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dexter replied to Kevin White (EA) Storrs, CT's discussion The Future ... as you see it.
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Kevin White (EA) Storrs, CT replied to Kevin White (EA) Storrs, CT's discussion The Future ... as you see it.
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Greg replied to Shannon Harvey's discussion iPad App Recommendations?
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Ron Tocki (San Diego, Ca) replied to Shannon Harvey's discussion iPad App Recommendations?
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Brian Jacobi, CCaBW, TA, GSA replied to Hanson's discussion Is there a list of "approved" Agency Management Systems for TC?
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Ron Tocki (San Diego, Ca) replied to Hanson's discussion Is there a list of "approved" Agency Management Systems for TC?
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Phen replied to Shannon Harvey's discussion iPad App Recommendations?
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Ron Tocki (San Diego, Ca) replied to Shannon Harvey's discussion iPad App Recommendations?
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Brian Jacobi, CCaBW, TA, GSA replied to Shannon Harvey's discussion iPad App Recommendations?
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Brian Jacobi, CCaBW, TA, GSA replied to Hanson's discussion Is there a list of "approved" Agency Management Systems for TC?
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Daniel Tichio replied to Shannon Harvey's discussion iPad App Recommendations?
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Phen replied to Shannon Harvey's discussion iPad App Recommendations?
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Bryan Ahlquist replied to Ambwana Kickbooty's discussion Great news for NAPAA members and Allstate agents: Jim Fish nominated for NAPAA President !!
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iPad App Recommendations?

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Bryan Ahlquist replied to Ambwana Kickbooty's discussion Great news for NAPAA members and Allstate agents: Jim Fish nominated for NAPAA President !!
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The Future ... as you see it.

Started by Kevin White (EA) Storrs, CT in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by dexter 5 minutes ago. 258 Replies

Where do you see the company going? There is a lot of change going on.  Is there a future in agency sales in this organization? Do they understand what they label as a "Trusted Advisor"? Platitudes are easy. Life is harder. The dynamic appears…Continue

Tags: see, it, you, as, future

iPad App Recommendations?

Started by Shannon Harvey in Agency Technology, etc.. Last reply by Greg 47 minutes ago. 7 Replies

Which apps have you found to work best for accessing CITRIX applications or Gateway links via iPad?Continue

Tags: ipad

Is there a list of "approved" Agency Management Systems for TC?

Started by Hanson in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by Brian Jacobi, CCaBW, TA, GSA 1 hour ago. 8 Replies

If some one wanted to try something different than eAgent, what are their options?Continue

Watch this video, happened in Russia

Started by Brian Jacobi, CCaBW, TA, GSA in Random & Everything Else, etc. 1 hour ago. 0 Replies

nobody says it can't happen here...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K-zDK4wrI4Continue

Great news for NAPAA members and Allstate agents: Jim Fish nominated for NAPAA President !!

Started by Ambwana Kickbooty in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by Bryan Ahlquist 1 hour ago. 25 Replies

When I first heard that Jim was “retiring” as NAPAA’s Executive Director, I felt that he might be leaving too soon and I hoped he would reconsider. Retirement might be good for some but Jim is the kind of person that never let a “good cause go…Continue

How Many EAs from your National Sales Education Class are still with TC??

Started by Ron Tocki (San Diego, Ca) in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by 7 Day Weekender 5 hours ago. 53 Replies

Since TC will probably never release these figures, I'm curious.  How many EAs from your NSEC class are still with TC? If you respond to this thread, please include your region, the total number of attendees, the year you attended as well as the…Continue

Trusted Advisor Scorecard on CARO ROAD?

Started by RockBandQueen in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by Ray Ochs 5 hours ago. 19 Replies

Anyone heard anything about this new report on CARO ROAD?  I ran across it today while looking for something else........Guess the metrics measurements have begun.  Can't wait to see what they'll be measuring on the new Agency Dashboard coming out…Continue

Underground Elephant helps develop, launch Allstate Lead Marketplace

Started by Larry Ross in Agency Growth Stategies, Agency Marketing, etc.. Last reply by Bob Klee 10 hours ago. 7 Replies

Underground Elephant helps develop, launch Allstate Lead MarketplaceBy Daily Transcript staff reportWednesday, April 9, 2014San Diego-based marketing software company Underground Elephant in conjunction with Allstate Insurance Co. has completed the…Continue

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Does Anyone Own a Dell 1600n Multifunction?

