Topic: Industry Trends

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 three-year cycle, the study measures the operational performance of nominated agencies against critical industry and business benchmarks. As the Best Practices program has grown, being nominated and taking […]

Women in Insurance: Meet 3 Industry Leaders Paving the Way for the Future of Insurance
Women in Insurance: Meet 2 Industry Leaders Paving the Way for the Future of Insurance
by Applied Communications

Insurance Networking News’ 9th Annual Women in Insurance Leadership conference took place this month in Chicago, celebrating gender diversity in the workplace and honoring the important contributions of women who have helped redefine the insurance industry. The conference provides a platform for women around the country to learn from industry thought leaders, network with other […]

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What it Takes to Be a Digital Insurance Agent or Broker Today
by Michael Howe

Technology is now essential to how insurance agents and brokers run their businesses, including how they serve existing clients and attract new ones. To fully realize the benefits of being digital, forward thinking agents and brokers are embracing technology to fully automate all aspects of their operations and customer service. Beyond the four walls of the […]

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Digital Agency Series: Build a Better Foundation With Your Agency Management System
by Michael Howe

Every day we hear from our customers that their business is becoming more complex, with nearly every agency diversifying into a range of new lines of business. For example, more and more agencies that traditionally focused on P&C are seeking additional growth by diversifying into Benefits and vice versa. On top of that, agencies frequently […]

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Becoming a Best Practices Agency – Q&A with Recipients
by Applied Communications

Since 1993, Reagan Consulting and the IIABA, “Big I,” have conducted the Best Practices Agency study to identify the top performing agencies in the United States. Conducted on a three-year cycle, the study measures the operational performance of nominated agencies against critical industry and business benchmarks. As the Best Practices program has grown, being nominated […]

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Next-Gen Is Now: Embracing Emerging Technology to Build the Agency of the Future
by Deb Smallwood

In any industry, planning for the growth of technology and innovation to come is critical, and in the insurance industry, it’s even more important. Agencies are becoming increasingly aware of the need to embrace technology, but more than that, they’re beginning to see the maturation of existing technologies and how that’s changing the way independent […]

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The 2016-2020 Technology Challenges Reshaping the Insurance Industry: What They Are and How To Prepare
by Barry Rabkin

Never-Ceasing Customer-ICT Feedback Loop Since the agrarian and industrial eras, society and commerce have been evolving from a Lego block experience, particularly with blocks that didn’t always fit together, to an increasingly more seamless real-time experience. This continual evolution, driven by the requirement to better meet customers’ wants and needs, is accelerated by a never-ceasing […]

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Agency Perpetuation: What You Need to Know
by Sarah Lucas

One of the great things about having your own business is the legacy you create having built it from the ground up. When you’re ready to step back from the helm, you can then either sell it, or pass it down to your chosen candidate to run. In particular, when it comes to perpetuation, our […]

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Top 3 Cloud Myths – What Does it Mean to You?
by Tim Sander

According to a new forecast from International Data Corporation (IDC), public IT cloud services spending will reach $56.6 billion by the end of 2014 and grow to more than $127 billion by 2018. While demand and spending for cloud services continues to trend upward, there still remains mystery and confusion surrounding the technology among some […]