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CEO Message
// June 6, 2019

Over twelve years ago, we created the Fundamentals First training program in response to a need that we saw from our customers for training people who are new to the insurance industry. The program has allowed people with no insurance background to contribute more quickly in our customers’ offices by helping them to learn the…

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Hospitality and Liquor
// June 6, 2019

In 2018, alcohol sales in the U.S. reached an astonishing $253.8 billion (The Drinks Business). This was a $12.4 billion increase from 2017. Aside from a lot of zeros, these figures mean a huge opportunity for the liquor liability insurance industry. Anyone in the business of selling, serving or distributing alcohol has a need for…

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Commercial
// June 6, 2019

If you’ve ever flown on a plane, you’ve probably looked out the window from the sky and noticed the massive amount of undeveloped land in the U.S. The amount might be even more than you thought. According to a study done by the National Weather Service, the U.S. is made up of 2.27 billion acres…

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Professional
// June 6, 2019

A small business’s financial health is crucial to its success, and one key component to keeping a business financially healthy is making sure it is protected from errors and omissions (E&O) lawsuits. Unfortunately, according to a recent Forbes article, “fewer than three in 10 small business owners have a business owner’s policy…even fewer (21%) have…

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Personal
// June 6, 2019

According to 2018 National Association of Realtors research, 30% of vacation property owners and 32% of investment property owners planned to rent their homes as short-term rentals last year. As the number of properties rented on a short-term basis continues to rise, policyholders need to ensure they have adequate coverage. Coverage needs will vary depending…

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Commercial
// June 6, 2019

The food industry is growing rapidly throughout the U.S. Many people dream of opening their own restaurant to serve their creative dishes to the public, and one way these self-starters achieve their goal is by first opening a food truck or serving food from a cart. In fact, the value of the U.S. food truck…

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Nonprofit
// June 6, 2019

Schoolchildren everywhere may be overjoyed at the thought of summer vacation, but that doesn’t mean the learning and activities will slow down. Traditional classes may be on a brief hiatus, but summer activities, like camps and clubs, are beginning — and these activities serve a multitude of purposes. Summer camps are not a new concept….

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Services
// June 6, 2019

According to a recent McKinsey & Company article, “Personalization — or reaching customers with targeted messaging, offers, and pricing at just the right time — is the future of insurance marketing.” This, however, can be a daunting task, especially with all the marketing avenues available today. The article mentions that companies of any size can…

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DPSI
// June 6, 2019

Privacy has become a front-and-center issue for consumers and businesses over the past couple of years. Huge concerns have emerged about how companies protect or fail to protect consumer data. While criticism has brewed over Google’s and Facebook’s lax privacy protections for years, the situation came to a head with the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal that…

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DPSI
// June 6, 2019

According to Shorr Packaging Corp., 54 million tons of freight move across the U.S. every day. Furthermore, the U.S. Department of Transportation projects that by 2040, 29 billion tons of freight will be transported every year, mostly on the back of a truck. Many experts attribute the rise in shipping to the so-called “Amazon effect,”…

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