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Get Appointed with Attune. Write a Policy. Get $300.

Do you know about IIANC’s IMS program? Attune is a tech-driven commercial market that specializes in unique risks for IIANC members. They offer an online portal that allows you to quote, bind, and issue policies in as little as 3 minutes – completely online and paperless. You can access Attune’s products DIRECTLY through IMS. There is

E&O Risk Management: COVID-19 Best Practices

The following post is from IIANC’s Professional Liability team. This year has brought many struggles and adjustments for insurance agents all across our state. Not only do we have to adjust to the “new norm” of  working from home and keeping our staff and workplace safe, but also need to make sure that we take

IIANC Welcomes Two New Staff Members

IIANC is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to our staff – Mike Allison, our new Director of Agency Development and Training, and Drew Rosemond, our new Marketing & Data Assistant. Mike Allison – Director of Agency Development and Training As Director of Agency Development and Training, Mike is responsible for developing

Congratulations 2020 Best Practices Agencies

A huge congratulations is in order to the following IIANC member agencies who were recently named 2020 Best Practices Agencies by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA.) Each of these agencies submitted extensive financial and operational data for review after having been nominated and selected. These firms represent the highest performers based on their growth

Getting Involved… Virtually!

The following blog post was written by Merritt Tongen, AINS, a member of the iLEAD (Young Agents) Committee at IIANC. How quickly things can change! IIANC’s iLEAD (Young Agents) Committee had planned lots of great networking activities in 2020 to connect with Young Agents around the state. We were really excited about a fun Happy

Creating a Learning Culture in Your Agency

The following blog post was written by MyAgencyCampus™, a site for agents and brokers seeking to onboard and develop staff with comprehensive coverage online courses, business skills and leadership modules. Continuous Learning…Skill Agility…Critical Thinking…Learner-Centered – It all starts with creating a Learning Culture where employees are encouraged, supported and motivated to seek learning opportunities.  This

Your Remote Hiring Plan

The following post is written by WAHVE, Work At Home Vintage Experts, an IIANC-endorsed staffing provider. By all accounts, the pandemic-related work-from-home business model is here to stay, at least for the time being. For the most part, many companies were able to transition quickly, albeit not without some significant challenges. Yet now another significant challenge

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

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,