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Technical policy and coverage resources with the Virtual University.
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Research Library- For those who seek a smarter way to research, the VU provides access to hundreds of insurance, business and technology articles written by volunteer faculty and other contributors. Technical insurance articles often include links to full sample ISO forms. You'll also find white papers and articles on many issues affecting today's insurance marketplace.
Expert Services- Sometimes you need answers to questions that can't be found in the research library. To help with these "just in time" issues, we have assembled a faculty of leading experts from around the country. Big "I" Members can submit questions to our "Ask an Expert" service and a response is usually sent within 3-5 business days, but often sooner.
Online Courses- The VU offers a wide variety of online classes to enhance and expand insurance technical and business skills. When taking an online class through the VU, you can be confident you or your staff is learning the highest quality education available online. You do NOT have to be a member or subscriber to take an online course since a separate fee is charged.
Free Newsletter- You can become one of the 25,000+ subscribers to our award-winning bi-weekly email newsletter, The VUpoint. You do NOT have to be a member or subscriber to receive the newsletter, however the newsletters and web links are archived in member/subscription area after two weeks.
MORE - Members and subscribers have access to the most comprehensive informational hyperlinks page in the industry, the results of our periodic surveys and polls, and even our campus radio station, WIIA!
ACORD forms and instruction guide can be obtained from ACORD. Join their Agents' Room for $100 a year and you can get it all electronically, including access to their customer service staff which can answer questions about the applications.
From the Insurance Services Office (ISO) you can obtain the Commercial Lines Manual and sample forms. When ordering the manual, be sure to ask for the Arizona state exception pages. These resources are available electronically, or you can order a hard copy.
Another good reference for coverage and loss exposure information is the FC&S Bulletin, a popular countrywide subscription service.