As an insurance agent, it is your duty to stay abreast with the latest changes and upcoming events in the business. While it can be difficult to keep up with agents and brokers outside of your own program or agency, there are several ways you can remain in the know. Read the newest editions of magazines and trade journals that are produced for insurance agents. Browse online for newsletters and digital editions of publications so you can learn about the newest marketing tools and the most up-to-date technology. Here are some of the trade publications and periodicals that will provide you with this valuable information.
The Rough Notes Company, Inc. is the oldest insurance magazine in the US. Founded in 1878 by Dr. Henry C. Martin, Rough Notes continues to report the latest news for insurance agents and brokers. Look for the regularly chosen agency of the month or upcoming products. Subscribe to this publication for free.
Better understand your clients, and how to get ahead, with information published in Psychology Today. Topics that are frequently addressed in this magazine include behavioral finance, self-empowerment, and recent psychological surveys.
Established in 1899, Best’s Review is a premiere publication for insurance agents. It is available in print and digital formats. Discover highlights in the insurance industry with articles on topics including critical illness protection; cargo transport coverage in Latin America; and the key to successful, large IT initiatives for agencies. Find new topics to further your education in insurance protocol.
Stay informed with the latest news regarding self-insurance and corporate insurance programs. In addition to the monthly print publication, BI subscribers also have access to white papers, newsletters, and Businessinsurance.com articles. Check out the webinars and lists of current events, such as the Risk Management Summit or Women to Watch, on the BI website.
Find the most recent statistics about salary outlook, or research the many types of innovations on the insurance technology front. This newsletter provides insurance professionals with videos on everything from insurance opportunities in China to cloud computing. Read up on the opinions of those in the insurance and technology industries regarding issues pertaining to data security, health insurance kiosks, or information technology (IT) departments.
Keep up with current events as they relate to the insurance industry with Insurance and Financial Advisor. This web portal posts daily news in the categories of health, life, property-casual, and national news. Learn about up-to-the-minute topics, such as the debate on insuring medical marijuana or financial planning for same-sex couples. While you are on the IFA site, click on the Career Center to find job search resources.