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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 …

Rusbuldt on McKinsey 5: Where Will Agents Really Be in 5 to 10 Years?

Bob Rusbuldt, president and CEO of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America – the Big “I”- takes issue with a McKinsey report that claims local independent agents will soon be extinct. In this fifth and final installment from …

Rusbuldt on McKinsey 4: Trusted Choice, CAP as Part of Agents’ Internet Strategy

Bob Rusbuldt, president and CEO of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America – the Big “I”- takes issue with a McKinsey report that claims local independent agents will soon be extinct. In this fourth installment from an interview …

Rusbuldt on McKinsey 3: Don’t Ignore Trends Favoring Independent Agents

Bob Rusbuldt, president and CEO of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America – the Big “I”- takes issue with a McKinsey report that claims local independent agents will soon be extinct. In this third installment from an interview …

Rusbuldt on McKinsey 2: Agent-Carrier Relationships Make a Difference

Bob Rusbuldt, president and CEO of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America – the Big “I”- takes issue with a McKinsey report that claims local independent agents will soon be extinct. In this second installment of an interview …

Insurance Agents and the 2012 Election: Interview with Big I CEO Rusbuldt

When it comes to the 2012 presidential election, insurance agents have, as industry insiders like to say, “skin in the game.” In addition to being concerned with how the overall economy will perform under either a re-elected President Barack Obama …