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Blue Devil - EA replied to Done_it_All's discussion Rollout of Integrated Service (Artificial Intelligence based) and Employee Agent Program
"Hi Done it All, It's clear that you know what you're talking about.  I agree with…"
21 hours ago
Done_it_All replied to Done_it_All's discussion Rollout of Integrated Service (Artificial Intelligence based) and Employee Agent Program
"The mega agency principal. When you have a 5 million dollar agency you need 3 staff to service it…"
yesterday
bluemax EA replied to Done_it_All's discussion Rollout of Integrated Service (Artificial Intelligence based) and Employee Agent Program
"and what the charge the agent will be more than there cost so another profit center for the…"
yesterday
Bigfoot replied to Done_it_All's discussion Rollout of Integrated Service (Artificial Intelligence based) and Employee Agent Program
"you hit the nail on the head....all very valid observations"
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Done_it_All posted a discussion

Rollout of Integrated Service and Employee Agent Programc

 I started a new discussion as there is so many on the previous discussion that this would have…See More
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Done_it_All replied to Donald Oldham's discussion Integrated Service Solution
"What do you want to know about the model.? I will be glad to give some insight..."
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Duece (active EA) replied to Donald Oldham's discussion Integrated Service Solution
"That was kind of my point,  they are going to run into big push back if they think they will…"
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Miagent replied to Donald Oldham's discussion Integrated Service Solution
"BOTH!"
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David replied to Donald Oldham's discussion Integrated Service Solution
"Why would anyone want to work as an LSP knowing Allstate has ISS.  How will the EA owner…"
yesterday
Ted Paris NAPAA Ex. Dir. commented on Daisy's status
"WE have a good number of Allstate agencies insured for health insurance and getting more every…"
Friday
Daisy and gocards are now friends
Friday
Donald Oldham replied to Donald Oldham's discussion Integrated Service Solution
"And no cross lines  or life as they will probably keep it for themselves"
Friday
Daisy posted a status
"Has anyone used Nappa to get health insurance quotes?"
Friday
Donald Oldham replied to Donald Oldham's discussion Integrated Service Solution
"All you have to do is look at the business coming out of the CIC.  Obviously no oversight or a…"
Friday
RockBandQueen replied to Donald Oldham's discussion Integrated Service Solution
"Had ATT from the time they fired us in '96 and forced us into the EA model until we were able…"
Friday
Blue Devil - EA replied to Donald Oldham's discussion Integrated Service Solution
"Yes, they take over your phones.  I believe it is ATT."
Friday
Duece (active EA) replied to Donald Oldham's discussion Integrated Service Solution
"jdawg, Did they explain how the phone system would work? What carrier they would use? I'm sure…"
Friday
Fitz EA commented on Joe Schroeder's blog post Allstate Pilot Service Program "Integrated Service Solution"
"Well stated, thank you Joe."
Friday
KP replied to Lindsay Dickson's discussion What have you been doing to Improve Your IPS
"Alan, I'm interested in learning your process. k.patel@allstate.com"
Friday
Ted Paris NAPAA Ex. Dir. commented on Joe Schroeder's blog post Allstate Pilot Service Program "Integrated Service Solution"
"Recently I solicit responses in both NAPAA's Direct Express and Agent Informer e-newsletter…"
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Forum

Rollout of Integrated Service (Artificial Intelligence based) and Employee Agent Program

Started by Done_it_All in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by Blue Devil - EA 21 hours ago. 4 Replies

 I started a new discussion as there is so many on the previous discussion that this would have gotten buried.It’s real simple, agencies “ in general “ have mediocre support staff. Most are poorly trained. All the emphasis is and has been on sell,…Continue

Integrated Service Solution

Started by Donald Oldham in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by Done_it_All yesterday. 183 Replies

Does anyone have any insights on the new "Integrated Service Solution" format that will be introduced soon?Continue

What have you been doing to Improve Your IPS

Started by Lindsay Dickson in Agency Growth Stategies, Agency Marketing, etc.. Last reply by KP on Friday. 18 Replies

We would like to here what you have been doing and what has been working best for your AgencyContinue

Succession-planning resources are available

Started by Great Small Business in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by Ted Paris NAPAA Ex. Dir. on Thursday. 21 Replies

