October 2012
Number One Agency can’t wait to see you at this year’s Big Event. Because this weekend is so jam-packed, we hand selected some items we thought you might find beneficial.

"Meet your underwriter" at the Big Event. Underwriters from both Swiss Re/Westport and Utica will be joining us in the Trade Show on November 9th and 10th. Put a face to that name and stop by your underwriter’s booth on Friday or Saturday to say hello. Ed Falvey from Utica and Jen Leigland from Swiss Re love to connect with their Massachusetts Agents!

Speaking of underwriters, both Swiss Re and Utica recommend that agency personnel be up to date on their loss control classes. MAIA agrees. That’s why the Big Event has a whole track devoted to E&O.

For Westport & Utica Policyholders: E&O 2012
  Join us for our popular full-day E&O program designed to explain the "actual" legal climate of the nation and how it is affecting agents'. (Pre-conference Intensive, Thursday, Nov. 8th)

For Utica Policyholders: Guess Who Is Suing Agents Today?
  An in depth review of actual claims brought against agents and how you can avoid them.

NEW for 2012: Lessons learned while defending Insurance Agent's E&O
  Highlights of the most frequent Errors and Omissions exposures with a discussion of common trends in Massachusetts.

Back by popular demand...don't miss the exciting E&O Mock Trial


Watch and learn while the audience plays the part of the jury in a mock agent's E&O trial.  Be entertained while you learn about our civil litigation system and decide who wins!
Outside of E&O, you might want to add these sessions to your schedule:

If you have any questions about your E&O policy or loss control credit, please contact the E&O Department at 800.742.6363 or email Ellen Stoppel or Michelle St. Angelo.

Flood: Rising Production

Way back in 2004, Number One reached $2M in Flood premium with MAIA’s “WYO Hartford Flood Program” and you wonder, where are we now?  We ended 2011 at $6.6M and we are growing by 13%. 

MAIA’s “WYO Hartford Flood Program” provides agents with on-line access to quote and service flood business while receiving excellent commissions of 20% for New and Rollover Business and 19% on Renewals.

If you aren’t selling flood – you should be!  Join our program by contacting Sheron Gagnon at 800.742.6363 or email her at sgagnon@massagent.com.

Big "I": Distinguish Yourself & Bring Risk Management Tools to the Table

The Big “I” Virtual Risk Consultant (VRC) is a tool available exclusively  to members of MAIA and The Big “I”. The VRC provides affordable industry specific-risk assessment tools and checklists to increase agency growth and reduce E&O exposures.  The VRC is a web-based resource made available at a discount to Big “I” members.

Upon entering the business category into the VRC you are able to walk through the step by step risk assessment process.

Step #1: Understanding the Risk
Step #2: Exposure Identification Survey
Step #3: Proposal Assistant
Step #4: Customer Coverage E&O Checklist/File Documentation

To see the VRC in action, click here to experience a limited demo.

Products similar to the VRC can cost thousands of dollars. Big “I” members can subscribe to the VRC today at these great subscription prices:

Agency Size: Annual
Subscription Price:
Four-Year  Prepaid
Subscription Price:
Up to 15 users  per agency $250 $750
More than 15 users per agency $500 $1,500

For a live demo to learn first-hand all that is included call Margaret Rhodes or Nancy Lynch at 877-582-9199. Specific questions regarding the purchase of the Big “I” Virtual Risk Consultant can be directed to Ginny Pierson at 800.221.7917, Pam Andrews at 800.221.7917 or by email to eo@iiaba.net.


Thank You for Your Business!

Third quarter commission checks will be mailed shortly to our producing member agents. We are close to paying out $600,000 in commissions this year.

Thanks for participating in our Workers' Compensation, RLI, Liquor Liability & Lawyers Professional programs! 

Liquor Liability: The End is Near…Well, the End of 2012 Anyway!

November through January is a very busy time for everyone, but especially for our Liquor Liability program with Hospitality Mutual. This is just a friendly reminder to get your applications in as early as possible - as your insured’s will need to provide proof of coverage to their municipalities, some by 11/30/12.  It is the same application for New or Renewal business

And with the holidays approaching - - your clients may need a Temporary Event Policy enacted for a holiday gathering, we can help with that too!!!!

Contact Colleen Lahna at 800.742.6363 ext. 361 for questions or additional information about Hospitality Mutual’s Liquor Liability Policies offered through Number One Insurance Agency, Inc.

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