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Independent Agent

An insurance agent who sells policies on behalf of several different companies. That is, an independent agent is self-employed and keeps commissions from whatever company for which he/she sells policies. Theoretically, an independent agent can offer objective advice, though if one company offers higher commissions than the others this can create a perverse incentive.
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Mercury Insurance will now give consumers the ability to get personal auto and homeowners insurance quotes or find local Mercury independent agents in all 13 states in which the company operates via TrustedChoice.
is turning to a surprising distribution source to drive its brand: independent agents.
Ten independent agents have joined Progressive business leaders in Web, mobile, social media, and information technology to guide Progressive's development of current and new technologies for its agency business.
Distribution: Independent agents, broker-dealers and financial institutions
a recent Tax Court decision that elucidated the distinction between dependent and independent agents in the treaty context.
Meeting with 800 resellers and independent agents for its first distribution partner summit, Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX) today rolled out a suite of seven new products and services for expanded sales channels.
Videos on the site feature a cross section of actual independent agents from Mutual of Enumclaw's network of independent agents explaining in their own words the benefits of the services they provide.
Distribution: Work-site program, independent agents, MetLife career agents and direct marketing
This rollout is a culmination of the past 18 months, during which time we responded to input from our independent agents by developing solutions that will make it much easier to do business with us," said Bob Brandon, vice president of Underwriting Operations.
6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Most customers who are lured away from independent agents by direct insurers promising lower prices will ultimately return to an independent agent, according to a recent study commissioned by The Hanover Insurance Group(NYSE: THG).
Best Company # 00012 Distribution: Independent agents and brokers
We're thrilled to have our products available through West Virginia independent agents, and we look forward to serving many new customers across the state.

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