Blog + Magazine

  • Whitepapers

    Aggregators vs Clusters vs Networks

    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?
  • Blog

    The Coming Revolution for the Insurance Workforce

    The insurance industry has a handful of unique situational challenges that can turn into opportunities over the next decade if these societal shifts are recognized and leveraged properly. Our industry’s lack of diversity has always been uncomfortably apparent with relatively minor evolutionary change over the prior decades. Yet, there is a revolution coming brought not by good intentions, corporate initiatives or diversity awareness programs.
  • Blog

    10 Ways to Up Your Game in 2022

    Ready to put 2021 behind you and up your game in 2022? Education and professional development is the place to start. Here are ten ways you can use education to up your game and grow your agency next year.
  • Blog

    The Juice Without the Squeeze

    I’ve heard them all so many times: the many reasons — dare I say excuses? — that P&C agents don’t sell or market life insurance. Based on how selling life insurance once was, I totally understand their rationale. Thank goodness those days and archaic processes are behind us!
  • Blog

    Take Advantage of Us!

    Are you taking advantage of everything your Smart Choice relationship offers you? Whether it’s a cutting-edge agency management system, comparative rater, user-friendly website, discounted online CE, insurance leads, or a group errors and omissions program, we offer a full line-up of Business Savers critical to running your independent insurance agency.
  • News

    Smart Choice Named by Inc. Magazine as One of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies

    Smart Choice was named by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s fastest growing private companies. This is the 3rd consecutive year Smart Choice has appeared on the Inc. 5000 list with three-year revenue growth of 80%. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Jamba Juice, Timberland, Clif Bar, Pandora, Patagonia, Oracle, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

  • News

    Smart Choice Reports Breakthrough Growth Metrics and Hiring of Key Executives

    Smart Choice® Agents Program reports breakthrough growth metrics in the first half of 2021 (1H21) and announces strategic hiring of key executives. Of the thousands that applied, over 600 agents were selected to join the partnership network. New executive hires will have leadership positions in Sales and Finance.

    In just six months, 631 independent insurance agents have joined the Smart Choice Agents network. These new partnership agencies represent virtually every type of business from start-ups to well established agency groups with multiple offices.