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Guest Post: Reading Forms: Is It Really Necessary?
We are grateful for friend of the Academy, Chris Burand, President of Burand & Associates, LLC for this timely article. Thanks, Chris! Now, let’s get to his question: Is it really necessary to read forms? Of course not! Lots of …

POSTED APRIL 24, 2019 12:00 PM
The Lowdown: The Silent Battle Between Agencies and Companies
P&C insurance companies are scared. Not all are scared, of course. Some are big enough, some are smart enough, and others are ignorant enough to not be scared about the future of insurance distribution. The ones that are scared are …

POSTED APRIL 23, 2019 4:20 PM
Techquake: The Biggest Threat to California’s Tech-Sector May Lie Directly Beneath its Feet
California’s technology sector has had a tough year with state and federal policymakers, to say nothing of the general public. Concerns about the size and scope of internet firms have led to a “techlash,” bringing with it uncomfortable hearings and …

POSTED APRIL 23, 2019 2:48 PM
4 Insights From the Conference I Just Attended
I’m at the AAIS Main Event this week and I’ve learned a lot. I go to a lot of different events for a lot of different reasons. I go to this event in part to network and meet people that …

POSTED APRIL 17, 2019 12:00 PM
What’s the most important thing today?
I use the Academy Journal blog for a lot of different things. Sometimes, it’s technical, and quotes policy language. Other times, it’s more philosophical in nature and gets to what I think about things. Today’s post is going to be …

POSTED APRIL 10, 2019 12:00 PM
How (and Why) to Start a Podcast
I’ve been a podcast fan for many years. So, starting a podcast for me was an exciting opportunity. Though, it was not something I had expected I would ever do. After a year of publishing Insurance Happy Hour, I don’t …

POSTED APRIL 05, 2019 11:15 PM
The Lowdown: May is National Safety Stand-Down Month
What’s coming up for your construction clients? The 6th annual National Safety Stand-Down takes place May 6-10, 2019. First initiated by OSHA in 2014, the week encourages construction companies of all sizes to participate in ‘stand-downs’ – a specific time …

POSTED APRIL 03, 2019 5:20 PM
Burst Sewer Pipes, Condos, and Coverage
We had an interesting question come in this week so I thought I would address it publicly. I’ve edited the question for space and to avoid disclosing any identifiable details. “I live in a condo building. A sewage pipe burst, …

POSTED APRIL 03, 2019 12:00 PM
How Your Agency Can Find the Bigger Picture of Digital Marketing
This post is part of a series sponsored by ITC (Insurance Technologies Corporation). The insurance industry is perhaps one of the last to go through digital disruption caused by the internet. It’s true the ground is shifting. For independent agents …

POSTED APRIL 01, 2019 7:00 AM
Severe Weather Season is Here
This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. Severe convective storms—the group name given to tornadoes, hail, and straight-line winds—are among the most common and damage-inducing natural catastrophes in the United States, frequently topping the lists of annual …

POSTED MARCH 28, 2019 10:09 PM

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