By Leslie Door Director of Research, Product Development, Risk & Regulatory Compliance Zephyr Insurance Company Every year weather disasters cause billions of dollars in damages. As climate change continues to affect weather patterns and cause more natural disasters and severe weather events, it is important for insureds to understand the different perils associated with these

Meet Gayla Martin, 2022 International Confidence While Communicating (CWC) Speak Off Winner I am a Senior Account Manager at Resource Pro in Lincoln, NE. As an Account Manager I assist clients with their insurance and risk management decisions. I help clients identify new exposures, leverage relationships with carriers, conduct risk assessments, implement risk management strategies,

By Geraldine Plott, CPCU, FCLA, SCLA, AIC, ARM, AIS, AINS, CIIP, DAE, CLP “Play nice and you need to share.” Remember these words? I feel sure as a child you heard them and if you have children or grandchildren, you have said them at some time. Play nice, a very simple sentence. Even at a

If you’ve heard of or read about mindfulness – a form of meditation – you might be curious about how to practice it.  Mindfulness is the act of being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling at every moment – without interpretation or judgment. Spending too much time planning, problem-solving, daydreaming, or thinking negative or

March Sponsor Spotlight Thank you IAIP association – Insurance Professionals of Greater Sioux Falls – for a 5-star sponsorship of the Leadership Bootcamp at the 2022 IAIP Convention. Leadership Bootcamp training, designed by IAIP leaders, will advance your career and give you the tools to step into your next leadership role. Find out how your

Brenda McDermott, CPCU, SCLA, ARM, AIDA, AIC, CIIP The accomplishments of so many talented athletes at the 2022 Winter Olympics have unfortunately been overshadowed by the alleged actions of one young skater who has been accused of cheating by testing positive for a banned substance. Adding to this allegation is the long history of her

Keri Herlong, CPCU, CIC, CRM, CISR, ACSR, AIM, CIIP, CLP, DAE Do you feel like a fainting goat trying to understand what people mean by “1099 employee”? Relax! This blog was written to keep you from keeling over when trying to determine what this means to policyholders versus what it means to your commercial lines