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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

insurance automation technology

Insurance Automation: what is it?

What is ‘automation?’ Chances are by now that you’ve heard automation talked about in insurance at least half a dozen times now. Automate this, automate that – but what does it really mean? When these insurance leaders talk about how automation is changing the game in insurance, what specific processes are they referring to? Let’s … Read more

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Why Your LinkedIn Sucks

Think your LinkedIn profile is attractive? Take another look. Would you glance twice at it if you were a prospective company or client? If your answer is no, we’ve got you covered. Here are some quick and easy tips to spice up your profile! Add More Content Make a longer, more detailed ‘summary’ section with … Read more

Email marketing for insurance agents

Why Do You Need Email Marketing?

Think about how many times you use email in your own life. How many times a day you hear that ding from your phone? Let’s face it, email is a big part of our lives. Email marketing, when done correctly, can be like having your very own money tree. Chris Combemale, CEO of the Data and Marketing Association once said, “email stands as one … Read more

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