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Three Steps to Improve Your Own User Experience

The following blog post was written by Kitty Ambers, Chief Growth Officer of AVYST, the company that pioneered the eForms Wizard, a product to help you save time with your agency’s data input. IIANC members can receive the eForms Wizard Bronze package at no cost! Click here to learn more. Our industry spends a lot

E&O Tips: Preserving Agency Documentation in the 21st Century

The following blog post was written by Mike Medford and Will Cherry from Manning, Fulton & Skinner, P.A. IIANC often receives inquiries from members seeking advice that requires the assistance of legal counsel.  The services of IIANC’s law firm are available to members, on a limited basis, at no cost. Our Free Legal Service Program

Meet the Staff: Member Experience

Guess what? I bet you didn’t know about something on our website… If you visit our staff listing page and click on anyone’s photo, it will take you to a “secret” page that will you tell you all sorts of interesting (and perhaps not so interesting?!) tidbits about all of your favorite IIANC staff members! Since you’re

Be Aware. Be Supportive. Be Engaged.

The following blog was written by Bobby Salmon, Vice President of INSURE in Raleigh. He is a former Chairman of the IIANC Board of Directors and currently serves as North Carolina’s National Director on the IIABA Board of Directors. Last month I attended the 2019 Big “I” Legislative Conference in Washington, DC, along with 29

A Day in the Life: Adam Petrey

This is the second installment of a new 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 Adam Petrey, IIANC’s Data Analytics Manager. Enjoy! 6:00 AM The alarm

Meet the Staff: Finance & Operations

Guess what? I bet you didn’t know about something on our website… If you visit our staff listing page and click on anyone’s photo, it will take you to a “secret” page that will you tell you all sorts of interesting (and perhaps not so interesting?!) tidbits about all of your favorite IIANC staff members! Since you’re

Dying Changes Everything: Brian’s Story

The following piece was written by Tammy Garlock, a woman who suffered the loss of her son, Brian, in 2008 due to distracted driving. Tammy has made it her mission to travel around the country and share Brian’s story, to hopefully urge people to stop this awful problem. I’ve met Tammy, and I’ve heard her

Consumers Expectations Fuel Growth of InsurTech Across Agencies & Brokers

The following post is written by ePayPolicy, one of IIANC’s newest solution provider that enables agents and brokers to accept credit card and ACH payments online, while also allowing the transaction fees to be covered by the payer. If you’ve noticed a huge surge in automated insurance solutions, you’re absolutely right. Driven by today’s tech-savvy

Meet the Staff: Agency Resources

Guess what? I bet you didn’t know about something on our website… If you visit our staff listing page and click on anyone’s photo, it will take you to a “secret” page that will you tell you all sorts of interesting (and perhaps not so interesting?!) tidbits about all of your favorite IIANC staff members! Since you’re

5 Simple Ways to Implement Mindfulness at the Office

The following blog post is by Andrew Mellen, one of our keynote speakers at this year’s InsurEXPO19. Like what he has to say? Make sure you’ve registered for this can’t-miss event… it WILL sell out! Mindfulness sounds great over coffee or on a yoga mat. Who doesn’t want to be centered, awake, aware and grounded,