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March 29   Issue 250

  • New Business Fill-in Forms
  • DOL Issue New Worker Classification Rule
  • Why Documentation Will Make Sure You Never Speak to an E&O Claims Handler
  • 2024 Agency Universe Study Research is Underway
  • How Independent Agnets Win Against Competitors
  • What Insurers Pay Attention to on Roof Age and Shingles
  • Spring Into Action with Data Driven Decisions On-Demand Complimentary Webinar
  • More Resources to Support Your Agency in the Hard Market

February 29   Issue 249

  • Navigating the Hard Market: How Agencies are Reacting
  • Take a Look at Lloyds
  • Data-Driven Marketing Webinar
  • Demystifying AI in Insurance
  • Consumers Think Homeowners and Renters Policies Cover Flood Damage
  • Patrick McHenry to Speak at Big I Legislative Conference
  • The E&O Guardian
  • Your Ultimate Guide to Navigate Social Media in 2024

February 1   Issue 248

  • Big I Board Adopts Hard Market Policy Statement
  • 2024 Big I Legislative Conference Registration Open
  • National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorized Until March 8
  • Big I Employee Benefits
  • Big I Retirement Plans
  • 5 Trends Shapng the Independent Agency System
  • What Can the Big 'I' Do For You?
  • 5-Minute E&O Fixes
  • Future-Proof Your Agency Through Growth Marketing

January 10   Issue 247

  • Hardening Markets: Carrier Rehabilitation/ Liquidation
  • Corporate Transparency Act
  • New SOAR Service Helps Identify Big I Member Benefits to Assist Your Agency
  • Remember to Renew Your Complimentary Big I ACORD License

December 20, 2023   Issue 246

  • IIABAZ Holiday Schedule
  • Renew Your Complimentary Big I ACORD License
  • "In Your Corner" Free Ads
  • Free Social Media Content Canlendar
  • Nearly 70% of Insurance Consumers Are Reviewing Their Policies
  • Need Assistance Navigating Your Member Benefits?

November 21, 2023   Issue 245

  • UM/UIM - What You Should Know in Arizona
  • Trusted Choice

October 31, 2023   Issue 244

  • From the Courtroom to Coverage: UM/UIM Developments You Need to Know
  • New Hard Market Flyers Released
  • Small Business Day Choose Local Campaign

October 24, 2023   Issue 243

  • Sample Agency Procedure Manual
  • Workers's Compensation Rates Decrease for the 10th Consecutive Year
  • 2023 Best Practices Study Update
  • "The Phantom Hacker:" FBI Phoenix Warns Public of New Financial Scam
  • October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

September 18, 2023   Issue 242

  • Hard Market Video for IIABAZ Members
  • Big I Markets
  • Technology Resources for Your Agency

August 31, 2023   Issue 241

  • Arizona Big I's National ABEN Day!
  • New Flood Maps for Munds Park Area in Coconino County
  • 12 Tips for Selling in a Hard Market
  • How Reinsurance Rates Are Contributing to the Hard Market
  • P&C Market to Remain Unprofitable Unit 2025
  • Big I Releases 2023 Market Share Report

August 17, 2023   Issue 240

  • Auto-Owners Agency Contract Review
  • Remote Proctored Licensing Exams in Arizona
  • Access Sample Coverage Declination Forms
  • Environmental Checklist Available to IIABAZ Members
  • Charts, White Papers, and Quizzes Oh My!
  • Using Text Messages for Marketing and Improved Customer Experience Webinar

July 20, 2023   Issue 239

  • IIABAZ Recognizes Exceptional Individuals with Awards
  • Hard Market Toolkit
  • Licensing Class Scheduled in November

July 11, 2023   Issue 238

  • The State of Tech in Independent Insurance Agencies
  • No One Said it Would be Easy. Navigating the Current Hard Market Free Webinar
  • Strategize & Deploy: Tech-based Solutions for Today's Insurance Agents - Complimentary LinkedIn Live Event
  • The Arizona Surplus Line 2023A Tax Report

