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What Can Insurance Agencies Learn From Recent Cyber Security Threats?

What Can Insurance Agencies Learn From Recent Cyber Security Threats? 07/08/2021

What can insurance agencies learn about cyber security, and how can they protect their data? Troy Stairwalt, Westfield’s Chief Information Security Officer, is this week’s Closing the Gap guest.

How Increasing Lumber Prices Can Affect Your Insurance

How Increasing Lumber Prices Can Affect Your Insurance 06/16/2021

Lumber prices have been increasing for a long time. How could this affect your insurance? Dave Coil, Principal and Business Risk Advisor at Hummel Group, is this week's guest on Closing the Gap.

Self Help for the Insurance Industry, 8 Startup Case Studies

Self Help for the Insurance Industry, 8 Startup Case Studies 06/11/2021

Take friction out of an agents life. How are 8 insurance startups working to create a true advantage while delivering to the customer. Bryan Falchuk, The Future of Insurance, is this week's guest on Closing the Gap.

The Insurance Hard Market from a Carriers Perspective

The Insurance Hard Market from a Carriers Perspective 06/02/2021

What market conditions have led us to the current hard market? Dave Ruppel & Troy Crawford, Westfield go deep into this hard market and provide insight on how an agent can succeed.

Why Surety is Profitable and Develops More Loyal Customers for Your Insurance Agency

Why Surety is Profitable and Develops More Loyal Customers for Your Insurance Agency 05/26/2021

Let’s demystify Surety. Kathryn Truman, Commercial Surety Leader at Westfield Insurance, is this week’s Closing the Gap Guest. Join us as we give the 101 on commercial and contract surety, why surety is profitable for you and develops long lasting customer relationships for your agency.

How the Ohio Insurance Agents Association is Utilizing Data to Aid Insurance Agencies

How the Ohio Insurance Agents Association is Utilizing Data to Aid Insurance Agencies 05/20/2021

Back in person, Chris discusses analytics, valuations and the landscape of the independent agent channel with Jeff Smith and Megan Smith of the Ohio Insurance Agents Association.

How One Local Insurance Agency is Empowering Women in Insurance

How One Local Insurance Agency is Empowering Women in Insurance 05/05/2021

Learn Kim Beach's journey of starting a scratch agency and how she is creating a community of women owned agencies.

Can History Tell Us What Will Happen During the 2021 Hurricane Season?

Can History Tell Us What Will Happen During the 2021 Hurricane Season? 04/28/2021

Phil Klotzbach, Research Scientist at Colorado State, shares his thoughts regarding the frequency and intensity of hurricanes. Specifically historical trends and what that means for the 2021 season and beyond.

Why the Insurance Agent of the Future Needs to Blend Relationships, Data and Technology

Why the Insurance Agent of the Future Needs to Blend Relationships, Data and Technology 04/20/2021

There are more tech solutions than ever for insurance agencies and it is a challenge. Steve Anderson, Catalyit, and Carey Wallace are this week's guests.

How Insurance Carriers Provide Digital Consulting to Insurance Agencies

How Insurance Carriers Provide Digital Consulting to Insurance Agencies 04/07/2021

Welcome to Westfield Workshop. Our colleague, Stacey Bruce, shares what workshop is and the value it brings to our insurance agency partners. Including a few simple steps to enhance your digital presence.