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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

Top 10 Mobile Applications for Agents

With an abundance of mobile applications on the market for both your iPhone and Android devices, we should take a quick look at some of the top mobile applications insurance agents are using in the field.  These applications provide the ability to link with your management system, gather information on property value, sign documents electronically,

NC Legislature Adjourns: IIANC Successful with Passing Workers’ Comp Initiatives

The Legislature has wrapped up its 2013 long session.  Despite the pyrotechnics, the sun will come up tomorrow and the world continues to spin on its axis.  The legislative battlefield is strewn with the dead and the wounded.  IIANC has some wounds to heal but we also have some victories to celebrate.  There are several

E&O Mock Trial on ABEN (Agents and Brokers Education Network) – The Next Best (or Worst) Thing to Being There!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if your agency was involved in an E&O lawsuit that ended up in court?  What kind of questions would you be asked by the plaintiff’s attorney?  Would your staff have to testify?  Would you be prepared to defend your agency’s actions? Well, now you don’t have

Publically Available Workers’ Compensation Insurance Information

There has been a lot of attention to workers’ compensation in the last year.  One of the issues regularly discussed is the need for public access to worker’s compensation insurance information.  The North Carolina Industrial Commission has been a repository of such information for some time but access has been limited.  Now there is a

North Carolina’s Archaic Insurance Rate System Unique in U.S.

Guest post from IIANC Chairman of the Board David Purinai, AAI, CIC, CRM. David’s opinion piece was originally printed in the Rocky Mount Telegram on 3/9/13. _____________________________________________________________________ Which is less expensive? One scoop of ice cream for a dollar or two scoops at $1.50? If you listen to some of the voices in Raleigh who

Court Case Making Waves in Workers’ Comp Markets

A recent court case from the North Carolina Court of Appeals, Gonzalez v. Worrell, et. al., that was issued in late June of this year is already making waves in the workers’ compensation markets.  There are two issues addressed in this case that are covered in two respective white papers dealing with general contractor/subcontractors and