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Workers’ Compensation Officer Forms

May 3rd, 2017
Hello Everyone! I would like to provide an overview on workers’ compensation in the states of Georgia and South Carolina in reference to the officer forms. These forms are needed whether the officers are included or excluded. During several occasions, the officer exclusion form is not obtained. ...

Excess & Surplus Lines: Navigating the World of Grey

February 21st, 2017
There is this mysterious segment of insurance that we all know exists, but are hesitant to really understand how to utilize. We have questions like “what exactly is it”, “how is it different from my standard markets”, “how do I access it”, “am I using the right access point”, “who ...

What Carriers Would I Have Access to as a Member of Assure Alliance?

November 16th, 2016
Assure Alliance, a top member of SIAA, has given 170 members to date, the advantage of competing with large agencies, while continuing to grow their agency. As a Strategic Master Agency, Assure Alliance maintains an exclusive SIAA territory covering both the states of Georgia and South Carolina. Ass ...

Attracting and Retaining Millenials

October 18th, 2016
The business world is obsessed with Millennials right now – and for good reason: In less than 10 years, they’ll make up 75% of the workforce. In the insurance industry almost half of today’s professionals are over age 45, with 25% of the industry expected to retire by 2018. According to some e ...

Small-Commercial Business - Lather, Rinse and Repeat

September 19th, 2016
Small-commercial business presents a great opportunity for an independent agent to grow his or her agency. With $81 billion in premium and 31 million small businesses in the United States, one can’t commute to the office without passing any number of small businesses along the way. Yet, too many ...

Growing Pains

June 30th, 2016
We all go through growing pains at some point and have to ask ourselves some important questions.  When is the right time to hire a new employee?  What position do I need to hire first?  Who’s the right person for the job?  What responsibilities do I give them?  How much do I pay them?  Fir ...

Frequently Asked Questions when Researching Alliances

June 7th, 2016
Why join a group? As a small to medium size independent agency, there a number of challenges that we face in today’s marketplace. The real question is what do small independent agencies need to know and do to survive, compete and succeed for the future in a changing industry where the small agenc ...