Back Insurance Alliance Suggestions?

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freyle Oct 25, 2009 6:00 PM
I am currently a captive agent and planning to "break away" and take the independent road and going this direction I am looking at several independent agency alliances in the southeast such as Agent Secure, Smart Choice and SIAA.In the search I really don't see a big difference between them other than start up fees and maybe a few small contract differences and was wondering if anyone could offer any feedback on an alliance that they are currently members of and whether or not they would recommend them? Any advise would be helpful. Thanks
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pwinn Oct 26, 2009 1:12 PM
Check out Superior Access Insurance at www.sais.com.
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ctaylor@isugroup.com Oct 27, 2009 9:29 AM
You really should check out ISU Agency Network. Flat fee, 100% commission and 75%profit-sharing. www.isunetwork.com, 877-500-4478. Much less binding agreement.
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dbriseno Oct 27, 2009 3:27 PM
My name is Daniel Briseno and I'm with MarketScout's High Net Worth Personal Lines Division. We have several programs for independent insurance agents with no sign up fees or volume commitments. We have exclusive underwriting facilities for Workers Compensation, Energy, Small Commercial and High Net Worth Personal Lines at www.marketscout.com. My e-mail address is dbriseno@marketscout.com. Send me an e-mail and I'll send you some information about our programs.
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memcom Oct 30, 2009 12:33 PM
We can help you with garage insurance for any client that sell and/or services something with wheels on it. No sign up fees, no minimum requirements. Automotive Risk Management & Insurance Services, Inc. 800-224-6363 http://www.armonline.com arm@armonline.com
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tbaire Nov 3, 2009 12:51 PM
I can understand leaving the captive side of insurance can be a difficult decision. I deal with agents that have left the captive side and have gone independent with Iroquois Group. They have looked at all the others and like the membership we have to offer. Take a look at our website www.iroquoisgroup.com. I am sure we can partner with you and help you make your independent agency a profitable one. Good Luck...looking forward to seeing within the Group! Tina Baire Regional Manager Iroquois of California
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agentariza Nov 12, 2009 12:49 PM
I don't know if you are in Calfiornia or not but we have one of the largest cluster agencies in California that has an underwriting department that the member use to place business. If you are in Calfiornia give Jack Harbert a call and he can tell you all about it at 559-256-2556 or you can look at our web site at www.unitedvalley.com Sue Ariza
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gpash Nov 12, 2009 10:23 PM
I am currently a captive agent and planning to "break away" and take the independent road and going this direction I am looking at several independent agency alliances in the southeast such as Agent Secure, Smart Choice and SIAA.In the search I really don't see a big difference between them other than start up fees and maybe a few small contract differences and was wondering if anyone could offer any feedback on an alliance that they are currently members of and whether or not they would recommend them? Any advise would be helpful. Thanks
Have you looked at the Iroquois Group. Direct Access, little or no fees. No fee to join. Wide market availability. Superior knowledge and consultation. We have helped 100's of former captive agents go independant. Gary Pash Regional Manager Iroquois of Calif. www.iroquoisgroup.com
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golfer Nov 17, 2009 5:20 PM
I have the same question but in Texas. Any advice on going from captive to independent would be greatly appreciated.
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maryholeman Nov 19, 2009 5:34 PM
Along with obtaining markets for both commercial and personal lines an agency should also have financing options available for their insureds. Express Premium Finance has designed a premium finance program tailored to fit your needs. Competition and inefficiencies affect your production and profitability. We understand these challenges and are proud to offer you a premium finance program that delivers: Personalized customer service and quick turnaround Creative structuring-to help you write more business competitive rates Online software accessible anywhere in the world 24/7 A little information about myself is that I have been in the insurance industry since 1981. I am a licensed insurance agent and I have worked with insurance agencies both commercial and personal lines and I have also worked for US Risk as a Senior Underwriter Assistant for 5 years. Mary Coovert Holeman Senior Regional Vice President Express Premium Finance Co mary@expresspremium.com Phone: 832-766-7977 Golfer-I am here in texas and can help you get in contact with marketing reps

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