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Progressive Home Advantage® Has Its Advantages

As part of the IIANC PARTNERS program, our Presidential PARTNERS are able to submit a guest blog posting to our blog, Insurspective. Please see below from IIANC Presidential PARTNER Progressive. Progressive Home Advantage (PHA), provided and serviced by ASI™ is an easy way to attract new and retain customers who are interested in bundling their

Propulsion Plus Boat Coverage

As part of the IIANC PARTNERS program, our Presidential PARTNERS are able to submit a guest blog posting to our blog, Insurspective. Please see below from IIANC Presidential PARTNER Progressive.   Propulsion Plus is an optional coverage that pays to repair or replace the lower unit of an outboard motor, or the upper and lower

How to Stand Out & Get Found By the Modern Insurance Consumer

Modern insurance consumers have become expert vetters of professional service providers. This webinar, which was recorded last month, featured Ryan Hanley of Agency Nation, and discussed how independent insurance agents can stand out and get found by consumers searching online for the right insurance solutions. Ryan is the Digital Marketing Lead for TrustedChoice.com and Managing Editor of

The Auto Endorsement Vs. The Specialized RV Policy

As part of the IIANC PARTNERS program, our Presidential PARTNERS are able to submit a guest blog posting to our blog, Insurspective. Please see below from IIANC Presidential PARTNER Progressive.   It’s easy to endorse your customers’ RV policies onto their auto policies, but when you compare the two, there is a big difference in

Why WOULDN’T We Join the IIANC PARTNERS Program?!

A guest post by Robb Crosswhite, CIC, CPIM – State Sales Director, UPC Insurance While sitting here making plans for 2015, I notice all the times in 2014 that my calendar had notes about IIANC.  What a help it has been for UPC Insurance to be a Presidential member of the Big I Partners Program!

A Word from Your IIANC Chairman

My good friend, Stuart Powell, says that the membership’s view of what the IIANC does on a daily basis is like living across the street from a major distribution plant. The membership always sees the trucks go in and then leave the premises, but you really never know much about what happens inside the building

Reflections from the Young Agents Committee Chairman

A guest post by: Josh Lipstone, Chairman of the North Carolina Young Agents Committee   As I sit here typing this… We are less than a week away from Thanksgiving and the beginning of the holiday season.  I have many things to be thankful for this year and one of them is being the Chairman

Trusted Choice Logo or Independent Insurance Agents Logo?

Are you taking advantage of the Trusted Choice logo or are you still using the Independent Insurance Agents logo?  In my travels all over North Carolina, I still see many agencies advertising and using the old red/black, oval Independents Insurance Agents logo.  While I understand that logo has been a big part of our growth and history, the decision

On the Road Again… with Dee Yates

DocuSign – Saves You Time and Money! As I travel around the state visiting with our member agents, I’m always excited to share a new product or service that’s available through their IIANC membership. Lately, the product that is striking a lot of interest with agents is Docusign, the leading solution for electronic signature in

Why Attend This Year’s Annual Convention?

Still on the fence about attending this year's Annual Convention? Take two minutes out of your day to see what some of last year's attendees had to say about the 2013 Annual Convention! Bet you won't be on the fence much longer... We will see you in October!