Technology Archive

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

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

Where Insurance Meets Technology

The following blog post was written by Delwin Clark, of Trapp Insurance Group in Cary, NC. Delwin currently serves as a member of IIANC’s iLEAD committee. Agents throughout the country work hard every day to find the competitive edge to gain and retain clients, whether it’s the growth of their network, or becoming an expert

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

Tech Tips: What is Multi-Factor Authentication?

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. Recently, you might have received a request from a carrier or vendor asking

Are You a “Rocky I” or “Rocky III” Agency?

The TrustedChoice.com/Agency Nation Elevate Conference was recently held in New Orleans, LA.  There were 18 agents from North Carolina in attendance – a great showing!  Elevate is an annual conference put on by Agency Nation that attracts many agents who are thinking about how to do business in a new way.  The topics and speakers

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

Three Keys to Getting Noticed with Video

Video has become a powerful tool for attracting prospects to your agency. And while it’s important to have video on your website, social media platforms provide the biggest opportunity for getting attention from your ideal customers. Easy, right? Just create a video and post it on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. Sure, you can

No One Wins Selling ‘Status-Quo’

The following blog post is by Jeff Roy, CEO of Excalibur Insurance, who is 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! In every category, thinking differently is the underlying catalyst for evolving the customer experience,

Tech Tips: Create a Strong Password Program for Your Agency

Tech Tips is 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. If there is one single thing any agency can do to better safeguard their data,