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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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30% TO 40% of independent agents join other in an association, alliance or cluster.
Carriers' direct sales via the online channel, according to a recent Accenture survey of independent agents.
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Distribution: Independent agents, broker-dealers and financial institutions
I realize that the independent agents of the future will have to change the way they operate their businesses.
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.
is turning to a surprising distribution source to drive its brand: independent agents.
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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.
Best Company # 00012 Distribution: Independent agents and brokers

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