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Navigating the 2024 Wildfire Season

Navigating the 2024 Wildfire Season

As we approach the heart of the 2024 wildfire season, property owners and insurance agents face unprecedented challenges. The increasing frequency and intensity of wildfires and other extreme weather events are putting significant pressure on the property insurance market. Let’s look at the current wildfire outlook, its impact on the insurance industry, and essential risk management strategies for your clients. The 2024 Wildfire Outlook According to recent forecasts,...

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

MiniCo Insurance Agency Announces Rebrand as a Jencap Company

MiniCo's new brand reflects its association with parent company Jencap Group, LLC (Jencap). Under the Jencap umbrella, MiniCo is now one of the largest program administrators in the United States. MiniCo Insurance Agency, a leading program administrator offering specialty programs for a variety of industries, today announced the company's...

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Spring Maintenance Tasks for Risk Management

Spring Maintenance Tasks for Risk Management

Winter storm season can bring low temperatures, high snowfall, icy conditions, and the hazards that result from extreme winter weather to many areas across the country. As spring gets closer, warmer temperatures bring additional challenges for property owners. It's important for self-storage business owners to make a plan for spring inspections...

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Customer Feedback is the Lifeline of the Insurance Agency

Customer Feedback is the Lifeline of the Insurance Agency

Customer service and customer feedback are two things that can make or break an insurance agency. Customer service is something you have direct control over. However, even seasoned insurance agents with the best customer service skills can’t control the customer feedback that is received. Turning customer feedback into positive reviews and...

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Is Cold Calling Dead?

Is Cold Calling Dead?

There are hundreds of different ways to communicate to a prospect today, more than at any other point in time. It seems like a new app or communication tool is introduced every day. Telephone calling has been a tried-and-true communication tool for marketers for many years, but is it still relevant today? With all these different forms of...

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Discover the Correct Type of Website for Your Agency

Discover the Correct Type of Website for Your Agency

A lot goes into building a website. Have you noticed how different types of companies have websites formatted in a specific way for their industry? This is because the most important reason for having a website is to convey important information to your audience quickly and with ease. Some businesses have a lot of services and products, which can...

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Why Your Clients Need Collectibles Insurance

Why Your Clients Need Collectibles Insurance

As long as items hold value, there will be insurance coverage to protect them, and there are many different types of insurance needs. It’s your responsibility as an agent to offer your clients appropriate coverage for their valuables. If any of your clients are collectors – and millions of people are – collectibles insurance is a great way to...

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Self-Storage Squatters │ Potential Signs to Look Out For

Self-Storage Squatters │ Potential Signs to Look Out For

Self- storage facilities generally have a list of items in their rental contracts that are prohibited from being stored in rented units. Tenants are prohibited from storing flammable items, hazardous materials, and food, to name just a few. Most of these restrictions are due to the damage that they can cause, such as accidental fires or unwanted...

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Cybersecurity and Cyberattack Facts

Cybersecurity and Cyberattack Facts

Accidents happen. No matter how careful you are, an online security breach can happen to anyone. According to a report by the Ponemon Institute, only 24% of breaches resulted from human error and 25% from a system glitch. Malicious attacks were responsible for 51% of breaches in 2019. Big Impact Data breaches can be costly events. The United...

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