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Agent & Broker Insider

Oct 19, 2019

A Message From the Editor

There is a lot of information – and questions – surrounding the cannabis industry. For the agents and brokers working with cannabis businesses, understanding the risks involved and coverage needed is critical. An upcoming free webinar will take an in-depth look at the types of coverage required by these various cannabis entities, from growers and manufacturers to retailers. Learn more and register to attend in the article below. We also explore the ways ocean risks are opening up opportunities for specialized agents and brokers, and lessons on how to prospect with purpose.

– Heather Turner, digital managing editor


Today's marine shipping risks demand agent, broker expertise

By Elaine Stattler

The more goods are shipped by sea, the greater the opportunities for ocean marine insurance agents and brokers. Read More


The business implications of legalized cannabis

By Patricia L. Harman and Mariah Brown

A new webinar looks at the real estate and insurance needs of commercial cannabis growers, manufacturers and retailers. Read More

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4 practical ways for agents to elevate their digital engagement

Independent insurance agents must invest in digital transformation to meet the changing needs of consumers — especially millennials. Read More


The '10 commandments' of prospecting

By Bryce Sanders

There was no social media or cold calling in ancient times. If there were, these rules may have been written in stone. Read More


'Disturbing' disparities found in auto insurance discounts for millions

By Steven A. Meyerowitz

An investigation found that group discounts 'disproportionately and adversely affected' millions of Calif. drivers. Read More


Latest jobs report prompts question: Is the economy crawling or stalling?

By Katia Dmitrieva and Reade Pickert

A recent jobs report offers evidence that the once-hot labor market is losing steam. Read More


The top 10 tax-friendly states of 2019

By Michael S. Fischer

Kiplinger compared states using a formula that accounts for income, property, sales and fuel taxes. Read More


What employers need to know about the U.S.'s evolving marijuana laws

By Jill Lashay

Conflicting marijuana laws at the state and federal level have created a confusing legal environment for employers. Read More


What to 'get right' in the era of privacy, data ownership

By Emad Isaac

Technology is playing a bigger role in a number of insurance areas, including targeted marketing, quoting and claims. Read More

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