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TedP replied to Bryan Ahlquist's discussion NAPAA Agency Survey Results Are In
"Thanks for responding.   Agents need to be business people first and foremost. TC plans ahead…"
7 hours ago
Retired Mega replied to Burl Parks, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF's discussion Farmers (Foremost) Exists The Small Commercial Market
"Exactly why it's best to post the…"
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Retired Mega replied to Bryan Ahlquist's discussion NAPAA Agency Survey Results Are In
"Unfortunately, this falls on deaf ears.  HEY, TC / TW ARE YOU LISTENING?  Silence…"
7 hours ago
Retired Mega replied to IPSSUX - EA's discussion Allstate CEO Jerry Choate Dies
"The key points from what was written, "he never lost sight of the caring side of…"
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Peety posted a discussion

Agency start up

Is 7a funding the way to go for the initial capital needed to start up agency?
8 hours ago
Robert Peterson replied to IPSSUX - EA's discussion Allstate CEO Jerry Choate Dies
"I was really hoping Matt Winters would fill that role. He is an agent's manager and would have…"
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Ben Dover Active EA replied to Bryan Ahlquist's discussion NAPAA Agency Survey Results Are In
"Thanks"
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Skysailor replied to Duece (active EA)'s discussion Scottrade Charged Under DOL Fiduciary Rule in Massachusetts
"The normal PC is required between January 1 and December 31 each year. The securities fiscal year…"
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okt0ber replied to Kerri Lawton's discussion Insperity HR company
"I guess maybe we have to do what we make our customers do - switch around every few years if we…"
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Bill shared IPSSUX - EA's discussion on Facebook
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TedP replied to Bryan Ahlquist's discussion NAPAA Agency Survey Results Are In
"They have been"
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Doug Bates replied to IPSSUX - EA's discussion Allstate CEO Jerry Choate Dies
"Jerry was the last High Level Executive at TC with sales experience an I worked with him in the…"
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Kerri Lawton replied to Kerri Lawton's discussion Insperity HR company
"I currently use Paychex, have a for a few years now.  They started very low in the service…"
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Michael replied to Bryan Ahlquist's discussion NAPAA Agency Survey Results Are In
"This no surprise to anyone I hope. This should be shared with TW."
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okt0ber replied to Kerri Lawton's discussion Insperity HR company
"I have a meeting set up with Paychex. In the past, they've been significantly lower, but not…"
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Peggy N.(EA) replied to Ron Tocki (Former EA San Diego)'s discussion National Forum - Will You Be Attending?
"Once I heard National Forum was open to LSP's I know TC was going downhill to fill the empty…"
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Retired Mega replied to Kerri Lawton's discussion Insperity HR company
"10 Year Mega, as with all other Allstate agents, why be captive to 1 option. Allstate certainly set…"
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10YearMEGA replied to Kerri Lawton's discussion Insperity HR company
"mine was about 20% cheaper than ACA and with a lower deductible!"
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okt0ber replied to Kerri Lawton's discussion Insperity HR company
"That's how it was with us, too. We're on a group plan with Blue Cross Blue Shield of…"
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Casey's Spirit - Active EA replied to Ron Tocki (Former EA San Diego)'s discussion National Forum - Will You Be Attending?
"Nope. I have to work."
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Forum

NAPAA Agency Survey Results Are In

Started by Bryan Ahlquist in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by TedP 7 hours ago. 5 Replies

NAPAA NEWSHere are the results from NAPAA's survey conducted from October thru December 2017.The results were similar to those we received from the agency survey we ran in the Summer of 2016.  Our survey continues to show that a higher percentage of…Continue

Farmers (Foremost) Exists The Small Commercial Market

Started by Burl Parks, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by Retired Mega 7 hours ago. 4 Replies

Foremost who owns Farmers has elected to sell their book of commercial accounts to Hartford. Today I received a call from a SR. VP who said, "Farmers and Foremost wanted to focus on growing their personal lines business".Most of the commercial…Continue

Allstate CEO Jerry Choate Dies

Started by IPSSUX - EA in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by Retired Mega 7 hours ago. 5 Replies

Former Allstate CEO Jerry Choate, 79, diesJerry Choate, Allstate’s chairman and CEO from 1995 to 1999, died Wednesday night, Feb. 21. He was 79.“Jerry made a significant mark on Allstate during a 37-year career that literally went from entry-level…Continue

Agency start up

Started by Peety in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. ... 8 hours ago. 0 Replies

Is 7a funding the way to go for the initial capital needed to start up agency?

Insperity HR company

Started by Kerri Lawton in Random & Everything Else, etc.. Last reply by okt0ber yesterday. 20 Replies

Looking for some feedback.  Has anyone worked with Insperity HR yet?  I received an email a few weeks back regarding Allstate hooking up with Insperity to help Agencies with HR solutions, most importantly Health Benefits.  They offer the whole HR…Continue

National Forum - Will You Be Attending?

