Insurance Agents News

The Comparative Rater Revolution: An Agent’s Story

This post is part of a series sponsored by ITC (Insurance Technologies Corporation). Comparative rating systems may seem commonplace in the 21st century as they’ve been around for more than many decades. Most independent insurance agencies rely on them every …

Insurance Agents Think They Offer Value. But Some Customers Have a Different View.

Business owners and consumers are rethinking their finances and insurance needs due to the current economic uncertainty. However, new research suggests insurance customers and their agents are not always on the same page; there are gaps between what agents and …

What to Post Next on Your Insurance Agency’s Instagram Feed

This post is part of a series sponsored by ITC (Insurance Technologies Corporation). Instagram is one of the most used social media platforms in the United States according to the Pew Research Center. Over 800 million people use the photo-sharing …

The Simplest Way to Start Marketing Your Insurance Agency

This post is part of a series sponsored by ITC (Insurance Technologies Corporation). At one time, around 50 percent of my inbox was prospecting emails for companies that wanted my business. Well, maybe not that high. But it seemed like …

How Your Agency Can Find the Bigger Picture of Digital Marketing

This post is part of a series sponsored by ITC (Insurance Technologies Corporation). The insurance industry is perhaps one of the last to go through digital disruption caused by the internet. It’s true the ground is shifting. For independent agents …

California Insurance Agents Arrested for Stealing from Clients

Investigations by the California Department of Insurance led to the arrests of insurance agents who allegedly stole tens of thousands of dollars from clients and failed to place insurance coverage for those clients. Maria Aquino, 34, of South Gate, was …

Insurance Waivers in Pennsylvania and Other States Sometimes Missed Violations

Waivers granted in Pennsylvania and many other states to allow convicted felons to become insurance agents have sometimes missed ongoing violations, a newspaper reported. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that since 2004 the state Insurance Department has issued 111 waivers to …

New York’s Cybersecurity Rules: What Insurance Professionals Should Know

The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) has issued cybersecurity requirements for financial services companies (cyber rules) that went into effect March 1. The cyber rules, codified at 23 NYCRR §500, require insurance and insurance-related companies as well as …

Now in Paperback: Sales Training Book Equips Millennial Insurance Agents to Serve Retiring Baby Boomers

Featuring sales tips and scripts from more than 35 experienced insurance agents selling Final Expense life insurance and Medicare Supplements, Portland, OR, January 23, 2017 – Consistently top-rated in Amazon reviews and recently featured in leading industry publications including LifeHealthPro …

The Marketing Strategy with a 4,300% ROI for Insurance Agents

This post is part of a series sponsored by FMG Suite. For independent insurance agents, time and money are two primary concerns when evaluating the effectiveness of a marketing strategy. If you’re going to dedicate energy to marketing, you want …