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Peggy N.(EA) replied to IPSSUX - EA's discussion Kathy Mabe announces her decision to retire
"Allstate and Sams Club announcement"
10 hours ago
FarmersReject replied to FarmersReject's discussion Customer Search
"Thank you"
10 hours ago
Cigarette Danglin replied to copper ridge's discussion EA to Allstate IA agency change
"The last time I was involved in something like this, I was told that there is no "Requested…"
11 hours ago
Tim Berryhill replied to Donald Oldham's discussion Customer self-service? Are there other companies doing this successfully?
"If that is the final cost, I won't consider it."
11 hours ago
Cigarette Danglin replied to Donald Oldham's discussion Customer self-service? Are there other companies doing this successfully?
"Page 8 of the ISS post - Tweety posted a slide that shows the cost being $2.50 per PIF per…"
11 hours ago
RockBandQueen replied to FarmersReject's discussion Customer Search
"Try using "DASH" - All Purpose Audit.  It looks like you can select the zip codes…"
11 hours ago
Peggy N.(EA) replied to copper ridge's discussion EA to Allstate IA agency change
"Yes on commercial auto"
11 hours ago
Whats your point? commented on copper ridge's blog post EA agent change request from IA
"When it comes to accepting assignment of a service account with out receiving comp why would anyone…"
11 hours ago
FarmersReject posted a discussion

Customer Search

Does anyone know how to search thru your own clients by zip code?  Just in case there is a client…See More
11 hours ago
Burl Parks, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF replied to copper ridge's discussion EA to Allstate IA agency change
"I left TC in 2011 but before leaving, I had a 3ml agency. We had a local IA who was continuously…"
11 hours ago
Donald Oldham replied to copper ridge's discussion EA to Allstate IA agency change
"That is not true..."
12 hours ago
onefootoutthedoor (IL) replied to copper ridge's discussion EA to Allstate IA agency change
"My understanding is that they will not take business away from an agent unless it is for a damn…"
12 hours ago
Tim Berryhill replied to Donald Oldham's discussion Customer self-service? Are there other companies doing this successfully?
"Right, I like your usage fee idea.  I know there would be issues that would need to be ironed…"
12 hours ago
Lance replied to Donald Oldham's discussion Customer self-service? Are there other companies doing this successfully?
"Tim,  I'm making assumptions here based on your comment that you are a mega. …"
13 hours ago
Thayden replied to Donald Oldham's discussion Customer self-service? Are there other companies doing this successfully?
"Folks, this is simply another step toward phasing agencies out. TC is moving toward an automated…"
13 hours ago
Tim Berryhill replied to Donald Oldham's discussion Customer self-service? Are there other companies doing this successfully?
"This is something I'm concerned with, Scifo, I don't want to give up my provider.  I…"
14 hours ago
Scifo - Active EA TN/MS/AR replied to Donald Oldham's discussion Customer self-service? Are there other companies doing this successfully?
"My understanding is if you are "enrolled" in this, all office phones will be provided by…"
14 hours ago
Skysailor commented on copper ridge's blog post EA agent change request from IA
"Funny Story on this subject: There is a large, well established IA in our town. He totally…"
15 hours ago
Donald Oldham replied to copper ridge's discussion EA to Allstate IA agency change
"I had this happen to me. IA got my business as AOR, I lost the compensation however I do not know…"
15 hours ago
Mr.Big commented on copper ridge's blog post EA agent change request from IA
"@Fla-EA, We've only had our license in FL for a few months now, located in PA, not easy in Fl,…"
15 hours ago
 

Forum

Customer Search

Started by FarmersReject in Agency Technology, etc.. Last reply by FarmersReject 10 hours ago. 2 Replies

Does anyone know how to search thru your own clients by zip code?  Just in case there is a client that may have been involved in one of the recent fires.Continue

EA to Allstate IA agency change

Started by copper ridge in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by Cigarette Danglin 11 hours ago. 6 Replies

If an EA's client request an Allstate IA to become his agent and the IA fills out the proper form and agreeing to become agent of record and wanting commissions and renewals will in fact said IA receive such commissions?Continue

Customer self-service? Are there other companies doing this successfully?

Started by Donald Oldham in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by Tim Berryhill 11 hours ago. 33 Replies

It appears from my read of the Gateway article on "Customer Self Service" many of the transactions I use to pivot to additional sales, customer updates and referrals will be handled by customers themselves. Does anyone else read this the way I did…Continue

Integrated Service Solution

Started by Donald Oldham in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by Fitz EA 18 hours ago. 157 Replies

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

Intergrated Service Solution potential fallout

Started by Blue Devil - EA in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by Just another sheep EA yesterday. 15 Replies

It seems like there is a ton of talk about whether they will make it mandatory or not and why it's a bad idea.  I'd like to start a discussion about what exactly would happen if they did decide to make it mandatory, and move renewal comp down to…Continue

Kathy Mabe announces her decision to retire

Started by IPSSUX - EA in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by Peggy N.(EA) on Monday. 15 Replies

This was posted on Gateway a few days ago......Why no BIG announcement?I have had opportunity to meet and work with Kathy. She is one of the few EA advocates we had. She will be missed.…Continue

Auto Declaration

Started by MGRINS in Agency Technology, etc.. Last reply by MGRINS on Monday. 4 Replies

Occasionally get a request for a client's auto declaration. Is there an easy way of obtaining without coping screen shot? Gateway states customer can order via my account or call 800#.Continue

Allstate Continues to Implement Strategy (Makes another Aquistion 10/2018)

Started by Done_it_All in Allstate in the Media, etc.. Last reply by Peggy N.(EA) Nov 8. 33 Replies

Big Blue continues it strategy. Execution, Execution, Execution.  There are several more aqusitions forthcoming. None are traditional insurance related. Many of these have been considered for years. But moving toward becoming a info company makes…Continue

wow. I thought this wass 3 years down the road!

Started by Cowboy7 in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by Alan Turken Nov 7. 33 Replies

We're copying state Farm......be on the look out for 10-15% new biz and 4% renewal, as Allstate (like State Farm) will change our comp between 2021-2024 like the Farm:Allstate's Integrated Service SolutionWhen it comes to challenges for…Continue

Blog Posts

EA agent change request from IA

Posted by copper ridge on November 14, 2018 at 9:15am 17 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?

Let Paul go to work for you, too..

Posted by David B. Carr on August 20, 2018 at 4:57pm 0 Comments

I received this compliment about Paul Johnson and 24 Hour Leads today.  Call Paul and tell him I sent you. His # is 844-532-3744.

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Dennis Quaid - Esurance

Posted by Gregory on August 17, 2018 at 6:30pm 4 Comments

Clever ad...  steppin' up their game a little.…

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Minimum Securities Production

Posted by macagent on August 7, 2018 at 11:30am 22 Comments

Has anyone faced this situation? I came up short this year by a little more than $200. I had a VUL written 5/25/18 that would have covered it. However, the case got held up in underwriting and STILL hasn’t issued. I was counting on it to be…

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