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by dm307799
Wed May 23, 2012 5:15 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Licensing Outsourcing? Viable?
Replies: 4
Views: 4405

Re: Licensing Outsourcing? Viable?

Tip brought to you by your local PIA (Professional Insurance Agents Association) - http://www.pianet.com/
by dm307799
Tue May 22, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Licensing Outsourcing? Viable?
Replies: 4
Views: 4405

Re: Licensing Outsourcing? Viable?

http://www.supportiveis.com/ <---------- The authority on the matter. I think they charge per producer.
by dm307799
Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: NEEDED:History and Current Trends of the Independent Agent
Replies: 6
Views: 3734

Re: NEEDED:History and Current Trends of the Independent Age

The state to the north of you has a resource as well. PIA (Professional Insurance Agents Association). They can be a vast resource & potentially have many publications regarding this topic! (http://www.piawest.com/) All the PIA's are very much involved in being proponents of our industry by help...
by dm307799
Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Hard-to-Place Accounts
Topic: Is it possible to get insurer appointments just starting out
Replies: 8
Views: 6760

Re: Is it possible to get insurer appointments just starting

Just a heads up, you'll need E&O before a carrier will appoint you. I suggest getting hooked into your state PIA (Professional Insurance Agents Association). They will be instrumental in your success!
by dm307799
Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:51 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: looking for feedback/advice please....
Replies: 39
Views: 21666

Re: looking for feedback/advice please....

We (agents) are what you say we will be. I'll admit...I'm a dreamer...but I'm going to continue to dream & hope to bring new anxious dreamers into the industry that I so love. Live through the windshield men & women, not through the rear-view. Is it that hard of a formula? "Unlimited&qu...
by dm307799
Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: looking for feedback/advice please....
Replies: 39
Views: 21666

Re: looking for feedback/advice please....

A lot HAS changed at Farmers. I am not an employee or anything but was affiliated with the Ohio AgencyPoint & they really do have a great program but it really is geared towards a long term committment to building your own business & taking full responsibility over it. I think you'd be best ...
by dm307799
Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Hard-to-Place Accounts
Topic: E&O Coverage
Replies: 9
Views: 10884

Re: E&O Coverage

jackwehoca wrote:According to the website, it does not appear coverage in California is offered.
That is just for the "Cadillac" Utica policy...they have other markets though.

Lisa Tucker at (888) 246-4466 ext.112 is your contact!
by dm307799
Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Hard-to-Place Accounts
Topic: E&O Coverage
Replies: 9
Views: 10884

Re: E&O Coverage

All I have to say...is...P-I-A!!!

And to echo "Adame526"...PIA likely works with E&S brokers...

http://www.piawest.com/errors--omissions

Thank me later...
by dm307799
Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: Hard-to-Place Accounts
Topic: RV Rental for Dealership
Replies: 1
Views: 3277

Re: RV Rental for Dealership

If you are a member of your PIA (Professional Insurance Agents Association), you can phone them up (or email) and typically they hold a list of carriers with the different niche markets those carriers serve. In Ohio, the market I would refer member agents to is maybe 5Star Specialty Programs, a divi...
by dm307799
Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Good company for Coast to Coast Truck Drivers
Replies: 2
Views: 2620

Re: Good company for Coast to Coast Truck Drivers

If you are a member of your PIA (Professional Insurance Agents Association), you can phone them up (or email) and typically they hold a list of carriers with the different niche markets those carriers serve. In Ohio, the market I would refer member agents to is maybe 5Star Specialty Programs, a divi...
by dm307799
Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Partnership Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 13619

Re: Partnership Questions

Taylyn...the best thing you can do is join your state PIA (Professional Insurance Agents) association. They have every resource for every thing (start-ups especially)...they even can grant you access to aggrigators. No aggrigator fee, no comission split. You should look into it! You really should!
by dm307799
Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Hard-to-Place Accounts
Topic: Questions about starting an MGA
Replies: 10
Views: 17952

Re: Questions about starting an MGA

I represent about 12 E&O markets (4 direct & 4 brokers) & I do know finding E&O when you are acting as an MGA is tough noogie's!
by dm307799
Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Hard-to-Place Accounts
Topic: E&o For New P&c Agents
Replies: 20
Views: 16978

Re: E&o For New P&c Agents

If you want an agent to service your E&O, I suggest the PIA!

http://www.piawest.com/

Access to many carriers!
by dm307799
Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Farmers - your opinion
Replies: 62
Views: 258028

Re: Farmers - your opinion

Humor helps everything!