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    Networks Work

Networks Work

Networks Work Insights from independent insurance agency network leaders By Elisabeth Boone, CPCU As agencies look for ways to strengthen their operations and their competitive position—during and coming out of the pandemic—a number of options exist. One that seems to be gaining traction involves agency networks (or clusters, or aggregators, or groups, or probably one of a number of other types of entity). Such groups are actively engaged in supporting

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    RISK MANAGEMENT AND COVID-19

RISK MANAGEMENT AND COVID-19

Risk Management By Randy Boss, CRA, CRM, MWCA, SHRM-SCP RISK MANAGEMENT AND COVID-19 Risk advisors can drive solutions to the challenges we face amid the pandemic It’s been quite a ride since we were first impacted by COVID-19, and we are not out of the woods yet. Unfortunately, pandemics can last up to two years unless a vaccine is developed. They can also include waves of infections, so just about

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    GAO CALLS FOR REFORMS TO STRENGTHEN FEMA’S FLOOD PROGRAM CAPABILITIES

GAO CALLS FOR REFORMS TO STRENGTHEN FEMA’S FLOOD PROGRAM CAPABILITIES

Public Policy Analysis & Opinion By Kevin P. Hennosy GAO CALLS FOR REFORMS TO STRENGTHEN FEMA’S FLOOD PROGRAM CAPABILITIES In 20I7, 95% of NFIP communities did not participate in the rating system On May 5, 2020, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on the National Flood Insurance Program (NIFP) that suggests reforms to make the program more efficient. The report used Texas and Florida experience to assess the

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    TRANSFORMING RETIREMENT: BLUEPRINT FOR BUILDING A ROBUST LIFE

TRANSFORMING RETIREMENT: BLUEPRINT FOR BUILDING A ROBUST LIFE

TRANSFORMING RETIREMENT: BLUEPRINT FOR BUILDING A ROBUST LIFE Finding passion and purpose with a self-guided game plan By Elisabeth Boone, CPCU Passion … purpose … service to others … personal fulfillment … You might see those words on a recruitment poster for the Peace Corps, a scouting organization, or a youth rally. You probably don’t associate those terms with the concept of life after retirement—but there you would be wrong.

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    Determined and Persistent

Determined and Persistent

Broken Glass Determined and Persistent Changing careers and starting from scratch By Elisabeth Boone, CPCU When Rebecca Barens was working toward a degree in interior design at Michigan State University, she clearly wasn’t planning to pursue a career in insurance. Now she’s the owner of a thriving independent agency with three offices across Michigan. What happened? “I graduated in 2001, and I figured out pretty quickly that I didn’t like

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