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    PHISHING THE BIG WATERS

PHISHING THE BIG WATERS

NAMIC convention session alerts attendees to spear phishers’ activities Thanks to technology (see what I did there), I was able to attend this year’s National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies convention virtually via their Connect Differently option. A session on cyber security was an eye-opener for me, diving into the details of how hackers operate. Delivered by Joe Cicero, an IT security instructor at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, the session

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    AAH, THE ACRONYMS: CIC—NOT CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM

AAH, THE ACRONYMS: CIC—NOT CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM

Young professionals share the value of their CIC designations In the opening installment of this series, we gave an overview ofthe organizations that offer designationsand how they can be beneficial to youngprofessionals. This month we’re going to hear from young professionals as theyshare their experiences in earning their CIC—who remembers what this stands for from the last issue? It’s definitely not chocolate ice cream. Certified Insurance Counselor There’s the answer

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    AAH, THE ACRONYMS:  A NEWBIE’S LOOK AT DESIGNATIONS

AAH, THE ACRONYMS: A NEWBIE’S LOOK AT DESIGNATIONS

Young Professionals A new series explores designations and the value of earning them I’m not an “insurance” guy;   I’ve mentioned this before. When I first started working for The Rough Notes Company, I got confused when I saw all the acronyms after people’s names—I was literally like, WTH? Luckily, upon starting the job, I received a copy of Insurance Words & Their Meanings published by The Rough Notes Company, to

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    BE AN EXPERT

BE AN EXPERT

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS The benefits of finding a specialty and how to get ahead of your competition Over the past several decades, I’ve seen the move from generalist to specialist in the insurance industry enrich many agents. What separates some highly successful agents from their competition is their ability to become the experts in their specialty. Why? Clients look for value in their purchases. Clients will pay for expertise. In insurance,

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    FROM PUPPIES AND KITTENS TO NATIONAL INSURANCE AWARD WINNER

FROM PUPPIES AND KITTENS TO NATIONAL INSURANCE AWARD WINNER

Working at an animal hospital paves the road for a successful career for the 2017 PIA National Young Insurance Professional of the Year We’d all love a job where we could play with puppies and kittens all day, right? I’d probably say “no,” but only because I have allergies. Working with these adorable animals is where it all began for Crystal Rose Cathcart, regional relationship director at Middletown, Connecticut’s MarketStance,

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