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    DREAM BIG, Make it happen

DREAM BIG, Make it happen

DREAM BIG, Make it happen Florida agency follows this mantra with AWE (attitude and work ethic) By Dennis Pillsbury Before he started Clearwater, Florida-based Strategic Insurance Services in 2006, Doug Levi had worked with State Farm, and he had little idea what all was involved in starting an independent agency. What he did have is what he calls AWE—(positive) attitude and work ethic. He approached his new independent agency venture

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    LEVERAGING TRENDS 2022

LEVERAGING TRENDS 2022

LEVERAGING TRENDS 2022 What independent agents need to know—and do— to ensure an outstanding year By Joel Zwicker Those in the industry need to keep their finger on the pulse of the trends in order to prepare for what is coming, create strategic plans, and execute in a way that will add to their firm’s success. As we move more fully into 2022, we are seeing clear insurance industry trends

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    Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Looking Back, Looking Ahead

LIMESTONE AGENCY, LLC Kentucky agency marks 175 years in business   J. Miller Hoffman III, CIC Hoffman’s Insurance Agency was founded in 1847 in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, by William Hoffman, my great-great-grandfather. He was the cashier of a local bank and sold insurance as a sideline. The oldest policy we have in our archives was countersigned by him on April 10, 1869. The contract insured a barn for $800 and

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    Founded by Workers

Founded by Workers

Founded by Workers for Workers Amalgamated Life proudly meets the insurance needs of working families   Elisabeth Boone, CPCU Soon to celebrate its 80th anniversary, Amalgamated Life Insurance Company has a rich history of focusing on the insurance needs of American working people and their families. Established in 1943 by Sidney Hillman, founder and president of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, Amalgamated Life has followed in his footsteps by

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    ACCIDENT INSURANCE TRENDS

ACCIDENT INSURANCE TRENDS

ACCIDENT INSURANCE TRENDS Agents and brokers need to communicate changes with their clients By Len Strazewski The policies used to read like a laundry list. Break a leg, receive a specified payment. Lose an eye, another specified payment. Admitted to a hospital, cash payments supplement major medical insurance. That’s the way it used to be, before rising healthcare costs, high-deductible health plans and the COVID-19 global pandemic. Confronting these industry

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