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    THE POWER OF TECH

THE POWER OF TECH

Digital advances deliver increased benefits to construction firms and their insurance partners According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, fatal accidents in construction were up 5% in 2016—the latest year for which statistics are available —and are at the highest level since 2008. Non-fatal injuries, of course, also are of concern; in addition to physical and human harm, they have significant business impact, leading to lost time, lower productivity and

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    SLIDING SCALE: HOW THE INTERNET OF THINGS IS RESIZING INSURANCE

SLIDING SCALE: HOW THE INTERNET OF THINGS IS RESIZING INSURANCE

ISO Emerging Issues Perspective A look inside the IoT toolbox On a scale of life’s intriguing questions,  the subject of insurance probably rates a notch above dental exams and somewhat below births, marriages, and lottery wins. But hold on: Connected technology is rapidly making things more interesting. The Internet of Things (IoT) and its avalanche of useful data are rumbling into the insurance space. IoT brings the potential for reduced

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    FACEBOOK AD DATA VS. GOOGLE ANALYTICS

FACEBOOK AD DATA VS. GOOGLE ANALYTICS

Tactical Tech Understanding the differences is key to interpreting the results of your online marketing If your agency is like ours, then you are metrics and data driven, and always look for areas where you can improve. When it comes to our producers, our staff, and our marketing, all aspects of Paradiso Insurance are tracked so we can always be striving to be better. As we approach 2018, we have

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    POTENTIAL REALIZED, AUGIE CONTINUES TO DELIVER

POTENTIAL REALIZED, AUGIE CONTINUES TO DELIVER

Industry-wide initiative builds on successes to drive ongoing improvement for agents More than 17 years ago—in May 2001, to be exact—in the pages of Rough Notes, we quoted long-time insurance-tech guru John Ashenhurst discussing a then-new confab of agents and other industry professionals. “There’s a new voice for agents,” he said: “The ACORD User Groups Information Exchange—AUGIE. The idea is to bring together the heads of the various user groups—the

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    AGENTS: ROLL WITH THE TECHNOLOGY JUGGERNAUT

AGENTS: ROLL WITH THE TECHNOLOGY JUGGERNAUT

TechKnowFile Achieve growth by assessing technology quickly and remaining adaptable and flexible Do not compete; adapt. This is the message agents need to hear and take to heart. As so-called disruptors permeate the insurance field, it’s important to learn to leverage technology to enhance your business and not get caught up in trying to compete with digital-only distribution channels. With the adoption of insurtech, agents would be wise to master

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