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October 2017 President’s Message & ChapterGram

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on October 3, 2017

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Happy Fall everyone! I hope you are enjoying this wonderful weather.  This would typically be the newsletter where we provide updates from the annual meeting. But, as many of you know, the annual meeting in Orlando, FL had to be cancelled due to Hurricane Irma. Being the main event for the CPCU Society, this decision was not made lightly and the 2017 New Designees will be recognized next year in San Diego. Due to this cancellation, I am very excited to announce the Iowa Chapter has been selected to host the swearing in of the new National Officers! This will take place at our I-Day and will be a great way to meet Society Leadership.

Hurricanes, along with many other natural disasters, have impacted vast areas of the United States and the Iowa CPCU Society Chapter would like to help with a donation, and call upon our members to help as well. With funds that would have been used at the annual meeting, the Chapter will match all donations from members, up to $2,000 for a combined donation of $4000 total. Also, The Society is doing a matching campaign up to $25,000 so your $1 will count for $4!!! If we collect the entire $2,000 this will end up being an $8,000 donation! Funds will be accepted at the October 19th chapter meeting. If you would like to send a check, please make the check out to American Red Cross and send to the following address by October 25th:

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April 2017 President’s Message & ChapterGram

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on March 30, 2017

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Spring is officially here! The flowers and trees are blooming, and for many of us, it’s that time of year where we go on a cleaning spree. Opening the windows, pulling everything out, removing clutter, doing a few home improvements, and getting that ‘new house’ feel again.

Have you ever thought about what other things may need to be refreshed, decluttered, or maybe added on to? I am thinking about your insurance portfolio. How many years has it been since you last had a discussion about your coverages while comparing them to your current needs? I think back to last year’s I-Day when then Chapter President Dalith Wells talked about the importance of personal umbrella liability coverage and the large benefits it provides compared to the relatively small cost. I echo those words and take it a step further by asking you to review your entire portfolio. Even though we work in the Insurance Industry, like most people, we don’t have or take, the time to think about our individual needs and risks. I know I have had a homeowner policy for almost 10 years that has been on auto increase for inflation and have never asked if my coverage is enough or too much, so these comments are just as much to myself. [click to continue…]

December 2016 President’s Message & ChapterGram

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on November 30, 2016

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The holiday season will make the month of December speed by and my term as President complete. You may not know that I-Day is not just a one day event for a few of us. Ted Lussem, Kevin Seward and I had the opportunity to visit several companies on November 9th with Mike Koscielny, President Elect of the CPCU Society. We stopped at The IMT Group, EMC Insurance Companies, Grinnell Mutual, Nationwide, GuideOne and NCMIC and had to the chance to speak to new designees, members of the Iowa Chapter, future designees working towards their CPCU and executives of these companies to encourage participation in the Society and completion of the CPCU designation.

On November 10th we celebrated almost 50 of our new designees. You and our new designees are among 2% of the industry professionals with a CPCU. Congratulations to all. We hosted two speakers who talked to us about Personal Lines. Ray Thompson indicated that small companies can compete in this competitive market through local expertise, value added services and intelligent underwriting. Kim Hazelbaker encouraged us to review the top safety pick on the IIHS website to learn how safe your car is compared to others. [click to continue…]

November 2016 President’s Message & ChapterGram

November 2, 2016

Link to the ChapterGram Link to I-Day Registration  November starts the busiest time of the year for all of us. The week of I-Day will be quite the week as we elect our next President. Additionally, I will visit companies … Continue reading

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October 2016 President’s Message & ChapterGram

October 3, 2016

Link to the ChapterGram October 2016 Meeting Registration Aloha kakou! This phrase means “greetings to all” in Hawaiian and was just one of the many interesting things I learned during our annual convention. The new designees descended on Honolulu, HI … Continue reading

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September 2015 President’s Message & ChapterGram

September 2, 2015

Link to the ChapterGram September 2015 ChapterGram September 2015 President’s Message As the Iowa State Fair wraps up, the kids return to school, and summer quickly fades into Fall and football season, it’s time to get back into the second … Continue reading

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November 2014 President’s Message & ChapterGram

October 31, 2014

Link to the ChapterGram November 2014 ChapterGram November 2014 President’s Message The Insurance Industry Day (I-Day) is my favorite event of the year. If you haven’t been, (or it has been a while), I hope you’ve registered and will be … Continue reading

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October 2014 President’s Message and ChapterGram

September 29, 2014

Link to the ChapterGram October 2014 ChapterGram October 2014 President’s Message September was a very busy month for our chapter. On Wednesday September 17th, board members volunteered to run The Institutes/CPCU Society’s information booth at the Independent Insurance Agents of … Continue reading

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September 2014 President’s Message & ChapterGram

September 2, 2014

Link to the ChapterGram September 2014 ChapterGram September 2014 President’s Message With summer coming to a close, kids back in school and the weather starting to change, it can only mean one thing… Time to reconnect with your fellow CPCUs!  … Continue reading

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