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E&O Insights: Do You Have Clients That Will Be Buying or Selling?

While most agents are aware that mergers and acquisitions are hot topics in the world of insurance agencies, insurance is not the only segment of our industry affected. In many communities, hospitals, accounting firms, real estate firms and law firms …

Building a Culture of Innovation

Looking for the next great business concept? Searching for a breakthrough idea in workplace processes? Your organization is not alone. According to a study conducted by The Conference Board, promoting innovation is the top challenge companies are facing. With today’s …

10 Things to Know About High Value Homeowners

It is estimated that 40 percent of high-value homes are underinsured. Often, homeowners will only hold enough insurance to cover their mortgage or the sale price of the home, and not enough to rebuild in the event of a total …

Independent Insurance Agents Defying Doomsayers

According to analysts, technologists, aggregators and others, the independent agency system is in trouble. Somebody forget to tell independent agents. Or more to the point, the doomsayers perhaps didn’t notice that independent agencies have been adapting and getting more into …

Paying Tribute

The industry saw the passing of two of its best known and respected leaders in the past month: Liam McGee, former CEO and executive chairman at The Hartford, and Robert Benmosche, former CEO of MetLife and American International Group. Both …

Declarations

Afterthought “We had this spurt in the auto age where we built these enormous arterials. We built them very wide. We designed them to speed the movement of cars. Pedestrians were a bit of an afterthought.” —Polly Trottenberg, New York …

Wildfire in 2015: What to Expect?

The past two years did not result in the amount of wildfire activity that many wildfire scientists, foresters and fire responders had expected. Looking back, the 2013 season had the earmarks of a bad year, with the continued U.S. drought …

How to Attain What Agencies Want in 6 Easy Steps

There’s a very simple formula for getting whatever you want for your agency. This is so simple it seems trivial and few people follow it. But if these steps are followed, agency owners can create anything they want in the …

10 Practical Ways to Pump Up Your Agency’s Volume

There are endless ways to grow your agency. Yet today, pretty much all you hear about is using social media and establishing a strong mobile presence. These biggies are essential weapons in your agency’s arsenal, but they can cast a …

My New Markets

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