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    LABOR OF LOVE

LABOR OF LOVE

BROKEN GLASS LABOR OF LOVE A family history of union involvement inspires this agent to focus on their insurance needs By Elisabeth Boone, CPCU The longer I’m in this business, the more intriguing stories I hear about the sometimes circuitous paths insurance professionals navigate to become involved in the industry. For example, Sally Corbin, who majored in international relations and then earned a law degree, might have been expected to

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    CYBER SMARTS

CYBER SMARTS

CYBER SMARTS The Accredited Cyber Risk Advisor program prepares agents to shine in the complex world of cyber liability By Elisabeth Boone, CPCU It wasn’t so long ago that no one had heard of cyber risk and no insurer offered coverage to address the exposure. While hackers, phishers, and assorted scam artists were swindling their way through the World Wide Web, it was business as usual for corporations, nonprofit entities,

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    THE GREAT SNIPE HUNT

THE GREAT SNIPE HUNT

Public Policy Analysis & Opinion By Kevin P. Hennosy THE GREAT SNIPE HUNT CFA advocates for regulatory reforms … but “American drivers would see their annual premiums drop by $60 billion annually,” with the adoption of well-tested regulatory reforms, according to a report by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA). The complete report may be downloaded from the CFA website. No, Virginia, you should not plan on spending your cut

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    THE OTHER ISO

THE OTHER ISO

Risk Management By Randy Boss, CRA, CRM, MWCA, SHRM-SCP THE OTHER ISO International Standards Organization gives risk management a KISS What is ISO? We don’t mean the entity that we commonly refer to as ISO: Insurance Services Office. We’re talking about the International Organization for Standardization, which develops and publishes specifications for products, services, and systems. These standards are intended to ensure quality, safety, and efficiency. This ISO is instrumental

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    THE SCHOOL OF HARD WORK

THE SCHOOL OF HARD WORK

BROKEN GLASS THE SCHOOL OF HARD WORK This powerhouse producer manages a multi-million-dollar book while mentoring young people and raising money for charity We’re pleased to present another article in our Broken Glass series, in which we talk with a woman in the independent agency business about the challenges and rewards she has experienced throughout her career. This month we profile Gundi Hofmann-Abell, a housewife who suddenly found herself a

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