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Bringing Value to the Insurance Industry with Insurance Rating Technology

Bringing Value to the Insurance Industry with Insurance Rating Technology 07/22/2021

It’s no secret that technology is changing the insurance industry. How are InsurTech tools bringing value to insurance carriers, agencies, and the industry overall? Raghav Tanna, Cofounder and CEO of Tarmika, is this week’s Closing the Gap guest.

How Comparing Carriers with Data is Changing the Insurance Industry

How Comparing Carriers with Data is Changing the Insurance Industry 07/15/2021

Finding the “best” insurance is hard work. How can insurance agents compare carriers with data to find the best fit for their customers? Dan Karr, Founder and CEO of ValChoice, and Chelsea Zweifel, Personal Lines Manager at Evarts Tremaine are this week’s Closing the Gap guests.

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.