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2021

Pandemic-Proofing an Insurance Agency

10/5/2021
What hasn’t already been said about the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on businesses? After a temporary loss of equilibrium, we righted ourselves and started working remotely; later, the vaccines arrived, offering hope that things could return to n

Big Voice for the Independent Agent

10/5/2021
Listen. Hear that booming baritone voice, the wicked New England accent? Wait, he’s coming this way. Around the corner struts 6’4” of encyclopedic knowledge, keen wit and a ready smile.

Claims Service: Keeping the Promise to Policyholders – And Agents

9/8/2021
Much has been made of the post-pandemic world that awaits us. It’s a time of returning to the office, visiting clients in person again and maybe even permanent adoption of some of the digital tools that made remote working easier.

Don't Fear Download

9/8/2021
NetVU is on a mission to help you get over your fear of Download. Personal Lines Download has won widespread admiration, but Commercial Lines Download is a different story. Many firms are apprehensive about using it; for one, because they’re concerne

Building A Culture of Leadership

9/8/2021
We all know and have been around some fantastic leaders. However, you could also say the opposite, and those not-so-great leaders are unforgettable as well. The tough part is figuring out how to be one of those great leaders and creating a company cu

Leaders Are All Around Us, Including You

8/3/2021
What’s your definition of a leader? During our Annual Meeting in May I made the statement that everyone is a leader. Not a leader like the CEO who sits in his corner office and gives orders, but a leader who makes everyone around them better. If e

Federation, the Solution for Cyber Security, Efficiency: Part 2

8/3/2021
On June 10, 2021, panelists at an Accelerate webinar, “SignOn Once: Increase Efficiency and Protect Customer Data,” moderated by Nellie Massoni of Vertafore, discussed a crisis for the insurance industry — the increase in cyber threats and ransom att

Use your Vertafore products more efficiently with a NetVU Education Subscription

7/6/2021
NetVU’s Education Resource Subscription gives NetVU members (Vertafore customers) access to knowledge and education that opens the door to help your organization fully utilize every function of your Vertafore system and reach your professional goals.

Cyber Security Efficiency Part 1

7/6/2021
A panel of two carrier representatives and two agency owners conveyed one collective message to NetVU members at an Accelerate webinar: As cyber risks increase, agencies and carriers must unite to federate.

Don't Feel Overwhelmed in an Industry with Such Depth

7/6/2021
Our July Meet the Board series features our new Board Member at Large, Bonnie Wood, who provides Voyager Support at Brown & Brown in Atlanta, Georgia. Bonnie resides in Atlanta with her husband, two daughters, and two crazy shih tzus, where one acts

Award Winners for 2021 Announced

6/2/2021
Each year NetVU gives special recognition to members for exceptional service and dedication to its mission. Immediate past board chair Joe Clabaugh broke with tradition and announced that instead of bestowing the 2020 Chairman’s Award on a member, th

Decide what youre going to be and be it.

6/2/2021
Cassidy Smirnow joined Vertafore four years ago and is currently the Chief Customer Officer. She also holds the Vertafore Executive Sponsor position on the NetVU Board of Directors. Cassidy grew up in the Washington D.C. area but has lived in the Den

Day of Caring Supports the Fight Against Hunger

6/2/2021
Generosity is the rocket fuel that powers NetVU, and that doesn’t just mean members helping each other. Our members actively serve their communities, and in recognition of the fact that the pandemic has hit families hard, this year’s Day of Caring is

Accelerate All Year Long

5/4/2021
We’re looking forward to seeing you at this year’s Accelerate, which promises to be bigger and better than ever. Now, there’s a way to get more of the great content and share it with everyone in your organization.

Helping Point You in the Right Direction

5/4/2021
Kate O'Toole went to college in Pennsylvania and was planning to be an educator. She even told her family, who all help and work at her uncles’ agency in Pittsburgh, that she had zero intentions of falling into the family business. However, like it h

Step On the Gas...and Head to Accelerate!

5/4/2021
Game changing. Life changing. Change is in the air, and you can just feel it as we approach this year’s Accelerate, powered by NetVU. It will transform you and your organization. Yes, we’ll be virtual again, but by now we’ve all learned that we can o

Virtual Accelerate, powered by NetVU 2021 is Right Around the Corner

4/6/2021
Accelerate, powered by NetVU 2021 is back this year and better than ever. NetVU took all your comments and suggestions from last year’s Summer of Accelerate to produce a virtual conference that will literally knock your socks off. What’s New? What’s

Nominate Carriers that Go Above & Beyond for You

4/6/2021
Help us celebrate Carriers who enhance efficiency, profitability and streamlined operations for NetVU Members. The Automation Excellence Award recognizes achievements in automation technology between carriers and agencies that have produced advanc

The Job of a Lifetime, with No Blueprint

4/6/2021
Organizations emerged stronger from 2020, tested by adversity and ready to face new challenges and unknowns. People with far more recognition than I have said it best. “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” “You miss every shot you don’

Celebrating the Women of NetVU

3/16/2021
What better way to celebrate Women’s History Month than to recognize the women of the NetVU board and staff, past and present, who have helped shape NetVU into what it is today. What started as just one day, March 8th, International Women’s Day has e

Accelerate, powered by NetVU Virtual and the BEST Kick off to Summer EVER!

3/2/2021
Accelerate, powered by NetVU is the culmination of everything NetVUhas to offer, education and learning about better utilization of your Vertafore products, running your businesses and building long-lasting connections with your peers, Vertafore, and

The Only Way to Learn is to Ask

3/2/2021
Our March Meet the Board series features none other than Ex-Officio, Joe Clabaugh. Joe is a service manager at The Cincinnati Insurance Company, who has over five thousand employees. They use Vertafore technology such as TransactNOW and Sircon. Joe h

Work Hard and Never Stop Being Curious

2/2/2021
Dana Coates got involved with NetVU when they switched from a competing management system to Vertafore. When switching to Vertafore Dana took advantage of the NetVU Community where he realized there is a vast wealth of knowledge. Still utilizing the

Efficiency Takes Time & Listening

1/11/2021
Oliver got involved with NetVU because of his agency’s use of Vertafore products. Currently his agency uses Vertafore Agency Platform, AMS360. Oliver has learned that using this technology is much like any other. It may not automatically work or save

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