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RickRoss replied to Tyler's discussion Quick Question about controlled business chargebacks
"You have to wonder how much controlled business and "not controlled" bought business is…"
14 hours ago
Bandit replied to Tyler's discussion Quick Question about controlled business chargebacks
"Agree, pay it. TC is finding ways to not give you IPS and PC, not to give them to you."
16 hours ago
Ridingtheshipdown replied to Ron Tocki (Former EA San Diego)'s discussion National Forum - Will You Be Attending?
"I DECIDED NOT TO GO.. I PREFER TO STAY HOME.. LESS WEAR AND TEAR."
16 hours ago
Roy replied to Tyler's discussion Quick Question about controlled business chargebacks
"Pay it, takes all the guess work out of it."
19 hours ago
Tyler replied to Tyler's discussion Quick Question about controlled business chargebacks
"Thanks RR, I hadn't even thought of that.  I believe it was only 1 month, but yes, still…"
20 hours ago
RickRoss replied to Tyler's discussion Quick Question about controlled business chargebacks
"According to the contract they could potentially go after your commissions paid in 2016.  You…"
20 hours ago
Tyler posted a discussion

Quick Question about controlled business chargebacks

I wrote a term policy on myself in April 2016 to keep my IPS at 12 and have paid the premiums until…See More
21 hours ago
Slippin' Jimmy replied to Nace's discussion 2017 Year-end PIF
"Not to mention that when you rewrite the policy oftentimes you save the customer money."
Monday
Bryan Ahlquist replied to Nace's discussion 2017 Year-end PIF
"I bet Allstate’s IAs don’t transfer too many policies. I say do what is best for the…"
Monday
Greg Gibson - Active EA commented on DavidB's blog post Browsing the latest Annual Report for ALL
"I think the older, tenured, cynical, beat down, realists among us quit answering the surveys a long…"
Friday
Fitz EA replied to Nace's discussion 2017 Year-end PIF
"When I missed bonus one year by less than 1/2%. I noticed the prior year end numbers were changed…"
Apr 19
Kevin Bleier EA replied to Nace's discussion 2017 Year-end PIF
"There are some exceptions to that. You can't transfer policies to or from Texas. Everything…"
Apr 19
caligirl replied to Peety's discussion what are agency owners paying lsp's?
"peety. can I ask a question again. are you a scratch agent or a buyer agent? and did yiu have to…"
Apr 19
TL replied to Nace's discussion 2017 Year-end PIF
"Just realized that mine is doing this too!  Did you ever get an explanation? "
Apr 19
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Apr 19
Cigarette Danglin replied to Nace's discussion 2017 Year-end PIF
"Your year end PIF can fluctuate based on transfer-ins. If you transfer in a policyholder, TC…"
Apr 19
Peety replied to Peety's discussion what are agency owners paying lsp's?
"Thank you RBQ that is helpful advice, Some of the Agents I have spoken to say they pay everyone the…"
Apr 18
RockBandQueen replied to Peety's discussion what are agency owners paying lsp's?
"If you find good employees and you want to keep them, then you need to pay them for the value they…"
Apr 18
Peety replied to Peety's discussion what are agency owners paying lsp's?
"Thanks for the useful feedback"
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Quick Question about controlled business chargebacks

Started by Tyler in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by RickRoss 14 hours ago. 5 Replies

I wrote a term policy on myself in April 2016 to keep my IPS at 12 and have paid the premiums until now April 2018.  I realize we have to have controlled business on the books for 3 years to avoid a charge back. In 2016 I did NOT qualify for a…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 Ridingtheshipdown 16 hours ago. 111 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

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2017 Year-end PIF

Started by Nace in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by Slippin' Jimmy on Monday. 12 Replies

Good Morning,Can anyone tell me why my 2017 year-end PIF changes monthly? I'm going after a moving target.Continue

what are agency owners paying lsp's?

Started by Peety in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by caligirl Apr 19. 7 Replies

I am fairly new as a agency owner, so I was wondering if anyone would mind sharing what pay system works best for you?  When hiring someone new v. someone expirenced do you change the way you pay them or do you keep it the same for everyone?  Thanks Continue

Mega Agencies Expansion

Started by Peggy N.(EA) in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by Wurger Apr 17. 20 Replies

Starting to see several mega agencies expanding rapidly across state lines in several states. Will this be the new agency model of the future? Bigger is Better? Insurance Sales Agent Ted Todd Insurance – Atlanta, GAAt Ted Todd Insurance, our mission…Continue

Nationwide announces plans to shift to independent agent model

Started by Fla-EA in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by Elvis Apr 17. 4 Replies

Nationwide has announced its plans to transition into an entirely independent agency distribution model in two years’ time.In a release, the insurer said that it hopes…Continue

Allstate CEO gets highest payout in his 11-year tenure

Started by IPSSUX - EA in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by caligirl Apr 17. 4 Replies

So this is what happens when you strive to be the #4 insurer in the country....Allstate paid CEO Tom Wilson $18.8 million in cash, stock and other benefits in 2017 as the insurance giant posted its…Continue

Allstate still monitors former agent activity through their old Allstate PC

Started by Bryan Ahlquist in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by Slippin' Jimmy Apr 16. 3 Replies

For a long time, many on this blog have thought that Allstate was too invasive in monitoring agent activity, form cross-sells to close ratio.Now, there is at least anecdotal, if not direct evidence that Allstate is absolutely watching what agents…Continue

Claims is now part of my daily "To Do's"

Started by IPSSUX - EA in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by RockBandQueen Apr 16. 33 Replies

I have posted several times my issues/concerns with claims. I feel as though the wheels are coming off the bus.Prior to 2016 - early 2017, with the exception of calls we made to customers, I rarely needed to get involved with our claims partners.…Continue

Blog Posts

Browsing the latest Annual Report for ALL

Posted by DavidB on April 13, 2018 at 1:29pm 3 Comments

Just received my copy of the ALL annual report...page 5 notes that for 2017, Overall Satisfaction for EA's is at 73% (Financial Specialists=66%), and the bullet point notes that figure as an increase, rather than a decline in the prior two years…

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Georgia Agency for Sale

Posted by KL on March 20, 2018 at 5:28pm 0 Comments

Cheap $4 million book

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

Ideal Traits vs. Contract Coach Recruiting

Posted by Joseph Davis on March 8, 2018 at 9:37am 1 Comment

As an agent I swore by Ideal Traits for all things recruiting, quite frankly after a job prospect took their online assessment is was dead on 99.9% of the time.  I felt it gave me a real awesome sense of what a…

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Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of The Allstate Corporation

Posted by Gregory on March 1, 2018 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

Anyone know anything about this story? …

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Motorclub more interactive now...

Posted by Gregory on February 27, 2018 at 2:26pm 0 Comments

Am I the last one to realize that the link for a customer's motorclub membership number now does something?  If you click a customer's membership number, you are taken to an informational / interactive page.  Pretty cool.  It seems like there…

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A little Friday music for everyone ...

Posted by Kevin White (IA) AZ, ME and CT on February 23, 2018 at 12:20pm 0 Comments

I had the privilege of filming and mixing my band mates while we practiced a new cover tune…

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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 1 Comment

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.

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