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New Technology on Vehicles Is Working to Reduce Crashes

Autonomous or “driverless” cars generate a lot of media buzz because of the public’s fascination with new technology and what vehicles may be like in the future. Yet, there’s a revolution underway that is changing vehicles right now that has …

Three ‘Common Sense’ Tactics for Commercial Lines Prospecting

Prospecting for fresh insurance leads is the soil of sales. And as any horticulturist can tell you, good earth is required to grow anything – including your agency. You can delegate this core function to a third party and buy …

10 Things to Know About Commercial Property

Prices for commercial property insurance fell during the second quarter of 2014, marking the first time in three years that property prices fell, according to a recent Towers Watson survey. The survey showed that over half of commercial property respondents …

How Brokers Use Big Data

‘Data enables us to be customer-centric, enhancing the customer experience by personalizing every touch point specific to that customer. We are able to discern behavior patterns, build behavioral models based on customer profiles, and leverage consumer touch points to help …

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Future of Insurance Distribution for Independent Agencies and Companies That Rely on Them

Distribution of insurance today has become a de facto discussion of marketing. Smart agents and smart company people will benefit if they understand the history of insurance distribution. Insurance distribution was initially split between independent agents and captive agents/direct writers. …

Deal Activity Continues to Thrive

Deal activity in the first half of 2014 was one of the strongest on record with 151 announced transactions. There were 80 percent more transactions in the first six months of 2014 compared to the same time period last year. …

Best Agency to Work For – East

Embracing Employee-Oriented Culture BWD Group – Plainview, New York Insurance is a tough, stressful business and it can be a real pressure cooker for agency employees. That’s why the management at BWD Group does all it can to bring a …

Millennials’ Dissatisfaction Rates Highest for Home Insurance

Gen Y customers – or Millennials – who comprise the largest group of homebuyers and renters in the United States, are more critical of their homeowners and renters insurance experiences than any other generational group, according to the J.D. Power …

Best Agency to Work For – Overall

Team Environment Built On Solid Partnership McGriff-Williams Insurance – Gainesville, Florida Teamwork. Respect. Opportunity. Commitment. Those are a few of the words used to describe the atmosphere in the nation’s overall Best Agency to Work For – McGriff-Williams Insurance based …

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