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#RI Agents Live


#RI Agents Live

Join us this summer as we kick off our first-ever online educational series. We've worked with our partners and industry leaders to come up with a schedule of educational events that you can access right from your desk.  We are also using this as an opportunity for our agents to raise money for the RI Food Bank, to help families in crisis during this pandemic.

Supporting Partners



TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2020

9a-12p: Ethics for the RI Agent    3 CE Ethics RI & MA 

Ray Schnell, former Compliance Officer for MetLife will provide insight into how ethics can take different forms in an agency operation for employees.



9a-10a: Return to Work Safely

This session is for Agency Principals and HR professionals. Agencies who are considering reopening in the coming weeks will be faced with a dramatically different workplace and a worried workforce. Wading through the patchwork of requirements and understanding what guidance or recommendations are mandatory is the first step in preparing a return-to-work plan. Join Dave Nichols as he helps your business navigate the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

brightfire.png2p-3p: Digital Marketing in a Pandemic 

This webinar focuses on the top questions BrightFire has received from insurance agents regarding how to best use digital marketing during Coronavirus (COVID-19). Attendees will be able to get actionable advice for their agencies. This session will be lead by the CEO of Brightfire, Michael Garner. Brightfire is a well-known insurance agency marketing firm specializing in connecting independent Insurance agencies with insurance buyers.

 TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2020 


9a-10a: Online Reputation Management 

In 2020, having a positive online presence is key to an agency’s success in the modern marketplace of insurance and connected customers. Along with websites, blogs, and social media profiles, positive online reviews can play a defining role in the success of your agency. In fact, 97% of consumers read online reviews for local businesses, most of whom trust the reviews just as much as they trust personal recommendations. This webinar will help all agencies -- and employees maintain and respond to reviews online.  This session will be lead by the Brightfire Lead  Sales Executive, Spencer Breidenbach. This is a FREE event – a donation of $5, $10, or $25 to the RI Food Bank is suggested.

2p-3p: Significantly Increasing Sales with John Chapin

Join nationally recognized sales leader John Chapin as he shares techniques for selling more regardless of the market, economy, or pandemic. Topics to be included are How to prepare and adapt to any selling situation, and ideas to sell more NOW! This is a FREE event – a donation of $5, $10, or $25 to the RI Food Bank is suggested.



9a-10a:  Case Studies: Underinsured Motorists Coverage with Stuart Powell    1 CE RI

Review the facts of two cases where underinsured motorists coverage under Business Auto Policies was sought and denied by the insurers. Problems with the coverage will be discussed and how these cases were settled. The discussion will also address the problems that can arise in how commercial vehicles are registered. There is a $15 registration fee. 

TCMarketing.png2p-3p:  Making the Most of Trusted Choice Marketing Resources

We believe relationships fuel the independent insurance industry. That's why our technology doesn't replace agent relationships, it empowers them. From solutions that connect the right person to the right agent at the right time to providing resources that help agents become digital dominators, our marketing solutions are designed to advance IA channel success. In this session, you'll find all the tools available to your agency from Trusted Choice.  Did you know there were shared content calendars,  ready-made social media posts, and tailored web site packages and much more available for free with your IIARI membership? This is a FREE event – a donation of $5, $10, or $25 to the RI Food Bank is suggested.
TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2020


9a-12p:  E&O Roadmap to Policy Success    3 CE RI & MA

This comprehensive loss control seminar will help to improve your business practices while reducing losses.  Attendees will learn to evaluate their agency’s susceptibility to E&O claims, how to avoid them, and what to do in case of an E&O claim.  This class has been approved for the loss control credit on your E&O policy. There is a $35 registration fee. 

Keeping Employees Safe at Work: Beacon Mutual's WC Loss Prevention Services

The Beacon Mutual Insurance Company is committed to providing employers and employees with the highest quality service and training experience. Michael Whitaker of Beacon Mutual will lead this session that will provide participants with an overview of services available to agents and their mutual clients. This is a FREE event – a donation of $5, $10, or $25 to the RI Food Bank is suggested.


2p-3p:  Worker's Compensation & Covid-19     1 CE RI


If your insured asked, would you know the answer?

COVID -19 has had a major impact on all aspects of society and business, including the Rhode Island workers’ compensation system. The independent agent is challenged daily with questions from clients on the applicability of workers' compensation in this pandemic crisis. David Blair and Michael D. Lynch of Beacon Mutual Insurance Company will offer education, insight, and perspective on these claims/legal issues with the goal of helping the agent best serve their customers. This is a FREE event thanks to the support of  IIARI by Beacon Mutual – a donation of $5, $10, or $25 to the RI Food Bank is suggested.