Operating an Insurance Agency

8
Oct

Update on California Agent Allegedly Took $100k From Employer and Clients

Insurance Journal posted a story in July about an agent that stole $100,000 from clients, credit card numbers and SSN’s. He deposited them in his mothers bank account. I’ve said this once and I’ll say it again – there needs to be a higher bar for people to obtain an insurance license. This is a shame and gives our industry

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8
Oct

How Independent Agencies Can Move Beyond Auto Insurance and Win Carrier Attention

Let’s face it, independent agency owners are easy targets. Ask most vendors that serve the IA channel about their clients and you’ll get an eye roll, a chuckle and a few good stories. We golf way too much, most of us don’t know how to run a business, and the carriers put up with us as a source of distribution

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8
Aug

California Department of Insurance Commissioner orders investigation of Wells Fargo and National General Insurance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Commissioner Dave Jones today ordered the California Department of Insurance to open an investigation into recent allegations that Wells Fargo and National General Insurance improperly charged consumers for “force-placed” or “lender-placed” auto insurance for consumers who had auto loans with Wells Fargo.

2
Aug

California Counties Lose Blue Cross on Obamacare Exchanges

This article first appeared on Insurance Journal. Anthem Inc., Cigna Corp., Health Care Service Corp. and Molina Healthcare, four of the biggest health insurers selling Obamacare plans, said they are weighing whether to pull out of more markets for 2018 rather than face financial losses. They have until Sept. 27 to finalize their plans. So far, 40 U.S. counties are

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24
May

Why It’s Time to Stop Acting Like Independent Agents and Start Acting Like Business Owners

Disruption, data-driven metrics, digital marketing, leads, consumer behavior and a plethora of new terms have entered our space over the past several years. Whether the latest blog, social media post, newsletter or industry conference, these are the terms everyone is talking about in our industry today. This shouldn’t bother us at all. In fact, after working with thousands of agency owners,

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15
Oct

Precise Leads Adds Industry Veteran to Board of Advisors

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (PRWEB) OCTOBER 11, 2016 Precise Leads Inc., a NY-based customer prospecting firm specializing in generating insurance leads, is proud to announce its most recent addition to its Board of Advisors–Insurance industry veteran Stuart Ganis. Ganis will work closely with the company’s sales, business development, and marketing teams to evaluate and improve how Precise serves its network

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1
Sep

This is the Way: Stuart Ganis from Ganis Consulting from the ITC Blog

ITC Recently ran a series of interviews with insurance professionals called This is the Way. It was a lot of fun working with their marketing team, the full interview is below. Stuart Ganis was handing out health club guest passes in a parking lot in 1989 trying to get prospects when he walked by an insurance agency. He was curious

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29
Jun

How Insurance Agency Owners Achieve Better Results by Partnering with their Vendors

I’ve worked in the insurance industry for more than 1/2 my life in retail, then 10 years consulting technology, marketing and other services. I’ve introduced 1,000’s of agents to technology partners, lead providers, insurance carriers, recruiters, bookkeepers; the list goes on and on. If there’s one thing I’ve learned throughout all of this time, is that insurance agencies demand excellence from

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11
Apr

Hope to see you at the ITC Agent Conference for Insurance Agencies

Insurance Technologies Corporation in Carrollton Texas is holding their 3rd Annual Agent Conference April 21st and 22nd. This year, the agenda is packed with breakouts including; Leveraging Social Media in your Insurance Agency, how to work on your business as opposed to in the business, a panel and much more. You can view the full agenda by clicking here.

7
Apr

Insurance Lead Provider Being Sued for Unwanted Text Messages

This Article first appeared on Legal Newsline and can be found by clicking here. LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California attorney known for frequently filing lawsuits over unwanted telephone solicitations is at the center of a class action complaint alleging similar violations. Last week, Todd M. Friedman filed, as a plaintiff, a class action complaint in the U.S. District Court

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