June 30, 2023   
Issue 237

  • YIP Roundtable on Navigating the Challenges of Insurance
  • Arizona State Legislature Still in Longest Running Session
  • Big "I" Issues Apology for Rusbuldt Remarks
  • TechCompare Marketing Reimbursement Dollars Available
  • IIABAZ Wins 2023 Diamond Excellence in Insurance Education Award

June 8, 2023   Issue 236

  • Arizona's New Dog Breed Statute and DIFI FAQ's
  • Renewal Commissions on Work Comp Assigned Risk Policies
  • Privacy Notice Requirements Changed Years Ago
  • IIABAZ Officers and Directors Named for New Term
  • Free Commercial Producer Onboarding Guide
  • Senate Reintroduces Bill to Make 20% Tax Deduction Permanent for Small Businesses
  • Are You Monitoring Producer KPI's?
  • Two Free Tech Webinars for Memebers

May 5, 2023   Issue 235

  • Updated Trusted Choice Pledge of Performance
  • Putting ChatGPT to the Insurance Coverage Test
  • 2023 Agency Outlook and Trends
  • Agents Help Needed on CREW Survey
  • Donate to AAPAC and InsurPac

April 11, 2023   Issue 234

  • Westfield is Available to IIABAZ Members on Big I Markets
  • Clebe Best Joins the Arizona Big I Team
  • TechCompate Platforms Now Live for IIABAZ Members
  • April is Distracted Driving and Flood Awareness Month

March 20, 2023   Issue 233

  • Emerging Cyber Risk Trend: Pixels and Tracking Technology
  • 6-Step Lifecycle Helps You Master Customer Experience
  • Big I Agency Universe Study
  • Agency Technology Summary for IIABAZ Members
  • Big I Testifies Before Congress on NFIP Funding, Potential Reforms

February 24, 2023    Issue 232

  • New Director of DIFI Appointed by Governor Hobbs
  • OSHA Withdrawals Proposal to Revoke Arizona's State Plan
  • Virtual Open House for Updated Oak Canyon Flood Maps for Coconino County
  • Agency Marketing Reimbursment A Member Benefit
  • Social Media Training for Your Agency
  • ACORD Releases Results of Insurance 2040 Survey

January 25, 2023   Issue 231

  • Leadership Change-Up at Arizona DIFI
  • Economic Inflation, Social Inflation and your Agency
  • Win a Marketing Plan for Your Agency
  • AZ Rep. Ciscomani Appointed to US House Appropriations
  • Arizona DIFI Fraud Unit Case Results in Conviction and Over $2.5 Million in Restitution

December 16, 2022   Issue 230

  • Arizona Supreme Court Addressed Depreciation of Labor Expenses on Actual Cash Value Building Losses
  • Arizona Supreme Court Upholds Statutes Limiting Work Compensation Claims for Mental Illnesses
  • Big I Leaders Named Top D.C. Lobbyists
  • IIABAZ Holiday Closures
  • Economic Inflation, Social Inflation and your Agency
  • Using Tech Tools in the Fight Against Bank Fraud
  • Cybersecurity Tips Infographic Series
  • Big I Leaders Named Top D.C. Lobbyists by The Hill
  • Avoiding the Pitfalls of Holiday Parties

November 21, 2022  Issue 229

  • California to Require License Numbers on Agents' Emails
  • Video Marketing Best Practices
  • IIABAZ Donates to Hurricane Ian Disaster Relief
  • AZ DIFI Issues Cease and Desist Order to Amazon Home Warranty

October 31, 2022    Issue 228

  • Commercial Producer Onboarding Guide
  • Sample Agency Procedures Manual
  • Notice of DIFI's Updated Exemption Order Relating to Arizona Life & Health Filing Requirements
  • Bright Health Company of Arizona Will Not Offer Individual Health Plans in 2023

