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Virtual University


Access Big "I" Virtual University​
(You will need IIABSC website login​)

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IIABSC agency members have access to our online resource of insurance, business and technology articles as well as sample ISO forms, white papers and other information on issues affecting today's insurance marketplace.

Hot topics to be found include Certificates of Insurance and “where you reside” HO issue, disaster information and Best Practices as well as an "Ask an Expert" service. 

Corporate Associate members must have a subscription to access to the Big "I" VU.

Information resources include:

  • Agency Management articles
  • Commercial Lines articles
  • Personal Lines articles
  • Ask an Expert files
  • Non CE webinars​
  
Featured VU Section:
Is Insurance a Commodity?​

All insurance policies are not the same, regardless of what the media or advertisements say, and insurance is not a commodity where the only material difference is price. This VU special section gathers information and tools to help Big "I" members combat the low-cost advertising that results in consumers buying inferior products. 

Sample articles include:
  • Price Check
  • Autos, Crimes and Racing... really, insurance is not a commodity
  • Do HO policies have to become commoditized too?



Ask An Expert

Ask an Expert is perhaps the best feature of the Big 'I' Virtual University. It is for members that are looking for specific information they can't find in the Research Library or Student Lounge.

"Is Insurance a Commodity" resource page

In an effort to help agents combat widespread advertising touting price as being the only difference between insurance policies with the result of consumers buying inferior products, IIABA's Virtual University created a special resource page 'Is Insurance a Commodity?' with links to webinars and both VU and outside articles.

Talent Recruitment and Development resource page

Talent management is a key component of agency success, and the Virtual University (VU) started a new section to help member agents develop an approach to meaningful recruitment, training and retention of new talent. Still in its beginning stages, the area features hiring, development and resources pages as well as guides for creating internship programs, articles on hiring practices and over 25 sample job descriptions.