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Agent & Broker Insider

Sep 20, 2021

A Message From the Editor

Agents and brokers advising cannabis-touching businesses now have an easy way to learn about their insurance needs with the new Cannabis Insurance Coverage Specialist (CICS) program. The program is approved for continuing education credits in Arizona, Illinois, Ohio and Washington, with approval pending in California, Colorado, Nevada, New York and Oregon. Click here for more details.
In this week's Agent and Broker newsletter, we cover how to address wildfire coverage questions with clients, highlights from our webinar featuring the 2021 Agency of the Year winners, an interview with Aon's Jennifer Bell and our weekly Coverage Q&A.

– Heather Turner, managing editor


ALM launches new cannabis-related certification for the insurance industry

By Patricia L. Harman

The Cannabis Insurance Coverage Specialist will prepare insurance professionals for an emerging growth industry. Read More

Editor's Letter

Leaders from winning insurance agencies impart advice

By Elana Ashanti Jefferson

In need of inspiration? Check out the webcast "Agency of the Year Winners: How to Enhance Business and Client Relations." Read More


Nicholas lashes the Gulf Coast after Ida devastation

By Brian K. Sullivan, Josh Saul and Maxwell Adler

Torrential rain from Storm Nicholas could last for days, knocking out power and unleashing floods across Texas and Louisiana. Read More

Best Practices

Addressing wildfire risks and policy concerns with clients

By Bradley J. Nevins

Here is how brokers can help clients better understand homeowners insurance and coverage for fire-related losses. Read More


Pandemic-proofing an insurance agency

By Oliver Connor

Failing to adopt a hybrid work model could be the kiss of death to insurance agencies. Here's why. Read More


Executive Insights: Aon North America CEO Jennifer Bell

By Steve Hallo

The newly minted CEO discusses two of her passions, golf and giving back, as well as where the industry is heading. Read More


40 years of watching independent agents adapt to survive

By Sam J. Friedman

Despite emerging challenges, independent agents are not likely 'going the way of the milkman' anytime soon. Read More

Best Practices

The future of ultra-targeted insurance: Get bigger by thinking smaller

By Sarah Jones

Insurance firms that use data to understand customers can create relevant market positioning to stand out amongst competitors. Read More

Save the Date

America's Claims Executive Leadership Forum & Expo 2020

Join us for the ACE Virtual Leadership Forum & Expo on July 13-15, 2020 for the annual gathering of professionals leading, managing, and innovating the claims process and customer experience. Learn More


Digital Claims Processing: The Cornerstone of a Successful Technology Strategy for Insurers

Sponsored by: VPay

Consumers want claims payments to be fast and easy. Are you delivering? Learn More

WEBCAST DATE: September 22, 2021

Identifying Fraud in Underwriting Risks for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses

Join this complimentary webcast for a discussion of the risks for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), types of insurance fraud and how you can protect against it. Learn More

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