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by ED3771316
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Newbie, Should I Start a Farmers or Independent ?
Replies: 24
Views: 81774

Re: Newbie, Should I Start a Farmers or Independent ?

Why don't you hook up with an Independent with the understanding that when you break free, you get to take your business.
by ED3771316
Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: "Pay As You Go" Work Comp
Replies: 28
Views: 41463

Re: "Pay As You Go" Work Comp

Appalicaian pay as you go extends to American Interstate insurance only, at least that is the way it is in Illinois. If that is what you are after, you may as well contract direct with Amerisafe and not give Appund half your commissions. You are doing all the work and tossing in a middle man. Applie...
by ED3771316
Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Now what?...
Replies: 11
Views: 5186

Re: Now what?...

For E & O, try www.E&Oofamerica.com.

Not sure if they can help, but its worth a shot.
by ED3771316
Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Career Change to Life Insurance from P&C Commercial
Replies: 17
Views: 6888

Re: Career Change to Life Insurance from P&C Commercial

If you want to sell life, then sell on buy-sell agreements from the commercial clients that are partnerships you service. How about key employee life insurance? Also, work on group life with youe existing Commercial Accounts. You have a natural market in place, you are already in the door, they trus...
by ED3771316
Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: Hard-to-Place Accounts
Topic: WC for 24 hours convenience store & MGA in CA.
Replies: 3
Views: 1888

Re: WC for 24 hours convenience store & MGA in CA.

Try APPUND.COM out of Tenn.
by ED3771316
Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Help with hiring a CSR
Replies: 11
Views: 4645

Re: Help with hiring a CSR

Yes, I do. I also have them sign a no compete clause. I am a big fan of the Interns. Over the years, they continue to be the most productive. When they get done with school, they go back to where they came from so I do not need to worry about them taking business with them. After they graduate and l...
by ED3771316
Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:49 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Nationwide agent vs. Independent
Replies: 7
Views: 11795

Re: Nationwide agent vs. Independent

If its the name your after, Independants sell Allied, the independant wing of NAtionwide.
by ED3771316
Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:45 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Help with hiring a CSR
Replies: 11
Views: 4645

Re: Help with hiring a CSR

Why would you consider hiring someone that works for a direct competitor while they would be working for you? Seems like a conflict of interest. Even an honest mistake (punching in the wrong user id by force of habit) could cost you. Have you considered going to a local college and inquiring about a...
by ED3771316
Fri May 22, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Farmers Commercial Auto
Replies: 17
Views: 7216

Re: Farmers Commercial Auto

The agent is probably being fed a line my the My Commercial Experts at Farmers. They genrally do not know what they are talking about or doing.
by ED3771316
Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Farmers Insurance
Replies: 167
Views: 279738

Re: Farmers Insurance

Sundevil, For 18+ years, I have heard that we are working on a long term discount for clients that have been on the books for X amount of years. Heard that last week from a Personal Lines Growth Consultant again. We have the worst tech in the industry. They are aware of the problem and are working o...
by ED3771316
Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Farmers Insurance
Replies: 167
Views: 279738

Re: Farmers Insurance

Only strategy is to pick up the phone and start contacting the variuos companies you are inetrested in writing for.
You might not have a big enough book to get some contracts. If such is the case, call Service Insurance Agency out of Arlington Heights.
by ED3771316
Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: selling commercial vs personal lines.
Replies: 10
Views: 21413

Re: selling commercial vs personal lines.

I started with the easiest commercial product in the mix. Workers Comp is easy and its cut and dry. Someone gets hurt on the job, it pays. The employer get sued it pays. everyone understands it.Then it boils down to Carrier Rating and pricing. Get some of them under your belt, your carriers will be ...
by ED3771316
Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Florida Independents
Replies: 23
Views: 6971

Re: Florida Independents

Find a nich that is not being worked. For example, the NFP agencies in my area are not being worked. I am hitting them hard and having a decent amount of success. Just wrapped up $48,000 in premiums over three accounts today alone.
by ED3771316
Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Online Learning (Commercial and Employee Benefits)
Replies: 8
Views: 10259

Re: Online Learning (Commercial and Employee Benefits)

Hook up with a General Agent.

Mid West Insurance Brokerage Service out of Arlington Hts offers everything from Pre Licensing across the entire spectrum.

IMPG out of St Charles is also a good one.
by ED3771316
Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: How is business? Here's today's activity...
Replies: 2
Views: 1571

Re: How is business? Here's today's activity...

Seems we are proving everyone wrong. Many of my agent buddies are sweating their jobs, houses, ect...

A Marketing rep that is down sizing himself and is surprised by a lack of a growth goal?

Not sure where the place to be is at right now.

Time to play the Lotto.