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Renowned in the insurance industry for our rigor, we pride ourselves in providing top-tier education for risk and insurance professionals. But how do we ensure that our
The wildfire season is intensifying, with regions like Canada, California, Texas, and Hawaii witnessing unprecedented destruction. With the U.S. Forest Service noting longer and more severe fire
The Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plans (MPIPHP) recently announced a substantial effort to assist unemployed film industry workers amid prolonged strikes. The MPIPHP will extend
In 2023 vehicle owners of a 2010 – 2021 Kia or a 2015 – 2021 Hyundai (with key starters) were suddenly (nearly overnight) at an increased risk
We interviewed our former intern, Dylan Smith, for Intern Appreciation Day! Dylan is a Finance and Marketing graduate from New Mexico State University. He was honored as
Picture the aftermath of a devastating natural disaster. Your client lost everything and now they have to deal with adjusters and a tedious claims process. Simultaneously, they
The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research is proud to announce the prestigious recognition of their Awkward Insurance Podcast at the 65th Annual Insurance Marketing & Communications Association (IMCA)
Each year, a group of exceptional insurance professionals are selected to represent their states and then compete to become the National Outstanding CSR of the Year. This prestigious
Like other countries with advanced industries, the United States has seen many changes in employee benefits over the years. These benefits have gone from basic health care to pet
The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research, a leader in professional insurance and risk management education, proudly announces its media partnership with the highly anticipated Insurtech
The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research continues to experiment with VR (Virtual Reality) elements. Through the incorporation of innovative experiential learning techniques, the organization aims
The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research announces a transformative learning subscription to help insurance professionals earn quality continuing education (CE) credits and complete new employee
Insurance professionals who want to enhance their knowledge of personal lines insurance can now enroll in the CISR Other Personal Lines Solutions course administered by The National Alliance for
Expanding the Risk & Insurance Industry’s Emerging Talent Pipeline The National Alliance proudly announces the rollout of our new Emerging Talent Partners Program, a funding initiative that
Seven Laredo Independent School District students earned the Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation in January through an innovative high school program. Administered by The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research, the CISR High School Program provided the students with the opportunity to earn the nationally recognized insurance designation before graduation. The program equips students with vital pre-career exposure and technical industry training, providing them with a significant advantage as they enter the workforce.
Risk management involves crucial skills that are becoming increasingly important in today’s business world. Many companies face a variety of risks, including financial, operational, reputational, and strategic. To manage these risks effectively, they need strong risk management practices and a skilled risk manager. In this post, we will explore the essential characteristics that every successful risk manager should have.
In September 2022, the FBI and the CISA (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency) warned of ransomware attacks “disproportionately targeting the [K-12] education sector.” In the same month, the
Here are five major takeaways from our PROfocus Cyber Risk course for insurance and risk professionals working with cyber liability.
Insurance producers understand the importance of continually improving knowledge and skills to better serve clients. One way to ensure that you stay on top of industry trends
Every year, cybercrime increases as criminals try to profit from insecure company systems. Attackers are frequently searching for ransom with 53% of cyber attacks resulting in damages of
Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology is rapidly advancing, and it has the capacity to change the way we work and live. However, with this innovation comes a greater
The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research proudly announces the first phase of virtual reality experiences within their acclaimed insurance and risk management courses. Unveiled at
You can’t be in business without being impacted by environmental issues, exposures, liabilities, investments. But you can use them as a competitive advantage. In order to minimize risk, maximize value and optimize performance while driving your growth and profits, follow the seven steps outlined in this article to discover your business’s environmental footprint and develop your Environmental Management Strategy.
“My goal is to make sure that people feel heard and understood. I think that’s a deep driving factor for building long-lasting relationships.” Tiffanie Courtney, CIC, CISR, CRIS,
The recent Best Practice Study indicated that CEOs at 282 of the Best Practices agencies believe that strategic human capital structure is the most crucial factor in remaining privately held. This insight may prompt you to imagine things like HR, payroll, benefits, or regulations. But “strategic human capital structure” actually means one simple thing. People.
The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”) publishes the annual Best Practices Study (BPS) which delivers critical financial and operational industry benchmarks to member agencies
Will insurance producers “lift-out” or stay? Since 1993, Reagan Consulting and the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”) publish the annual Best Practices Study
National Alliance President & CEO Will Hold, MBA, CRM, CISR, was interviewed by Michelle Morgan, Executive Director Top Class LMS by WBT Systems for 100Reviews. They discussed digital transformation, how to provide more value for learners, and
In today’s business environment, insurance with high limits of liability is practically a necessity. That’s because accidents leading to liability claims for damages often exceed the limits
Any business utilizing computers can be vulnerable to a cyberattack; do your clients need pollution liability coverage?
