Insurance Industry News

50 Days of Independents Sweepstakes Winner Announced


Superior Access has revealed the 50 Days of Independents $50,000 Sweepstakes winner! We would like to congratulate Sunshine Insurance Services, LLC on winning our sweepstakes. Agency owner Kavish Sudi was presented the check on September 13, 2017 in New York. Throughout June and July, we hosted our 50 Days of Independents $50,000 Sweepstakes to thank and give back to the independent agents that keep families and businesses insured. Kavish Sudi expressed wh ...

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  • Texas Flooding Accommodation for Policyholders

    Effective Date: August 23 to October 27, 2017 Company: Our Insurance Companies The Texas Department of Insurance issued instructions to insurance companies doing business in the state regarding policyholders affected by the August hurricane and flooding. It is intended to provide a grace period for meeting insurance obligations to those customers displaced or otherwise significantly impacted by the storm. Texas counties covered by this order are Aransas, Atascosa, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Bexar, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Caldwell, Calhoun, Cameron, Chambers, Colorado, Comal, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hardin ...

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  • Are Lower Gas Prices Resulting in Higher Insurance Rates?

    Lower gas prices resulting in higher gas prices

    For almost all of the 2015 calendar year, gas prices have hovered at some of the lowest levels observed in years or more. That may be good news for drivers when they hit the pumps - it feels a lot better to pay $30 for a fill-up than $40, after all - but some experts are now expressing concerns that this is actually leading to more people being on the road, which in turn will tend to result in greater risk of accidents and therefore higher auto insurance rates. It's an issue that auto insurance agents will certainly have to discuss with their clients, especially if their rates are slated to rise for 2016. Indeed, data generally suggests that when gas prices are lower, there are ...

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  • The Threat of Major Players

    The Threat of Major Players

    Are independent agents at risk for losing their business to big corporate players entering the insurance space? Well, it depends on who you ask. According to IA Magazine, only 19% of independent agents believe that the big players like Google or Overstock are posting a significant impact in the industry. Google Tried – and the Outcome Wasn’t as Expected Google Compare launched with the goal of selling auto insurance through a carrier comparison tool. This was a threat to independent agents as Google has a massive brand and was well known. However, Google was trying to grow in a market that was already saturated with established players. They simply didn’t know th ...

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  • Why Customer Relationships Make All the Difference

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    Your customers are your most important asset as an independent insurance agent. They’re the ones who buy insurance from you, renew their insurance from you, and refer you to their friends. Customer relationships are what will make or break your insurance sales. No insurance agent likes an unhappy customer, and no unhappy customer is going to boost your business. Customer relationships are very important when you are working directly with the consumer. According to an American Express Survey, 78% of consumers have not made an intended purchase because of poor service1. A happy customer is going to purchase more insurance from you, and remember the experience when it becomes time ...

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  • The Importance of a Solid Web Application for Getting Quotes

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    What would you do if you were right about to obtain a quote for your customer and your quoting platform crashed? You would need to apologize to your customer, relaunch the application, maybe even need to re-enter all their information. Not only are you now taking up more of their time, but you are wasting additional time that you can spend quoting other customers. A platform crashing isn’t the only thing you should be concerned with. If the platform isn’t being updated frequently, you may be using out of date technology. As an agent, wouldn’t you want to be using the newest, most up to date technology to make your job more efficient and easier for both you and your custome ...

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