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Top 10 Reasons Why YOU Should Attend the Freedom Campaign Road Show

In just a couple of weeks, a team from IIANC will be traveling throughout North Carolina promoting the brand new Freedom Campaign.  Stops in Wilmington, Greenville, Cary, Greensboro and Asheville will give you the chance to learn more about this exciting, new initiative and how it can benefit YOUR agency.  Here are a few great

What Does the North Carolina Department of Insurance Require If I Charge Fees In My Agency?

Many insurance agencies in North Carolina charge fees for various transactions such as: payment, policy, cancellation or reinstatements. According to the North Carolina Statutory Authority G.S. 58-2-40; 58-2-195; 58-33-85(b); Effective February 1, 1993; Amended Effective February 1, 1996 the following are the items your agency must perform to be in compliance. First, you should have

Seven Effective Ways to Increase Retention

1. Communicate with your clients – Communicate, communicate, communicate! Yes, your clients want and need communication on many levels.  With the continued move to mobility, our clients can receive emails, texts and phone calls on their mobile devices, allowing communication access on their terms.  Today, many people feel they are just another number in the

The Case of the Difficult Customer

A Guest Post By: Cheryl Koch, a featured speaker at InsurEXPO14!         We have a long-held belief in our firm that a bad account is a bad account is a bad account for an insurance agency.  Exactly what do we mean by that?  Simply that if you have a client that has

Take Another Look…

By: Dee Yates, IIANC Marketing & Sales Representative (dyates@iianc.com) Follow Dee on Twitter: @ddeeyates     ifinance is not just about financing….it’s also an opportunity to offer an alternative payment plan that fits your customers’ needs and pocketbook!  This could help you improve retention, attract new clients, and ultimately, write more business. Through the ifinance

Coverage Alert: Changes to Water Back-Up & Sewer Discharge Endorsement

The latest endorsement to provide coverage for water backup and sewer discharge coverage under the Homeowners program has changed.  The 06 12 revisions of the HO 04 84 have been modified and coverage has been reduced.  The new endorsement has the word “Limited” in the title of the endorsement which the previous endorsements did not. 

Why Should YOU Go to InsurEXPO14?

Blog post submitted by Allyson Knott (aknott@iianc.com) Follow Allyson on Twitter: @Allyson_IIANC If you have ever thought of attending an IIANC event, now is the time to register! As the state’s largest and most active trade association for independent insurance agents, we also host the largest industry trade shows and conferences within the state. With

Why Should I Track Retention?

An area that most successful agencies track is retention.  We always hear agency owners and partners talking about new business, but what about the retention rate? The retention rate is just as important as the rate of new business for the agency. For just a moment, let’s stop and think about this: if our retention

Does Your Agency Track Your New Business?

Over the years, while watching some of the most successful agencies across the country, I have noticed that those agencies keep a routine track of their business initiatives.  They always make note of where their new business comes from. As new business is written, the agency makes a notation in their management system of the

Is Your Website Working for You?

Have you ever stopped and wondered if your website is really working for you?  How many times have we as Independent Agents invested in advertising or marketing efforts without tracking the results?  Tracking your marketing and advertising is a must if you want to make sure your efforts are worth the investment.   Working with your