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    Looking for the Best Insurance Clusters to Join?

    Independent insurance agents see the potential of a rewarding career with high earnings. However, unlocking that potential can be tough. The truth is that there’s a lot of competition out there, and it can be difficult to gain access to the best insurance carriers and product lines. Success is possible, but you might need some support to find it — and some agents find that support in insurance clusters.
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    The Business Impact of an Insurance Agency Network Partnership

    Independent agents who partner with a high-quality agency network experience better growth and close-ratio outcomes post-relationship. Retention of book of business, opportunities for higher commissions, no network fees, and flexibility to choose which network services to use facilitate agent satisfaction.
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    The Independent Insurance Agent Dilemma

    We surveyed and interviewed independent agents from across the United States to understand the hurdles they face, the partnerships they’ve engaged, and how these strategies have affected their businesses. In our research, we explored the options they chose to overcome income and growth barriers while remaining independent.
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    Independent Insurance Agency Clusters vs. Aggregators

    Agency Network. Aggregator. Cluster. The words are used interchangeably in the insurance industry, but are they really the same thing? If you are an independent agent looking for market access and agency growth, is it worth joining some type of an alliance, and how do you know which one is right for you?
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    Assessing the Risk: Focus on Manufacturers and Distributors

    The insurance needs of manufacturers and wholesale distributors continue to evolve. With these challenges, proper assessment of your client’s assets (building, business personal property, and business income) and liability exposure are all key to achieving adequate insurance coverage and managing risk.
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    What 2021 May Hold for the Personal Lines Insurance Market

    After a year full of uncertainty, making predictions about 2021 may seem futile. While the future is never certain, there are a few personal lines market trends for you to watch in 2021. Some are the direct result of the events of 2020, while others have been in the works for several years. All of them are things to keep your eye on at your agency as you plan for 2021.