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MAIA has been busy keeping up with No-Fault news. Click here to view our no-fault newsletters and other resources.
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October 24 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (no CE) Effective September 1, 2017, Insurance Services Office (ISO) filed several important commercial property changes. As part of this filing, ISO Broadened coverage in the CP 10 30 Cause of Loss -Special Form; Expanded coverage options for tenants required to insure the landlord's property; Tightened down on the protective safeguard requirements – narrowing coverage; Opened up several new options for utility services coverage for the business income form; Gave building owners a GREAT new option for their building code (ordinance or law) exposure; and Introduced a new ordinance or law endorsement ...
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We're glad people are already excited about our upcoming state convention! Please add February 19-21, 2018 at the Amway Grand in Grand Rapids to your calendar. Look for promotion materials in November!
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The Trusted Choice® Disaster Relief Fund is available to assist members and their staff in the event of unrecoverable losses caused by a hurricane or other natural disaster. Make your tax-deductible contribution today!
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A new cyber guide from the Agents Council for Technology identifies regulations with which agencies must comply, and directs them to resources that can help them get started. Download today (have your Big "I" username and password handy)
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Personal and Commercial Lines content is now available to members for download and use in their digital marketing efforts. Nearly 40 insurance topics geared toward educating clients and consumers are available at no extra charge for agency members. Proud to Be Your Agent videos are also available for download.  Check in out!
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An online bookstore devoted completely to the needs of insurance agents, The Academy offers publications on sales and marketing efforts, streamlining performance, managing growth, and enhancing service - plus, practical publications about exposures, exclusions, and coverages. Shop Now
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Bring your agency vision to life. Trusted Choice will bring your vision off the page with made-for-you marketing materials customized to fit your agency. They have a designer on staff, ready to customize an arsenal of advertisements. Contract Trusted Choice today to discover the possibilities. Email Madeleine Stern #Brand #TrustedChoice #AgencyMarketing #digitalmarketing
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U.S. aviation officials predict that drones "will be the most dynamic growth sector within aviation" over the next few years. With the number of commercial uses equally on the rise, the availability and necessity of drone coverage has moved to the forefront. Those who operate a drone for hire or pay a drone operator to provide services for their business may be eligible for drone coverage under a Home Business Insurance policy from RLI, which includes coverage for designated unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with a maximum gross take-off weight (MGTOW) of 55 pounds. Most UAVs will fall into RLI's light category with a MGTOW of up to 15 pounds. At the $1 million ...
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With the fresh update to the MIX website, MAIA added a Buy/Sell/Merge classified page. There is no charge to MAIA members. Non-members pay $300 per ad/per month. Submit your ads to Jen Burnett at jburnett@michagent.org
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Did you know that in just the first four months of 2016, GEICO spent $456 million dollars - a 6.2% increase over 2015. Four Hundred Fifty Six million dollars.thats a lot of money. How can your independent agent agency compete with that? One way is to utilize your company co-op advertising dollars. Another way is to utilize the Trusted Choice logo in conjunction with your agencys logo on all of your advertising and promotional pieces. How can that help your agency, you ask? Through localized search engine optimization (local SEO) we are increasing web traffic to the MAIA member directory on TrustedChoice.com. ALL MAIA members are listed in the directory and ...
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