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    WORKING HER MAGIC

WORKING HER MAGIC

WORKING HER MAGIC A young refugee builds an all-virtual, 100%-remote agency and wins raves from her clients By Elisabeth Boone, CPCU “This girl is magical!” exclaims long-time Majdas Touch Insurance client Bob Ligget, a consultant based in Salt Lake City. “I delight in referring others to her. I tell them they won’t find a more committed and responsive agent. She radiates passion for what she does.” “I refer everyone I

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    A GROWING CONCERN

A GROWING CONCERN

Broken Glass A GROWING CONCERN Acquiring eight locations over I3 years, this agency owner is good to grow By Elisabeth Boone, CPCU Just back from California, recently married, and with a one-year-old daughter, Lee Ann Pridgeon knew she needed to find a job with flexible hours so she could achieve that elusive state known as work/life balance. Insurance definitely wasn’t on her radar screen, so when an acquaintance told her

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    HELPING MILITARY FAMILIES

HELPING MILITARY FAMILIES

Salute to Service HELPING MILITARY FAMILIES Patra initiatives train and employ military spouses and support children’s organizations By Christopher W. Cook One of the five things that you need to know about military families, according to a similarly titled blog post on the United Services Organization (USO) website, is that the children in military families are “always the new kid.” It states that “most military families move every two to

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    NAIC URGES HUD TO ALLOW DISCRETION ON FLOOD INSURANCE

NAIC URGES HUD TO ALLOW DISCRETION ON FLOOD INSURANCE

Public Policy Analysis & Opinion By Kevin P. Hennosy NAIC URGES HUD TO ALLOW DISCRETION ON FLOOD INSURANCE Federal loan insurance auditors want no part of flood risk The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) went to bat for private flood insurers in a letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The letter urges HUD “to consider further aligning its rule with the federal banking regulators’

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    A PASSION FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE

A PASSION FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE

BROKEN GLASS A PASSION FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE Washington agency owner gives back with her whole heart—and builds relationships that drive revenue growth By Elisabeth Boone, CPCU Stories abound of the unexpected ways in which people find themselves owning an independent agency. From the sudden death of a parent to a chance encounter with a future mentor, the paths to agency ownership are as colorful and varied as the leaves of

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