Greater consumer protections coming in January 2019; especially for seniors and future fire survivors

The California Department of Insurance announced new bills coming in 2019. You can read the full Press Release below. SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The new year will ring in with four additional bills sponsored by the California Department of Insurance taking effect January 1, 2019 and three other bills becoming active later in the year.


Resources for Buying and Selling Independent Insurance Agencies

Insurance Agency Owners and Investors need resources when considering buying or selling an independent insurance agency. There are a few sites we like and some we don’t, but this isn’t a review of insurance acquisition sites, you can determine what you’d like to use.


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.


Insurance Agency Producers: 3 ways to jumpstart your sales process

Many agents have a sales process without realizing one exists. When a prospective client requests a quote, you most likely answer the phone a certain way, enter his or her information in a software program and deliver a quote by phone or e-mail. If it’s an online request, a notification is received in some form, then there’s a process to

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How to maximize the value of your Insurance Agency

There’s going to come a time where you will consider selling your agency. However, most agencies don’t have a perpetuation plan. Some of the toughest situations occur when an agency owner has poor health and is unable to sell their insurance agency on his or her own terms. The children are interested in the business, but don’t have the money.

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