Topic: insurance technology

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 […]

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Trending This Fall: Data Analytics
by Michel Guillet

3 ways to get the most out of your business data Fall is a great time of year. With beautiful views and football games, a long drive through the changing leaves on the way to a big game can be the perfect fall moment, where a love for the season is re-ignited. However, there’s a […]

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 […]

How Digital Is Your Agency?
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 time when consumers expect instant access to information and real-time customer service from mobile devices, this finding — indicating that the independent insurance agency channel continues to lag […]

40 Days to Applied Net: 10 Favorite Things from Applied Net 2015
by Applied Communications

We’re 40 days away from Applied Net 2016, and the excitement is growing. This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever: inspiring keynotes, engaging education sessions, exciting product sneak peeks, networking and unforgettable evening events. To get ready for the world’s largest meeting of independent insurance professionals, we’re highlighting attendees’ 10 favorite […]

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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 […]

Watkins Insurance Group
How to Make Your Insurance Agency a Great Place to Work
by Hanna Ogle

Insurance Journal recently released the winners of “America’s Best Independent Agencies to Work For,” and Watkins Insurance Group is proud and excited to have been selected as the South Central winner. We attribute this award to our culture of mutual respect and an enjoyable workplace, but we also realize that streamlining our processes through technology […]

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Drive Insurance Agency Brand Awareness with Digital Marketing
by Jim Schubert

Previously, insurance agencies had more control over how and when they interacted with customers. However, in today’s increasingly digitalized and connected world, most consumers expect anytime virtual access to the companies they deal with via laptops, tablets or smartphones. Agencies that work to stay ahead of the curve and better serve today’s consumers must offer […]

Applied Systems UK
New Opportunities for UK Insurance Brokers
by John Haber-Smith

Forces Reshaping the Industry Technology continues to change our industry, reshaping the ways brokers conduct business and creating new opportunities for growth and enhanced service to customers. More than ever, embracing technology and leveraging the benefits it delivers are critical to achieving these goals. Customers increasingly conduct business online, meaning brokers should seek opportunities to […]