Smart Choice®, signed 84 new agency partners in November, marking a continued trend of over 80 new agencies a month, and continuing the company’s long streak of record setting growth. After partnering with over 350 new agencies in the first quarter of 2020, and reaching a milestone of 8,000 total agency partners early in the year, Smart Choice continues to exceed growth expectations heading into 2021. The company has more than doubled their number of partner agencies in the last five years, and serves more than 20 percent of all the independent agencies in the country. Smart Choice expects 24 percent gross revenue growth, and over 1200 new agency partners as 2020 draws to a close.
"We realize how blessed we have been during this season, and the vital role our agency partners provide to their customers every day; we are so grateful to our amazing carrier partners and to the tireless efforts of our corporate staff who propel us forward during the many challenges 2020 has brought. We have turned those challenges into opportunities to be of service to all our mutual customers,” said President, Andrew Caldwell.
The company has dedicated itself to becoming a resource to agencies during the fallout of the global Covid-19 pandemic, offering dedicated resources of staff, and online centers for assistance in navigating the myriad of communications from carrier partners. In addition, Smart Choice recently launched a new and improved Agency Business Center for its partner agencies, which provides increased access to more robust reporting, marketing resources, market search tools, and more.
Smart Choice offers a wide range of products and services to its partner agencies, including access to personal, commercial and life markets, in addition to business builder and business saver products. Currently serving over 8,600 agents in 45 states, Smart Choice has agreements with more than 100 nationwide and local carriers. Smart Choice agency partners write more than $8 billion in premium annually.