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Damocles replied to Damocles's discussion ADR Workaround to work from home
"I did see that and that's what got me thinking about an alternative solution.  I think we…"
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Wendi Kratzer, Doxie Lover replied to AgencyEquity's discussion Move on and Acquire an Independent Agency?
"Agency Equity was a great resource to help find which cluster or GA you want to use. I used them…"
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Alan Turken replied to Damocles's discussion ADR Workaround to work from home
"When the time come I will buy a Lap top to take home and use (Not very often) and keep at office…"
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Alan Turken replied to Mark C's discussion Sunset of PDP
"Stephen I have a folder on my desk top that shows who I quoted or gave a lead to FS. When sold it…"
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Alan Turken replied to Mark C's discussion Sunset of PDP
"Leslie That is the only way to give leads to your EFS!!  They should not have your book…"
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Stephen Nagle (Elmira, NY) replied to Mark C's discussion Sunset of PDP
"The ABC who is now pressuring us to use eAgent used to also pressure us to use PDP. The…"
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Leslie Wolner replied to Mark C's discussion Sunset of PDP
"Eagent is easy for me to use; however, I object to allowing the EFS to have total access to my book…"
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Stephen Nagle (Elmira, NY) replied to Damocles's discussion ADR Workaround to work from home
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Sunset of PDP

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RockBandQueen replied to Mark C's discussion Sunset of PDP
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Sunset of PDP

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Damocles replied to Ron Tocki (San Diego, Ca)'s discussion All Sellers Are Required to Interview a Minimum of One Outside Buyer Candidate
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ADR Workaround to work from home

Started by Damocles in Agency Technology, etc.. Last reply by Damocles 2 hours ago. 11 Replies

It seems like many of the posters on here (myself included) are worried about the "chip" in the new required machines that we have to get.  Much like the rest of you, I often work from home or take my computer home, which until recently, hasn't been…Continue

Tags: Software, Technology, Computers, ADR

Move on and Acquire an Independent Agency?

Started by AgencyEquity in Agency Growth Stategies, Agency Marketing, etc.. Last reply by Wendi Kratzer, Doxie Lover 2 hours ago. 14 Replies

It's certainly not for everyone. With Allstate, you are in business for yourself, but not by yourself. Some like having the captive backbone in place and that is the beauty of the marketplace, different options for different business needs. For…Continue

Sunset of PDP

Started by Mark C in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by Alan Turken 2 hours ago. 6 Replies

This is the stuff that drives me insane about Home Office.  I know they don't serve in the field but it makes you wonder what they do in their meetings.So they're getting rid of the PDP for life leads which while not perfect at least allowed you to…Continue

All Sellers Are Required to Interview a Minimum of One Outside Buyer Candidate

Started by Ron Tocki (San Diego, Ca) in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by Damocles 8 hours ago. 7 Replies

I was going to our regional marketing page to request a custom audit and saw a…Continue

Tags: outside, buyer, sale, for, agency

We made it!

Started by trvsdad in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by BMOE 10 hours ago. 10 Replies

I was terminated on 2/1/2011, had received letters (remember those). We started Independent Agency from home completely in wife's name in July 2010, but really did not have appointments in place until November. This really cost us dearly in our…Continue

Ex-Agents being billed for Charge backs on Life products (?!)

Started by Stephen Nagle (Elmira, NY) in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by Stephen Nagle (Elmira, NY) on Friday. 5 Replies

Disclaimer: I'm not a lawyer but I've seen one on TV. An Ex-agent, TPP'd beginning of 2014, contacted me to ask my advice. He was doing well but was just tired of the BS, specifically the IPS BS and left when the original 2015 quotas were…Continue

Hope Gupta doesn't see this...

