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Apr 22
Industry Roundup: April 22nd

The Basic C​​ybersecurity Controls That Every Company MUST Have

When it comes to cybersecurity, don't underestimate the importance of basic controls. You and your employees are exposed in the pandemic-induced work from home environment to new cyber risks, raising the stakes for cyber best practices and education. Cyber criminals seek out the lowest hanging fruit. They're attacking organizations without the most basic controls, such as those with insecure remote desktop protocol (RDP) and those that lack multi-factor authentication (MFA) for remote access or administrative access into corporate networks. Make sure your agency is promoting basic cybersecurity measures.

Employee Ben​​​efits in 2021: 3 Trends for the 'Next Normal'

Employee benefits offerings that were important a year and a half ago might not seem as important to employees now, and benefits they had never even thought about might now be at the top of their wish list.  Be sure you are in tune with your employees so that you can retain those that are of value to you.

Watch Out for These Employm​​ent Practices Liability Risks

As more individuals receive vaccines for COVID-19, businesses have begun to make the shift from a work from home environment and are now adjusting to a hybrid that blends remote and in-person engagement. There have been four issues affecting employment practices liability: the coronavirus, social inflation, a rise in biometric claims and an increase in sexual harassment claims. Are you adequately covering your commercial clients?

Guide to Succes​​sful Email Marketing Campaigns for Insurance Agencies

Email marketing may seem like a black box for you, especially if you don't have much experience with launching such campaigns, but there are a few key steps and tips that can help demystify the process.

Trusted Choice has marketing materials you can start using today. Get started.​

Marijuana and Persona​​l Lines Coverage: What Your Clients Should Know

From homeowners to auto coverage to health and life insurance, cannabis use may not have automatic repercussions, but there certainly are areas where pot can sneak in to affect personal lines clients' premiums. Be sure you are educating your staff and your policyholders on these risks.

State of the​​ Association: The Big 'I' Leads the Way

Big “I" Chairman Jon Jensen presented the State of the Association address to Big “I" Virtual Legislative Conference attendees, offering hope and encouragement after what can only be described as a very difficult year.

'We Have the Oppo​​​rtunity to Enter a New Era of Bipartisanship,' Says Sen. Manchin

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) encouraged congressional leaders to reach across the aisle to support America's economic recovery and return Capitol Hill to its founding principles.

Rep. Go​​​ttheimer Seeks 'Common-Sense Solutions' on Capitol Hill

“Despite what you may see on Twitter, TV and on cable news with all the screaming and yelling, there's still plenty of us that are focused on where we can get agreement and where we can find common-sense solutions," Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-New Jersey) said.

Biden's Big​​ Government Will 'Kill Jobs,' Warns Sen. Scott

Sen. Rick Scott (R-Florida) discussed how federal overreach by the Biden administration will negatively impact small businesses and the economy's recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Rep. Luetke​​​meyer Talks Tax Increase Dangers and State-Based Insurance Regulation

Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Missouri) warned that for small businesses to continue to recover, stimulus via the federal government should be temporary.

Lemonade G​​​ears up for Entry Into Car Insurance Market

On April 20, the startup insurance company Lemonade announced its plans to launch Lemonade Car within the year. Interested customers can register online now for updates as the company rolls out the coverage at a later date.

The Rise of t​he Digital Insurance Agency: 3 Award-Winning Agents Share How They Drive Growth with Digital

Join this complimentary webcast for a deep dive into the research, while hearing about real world examples from agents who are winning with digital. During the webcast you will learn how to:

  • Embrace digital transformation successfully through research and case studies
  • Identify which specific digital capabilities to implement to drive revenue growth
  • Learn what high growth agencies are prioritizing in 2021.

There's no fee to attend.​


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