Started by Ron Tocki (Former EA San Diego) in Agency Growth Stategies, Agency Marketing, etc.. Last reply by Peggy N.(EA) yesterday. 93 Replies

As all of us EAs know (unless you live under a rock), the National Forum is quickly approaching.  Registration begins March 21, 2016 with the Forum running 5/11/16 and 5/12/16.  According to the National Forum page, cost remains at $450 (for…Continue

Tags: Forum, National

Digital Marketing

Started by Kevin Bleier EA in Agency Growth Stategies, Agency Marketing, etc.. Last reply by TreadingWaterNY yesterday. 2 Replies

Anybody use www.Revlocal.com for digital marketing? Pros, cons... I need to put a lot more spice in my digital presence.Continue

B-File/B-Onboard Email from David Carr

Started by David Bunten in Agency Growth Stategies, Agency Marketing, etc.. Last reply by Fitz EA yesterday. 43 Replies

It is absolutely beyond me and never ceases to amaze me the degree to which the general EA community places ZERO value on the time, knowledge, information and experience of an EFS.  I got a marketing email from David Carr on Feb. 14th promoting…Continue

Tags: ever, value, idea, worst, sales

Wilson to reinvest in business growth, spend on employees Tax law leads to gain, pushing annual profit up by 75%

Started by David in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by Pointer yesterday. 23 Replies

Time to end IPS requirement and 9/9.  No more oppressive tax restrictions and regulations by last administration + huge stock price increases to boost investment portfolio profits is a perfect time to relax restrictions to agent comp at 9/9.If not…Continue

Blog Posts

Why the latest Facebook slap is killing insurance marketing (and what to do about it)

Posted by Joseph Davis on February 20, 2018 at 2:28pm 0 Comments

Coincidences are funny things...I'm not convinced I believe in them (Gibbs rule 39 for NCIS Fans)

 

I've been working for several months on a…

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Customer Sruvey

Posted by Just another sheep EA on February 19, 2018 at 5:25pm 0 Comments

I know this has been discussed before, but where do you turn on and off the customer survey emailing?

I few months back someone had provided instruction to do so.

Executive Advantage

Posted by Just another sheep EA on February 19, 2018 at 4:30pm 6 Comments

Has anyone noticed the change to the Executive Advantage program? 

Seems that if you're at 9/9 (IPS not Achieved), you will not get any Executive Advantage Plus Marketing (or Technology?) money for 2018.

Honor Ring, etc.

Posted by Big Mac on February 13, 2018 at 12:59pm 10 Comments

So I made bonus this year and I am very happy.

But, 10 years ago I probably would have made national conference, but made no trips at all this year.

I Guess I just wonder, is it just REALLY hard to make trips…

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Anybody Notice Short Comp Payout?

Posted by Duane on February 12, 2018 at 11:29am 9 Comments

Has anybody noticed their comp not being at 9, or 10%? I should be at 9%, but I'm getting 4.072% comp on new business.

I had my FSL in the other day, & he couldn't figure it out. Now for Feb comp, same thing, 4.072%. We looked through…

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Georgia Agency for Sale

Posted by KL on January 31, 2018 at 9:24pm 0 Comments

Cheap $4 million book

Please email me at sellingagency79@gmail.com or call me at 240-460-3432

RE: ALLSTATE AGENTS IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY WITH AN INDEPENDENT AGENCY ON THE SIDE

Posted by Pepin Galarga on January 24, 2018 at 7:19pm 4 Comments

JUST CURIOUS; WHO IN HOME OFFICE OR THE FLORIDA REGION CAN I CONTACT TO INFORM THEM OF ALLSTATE AGENTS IN THE MIAMI THAT ALSO OWN INDEPENDENT AGENCIES? I BROUGHT IT UP TO MY FSL WITH A DETAILED LIST OF THE AGENT NAMES AND SUCH AND TO MY SURPRISE,…

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Check out this ALLSTATE AGENT ARREST!!!

Posted by What Was I Thinking on January 19, 2018 at 6:05pm 0 Comments

This is GREAT!!  I hear an Allstate agent he used to work for turned him in. …

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Need Opnions/Advice

Posted by Indemployee on January 17, 2018 at 12:38pm 27 Comments

It appears a new agency has been placed a few miles away from two other existing EA locations, and the new agent has zero insurance sales,  financial services, or customer service experience. I believe the location is actually a scratch satellite…

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Understand MI is getting a NEW Company Q4 or 2019

Posted by Living The Dream on January 5, 2018 at 11:15am 3 Comments

If I did business in Michigan I would be requesting NAPPA (or somehow invest in a company that can) to pull TC filing and interpret the filing to see what the impact for the EA will be?

Not that I don't trust what TC tells me.  It's just…

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