Independent Agent

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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While the independent agent channel has strong assets, an incremental, piecemeal approach to tackling these challenges is unlikely to be successful, the survey says.
Even with all the negative talk about the future of the independent agent I still believe very strongly that being an independent agent is a great opportunity and profession.
864-7(d)(3)(i) states, "[t]he determination of whether an agent is an independent agent .
On the other hand, Allstate's independent agent brand has grown, as has its online auto brand--Esurance--over the same period.
They make the agent pay by going to a direct response company or a direct writer who can do what the independent agent can't.
864-7(d) (3) (i) defines an independent agent as a "general commission agent, broker, or other agent of an independent status acting in the ordinary course of his business.
For more information on Dimensions auto and homeowners insurance, customers should contact an independent agent of The Hartford in their area, which they can locate on the company's website at www.
Blogging has become an essential ingredient in independent agent Andy Kosick's marketing to potential clients.
Landstar is different from other third-party logistics (3PL) firms in that it uses an independent agent network as its salesforce as well as dedicated owner-operator capacity providers.
com is an important tool that helps people find an agent, get a quote and learn about the benefits of buying insurance from an independent agent," said Bill Everett, online experience manager, Drive.
The Helping Agents Grow campaign includes templates for ads for print, radio and TV that demonstrate the benefits of working with an independent agent.
FreedomVOICE Systems, a leading provider of a wide array of integrated virtual office tools, announces its annual independent agent meeting, slated for October 20-22 in San Diego, CA.

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