Started by Brian Jacobi, JW, GSA, R-R in Agency Technology, etc.. Last reply by Just another sheep to Allstate on Friday. 3 Replies

Yikes ...Why Your Passwords Should be at Least 24 Characters LongEarlier this month, my corporation, along with 1.2 billion other internet websites, was targeted by Russian hackers using a huge "bot" attack. These bots aggressively attempted access…Continue

Steelcase Furniture

Started by Greg White in Random & Everything Else, etc.. Last reply by Brian Jacobi, JW, GSA, R-R on Friday. 15 Replies

howdy guys and gals.does anyone have an old cream colored side chair, steelcase, they would please sell me? I need one more.    These were the standard issue chairs back when I started, 1995. Continue

News From NAPAA on possible State Insurance Investigations

Started by gudhanz in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by dexter on Thursday. 21 Replies

Never thought of it this way?? Hoping this may force a change.... maybe Jim or Nancy can share more info on this? Per NAPAA email "Currently, certain state insurance departments may be investigating the legality of the company paying higher…Continue

2015 Agency Compensation Framework Announced

Started by Larry Ross in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by Twice Fired on Thursday. 43 Replies

From the desk of Matt WinterWe constantly look at how we are delivering on our commitments to the agency force and make changes when necessary to ensure we are doing everything we can to fulfill those promises. Fair and equitable compensation is…Continue

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Just received a recruitment email for an Allstate Agency manager in a car dealership in Parma, OH

Posted by Leroy on August 28, 2014 at 11:00am 1 Comment

 

Good Afternoon,



I am a recruiter with Atrium Tech Solutions out of…

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"In 10 years we will surpass State Farm in market share"

Posted by Brian on August 15, 2014 at 10:30am 16 Comments

Does anyone remember and i think it was in 2009 when TC at the regional pow wows at the beginning of the year said this?

I dont know about anyone else but when i say something i do it.

How come we dont hear anything about this anymore?

They have the nerve to make such a bold (riduculous) statement and TC is over halfway to that mark and where does TC stand in relation to this goal?

I see 30% less agents from that time to now and less market share.   

I hate…

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Empowered Agent

Posted by David Carr on August 15, 2014 at 7:30am 0 Comments

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NAB Members

Posted by David Carr on August 14, 2014 at 1:39pm 4 Comments

By days end I will have called every NAB member, just wanted you to know ...

Nortel Phone System For Sale

Posted by maskedman on July 28, 2014 at 12:03pm 1 Comment

5 phones plus all the equipment to install. I used Comcast cable as a provider at the time. The Allstate Nortel phone are dated but rugged and still work fine, $200 for all the equipment.

Auto not competitive, how do you sell life insurance?

Posted by Love on July 24, 2014 at 10:00am 5 Comments

How are the agents suppose to sell life insurance if they're not writing AUTO?

Life

Posted by David Carr on July 23, 2014 at 7:58am 1 Comment

Stolen from elsewhere on Facebook: “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”

-- Hunter S. Thompson

Is This a Joke?

Posted by Offspring of TC on July 22, 2014 at 1:24pm 17 Comments

Let me get this straight, I'm supposed to pay $1,500 (plus travel and expenses) for the CCC to train my LSPs to write crappy business, that will generate quick sales, but will sink my profitability numbers in a few months. And thereby, further reduce what little bonus I'm expecting next year. Am I missing something?

The Extra Hands Outbound Calling Education…

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Bonus Gone

Posted by Mickey on July 21, 2014 at 3:30pm 10 Comments

According to the forecasting tool, as of the end of June in the SE Region, a total of 5 "At Scale" agents were on pace for a bonus score of 3.0 or better, along with 12 "Growing to Scale" agents. That's a total of 17 agents on pace for the Forum for the whole region!

Countrywide, there are currently 54 "At Scale" agents on pace for Forum.

They've definitely solved the problem of not having a big enough boat. But the trips are a minor problem. The big story is that the bonus is…

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household bundling

Posted by Steve Marshall on July 15, 2014 at 9:20am 7 Comments

Does anyone know how to look up on Household Bundling report the HH id numbers and the names? I have several that only have  HH id but no name. Thanks

 
 
 

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