Started by Ron Tocki (San Diego, Ca) in Agency Technology, etc.. Last reply by Ron Tocki (San Diego, Ca) 20 hours ago. 4 Replies

I've used this machine for about 7 years as the office network printer/scanner/fax.  Up until last week when it suddenly gave up the ghost, it worked quite well. I only ask the question because I intend to recycle the machine, but still have a toner…Continue

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American Premier Network

Started by Scott E Sherman in Agency Growth Stategies, Agency Marketing, etc.. Last reply by Bob Klee yesterday. 2 Replies

I was wondering if anyone has insight on American Premier Network in Woodland Hills CA? Continue

Blog Posts

TODAY IS ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL DAY

Posted by Ray Ochs on April 23, 2014 at 12:58pm 3 Comments

Do something NICE for your "Administrative Professional" today.  You might not have known about this day, but you can pretty much bet she (or he) does.

Somebody Please Save Me From This Idiocy

Posted by Ron Tocki (San Diego, Ca) on April 4, 2014 at 2:44pm 9 Comments

Have you ever had one of those days, weeks, months, years?  I’m a pretty pragmatic person and I expect bumps in the road to surface from time to time, but for the past few years it seems that those we labor for live solely to create those bumps.  It’s getting tired and I’m getting tired of fighting with dimwits to get them to do the right thing. 

Why is doing the right thing such a difficult concept to grasp?  It’s not like engineering an Indy Car, or building a space shuttle.  It’s…

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A.M. Best Comments on Under Review Status of Lincoln Benefit Life Company

Posted by Love on April 3, 2014 at 11:21am 1 Comment

A.M. Best Comments on Under Review Status of Lincoln Benefit Life Company

Business Wire A.M. Best Apr 2, 2014 9:53 AM

OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--



A.M. Best has commented that the financial strength rating of A+ (Superior) and the issuer credit rating of “aa-” of Lincoln Benefit Life Company (LBL) (headquartered in Northbrook, IL) remain under review with negative implications following the announcement that The Allstate Corporation (Allstate) (Northbrook, Il)… Continue

Why don't you visit me anymore?

Posted by TAC on March 27, 2014 at 2:18pm 3 Comments

Why don't you visit me anymore?  I know I'm hard to find but GEEZ!  ABB seems to be getting all the action these days.  Please come back!!! 

Black Magic - Progressive Piece

Posted by Kevin White (EA) Storrs, CT on March 22, 2014 at 12:29pm 6 Comments

The drummer is playing in Florida. The bass player performs from The Netherlands. The lead guitarist contributes from several hours away ... and the rest is me. Please enjoy something from "The band that never was ..."…

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DEI Expense charges

Posted by Alan Turken on March 21, 2014 at 2:54pm 5 Comments

I was recently notified that I had to pay MVR expense fee because my ratio was above 2 to 1.  I find it interesting that everyone of the MVR's that were ordered a policy was written for all but one.  Many of them were future eff for March, and most of those were bound in Feb.  This is a crazy way for Allstate to get me to pay for more expenses.  Maybe I should only write policies the day I run MVR's!

On the chopping block

Posted by DkNY on February 24, 2014 at 11:37am 5 Comments

Year-end phenomenal but even that was a stressor as I didn't really know how the end looked until my February paycheck (bonus tool nor GW ever reflected completed required #s). Last proverbial straw. The agency is on the chopping block. Took frostyone's advice, got over the indecisiveness. Now that I put a dollar figure on the agency & told another grown up about it, I'm starting to look forward to being out. Though even that is not without it stresses. Am already wondering if I put the…

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Different Industry, but the Parallels Are Interesting ...

Posted by Offspring of TC on February 20, 2014 at 4:00pm 1 Comment

Or may be the parallels are scary?

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/02/20/279040721/the-system-that-supplies-our-chickens-pits-farmer-against-farmer

Take a listen, or read the condensed version included with the link.

Wait a minute! HERE is best Business Opportunity available (?) Recruitment VS Reality

Posted by Ambwana Kickbooty on February 20, 2014 at 12:51pm 7 Comments

Hey- take loans out for startup. Make an eggload of money. It's that easy according the recruitment literature. Then reality.

See if this story sounds familiar:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/02/20/279040721/the-system-that-supplies-our-chickens-pits-farmer-against-farmer

 

 
 
 

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