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5 Mistakes Agency Start-ups Make

When starting a new business, success is never guaranteed and many start-ups fail. So, how...

To err is human, but botching your insurance agency start-up can be a personal, professional and financial disaster. When starting a new business, success is never guaranteed and many start-ups fail. So, how does a...
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Make Your Commercial Lines Playbook

Thinking about expanding your small commercial lines? Avoid these four common mistakes.

In today's market, independent agents need to expand into small commercial lines in response to the increasing competition of direct writers in reliable lines such as auto. To build a successful book of small commercial...
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Organic Growth Drives SIAA Premium to $5.7 Billion in 2014

More than 80 percent of $901 million annual premium growth comes from existing member agencies

Feb. 5, 2015 – Hampton, N.H.  – SIAA (Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance) today announced it grew premium $901 million in 2014 to $5.7 billion, with 80 percent of its growth coming from existing member agencies....
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Jim Masiello makes the IBA Hot 100

The Insurance Business America (IBA) annual roundup of the 100 people who had the biggest...

Insurance Business America (IBA) recently published their annual roundup of the 100 people who had the biggest impact on the insurance industry in 2014. From CEOs to presidents of major carriers to local heroes, the insurance...
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Shifting Sands

Insight: The time is now for independent agents to become trusted, customer-centric advisors.

To survive and thrive in today's environment, it's time for independent agents to define their positions in their communities, truly focusing on customers' needs and becoming full-service to both personal and business clients. Read the...
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SIAA Reports Strong Mid‐Year Growth, Signs 5,000th Member Agency

SIAA (Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance) today announced it signed 204 new member agencies in the...

July 21, 2014 – Hampton, N.H. – SIAA (Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance) today announced it signed 204 new member agencies in the first six months of 2014, including the 5,000th member agency since its inception...
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SIAA Partners with Applied Systems

Applied Systems today announced that SIAA, Georgia Agency Partners and Combined Agents of America, LLC...

September 25, 2014 09:07 ET | Source: Applied Systems UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill., Sept. 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Systems today announced that SIAA, Georgia Agency Partners and Combined Agents of America, LLC have joined...
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PIA National Names National General Insurance 2014 Company of the Year

The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) has named National General Insurance as the...

September 24, 2014 WASHINGTON – The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) has named National General Insurance as the recipient of its prestigious 2014 Company Award of Excellence. The presentation was made on September...
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Mountain Empire Agency Alliance Signs 50th Member Agency

“We are proud to welcome Jim Embree Insurance of Bristol, Tennessee as the newest Independent...

[January 29th, 2013] Hampton, NH & Kingsport, TN: SIAA, Inc. - the largest Alliance of Independent Property & Casualty Insurance Agencies in the country – is proud to announce that Master Agency partner Mountain Empire...
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SIAA Names Jeff Chidester Training and Learning Manager

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

November 21, 2013 – Hampton, NH: The Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance (SIAA) - the largest national alliance of independent insurance agencies – has named Jeff Chidester as its new Training and Learning Manager. In this...
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