Insurance Archive

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

Rollerblades and Parades: Spreading Joy and Withstanding the Pandemic

The following article was written by Owen Thomas, senior account executive at Dial Insurance Agency in Pembroke, NC. It was reprinted from IIABA with permission. How am I dealing with the coronavirus pandemic? Going into a new decade I was filled with energy and excitement. However, that was halted by the pandemic, the likes of

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

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

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,

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,

The Civil Authority Clause: How Does It Work?

The Business Income Coverage (BIC) form provided by ISO includes an Additional Coverage entitled Civil Authority.  Because of the hurricane activity in coastal North Carolina in the last few years, several questions about the coverage and how it works have arisen.  So, it may be time to take a more in depth look at this