Insight Magazine

Insight is the monthly journal of Big I Illinois and features articles that are relevant to the Illinois insurance industry. Topics include such topics as industry news, technology, markets and coverages, financial planning, sales and marketing, state and federal issues, agency management, and education.

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2024 Editorial Schedule

*Subject to Change. Contact Rachel Romines for details.

January 2024

  • The Marketplace Outlook

  • 125 Years of Independent Insurance Agents of IL

  • Introducing Big I Illinois

February 2024

  • Industry Relationships

  • Reviewing Your Agency’s Contracts

  • Your Agency’s Market Access

  • 125 Years Section

March 2024

  • Young Agents Perspective

  • 40 Under 40 – Part 1

  • 2024 Sales & Leadership Conference (formerly EDGE)

  • 125 Years Section

April 2024

  • National Government Relations

  • State Government Relations

  • 125 Years Section

May 2024

  • The State of the Wholesale/E&S Marketplace

  • Providing Good Submissions to Brokers

  • The Wholesale Market and Your E&O

  • 125 Years Section

June 2024

  • InsurTech Report – Interview Solution Providers

  • Tech Expo 2024

  • 40 Under 40 – Part 2

  • 125 Years Section

July 2024

  • The Commercial Lines Marketplace

  • 2023 Marketplace Report

  • Setting Goals for CL Team Members

  • 125 Years Section

August 2024

  • 2024 CONVO

  • The Impact of Involvement in Big I Illinois

  • 125 Years Section

September 2024

  • The Hiring Issue

  • Onboarding New Team Members

  • Retaining Talent

  • 40 Under 40 – Part 3

  • 125 Years Section

October 2024

  • The Next Generation of Agency Leaders

  • Staff Development

  • 2023-24 President

  • 2023-24 Board

  • 125 Years Section

November 2024

  • The Personal Lines Marketplace

  • Developing a PL Niche

  • Setting Goals for PL Team Members

  • 125 Years Section

December 2024

  • Business Goals for Your Agency

  • Understanding Your Agency’s Numbers

  • 2024 Outlook

  • 125 Years Section

Contribute to Insight

Insight magazine welcomes bylined articles from writers and industry professionals who wish to share their expertise on all topics related to insurance, sales, customer service, business operations, culture, and more.

The editorial calendar is intended as a general guideline. It is not exhaustive and is subject to change according to developing news and trends. Article ideas that are not already outlined on the editorial calendar are also welcome. In addition, coverage of a particular topic is often not limited to the month in question, so if you miss a submission deadline, contact the editor, Rachel Romines, and she will determine if your topic might also be appropriate for another issue.

Writers may also submit a short pitch letter or e-mail that briefly describes the bylined article’s focus, why our readers need to know about it, and what they’ll learn by reading it. Include a basic outline of the article listing critical topic points. Send to Insight editor, Rachel Romines.

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