October 17, 2022    Issue 227

  • New Agency-Company Appointment Contracts Guide
  • Recent Legislation Covered in CISR Personal Auto Webinar
  • Preview of 2022 Midterm Elections
  • 2022 Agency Universe Findings
  • Independent Agent Performance and Satisfaction Survey

September 28, 2022 Issue 226

  • Arizona Supreme Court Rules on Depreciation of Labor
  • 2022 Best Practices Study Results Released 
  • DIFI's Legislative Summary
  • National ABEN Day 2022 Navigating the New and Non-Traditional Workplace
  • Big I Offers Support and Resources as Hurricane Ian Batters Florida

August 31, 2022  Issue 225

  • Arizona Midwest Food Bank Big I Volunteer Day
  • Marketing Reimbursements
  • LinkedIn Best Practices for Insurance Agencies
  • The Trusted Choice Disaster Relief Fund

July 27, 2022         Issue 224A

  • IIABAZ Recognizes Outstanding Individuals with Awards
  • IIABAZ Member Benefit - Big I MEP 401(K) Plan
  • Welcome to the New Age: Embracing Digital
  • Important Post-Flood Information From NFIP
  • New Free Summer-Themed Social Media Content

June 28, 2022        Issue 224

  • Association Officers and Directors Named for New Term

June 24, 2022        Issue 223

  • Bipartisan Budget Finally Passes
  • Delayed Effective Date on Dog Breed Discrimination Law
  • Flooding After Wildfires
  • New ADOT Auto Insurance Reporting Platform
  • The State of Insurance Agency Technology: Priorities and Challenges Webcast

May 17, 2022         Issue 222

  • DIFI Gets $4 Million Back for Arizona Consumers
  • Extension of Major Medical Transitional Policies
  • Free Agency Social Media Content
  • Nominate Deserving Candidates for Industry Recognition
  • Big I Arizona Staff - Ray Garcia

April 20, 2022         Issue 221

  • IIABAZ Opens Video Library
  • "On Point" Agency Owners Have Sales Options
  • Risk Rating 2.0: Equity in Action Webinars for Agents
  • Agency Nation Radio, Independent Agents' Podcast
  • Arizona's Unemployment Rate Lowest in 15 Years

March 31, 2022      Issue 220

  • Governor Ducey Signs Bill Simplifying Arizona's Business Personal Property Tax Law
  • Recent Arizona Dram Shop Court Case Finds Statutes Preempts Common Law Negligence Claim
  • Don't Wait for Wildfires to Start, Prepare and Be Aware
  • Risk Rating 2.0 Hits April 1 Renewals
  • The 2022 Agency Universe Study Needs Your Participation

March 16, 2022      Issue 219

  • Action Needed Ahead of Risk Rating 2.0 Implementation for Renewal Policies
  • Recent Business Cyber Attack Reporting Requirements
  • Proposition 208 Officially Dead

February 28, 2022 Issue 218

  • Get a Free Website Analysis from Trusted Choice!
  • Insurance Career Day Toolkits Available
  • ISO's 2022 Homeowners' Changes
  • Arizona DIFI Report and Enforcement

February 2, 2022   Issue 217

  • Where is Our Industry with MFA?
  • Remember to Renew Your Agency's ACORD End User License 
  • Jesse Watters Featured Speaker at Big I Legislative Conference
  • DIFI Director Daniels Appointed to NAIC and CSBS
  • ISO's 2022 Homeowners' Changes
  • Does Your E&O Coverage Match Your Operation?
  • It's Identity Theft Awareness Week

January 13, 2022   Issue 216

  • ISO's 2022 Homeowners' Changes; Some Big, Some Small, But All Important
  • Insurance Agency Standard of Care - Duty to Advise
  • DOL Releases Guidance on Health Insurance Compensation Disclosure Requirements
  • Become a Best Practices Agency, The Time is Now!
  • DIFI Releases Uniform Prior Authorization Request Forms
  • Arizona Minimum Wage Increased
  • US Supreme Court Blocks OSHA Vaccine or Test Rule
  • Arizona State Legislature Kicked Off