests, with all the

Looking Ahead to the 2020 Elections

When candidate filing opens on December 2, the 2020 elections in North Carolina will be officially under way. That’s not to say we haven’t seen a fair amount of election-related activity in 2019, with several candidates having already announced their intention to run for various state and federal offices, as well as a few incumbents

A Day in the Life: Brad Faulkner

This is the third installment of a series on our blog called “A Day in the Life,” where various IIANC staff members will be documenting what a typical day looks like for them – from start to finish! The following post is from Brad Faulkner, IIANC’s Chief Financial Officer. Enjoy! 6:00am I hear a deep,

Insurance Script Showdown: 3 Scripts to Make Your Cross-Sell a “Yes!”

The following blog post is from Agency Performance Partners, the company run by this year’s Young Agents Development Conference keynote speaker, Kelly Donahue-Piro. Don’t miss Kelly’s sessions at this year’s event – space is still available, so register today! Every agency I have met wants to boost cross-selling, but not all front line staff have

Get Low… And Go!

If you’ve been an IIANC member for awhile (or even just simply read our emails that go out)… you’ve probably heard of the term “Operation EDITH” at some point. Since 1996, IIANC has promoted the Operation EDITH fire-safety program in North Carolina to encourage parents of young children to talk to their kids about fire safety

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October has been selected as National Cyber Security Awareness Month.  Over the past year, we have seen a rise in Ransomware attacks that have crippled hospitals, municipalities and even insurance agencies.  Ransomware attacks lock down your network preventing access to your data until a ransom is paid to the attackers usually via Bitcoin or gift

2018-19: An Amazing Membership Year

That’s a wrap! Our 2018-19 membership year is in the books and it was certainly one to celebrate! Our members truly do make this membership gig an absolute pleasure. We feel so fortunate to have welcomed back over 95% of our current members during renewal time, and to have introduced 64 new agency members to

Preparedness for Independent Agencies

September is National Preparedness Month so it is timely to help members be prepared for disasters in North Carolina by shedding some light on the flurry of bulletins issued by the Commissioner of Insurance (COI) before, during and after a disaster event. IIANC frequently receives requests for clarification on these bulletins such as what triggers

Tech Tips: Ransomware… It Could Happen to Your Agency

Tech Tips will be a regular feature on our blog, courtesy of IIANC Technology Consultant, George Robertson, CISR. George has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance and technology industry, with 12 of those being a fellow independent agency owner. Over the past few years, we have seen a rise in the number