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    THE REBIRTH

THE REBIRTH

Texas agency finds new ways to take care of clients Bigham-Kliewer-Chapman-Watts,now doing business as BKCW Insurance, Risk Management & Benefits, Killeen, Texas, traces its roots back to 1952 when William S. Bigham of Waco was asked by a friend to recommend an agent in Killeen. He couldn’t. So he became one, starting out in life insurance and then forming a partnership in 1958 and opening his first agency. When the

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    COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD WINNER “TAKES ON” AN ENTIRE STATE

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD WINNER “TAKES ON” AN ENTIRE STATE

Mississippi Children’s Hospital is the beneficiary The winner of this year’s Rough Notes Company Community Service Award occupies a somewhat unique place among previous winners. Many who have been honored since the Award was launched almost 20 years ago have focused on “giving back” to their local communities. It is their business associates, friends and neighbors who have supported them through the years, and they want to return the favor

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    AAH, THE ACRONYMS: CPCU—NOT CAMPFIRE PERSONALITIES CALIBRATING UKULELES

AAH, THE ACRONYMS: CPCU—NOT CAMPFIRE PERSONALITIES CALIBRATING UKULELES

Designation series concludes with the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter And we’re back. Our last ­­­installment’s text contained numerous country music song titles. Let’s keep that vibe going with a somber campfire under the stars, as it’s now time to conclude our series on designations with the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU®). So, grab your friends and make some S’mores. “Some more of what? I haven’t had anything yet, so how

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    ABILITY FROM DISABILITY

ABILITY FROM DISABILITY

Taking the “dis” out of disability “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight with no vision.”  —Helen Keller From the time he was a small child dealing with hearing loss, Rick Poplin instinctively drew upon a “life vision” to succeed despite his difficulties. When his grandmother discovered that he was reading lips in the third grade, she saw to it that he was evaluated. The diagnosis: nerve

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    STREAMLINING APPS

STREAMLINING APPS

Insurtech startup brings simplicity to new business and renewal data gathering Insurtech continues to dominate the conversation in industry circles. Often, these discussions—and related initiatives—focus on disintermediating agents and finding ways to go directly to consumers. But that’s not always the case. Some startups, including Indio Technologies, exist to support local agents. “We believe the agent channel is extremely valuable,” says Michael Furlong, Indio founder and CEO. “Agents and brokers

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