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

Meet the Staff: Professional Development

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! PLUS

How Does a Deductible Work?

I know this sounds like a very simple question, but over the years I have asked this question in classes and there has been some uncertainty in the answers I have gotten.  Let’s take a scenario.  We have a property insurance policy with a limit of insurance of $100,000 (it does not make any difference

10 Mistakes Insurance Agency Owners and Agency Leaders Make on a Regular Basis

The following blog post is by Billy R. Williams, Ph.D., a keynote speaker at this year’s AC2019. Don’t miss his legendary sessions at this awesome event – register today! I was recently teaching a class at a college where I am an adjunct professor and one of the students who had just passed their P&C

Meet the Staff: NCAIA

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

If You Got’m, Smoke’m: New Cannabis Endorsements for Commercial Insurance

The legalization of cannabis is a growing trend in America.  We are lucky to have a national authority on cannabis and insurance here in North Carolina: Dr. Brenda Wells at East Carolina University is recognized as one of the most knowledgeable insurance authorities on this subject.  Access to some of her work on this subject

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

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