Insurance professionals often face circumstances that force them to evaluate and decide on the right thing to do. In the insurance industry, ethical decision-making is of paramount
Learn About the General Concepts Unique to Inland Marine coverages.
In the dynamic world of insurance, insurance professionals play a vital role in helping clients minimize financial losses by predicting, preparing for, and mitigating risks successfully. To
“It isn’t the large experiences that make you who you are. It’s the small ones.” AUSTIN, TX (October 2022) –Tiffanie Courtney, CIC, CISR, CRIS Senior Account Manager for M3 Insurance,
A career in insurance sales can be rewarding – both emotionally and financially – but the pathway to success isn’t always obvious, is it? You may be
The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research announces the launch of a new Life & Health Insurance publication, authored by Tom Faulconer, CFP, CLY, ChFC, CASL, CPCU, and
Today’s talent market is competitive. Coaching can provide an edge as you seek to retain and attract top producers. As a leader, you navigate the short and
Each year, a group of exceptional insurance professionals are selected to represent their states and then compete to become the National Outstanding CSR of the Year. This
The Certified Environmental Strategist (CeS) self-paced course, created by Chris Bunbury, Environmental Strategist and President of Environmental Strategist, Inc., educates insurance professionals/risk managers about how to coach clients to manage and transfer their environmental exposures.
The Certified Environmental Strategist (CeS) course educates on how to advise clients as they manage and transfer their environmental exposures.
Noelle Codispoti Hired as CISR High School Program Director to Lead National Growth & Student Engagement
The National Alliance of Insurance Education & Research welcomes Noelle Codispoti, CPCU, ARM as Director of the CISR High School Program. The Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) High School
The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research Announces 2022 CIC and CISR Board Officers and new CISR Board Members
The National Alliance announces leadership changes to the Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) and Certified Insurance Service Representatives (CISR) Board of Governors. Serving on the CIC Board of
The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research has launched five self-paced insurance license renewal and introductory classes on the topics of Ethics, NFIP Flood Exposures, Workers
The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research announces the availability of in-person classes in California, Louisiana, Nevada, Texas, and Washington. Facilitated by active insurance and risk
FSU College of Business, Dr. William T. Hold and The National Alliance celebrate a 10-year partnership, No. 1-ranking
Florida State University, Dr. William T. Hold and The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research recently celebrated a decade of a partnership that has spawned the top-ranked risk
National Alliance Brings CISR High School Program to Laredo School District Thanks to 2022 Spencer Educational Foundation Grant￼
The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research is a proud recipient of a 2022 Spencer Educational Foundation grant to support and expand the Certified Insurance Service Representative
Learn from CRM Academic Director Sarah Warhaftig, CRM, JD as she reflects on the crowd control/management of the 2021 Astroworld Festival. Learn how a CRM Control of Risk course can help you be better prepared for Crisis Management.
We’re making a list and checking it twice, and these endorsements are right at the top of the naughty list. Understanding how endorsements can negatively impact Commercial
FREE Instructor-Led Webinar: Commercial Property Problems Your Clients Will Be Thankful You Understand
It is the season to give thanks, and your client will be thankful that you understand three important property coverage problems and how to fix them. Why
A firm’s leadership must clearly understand, embrace and communicate its brand and culture direction. Your brand is like a house. A fresh coat of paint will look nice for a while. That’s a tactic. But consider the foundation and the framing underneath the paint: Are they weak
Darnella Rodriguez, CIC, CRM, CISR, Account Manager for Higginbotham, in Austin, Texas, has been awarded the most prestigious honor available to insurance customer service representatives: National Outstanding CSR of
FSU College of Business Ranks No. 1 for Dr. William T. Hold/The National Alliance Program in Risk Management and Insurance
Florida State University College of Business undergraduate Risk Management/Insurance Program is ranked No. 1 in the country, by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2022 Guidebook,”
As details begin to emerge about the collapse of the Champlain Towers Condominium South building, blame is being laid at the feet of the board of directors,
By Keith Wilts, CIC, CPCU: Keith provides education and support to the insurance community in the understanding and application of business income and extra expense coverages at
By Keith Wilts, CIC, CPCU: Keith provides education and support to the insurance community in the understanding and application of business income and extra expense coverages at
By now, every risk and insurance professional in the country is aware of the tragedy that took place in Surfside, Florida on June 24th 2021. The collapse of the Champlain Towers South Condominium was
Each year, a group of exceptional insurance professionals are chosen by The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research to compete for the National Outstanding CSR of the Year Award.
