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frostyONE replied to Larry Ross's discussion Overall results for June Variable Compensation now available
"You mean "9 Parts & Labor policies>entire BOB"  :/"
2 hours ago
Roger Dwyer replied to Kevin White (EA) Storrs, CT's discussion IPS Changes?
"Just your National Geographic."
7 hours ago
Brian Jacobi, CIA, GSA, R-R replied to Kevin White (EA) Storrs, CT's discussion IPS Changes?
"Kev~ that was beautifully said..Reminded me of  that Chinese Hi Koo poetry "
7 hours ago
Brian Jacobi, CIA, GSA, R-R replied to Kevin White (EA) Storrs, CT's discussion IPS Changes?
"Thanks again Ron..For some reason those pages in my dictionary were stuck together...It's not…"
7 hours ago
Kevin White (EA) Storrs, CT replied to Kevin White (EA) Storrs, CT's discussion IPS Changes?
"Actually, bud? The people I know matter more. Love ya no less, though.I'll wait to hear back…"
9 hours ago
Disneyphile replied to Bart's discussion Are referrals the best leads??
"Will you tell me how if I'm already a NAPAA member?"
9 hours ago
JANET BEGLEY (IN) replied to Kevin White (EA) Storrs, CT's discussion IPS Changes?
"Car Nut........I wish you every bit of luck I can muster!  Your plan might just…"
10 hours ago
JANET BEGLEY (IN) replied to Kevin White (EA) Storrs, CT's discussion IPS Changes?
"Tim, you are making some pretty large assumptions concerning agents not selling life.  I for…"
10 hours ago
Conspiracy Be Gone! replied to Kevin White (EA) Storrs, CT's discussion IPS Changes?
"Very interesting, Kev.  Makes the monthly mover more palatable.  I like it, but need to…"
10 hours ago
dexter replied to Bart's discussion Are referrals the best leads??
"you are welcome Tim........my poor taste"
10 hours ago
Conspiracy Be Gone! replied to Bart's discussion Are referrals the best leads??
"Thank you.  You know Dexter I have always secretly admired your creativeness.  I think we…"
11 hours ago
dexter replied to Bart's discussion Are referrals the best leads??
"Done."
11 hours ago
Kevin White (EA) Storrs, CT replied to Bart's discussion Are referrals the best leads??
"Dex ... if I still had mod power, I'd have taken that down, bud.... just so you know my…"
11 hours ago
Kevin White (EA) Storrs, CT replied to Bart's discussion Are referrals the best leads??
"Wonderful ideas DkNY. Great thoughts."
11 hours ago
Conspiracy Be Gone! replied to Bart's discussion Are referrals the best leads??
"Would you please delete the post, Dexter?"
11 hours ago
dexter replied to Bart's discussion Are referrals the best leads??
"so sorry you found that offensive Tim, you should seen the one I passed  over for that choice."
11 hours ago
Kevin White (EA) Storrs, CT replied to Bart's discussion Are referrals the best leads??
"This is why McLovin's clients don't like the restaurant choices. :)"
11 hours ago
Bob Klee replied to Bart's discussion Are referrals the best leads??
"I belonged to BNI for over 8 years [2 different states] & by far, it was the BEST marketing I…"
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Conspiracy Be Gone! replied to Kevin White (EA) Storrs, CT's discussion IPS Changes?
"Agreed, Vic.  A Trusted Advisor wants to offer these services as the need is surfaced, not…"
12 hours ago
 

Forum

Overall results for June Variable Compensation now available

Started by Larry Ross in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by frostyONE 2 hours ago. 27 Replies

Overall results for June Variable Compensation now availableHighlights:Variable Compensation results based on June production indicate 84.3 percent of agency owners are   earning at least 10 percent compensation. The percentage of agency…Continue

Tags: Compensation

IPS Changes?

Started by Kevin White (EA) Storrs, CT in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by Roger Dwyer 7 hours ago. 113 Replies

Attended a market meeting today and spoke with a couple agents regarding V.C. Word is serious discussions are underway to change the IPS count from a rolling 12 month number to a quarterly goal. This doesn't make it go away, but should you have…Continue

Tags: changes, ips

Are referrals the best leads??

Started by Bart in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by Disneyphile 9 hours ago. 42 Replies

Are referrals the best leads??  I think they are but I have nothing in place to drive them.  Do any of you have successful processes in place, if so, please share!!Continue

Tags: processes, leads, best, referrals

(Sales Idea) In an attempt to write life insurance, here's a market for you ...