Found this on Gateway.You help customers protect themselves from the unexpected. Is your agency ready for the unexpected?Setting up a business-succession plan is important for the long-term health of your agency. According to the Small Business…Continue

VOIP

Started by Jeff Alford in Agency Technology, etc.. Last reply by Duece (active EA) on Wednesday. 24 Replies

I currently have Vonage for my voip and they changed to a web based app that does not open e-agent like the old one used to, plus like most companies(other than us)  after the sale I can not get any service.  What companies are people using and they…Continue

Don't let Allstate's Integrated Service Solution become your future

Started by Bryan Ahlquist in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by OEA on Tuesday. 40 Replies

 When Allstate Canada fired all of its “EAs” and hired select agents back as managers, they essentially converted all of its agents’ renewal income back to the company. Then, Allstate Canada dolled it back out in the form of salaries and minimal…Continue

Gateway Click Bait Girl?

Started by durden in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by durden Nov 30. 2 Replies

I can't count how many times I've seen her, but she's never in the videos for the ads.It's like TC wants us to think this is…Continue

Use the Live Chat Instead Of Calling The 1-800 number

Started by durden in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by Miagent Nov 30. 4 Replies

It's much faster and easier to just live chat when you need help from TC.If you don't know how to get there, type ASIC into the gateway search and it will come right up.Even if they are busy, you can just leave the chat window open while you work on…Continue

Plus policy program

Started by Donald Oldham in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by Lance Nov 28. 6 Replies

I just read on gateway there is a new plus policy program where TC will pay agencies 6% on preferred business and 4% on nonstandard with a 5year capture rule.  Does anyone have any insight on the "plus policy" approach, will it be voluntary or will…Continue

Hurricane Michael

Started by Greg Gibson - Active EA in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by Greg Gibson - Active EA Nov 28. 15 Replies

Well, Hurricane Michael cost me 6 weeks of my life, and 50 years of production on the farm.  Well over 300 claims in my office alone, so we've been incredibly busy.  And we're almost 180 miles inland from the Gulf. I have 30 acres of Improved Slash…Continue

Blog Posts

Selling? Get the most you can! Defer Capital Gains and get 93.5% of your sales proceeds up front!

Posted by JC on December 6, 2018 at 2:35pm 0 Comments

Defer capital gains tax for 30 years AND Get cash at closing equal to 93.5% of the net sales proceeds on your agency sale.

  • Applies to sale of…
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National Day of Mourning is tomorrow.

Posted by Tweety- 15 yr Active EA on December 4, 2018 at 4:48pm 0 Comments

Shouldn't we close the office for Mourn?

Allstate Pilot Service Program "Integrated Service Solution"

Posted by Joe Schroeder on November 29, 2018 at 2:58pm 4 Comments

I haven't seen much discussion about this, probably because little facts have been revealed. I responded to a request of Ted Paris at NAPAA to comment on this. What are your thoughts.

Hi Ted     Thanks for the opportunity to…

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Article: "Look who's growing almost as fast as Geico: Allstate"

Posted by Gregory on November 20, 2018 at 4:07pm 4 Comments

A little good news to brighten your day:…

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EA agent change request from IA

Posted by copper ridge on November 14, 2018 at 9:15am 18 Comments

If an EA's client request an Allstate IA to be his agent and the IA fills out the proper form agreeing to be Agent of Record and wanting commissions ...will in fact the IA get said commissions???

EFS relationships

Posted by This is me is that you on October 12, 2018 at 1:00pm 12 Comments

Looking for advice and feedback on my EFS relationship! Been an agent for about 25 years and had 10 life specialist/EFS us over the years!  My current EFS has been officing out of my office for the last three years! He’s here about two days a…

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I'm old and easily confused ...

Posted by Kevin White (IA) AZ, ME and CT on September 20, 2018 at 10:07pm 0 Comments





Sometimes I also play solitaire and cut out paper dolls to amuse myself, but I like doing this a…

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Monthly Income Term question

Posted by Richard on September 14, 2018 at 9:28am 21 Comments

Curious if an EA/EFS can explain to me why they would recommend this product versus the True Fit when discussing life insurance?  What are the advantages/disadvantages when making the recommendation.  Thanks you.

TPP notice

Posted by Tweety- 15 yr Active EA on August 24, 2018 at 3:13pm 7 Comments

When I give TPP 90 day notice, do I have to open a office for full 90 days?

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