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After a year as challenging as 2020, insurance professionals and insureds looking at 2021 with a positive outlook. But that doesn’t mean they are resting on their laurels. Now is the time for agents, brokers, and insurers to strategize for the months ahead. These articles provide insights into the insurance and risk management trends to keep top-of-mind this year.

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“PIA together with our company council, The PIA Partnership, has identified encouraging diversity in the industry as a major focus,” says Mike Becker, executive vice president and CEO of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents, or PIA National. (Illustration: Mary Long for Shutterstock.com) “PIA together with our company council, The PIA Partnership, has identified encouraging diversity in the industry as a major focus,” says Mike Becker, executive vice president and CEO of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents, or PIA National. (Illustration: Mary Long for Shutterstock.com)

The United States marked a historic day on Wed., Jan. 20, 2021, when President Joseph R. Biden became the oldest person ever to be sworn into that office alongside Vice President Kamala Harris, the first woman and the first person of Asian and African-American descent to step into her new role.

The most hopeful among their constituents viewed the new administration with optimistic exuberance after four years under Former President Donald Trump. The latter’s now infamously divisive socio-economic regulations included a ban on travel to certain Muslim and African countries, the separation of immigrant children from their parents, candid disdain for diversity and inclusion initiatives, and ultimately, the attempted unraveling of American democracy by denouncing as fraudulent the unfavorable results of the November 2020 general election. (Dozens of courts nationwide disagreed.)

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Elana Ashanti Jefferson

Executive Editor Elana Ashanti Jefferson is a veteran journalist and communications professional. She can be reached by sending email to [email protected]

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