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

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

Mergers and Acquisitions: Performing Due Diligence

The following blog post was written by Kurt Fickling, IIANC’s Agency Valuation Specialist. In this ever changing economic climate it may pay to know what your agency is worth.  Whether you are an agency owner or potential owner, an agency valuation will be necessary. Remember, the valuation will be the basis of the transaction. Kurt

Recap: 4th Annual IIANC Charity Golf Tournament

May 16th was a beautiful day at the prestigious Ballantyne Country Club in Charlotte, NC for the 4th Annual IIANC Charity Golf Tournament. We were thrilled to have 120 golfers participate in the tournament, in addition to the support of dozens of company and vendor sponsors. For the fourth year in a row, all net

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

Ride-Helling… (I’m sorry, I meant Ride-Hailing)

Insurance has traditionally been aggregated into two hemispheres: insurance for personal property and activities, and insurance for commercial property and activities. There has always been some use of commercial property for personal uses, i.e. a business vehicle used personally. However, coverage for the use of personal property or activities in a business or commercial manner

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