Technology Archive

Are You a “Rocky I” or “Rocky III” Agency?

The TrustedChoice.com/Agency Nation Elevate Conference was recently held in New Orleans, LA.  There were 18 agents from North Carolina in attendance – a great showing!  Elevate is an annual conference put on by Agency Nation that attracts many agents who are thinking about how to do business in a new way.  The topics and speakers

Consumers Expectations Fuel Growth of InsurTech Across Agencies & Brokers

The following post is written by ePayPolicy, one of IIANC’s newest solution provider that enables agents and brokers to accept credit card and ACH payments online, while also allowing the transaction fees to be covered by the payer. If you’ve noticed a huge surge in automated insurance solutions, you’re absolutely right. Driven by today’s tech-savvy

Three Keys to Getting Noticed with Video

Video has become a powerful tool for attracting prospects to your agency. And while it’s important to have video on your website, social media platforms provide the biggest opportunity for getting attention from your ideal customers. Easy, right? Just create a video and post it on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. Sure, you can

No One Wins Selling ‘Status-Quo’

The following blog post is by Jeff Roy, CEO of Excalibur Insurance, who is one of our keynote speakers at this year’s InsurEXPO19. Like what he has to say? Make sure you’ve registered for this can’t-miss event… it WILL sell out! In every category, thinking differently is the underlying catalyst for evolving the customer experience,

Tech Tips: Create a Strong Password Program for Your Agency

Tech Tips is a regular feature on our blog, courtesy of IIANC Technology Consultant, George Robertson, CISR. George has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance and technology industry, with 12 of those being a fellow independent agency owner. If there is one single thing any agency can do to better safeguard their data,

2019: Year of the Pig? Nope.

According to the Chinese Zodiac calendar, 2019 is the Year of the Pig.  However… according to the IIANC calendar, 2019 is the year of data analytics.  When is the last time your agency participated in a meaningful benchmarking study?  For most agencies, the answer to this is probably “never”.  There are well over 1000 independent

Tech Tips: Securing Your Agency Data By Securing Your Agency Wireless Router

Tech Tips will be a regular feature on our blog, courtesy of IIANC Technology Consultant, George Robertson, CISR. George has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance and technology industry, with 12 of those being a fellow independent agency owner. Many agencies are not aware that their own internal wireless router is not

#ITC2017 – A Las Vegas Recap

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending the 2nd Annual InsurTech Connect Conference.   Here, in no particular order, are some of my major takeaways from the event: The people who say the age of face-to-face meetings is over are dead wrong! This event last year drew about 1,100.  This year, there

InsureTech Connect 2016 – A Las Vegas Recap

We’ve all heard about the tremendous amount of venture capital that has been invested in hopes of disrupting various parts of the insurance value-chain.  When I heard about InsureTech Connect 2016, the conference that brings together the tech firms with the insurance industry, the opportunity to attend the conference billing itself as, “The Biggest Thing

What’s So Great About Digital Marketing?

Is digital marketing really the greatest thing since sliced bread? And what is it anyway? The term “digital marketing” refers to any marketing that uses the Internet or wireless technology to communicate a company’s message. For many years, agents focused on familiar media such as yellow pages, print ads, and perhaps television or radio ads.