I listen to a lot of different podcasts. Some I listen to for enjoyment, some I listen to for marketing tips and ideas, and some I listen to for inspiration. Recently, I was involved with a meeting at American Modern Insurance Group, located in Cincinnati. I decided to drive, so I had 10 hours of driving time that allowed me to catch up on a backlog of podcasts. I call that productive drive-time!
You may remember that I announced a new podcast I have started, The Digital Broker, along with my co-host Ryan Deeds. The latest episode is “APIs and Why Your Agency Should Care.” If you’ve ever wondered about data connectivity between different platforms, then this will help you understand why I think APIs are important for your agency.
As I was driving and listening to podcasts, I realized I have used a technique for many years to listen to podcasts (or any audio recording) in half the time.
“The Digital Broker Podcast – Episode 008: APIs and Why Your Agency Should Care” by Steve Anderson and Ryan Deeds
There are tremendous benefits in establishing an annual account review process. These include:
A positive touch with your client.
Uncovering potential coverage gaps.
Finding ways to enhance and improve existing policy coverage.
Protection against a “failure to provide proper coverage” E&O claim.
The benefits of an annual account review process are well established. The question is, do you have a yearly account review process in place? Moreover, how often do you review every policy in your office?
“The Digital Broker Podcast – Episode 007: Account Managers Are The Heart and Soul of The Agency” by Steve Anderson and Ryan Deeds
Making sure your organization’s website is secure is more important than ever.
I have written about this topic several times. The last was in November 2016. You can read that article here.
If you capture any information (contact form, quote request form, certificate request form), then you need to make sure your website has the appropriate security protocols installed.
SSL Labs offers some tools to help you better understand SSL security. SSL Labs is a collection of documents, tools, and thoughts related to SSL (Secure Socket Layer) security. The site was created to help any Internet user better understand how well SSL is deployed on a website.
Testing Your Website Security
One of the tools – SSL Server Test – is a straightforward way to test the security of any website. To check a website’s security, follow these steps: