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January 7, 2020
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Self-driving Cars: Where will they steer the insurance world?

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Where do you find good talent?

How To: Job posting

Where and How Should I Post My Job Openings? The most common way individuals recruit new hires is through referrals – you know someone who knows someone. Sound familiar? If this, unfortunately, is not the case, then you have to venture out into the wide world of online job postings. To make matters worse, getting … Read more

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Self-driving Cars: Where will they steer the insurance world?

Autonomous vehicles, a concept we’ve always associated with sci-fi movies is now integrating into our reality. This new decade will bring a rise in the popularity and availability of ‘self-driving’ vehicles, but what does that mean for the insurance industry? Based on research conducted by Tesla, Thesimpledollar.com stated that the safety features of self-driving cars … Read more

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Let’s start off the New Year right with Better Downloads! As you may have noticed, the training department will be purging suspense come January 6th, 2020. Now is the time to check suspense for all of your agency policy downloads and have them assigned out. It is crucial to follow-up on your downloads, so all … Read more

How to limit MVR chargebacks as an insurance agent

Ways to put more cash in your pocket as an insurance agent: Limiting MVR chargebacks 

Ways to put more cash in your pocket as an insurance agent: Limiting MVR Chargebacks One quick and easy way to put more cash in your pocket as an agency owner is to look at your MVR chargeback conversion percentages. These seem like small one-off charges, but they add up rather quickly, especially as you … Read more

Insurance Agent Training: Are Webinars Worth It

Webinars: Worthless or Worth it?

Five Questions to Ask Before You Register for a Webinar to Know If It’s Worth Your Time We know there have been a lot of emails going out about upcoming webinars. They are great, inexpensive alternatives to classes and conferences that you can attend right from your home or office. But how do you know … Read more

Important Questions to Ask During Carrier Meeting

Introductory Meeting with Carriers

Your First 180 Days as an Independent Agent: Recommendations for Success In this blog, we are going to cover what you should ask during your introductory meeting with carriers, documents to gather, and a template to keep it all organized. This will be the first in a series of blogs covering different topics that we … Read more

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Adding Financial Planning to Your Offerings

Are you leaving money on the table? According to The Overlooked Gap in Financial Advice, by Chubb and Oliver Wyman, “research reveals that nearly 40% of successful individuals would consider switching to a financial advisor who provides P&C support.” However, “only 28% of advisors currently provide P&C support.” That leaves a wide gap for independent … Read more

Insurance Agency Profitability

Tips to Track Profit and Loss from EVP

Profit and loss is top of mind for every agency and network as we enter into the fourth quarter. That means now is a great time to revisit your profit and loss ratios with each of your carrier partners. ASNOA wants to continue our profitability trend, paying out agents with bonuses for jobs well done. … Read more

Applied Epic 2019 Latest Changes

Applied Epic 2019 Latest Changes

Have You Tried Turning It Off and Back On Again? The latest update from Applied Epic 2019 If you haven’t already noticed, Applied Systems has updated to Epic 2019. While this is exciting news, many new features need to be set up on your end. Whenever a simple update comes through, we always say: “restart … Read more

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Confessions of an Ex-Farmers Agent

Why I Ended My Partnership with a Farmers Insurance Agency   For almost 15 years, I gave my Farmers Insurance agency everything that I could  – my financial investment, energy and, most importantly, the majority of my time. In return, I received an incredible education, met some of the most skillful salespeople in the industry, … Read more

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