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4 Best Practices to Make Insurance Appealing as a Career

How to combat the looming talent drought

The insurance industry continues to face a crisis and this one is not due to the deluge of recent hurricanes affecting the Southeast or devastating wildfires out West. What the insurance industry faces — from...
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Agencies “making an uninformed decision” not to join alliance

IBA Magazine interviewed SIAA's chief marketing officer Doug Coombs recently about why (or why not)...

Independent agencies can go it alone in the hunt for carrier connections, or they can join an alliance of other agencies to pool their connections and gain some group power. Doug Coombs, chief marketing officer...
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SIAA Signs its 500th Member in 2017

Milestone is reached for the first time in the alliance’s 22-year history

November 17, 2017 – Hampton, NH: Jim Masiello, CEO of SIAA (Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance) - the largest alliance of independent insurance agencies in the U.S. - announced today that the organization just signed its...
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SIAA, VIAA name Bailey Family Insurance as Agency of the Future

Bailey Family Insurance, a member agency of VIAA, is using smart technology to engage more...

November 8, 2017 – Hampton, NH: SIAA (Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance) and Valley Insurance Agency Alliance (VIAA) presented Bailey Family Insurance of Springfield, Illinois, with its first Agency of the Future & Today Award at...
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SIAA’s Jim Masiello Inducted into IBA’s Hall of Fame 2017

One of 35 proving themselves to be the best the American insurance industry has to...

SIAA Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Jim Masiello, has been named one of Insurance Business America’s (IBA) 35 Hall of Famers - an inaugural class of leaders, pioneers and role models who have set the benchmark...
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SIAA and Master Agencies Meet in Boston

SIAA hosted more than 350 insurance professionals at its 44th Semi-Annual Business Meeting in Boston,...

October 10, 2017 – Hampton, NH:  SIAA, Inc. – the largest alliance of independent insurance agencies in the country – hosted representatives from its 49 master agencies and more than 20 strategic partner companies in...
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SIAA Names Catherine Edison Public Relations & Client Services Manager

SIAA (Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance) - the largest national alliance of independent insurance agencies –...

May 23, 2017 – Hampton, NH: SIAA (Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance)  - the largest national alliance of independent insurance agencies – has named Catherine Edison as its new Public Relations & Client Services Manager. In...
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Driven for Success

Jim Masiello of SIAA knows a thing or two about effective leadership and leading through...

SIAA's unique business model continues to bring profitible premium and quality relationship integration between member agencies and strategic partner companies. ​Following are excerpts of a recent interview. In light of recent commission cut announcements and increased...
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Survival of the Fittest

3 high-level strategies for leveraging change

According to Charles Darwin, it’s not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent; it is the one most adaptable to change. Both during and after a presidential election in the U.S.,...
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