We talk a lot about what Sioux Falls homeowners should know if they experience water damage or another issue requiring insurance coverage.

It’s just as important for insurance agents to stay up-to-date on the latest information in order to best serve their customers — especially if you’re an independent agent. 

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We’ve gathered ten helpful resources for insurance agents to stay up-to-date on all aspects of business.

#1: Independent Agency Magazine

This online magazine provides current information broken down by industry and coverage for homeowners. It also includes things that may affect homeowners such as floods and basic home policies.

#2: American Agents Alliance

The American Agents Alliance covers topics and events relevant to insurance agents, no matter if you’re an independent agent or part of a larger group. Their main focus is how to improve the customer experience.

#3: Insurance Business America 

Insurance Business America offers unique insights covering each facet of the insurance industry in their main publication and on their site in a variety of different formats. 

#4: Agency Equity

The main focus of this site is to provide networking opportunities and professional connections within the insurance world. In addition, Agency Equity also offers recent insurance news and tips for better business management. 

#5: Insurance Journal: OnPoint Podcast

While the Insurance Journal website includes many helpful resources, the OnPoint podcast highlights different technology insights, tips on branding, and social media best practices. Each episode features a guest speaker and is less than 30 minutes long. 

#6: Agency Nation

Agency Nation covers a wide variety of topics from marketing and running an agency to current insurance news. Their YouTube channel is an additional resource that builds on insights for how to grow your business. 

#7: InsurTechNews

If you’re looking to up your insurance technology game, this is the resource for you. InsurTechNews has news on AI technology, apps, software development and more in addition to highlights from different influencers in the industry. 

#8: Insurance Thought Leadership

This is another great resource for the latest in tech development. The Insurance Thought Leadership blog covers an array of topics with an emphasis on technology. 

#9: Legal Talk Network: Insurance Law Podcast 

The Insurance Law Podcast on the Legal Talk Network site is an ideal resource for learning more about the legalities involved with insurance. It covers topics such as insurance fraud and offers tips on how to handle more complex claims.

#10: Insurance Information Institute

The Insurance Information Institute has been a trusted resource for information for decades and is a go-to resource for any insurance agent. They offer a variety of content formats from shorter posts and videos to more in depth eBooks covering many topics.

Know Where to Go

Finding success is all about knowing where to go. As an insurance agent, utilizing the tools available to you is key for running a successful business and gaining (and retaining) loyal customers.

As a consumer, it’s important to choose the right insurance agent and consult with them in your time of need.

As always, if you’re in need of cleaning or restoration services, the INTEK team is just one call away.

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