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    Travelers Enhances IntelliDrive® App to Further Promote Safe Driving

    IntelliDrive, the telematics-based auto insurance app from Travelers, is now even better at helping customers understand their driving habits and rewarding them for safe driving. The app collects and assesses data on behaviors such as hard braking, rapid acceleration, speed, the time of day customers drive and now, distracted driving. 
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    4 Ways to Boost Retention

    With the changing business landscape, it’s no surprise that retention is a top business priority for agents. High retention rates take pressure off new business acquisition, at a much lower cost. The most effective agents improve retention rates by focusing on these four simple strategies.
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    Driving Down Losses with Smart Devices

    ​What if technology could help drivers and fleet managers see beyond just the road ahead? A new suite of smart devices is doing just that by helping drivers stay safe and allowing fleet managers access to real-time analytics. The result is fewer accidents and improved efficiency for commercial auto policyholders. That may translate to savings by improving loss ratios and potentially lowering premiums.​
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    Surviving COVID-19: A Guide for Bars

    The spread of COVID-19 has completely upended the way we live, work, and socialize. In particular, the hospitality industry has suffered significant hits as states across the country have imposed lockdown or limited contact regulations, ending in bars and nightclubs closing.
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    Pandemic Drives Demand for Online Continuing Education

    While online CE programs are not new, the focus on them, as with all virtual communication, has intensified in recent months as the pandemic has forced industries to leverage new and existing technologies to maintain operations. With in-person training and testing on hold indefinitely in most places, producers who have historically relied on face-to-face resources to complete training are now turning to specialized providers of online education to complete their CE requirements. 
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    Out of the Comfort Zone

    Every salesperson has a comfort zone. Their comfort zone is that earning level at which not much more than the bills are paid. Many salespeople, unfortunately, get stuck here for the rest of their careers. The reason they remain stuck is nothing more than the fear of failure.
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    The Impact of COVID-19 on Insurance Agency Valuations

    hese are interesting times when determining the value of an insurance agency. The insurance industry has the potential to fare better than others during an economic downturn because insurance is not a discretionary spend in most cases. The compulsory nature of many lines of insurance is a significant factor that positively impacts the retention of customers and premium, regardless of the economic condition.
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    Yes, You Can Become a Better Salesperson

    At the end of the day, you can close more sales two different ways: you can talk with more prospects, and you can get better at the sales process. And while you can only hold so many calls and meetings in a day, you can constantly improve your sales skills and sales process.
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    Why Independent Agents Need to Cross-sell Life Insurance

    From the Front Line: In today’s environment, many independent P&C agents are increasing their profitability by cross-selling life insurance. The additional revenue and higher customer retention are more important now than ever. They realize that someone is selling their customers life insurance, and if it’s not them, they are putting their P&C business at risk also.
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    Long-term Sustainability in a Changing World

    CEO Newsletter: In the midst of month five of our ongoing pandemic, all businesses have had their resiliency tested and put on full display. Whether you anticipated our country still being in this situation or not, it has been an interesting test of our ability to adapt rapidly to meet changing needs in a changing world.