Bill Toll, CIC Too many agency owners and managers, producer compensation resembles a basket of snakes. It is not particularly pretty, it is constantly moving, and if
Paul Z. Martin, CPCU Agency principals and managers often ask the question, “Where can I find a good producer?” For many reasons, this is typically the wrong
The National Alliance CISR (Certified Insurance Service Representatives) High School Program Expands into Birmingham School System
May 3, 2021 – Austin, TX – The National Alliance today announces the expansion of the CISR High School Program into seven high schools in Birmingham, Alabama. The
Wanting to expand his knowledge regarding the insurance industry, Jonathan Thomas earned his CISR designation this year while attending the University of Georgia (UGA). Regarding his new
There are dozens of property policies that provide protection for anything from common business buildings and personal property to one-of-a-kind types of property insured with inland marine.
March 24, 2021, Austin, TX – The National Alliance is proud to announce that Board Members Denise D. Brown, CIC, CPCU, AINS, AIC, ARM, CISC, CRIS, AIS, MLIS,
March 24, 2021, Austin, TX – The National Alliance is proud to announce that Cameron Alford, UACRM, ARM, Jill M. Bisco, Ph.D., CIC, CRM, CSRM, Pamela B. Kusma, CIC,
On-Demand, Online ACORD Forms Training Now Offered from The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research
The National Alliance released a new online, self-paced ACORD form training as part of a new insurance bootcamp series. The new ACORD Bootcamp trains insurance agents on how
Austin, TX – January 12, 2021 – The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research received recognition on local Lansing news station FOX News 47 for the Certified Insurance
By: Jerry Kennedy, CIC Properly covering an insured’s home is no simple task. Often, when a client is buying a new home, they’re too busy to take
Is It Covered? The Lack of Coverage for COVID-19 Under Standard Business Income and Extra Expense Coverage Forms
By: Paul Burkett, J.D., CPCU, CIC, CRM, ARM, ALCM Across the country, agencies and their clients are concerned about coverage under standard Business Income and Extra Expense
By Richard (Dick) G. Clarke, CIC, CPCU, RPLU As insurance products go, fiduciary liability insurance is not old—the first policies emerged in 1975, following the passage of
Dwight M Kealy, J.D., MA, CIC, AAI Does your insured really need Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM) coverage if they have health insurance? In these difficult times, people are
Austin, TX October 13, 2020 – Judi Vaughn, CIC, CISR, Account Manager for Kysar Leavitt Insurance Agency, in Farmington, New Mexico, has been awarded the most prestigious honor available to
The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research Releases Insuring Healthcare Providers Course
This course is part of the PROFocus Series and is open to all risk and insurance professionals. August 21, 2020 – Austin, TX: The National Alliance for
In this interview Mitch Dunford speaks with Paul Gaglioti, CIC, President of Diversified Risk Solutions and CEO of Harbor.ai. Learn how Paul began in the industry, and
By Carletta Clyatt, The Omnia Group, Inc. Whether talented salespeople are born or made remains a topic of debate, with the answer undoubtedly lying somewhere between nature
By Kenneth L. Fields, MSM, CIC, CPCU, CLU, ChFC About 10,000 baby boomers (76.4 million people born from 1946–1964) turn 65 every day in the United States,
Refuting Myths and Misconceptions About Residential Water Damage: Inform and Encourage Clients to Adopt a Mitigation Mindset
By Anne Martin As a high-net-worth personal lines risk manager who specializes in water damage mitigation, I speak to homeowners frequently about the peril of water. Although
You and your agency are at a transition point. Maybe you’ve reached a fork in the road or need to respond to an action you can’t control.
By Laura Sherman, CPRM, CAPI As we insurance agency professionals make plans for the future, the saying “what got us here won’t get us there” comes to
We are living in unprecedented times. COVID-19 has disrupted our daily lives worldwide. How we work and socialize is now unfamiliar and uncertain. But the insurance industry
Social media marketing can guide your insurance agency to more leads, promote consumer trust and heighten engagement with your target audience. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? In this Nat
Attracting and retaining talent remains among the top insurance agency challenges as the industry continues to face a shortage of qualified candidates intending to pursue a long-term
Last month’s tragic helicopter crash that killed NBA star Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others is putting aviation coverage on many insurance professionals’ minds right now,
In the tumult of our modern public discourse, do you ever wonder how someone can blatantly…
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In less than a decade, the insurance industry is set to experience a major talent gap…
As we continue to witness the transition of insurance distribution within our industry, the role…
Maintaining client relationships is critical for insurance brokers and agencies, especially…
Few would dispute that life brings challenges to all of us. People confront and sometimes struggle with those challenges in different ways. For those who struggle with
By Sue Mathiesen Our nation is facing the deadliest drug crisis in its history. The media’s coverage of the opioid crisis has been hard to miss, and