Symbiosis & Your Agency

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To anyone who hears the word ‘symbiosis’ and is immediate transported back to high school biology, I apologize. It’s important to understanding that symbiosis doesn’t just refer to biological relationships, but also inorganic entities like your agency. Adopting a symbiotic relationship business strategy can boost your agency’s visibility and prominence in the local community, as … Read more

Referrals: Part of Every Conversation

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Referral Selling is a proven way to find quality prospects that convert at a high level and help you grow your agency. Having a referral system will provide a consistent source of new leads that will feed your agency on a regular basis. Referrals have a higher probability of converting into a client, yet most … Read more

ASNOA EVP Speaks on 2020 Profitability

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With 2020 upon us, we have turned the calendar on another outstanding year for ASNOA and our Affiliate Agencies. In the coming weeks and months, carriers will begin to payout profit and growth bonuses for 2019 performance. Thanks to the hard work of our Affiliates, and The ASNOA Advantage®, we expect to have a very … Read more

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

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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

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

How to limit MVR chargebacks as an insurance agent

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

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

Confessions of an Ex-Farmers Agent

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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: what is it?

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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

Why Your LinkedIn Sucks

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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

What to consider before joining an insurance aggregator

Are you considering switching to an insurance aggregator?

As an independent insurance agent, perhaps you have considered joining an insurance aggregator or agency network; in other words, an association consisting of multiple insurance agencies and which offers support and benefits to its members.  These groups, also known as insurance clusters, can vary greatly from one to the next.  Some cluster members share office … Read more