Started by Mal Content, IA NY & NJ in Agency Growth Stategies, Agency Marketing, etc.. Last reply by Ambwana Kickbooty 15 hours ago. 2 Replies

College students taking out non-government backed student loans often need a co-signer.  Often a parent or a grandparent.  If the co-signer dies, the loan becomes called in and is often asked to be paid in full.  These are not, big policies, but you…Continue

Tags: a, here's, market, for, ...

Connexus

Started by Larry Ross in Agency Technology, etc.. Last reply by Brian Jacobi, CIA, GSA, R-R 18 hours ago. 80 Replies

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Tags: Connexus

ADD Reports

Started by MB2387 in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by Wendi Kratzer, CIA, Top P&BI-P 21 hours ago. 6 Replies

I've gotten two requests this week from two different companies to either add drivers found on an ADD report or supply their dec pages to prove they had other insurance..Neither will accept a signed exclusion..Both clients are apartment…Continue

Payroll Service Provider

Started by CaliforniaBabe in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by Kale 23 hours ago. 23 Replies

Do you outsource your Payroll? If so why?And who do you use and why?I've been using Paychex since 2002 and have been happy but I feel like I am paying too much.Continue

Tags: provider, service, payroll

U.S. Poised to Label MetLife a Potential Threat to the Financial System

Started by David in Agent Compensation, Agent Issues, Agent Firings, etc. .... Last reply by Aces and eights yesterday. 9 Replies

By Ian Katz and Robert Schmidt, Bloomberg News A U.S. council of regulators is poised to label MetLife Inc. a potential threat to the financial system, subjecting the insurer to…Continue

Tags: Threat, the, Financial, System, Potential

What is Your Agency Doing for Changes on Policies That are in Issued Not Taken Status?

Started by Ron Tocki (San Diego, Ca) in Agency Technology, etc.. Last reply by okt0ber yesterday. 8 Replies

Several times in the past couple of weeks we've had clients call to make policy changes.  All these clients are enrolled in Easy Pay and even though the renewal date has passed, TC hasn't drafted their initial renewal payment.  This causes the…Continue

Tags: System, Problems, Alliance, Taken, Not

Forward & Positive: College Renters Insurance Process

Started by Larry Ross in Agency Growth Stategies, Agency Marketing, etc.. Last reply by Larry Ross yesterday. 6 Replies

***see attachment***Forward & Positive College Renters Insurance ProcessHello All,With the start of another year of college returning soon (August/September), I thought I would give everyone an opportunity to write a few additional Renters…Continue

Tags: Insurance, Process, Renters, College, &

Blog Posts

Auto not competitive, how do you write Life Ins??

Posted by Love on July 24, 2014 at 10:19am 0 Comments

How are the agents suppose to sell Life Ins if they're not writing AUTO?

Life

Posted by David Carr on July 23, 2014 at 7:58am 0 Comments

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 15 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 4 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

Fourth Of July

Posted by New England on July 3, 2014 at 11:26am 1 Comment

Advertising for the Insurance Agent??

Posted by JANET BEGLEY (IN) on June 28, 2014 at 1:11pm 3 Comments

I was just sent this request to advertise in an upcoming new Sunday edition of our local newspaper. 

This lady either thinks I totally lack the intelligence to answer questions for the public....and/or the public lacks the intelligence to Google.  Personally I think she has absolutely no respect for the knowledge we must have to do our jobs day in and day out. 

I have not yet put a response together for her.....but lets just say I don't think I will jump on this band…

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Nortel Phone System for sale. Michael Munday is leaving Allstate

Posted by Ambwana Kickbooty on June 18, 2014 at 1:58pm 4 Comments

I told Mike that I'd post this for him:

Available August 1st. we have  4. One is brand new in the box and never used. Price negotiable. Call Mike at 650-286-2141. San Mateo, California.

 

6/1/14 - my last day

Posted by Ray Ochs on May 30, 2014 at 4:45pm 14 Comments

So - 6/1/14 is my last day as an EA with Allstate Insurance Companies.  While this day has come much earlier than I had originally anticipated, I face it with joy and tears at the same time.  I won't go into all the details at this time, just suffice it to say that I will still be on the blog, reading all and commenting when I think it will mean something.  The best of luck to everyone.  And remember, "Noli illigitemi carborundum decendus".

Hump day music -- "Overtime"

Posted by Kevin White (EA) Storrs, CT on May 28, 2014 at 9:42am 3 Comments

Please enjoy!

 
 
 

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