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Insurance Software Security: Keeping Your Agency Safe Today and Tomorrow

Insurance Software Security: Keeping Your Agency Safe Today and Tomorrow

Comparison quoting, esignatures and e-doc processing, and other digital insurance software tools have vastly improved personalization and customer service in insurance. It’s also becoming clear that these tools are also making agencies more vulnerable to cyber-attacks. According to the Identify Theft Resource Center, cyber-attacks increased by 42% in the first quarter of 2021, affecting an estimated 51 million people.

As a community-minded, independent agency, you can’t afford to expose your customers to that risk. Not only would it affect you financially, it would also damage your reputation in the community. How can you keep your customers and agency protected?

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Six Ways to Keep Your Agency Secure in the Digital Insurance Age

Six Ways to Keep Your Agency Secure in the Digital Insurance Age

Approximately 43% of all cyberattacks are on small businesses, and, in 2020, 12% were attributed to finance and insurance industries. In the age of digital insurance, your independent agency is part of that vulnerable small business group. And, this threat increased since the COVID-19 pandemic: researchers report a 30% increase in cyber-security breaches since the pandemic hit.

As a particularly vulnerable industry, insurance agencies must be mindful. The volume of files processed daily and the sensitive information contained in each mean insurance agencies are increasingly at risk. Yet, KPMG found that only 43% of insurance executives said their organization was protected.

Is your agency taking cyber attacks seriously? Here are some ways you can start.

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The Story Behind Our Insurance Agency Software: Agency Management Resource Group

The Story Behind Our Insurance Agency Software: Agency Management Resource Group

We continue to explore the story behind our insurance agency software partners. In this post, we talked with independent insurance veteran Cheryl Koch. Cheryl founded Agency Management Resource Group to help independent agencies “achieve their goals and dreams.” With that motivation in common, we work with Cheryl and her team to educate and equip agencies for success.

When she was introduced to the Partner Platform team, Cheryl Koch saw an opportunity. Equipped with a wealth of training content for independent agencies, she knew she had just what so many Partner Platform agencies needed: personalized education. After holding our first “Ultimate Producer School” with Cheryl and her team, it was clear her expertise was the perfect fit.

I spoke with Cheryl to hear about her wealth of experience in the industry and how she connected with the Partner Platform community.

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Top 4 Reasons to House Your Insurance Data Offsite

Top 4 Reasons to House Your Insurance Data Offsite

“Cyber security” and “cloud storage” may seem like buzzwords, but both are more than just phrases – they are critical to agency operations and insurance data protection.

Data is your agency’s most valuable asset. Customer data, policy data, data on your gains and losses, and other critical pieces are the fuel on which your agency operates. You need to protect this data, and easily access it to keep your agency moving.

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Recipe for Success: New eGuide to Maximize Your Management System Experience

Every agency has a management system, but not every system is utilized to its fullest. Many agencies set up their management system, plug in customer and policy data, and don’t use it for much else. Yet, so much more can be done when a system has the right ingredients...

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