Resourceful Agents Need the Right Resources at the Right Time
It’s a complex world, especially for those trying to protect it.
For middle market agents offering commercial lines coverage in support of today’s businesses, every day is a new challenge. It could be a cyber threat, an active shooter situation or a global pandemic, to name only a few. Commercial lines agents must be nimble, responsive and, perhaps most of all, ready for anything.
As always, knowledge is power. But the amount of information needed is just too much for any one person to retain. That’s why many carriers who offer business solutions are developing ways to make information easier for agents to find, access and use.
At Nationwide, we’ve recently developed the Commercial Insight Center℠ as a single resource for agents who need access to timely, relevant and concise content about middle market insurance trends (please keep in mind this site is best viewed in Chrome, Firefox or Safari).
Based on recent research conducted directly with independent agents — including focus groups and in-depth one-on-one interviews — we discovered several key insights that power the Commercial Insight Center, including:
- easy access to searchable information, when and where you need it
- graphical descriptions and sound bites that make it easier for you to tell a story to your customers
- third-party insights to round out perspectives on an industry, such as construction, specialty care or general industries like manufacturing
- actionable take-aways and relevant solutions
We kept all these insights in mind as we developed the Commercial Insight Center and will continue to refine it as those insights evolve over time. We will also continue to seek out your input, so it continues to be a valuable resource to you. I would encourage you to take a look at the website and share your feedback with us as it grows. We want it to be your go-to resource and a valuable asset as you support your existing customers and find new ones. The site is available to any insurance professional, regardless of whether you’re currently a Nationwide partner or not.
We believe our industry expertise and risk management capabilities, together with your relationship building and consultative skills, will help your customers know they’re well protected, regardless of what comes next.
Linda Stueber is the Vice President of Nationwide’s Middle Market Commercial team for Property and Casualty.
Linda leads the General Industry, Construction and Specialty Care Service practice teams from an underwriting and business development standpoint. She joined Nationwide in April 2017 as the Vice President of Construction Underwriting, having over 30 years of experience in the commercial property and casualty industry, the last 20 years as a construction industry specialist.
A founding member of Travelers’ Construction division, she most recently served as Regional Vice President for Travelers’ Southern Construction region prior to joining Nationwide.
Linda graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and holds Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designations.
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