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The Independent Agent: Evolving a Time-Tested Model

The independent agent is part of the fabric of the U.S. insurance marketplace and regardless of technological innovations and disruptions, those that stay relevant will continue to play a key role in insurance distribution in...
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SIAA’s Road to Success

Jim Masiello of SIAA (Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance) said that when you see the numbers,...

“We’re the granddaddy. We were out there before anybody with the multilevel partnering concept,” he said. The following are excerpts of an interview. Why an agent would want to be an SIAA member: The biggest...
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“Best Year Ever” Reports SIAA

SIAA signs 562 new independent member agencies in 2017

January 23, 2018 - Hampton, NH: Jim Masiello, CEO of SIAA (Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance) - the largest alliance of independent insurance agencies in the U.S. - announced today, "2017 was another great year for...
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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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