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The Connected Business of Insurance

Topic: Applied Systems

30 Days to Applied Net: 10 Favorite Things from Last Year

by Applied Communications

There are only 30 days until Applied Net 2018, and we are preparing for the biggest and best conference yet. As the largest meeting of independent insurance […]

Applied Net: Why It’s a Must-Attend Event for Insurance Brokers and Agents

by Applied Communications

Applied Net is the largest gathering of independent insurance agents and brokers in the world. Each year, agents and brokers across North America, the UK and Ireland […]

2016 Best Practices Study – What the Latest Report Says About the Industry

by Applied Communications

Since 1993, Reagan Consulting and the IIABA, “Big I,” have conducted the Best Practices Study to identify the top performing agencies in the United States. Conducted on a […]

Digital Technology Adoption: How Does Your Agency Score?

by Applied Communications

The results of a recent survey conducted by Applied Systems found that the national average for digital technology adoption among independent agencies is only 42%. In a […]

Gaining Success Through Specialization

Gaining Success Through Specialization

by Scott Lindsey

The insurance industry is changing rapidly. Insurance organizations face competitive pressures, market demands and government regulations. Insureds are more sophisticated and informed than ever before. Given these […]

Virtual Insurance Agencies

The Transforming Agency Model

by Steve Anderson

Virtual Business Drivers of Change While traditional businesses and retail storefronts are a mainstay in communities across the country, virtual insurance agencies devoid of any physical location […]

More drivers using smartphones to show proof of insurance

by Christen Kelley

Clearly recognizing the changing times and technology, California recently became the seventh state after Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana and Minnesota to modernize proof of insurance laws […]

Technology keeps Beneficial Insurance agile in a competitive market

by Jacqueline Glick

Two years ago, our agency president asked me, “What exactly does a customer-centric agency look like?” Good question…really good question. My response? “I’ll get back to you […]

Seeing the practical side of mobile technology

by Christen Kelley

Mobile technology has been a frequent discussion topic in insurance circles for several years, and for good reason. It can change the way insurance agencies do business, […]