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ROOTS OF THIS BUSINESS

THE REAL “ROOTS” OF THIS BUSINESS Faltering insurtechs embrace agents   Apps can do many things, but … only humans can be invested with trust. Sustainable growth comes from building on that trust, not from facilitating blind transactions. By Joseph S. Harrington, CPCU Apps can do many things, but … only humans can be invested with trust. Sustainable growth comes from building on that trust, not from facilitating blind transactions.

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    FOCUS DRIVES GROWTH

FOCUS DRIVES GROWTH

FOCUS DRIVES GROWTH IN GENEROSITY Texas-based agency wins Rough Notes 2021 Community Service Award By Alice Ashby Roettger This year’s winner of the coveted Rough Notes Community Service Award has taken a unique approach to giving back to its community—one that finds its genesis in an agency CEO’s childhood experiences. But first, let’s consider the backstory of the service award itself. In his many travels throughout the country, independent agent

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    INTEGRITY, HELPING OTHERS

INTEGRITY, HELPING OTHERS

INTEGRITY, HELPING OTHERS, AND BEING OF SERVICE Combined Insurance finds success with veteran recruitment program By Christopher W. Cook A 2021 Best Employer for Vets in Military Times. A 2021 Best of the Best Award winner for being a Veteran-Friendly Company in U.S. Veterans Magazine. A 2022 Top 10 Military Friendly Spouse Employer and the number one Military Friendly Employer according to VIQTORY, a data-driven military marketing company, and the

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    ENERGY ENTHUSIASM POWER GROWTH

ENERGY ENTHUSIASM POWER GROWTH

ENERGY + ENTHUSIASM POWER GROWTH AND PROFITS Award-winning broker blends professional success with community involvement By Elisabeth Boone, CPCU Have you ever known anyone who seemed to create her own energy field? Meet Brenda Allison, HIP, AFIS, who owns Coast General Insurance Brokers in Ventura, California, and who despite her hectic schedule manages to find time to be involved in her community in meaningful ways. “I had a dynamic career

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APPROACH TO EXISTENTIAL THREAT

A HAPHAZARD APPROACH TO AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT NAIC’s letter to the Federal Insurance Office is unfettered by details “Given the long–term threat and the short–term nature of politics, the failure of policymakers to address climate change, … is an existential threat.” —Evan G. Greenberg Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Chubb Limited/Chubb Group   By Kevin P. Hennosy On November 11, 2021, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) answered a request

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