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How can Insurance Agencies Successfully Implement and Utilize Technology?

Posted by on November 30, 2013 at 4:30 pm

As we travel the country and work with countless insurance professionals, we commonly hear excuses for lack of production. Three of the most common are; time, lack of competitive products (price), and the need for more tools. The ironic thing is that in many cases, there are tools and technology in the agency not being used properly, or at all. I can’t tell you how many times an Executive or Agency Owner asked me how they can get their people to embrace some of the tools they’re investing in.  Continue reading "How can Insurance Agencies Successfully Implement and Utilize Technology?"

Leavitt Group Purchases Golf Insurance Services in California

Posted by on November 14, 2013 at 11:05 am

The Northern California office of the Leavitt Group has purchased Golf Insurance Services from George Peterson Insurance Agency. Golf Insurance Services, located in Rancho Cordova, Calif., specializes in providing insurance solutions for public and private golf courses, country clubs, planned golf communities and homeowners associations.  Continue reading "Leavitt Group Purchases Golf Insurance Services in California"

McKinsey to Insurance Agents: Adapt or Find Another Line of Work

Posted by on September 9, 2013 at 11:32 am

Insurance agents risk facing additional marginalization if they do not evolve and get creative, according to a rather devastating report by McKinsey & Co. on the future of property and casualty insurance agents. The role of the agent in some lines, such as auto, is becoming obsolete, while other lines are similarly approaching commoditization, which means agents can be bypassed, according to the report by McKinsey & Co.’s Insurance Practice. Continue reading "McKinsey to Insurance Agents: Adapt or Find Another Line of Work"

Obamacare Premiums Called Affordable in 17-State Survey

Posted by on September 5, 2013 at 9:45 am

A 25-year-old New Yorker earning $25,000 a year will pay as little as $62 a month for health insurance next year, and a peer living in Vermont may pay nothing, according to a 17-state survey of premiums under the U.S. health-care overhaul. The Kaiser Family Foundation report is the broadest look yet at what consumers will pay for health insurance when the Affordable Care Act takes full effect next year. The cost issue has been a top concern for President Barack Obama’s administration, which is trying to persuade at least 7 million Americans who now lack insurance to sign up for coverage starting Oct. 1. Continue reading "Obamacare Premiums Called Affordable in 17-State Survey"

Confie Seguros Acquires Olympic Insurance in Washington

Posted by on September 4, 2013 at 10:18 am

Confie Seguros has acquired Olympic Insurance in Shelton, Wash., a provider of auto, home and small commercial insurance. Olympic Insurance was founded in 1997 and is a privately owned independent insurance agency serving Washington. Confie first entered Washington in 2010 with the acquisition of the iconic Vern Fonk Insurance.  Olympic Insurance is Confie’s the eighth acquisition in the Pacific Northwest and the 17th Vern Fonk location. Continue reading "Confie Seguros Acquires Olympic Insurance in Washington"