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Opportunities abound in the insurance industry

Opportunities Abound in the Insurance Industry

Whether you currently own an insurance agency or are considering acquiring an existing agency, this is a great time to be involved in the industry. Several contributing factors, including beneficial legislation, macroeconomic conditions, and a hard market resulting in increased premiums, have been catalysts to a continued growth in the insurance industry for many agencies nationwide.

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Leverage technology to improve efficiency and agency profitability

Using Technology to Boost Agency Profitability

When it comes to leveraging new technologies in business, many insurance agency owners are still in the Industrial Age. Fewer than half of all independent insurance agents use e-newsletters, text messages, social networks or instant messaging, according to last year’s Insurance Digital Transformation Survey, which polled more than 4,300 independent insurance agents nationwide. The majority also admitted that their business lacked key technology tools, like client portals and claims download. Given that digital tools are practically ingrained in the DNA of Millennial clients and commonly used by Gen Xers, agency owners and brokers who omit these options could not only fall behind the competition, but flat out miss reaching a significant segment of the marketplace.

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