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Aggressive Predictions: Weathering the 2024 Hurricane Season

Aggressive Predictions: Weathering the 2024 Hurricane Season

The Tropical Weather and Climate Research department at Colorado State University (CSU)  is one of the world’s most respected climate research teams. Beginning each April, the team issues periodic tropical meteorology forecasts that have become must-reads for anyone interested in Atlantic hurricane activity. While the April 2024 forecast was scheduled, its content was decidedly unexpected. If the CSU forecast proves accurate, 2024 will go down in history as one of the...

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Self-Storage: Opportunity Behind the Rollup Doors

Self-Storage: Opportunity Behind the Rollup Doors

4 Reasons Why Insurance Agents Should Give Self-Storage Risks a Closer Look Self-storage is a superstar in the commercial real estate market. Over the past half-century, the industry has proven itself to be resilient to the vagaries of consumer trends, economic recession, and even global pandemic. As the industry continues to grow, so...

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MiniCo Recognized as 5-Star Program Administrator by Insurance Business America

MiniCo Recognized as 5-Star Program Administrator by Insurance Business America

MiniCo has been chosen for this award for the second year in a row by voters within the insurance industry. MiniCo Insurance (MiniCo), a Jencap company, has been recognized for the second consecutive year as a 5-Star Program Administrator by Insurance Business America. Program administrators were nominated by insurance industry professionals...

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How to Get Your Underwriter to Get Behind Your Risk

How to Get Your Underwriter to Get Behind Your Risk

Communicating the story of your client’s risk profile can yield optimal coverage at the best rate. One of the most effective ways an agent can streamline the quoting process and get the best rate for a commercial client is by telling your underwriter a story. The story you craft probably won’t begin with “once upon a time,” but it may result in a...

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Hurricane Season at Halftime: What Do Forecasters Predict for the Atlantic?

Hurricane Season at Halftime: What Do Forecasters Predict for the Atlantic?

Does a quiet July indicate a mild season overall? Not so fast! Since the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season on June 1st, the U.S. coastline and Gulf Coast have been quiet. According to the Tropical Weather and Climate Research team at Colorado State University (CSU), the three named storms that have developed so far accounted for...

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Cyber Liability is An Important Protection for All Industries

Cyber Liability is An Important Protection for All Industries

Which of your commercial clients need cyber coverage? All of them. Any organization that has a computer network, handles confidential information, or collects and transacts with personal identifiable information is at risk of a data breach. This exposure has the potential to pose a significant financial threat to any business or entity involved....

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Higher Construction Costs Lead To Increased Insurance Rates

Higher Construction Costs Lead To Increased Insurance Rates

The construction industry is facing its share of challenges lately. COVID-19-related shutdowns are causing ongoing product shortages. Supply chain disruptions are making it difficult to secure materials and leading to project delays. Soaring inflation is causing construction material prices to skyrocket by as much as 26.7%—which is having a...

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Loss-Control Tips for Private Collectors

Loss-Control Tips for Private Collectors

Billion-dollar insurance losses have been on an upward trajectory for the past several decades in a trend that shows no signs of slowing down. The latest data from The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) indicates a dramatic increase in both the total number of billion-dollar events each year as well as the cost of insured...

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Why You Need to Have Google Business in 2022

Why You Need to Have Google Business in 2022

Although it feels like everyone is on at least one social media platform, there are local audiences that could be missing out on your content. Having a Google Business profile will literally put you on the virtual map, help you get seen, and help spread the word about your business. Get Put on the Map Google processes 5.6 billion searches a day!...

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Getting Seen and Followed on Twitter

Getting Seen and Followed on Twitter

Twitter is its own unique social media platform. Although you have followers, how you post, engage, and create content varies from the other social media networks. Here are some tips to help you get seen and grow followers on Twitter. Credibility Followers matter. The more followers you have, the greater the reach your posts will have. Having...

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All About QR Codes

All About QR Codes

QR codes look like a cubism form of a barcode. These encoded symbols can be printed out onto a product, sticker, or marketing material, and then scanned to share information. It’s a great way to provide information to clients without having to write it all out on every brochure or other marketing piece. In the past you had to download a separate...

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MiniCo Insurance Agency Named Best of Business in  Self-Storage Commercial Insurance for Eleventh Year

MiniCo Insurance Announces Two Strategic Leadership Promotions

Rick Krouner and Jim Henry have been tapped to lead MiniCo's Specialty Programs and National Programs divisions. MiniCo Insurance Agency (MiniCo) is pleased to announce two leaders stepping into strategic leadership roles. Rick Krouner, formerly President of MiniCo’s Casualty division, has been named President of MiniCo’s Specialty Programs...

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Jencap Creates Strategic New Role for Their Programs Division

Jencap Creates Strategic New Role for Their Programs Division

NEW YORK, NY (January 13, 2022) – Jencap Program Administrators (JPA), a division of Jencap Group LLC (Jencap), is pleased to announce the newly created executive role of Chief Revenue Officer.  Mike Schofield, formerly President and Chief Executive Officer of MiniCo Insurance Agency (MiniCo), a JPA company, will assume this new...

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Planning Ahead for Tornadoes

Planning Ahead for Tornadoes

Tornadoes are one of the most devastating weather events in terms of property damage and potential for injury and loss of life. While tornadoes can occur anywhere, the United States experiences the highest number of any country. As of mid-December 2021, there were over 1,000 confirmed tornadoes in the U.S. including 14 events that resulted in...

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Instagram Stories: Creative Ideas to Try

Instagram Stories: Creative Ideas to Try

Are you always seeing Instagram stories at the top of your newsfeed but never know what to post for your agency? A creativity roadblock can be frustrating. Instagram gives you a lot of fun creative options, but it can be overwhelming at first because not everything is quite as simple as it seems. Smoke and Mirrors There’s no magic trick to...

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Reexamining Corporate Culture In The “Great Resignation”

Reexamining Corporate Culture In The “Great Resignation”

Corporate culture is a determining factor in the success of every business. It influences how your employees interact and communicate with customers and each other, how they conduct assigned tasks, how they behave while at work, and how they solve problems and address conflicts. As the United States approaches the two-year anniversary of the...

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How to Build A Social Media Calendar

How to Build A Social Media Calendar

It’s important to have a routine schedule with your social media presence. One of the best ways to do that is by having your own social media calendar to keep your thoughts and posts organized. There are many sources that can help you plan, but the last thing anyone needs is another app on their phone. Using programs you likely have on your...

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Self-Storage Lease Agreements Protect Your Clients

Self-Storage Lease Agreements Protect Your Clients

A self-storage lease agreement (or rental contract) is one of the most important elements of your self-storage operation's risk management program. It is the most critical document executed between the business and the tenant in terms of protecting the facility's interests. The lease agreement formally establishes the relationship between the...

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How to Get onto Instagram’s Explore Page

How to Get onto Instagram’s Explore Page

Instagram’s Explore page isn’t anything new, but it is unique to other social media platforms. It’s essentially a page full of content from Instagram accounts you don’t follow that the algorithm thinks you will be interested in. Being featured on the explore page is independent to a user’s interests and engagements. Every explore page is unique...

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