Glad You Asked, Episode #7: Managing Passwords

In this episode, Steve addresses the best way for any organization to manage a large number of User IDs and Passwords.

Program notes:

Use whatever is built into your agency management system.

  • Transformation Station – Applied Systems
  • TransactNow – Vertafore platforms

But, this is primarily for insurance company websites.
Now what about all of the other UIDs and PWs you have to manage?
Other programs: rating programs, replacement cost estimators, Big I Market site.

What people do now

  • Written down, Excel or Word Documents
  • Use a single Sign-on Solution (SSO)
  • RoboForm
  • LastPass

We are beta testing a password manager, LastPass, and have found it very useful.  However, it looks like it doesn’t like Sagitta very well.  Sagitta users who are beta testing are often getting an error message, “Internet Explorer has stopped working.”  Also, LastPass, for us at least, really doesn’t get along well with eForms.  Can anyone give me some insight into this issue?

Error message may have another source, which is a fairly recent Windows update that was pushed a few months ago.  Vertafore engineers in Tampa have rolled this back for us with some success with eliminating the error message, but, not, completely.

Glad You Asked, Episode #6: How to Manage Business Cards

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Glad You Asked, Episode #5: Building a Great Agency Website

In this episode, I talk with Jeff Teschke about how any agency can create, develop, and maintain an effective website. Resources Inspectlet Agency User Reviews Websites Agency User Reviews WordPress Design Forge3 Clickable Coverage

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Glad You Asked, Episode #4: Video Conference Programs

In this episode Steve addresses the question of what video conference program an agency should agency use. Question: Much more of our business is on a national platform now and we would like our clients/prospects to be able to see us when talking on the phone. The problem is we want this to be as […]

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Glad You Asked, Episode #3: Niche Focused Agency Management Systems

In this episode Steve addresses the question of how to choose the best agency management system for an agency with a niche market focus. Show notes Niche agencies have a harder time finding the right agency management system. Most traditional agency management systems are based on ACORD forms and data standards. Best features for a […]

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Glad You Asked, Episode #2: How to Use Email Encryption in an Insurance Agency

Steve answers an insurance agency question about email encryption — what is it, should an insurance agency use it, and what vendors are available. Show notes Every agency should be using encryption if they are sending Personally Identifiable Information (PII) within an email. Clients hate encryption: another UID and PW they have to manage, cumbersome […]

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Glad You Asked, Episode #1: Why I’m Starting This Podcast

I constantly receive questions via email from various insurance industry people as well as from the Big I Virtual University Ask an Expert Service. My hope is this Glad You Asked Podcast will allow me to answer your insurance technology questions in a format where I can provide more details and explanations than I would […]

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