Here at the OIA, the only thing we love more about what we do every day is the people we serve every day – Independent Agents. What makes these people so special? They are you! They are your neighbor, they are your kids’ coaches, they serve on local community boards and have made a career around serving and protecting what matters most!
We value the relationships we have built with these community leaders and want to showcase how they are making a difference in their industry and communities. Read on…
We know what makes our members special, but now it’s time to share with you what makes Independent Agents a significant person in your community. You likely already know him or her as they are pillars in the community. Their drive comes from serving others from community involvement to ensuring you and your most precious assets are protected no matter what happens.
It’s not just the team at the OIA that recognizes our members. All across the industry independent agents and agencies are being recognized. Here are just a few…
SeibertKeck is on a mission to change the insurance buying experience. The 100+-year-old, Akron-based agency offers personal and business lines, employee benefits, bonding, and professional liability coverage through 17 offices.
EVP of Sales & Operations Tim Able says: “There’s a perception that insurance is hard. We constantly look for ways to make the client experience easier. We push our team to be on the edge of what’s coming, to be subject matter leaders in our field. We offer in-house 24/7/365 claims, and we’re always looking for new technology partners.”
Does your agency have its head in the clouds? If so, you’re in a good and growing company. Eight in 10 agencies and brokerages choose to host their software in the cloud, according to a 2021 survey from Applied Systems. That’s a jump from 2020 when seven in 10 were in the cloud.
As more agencies ascend to the cloud, how has it impacted agencies and their profitability?
Kurt Thoennessen from RiskRevu sits down with independent agent, Dick Devine from Horizon Agency about how the process of using Smart Forms to gather critical information from clients. These forms are simple to use and communicate between the agency and client.