New England Insurance Agent Blog

Watch your lingo: Insurance jargon may stand between you and your customers

Insurance lingo can be very off-putting to customers. By way of illustration, we point to an amusing anecdote that one of our colleagues likes to tell about the first time she called an agent after a fender bender. The agent said "You'll have to file a claim with the insurer." "Oh no," she said. "I'm not claiming this, I have proof, I have names of two witnesses." A back and forth ensued with our at-the-time clueless colleague hanging up the phone with a great sense of unease. The jargon of ...

Insurance agents look to the future in a collection of research reports

Insurance agents, do you know what your peer group thinks about the industry's prospects for the future? A not-to-be missed online "digital bonus" edition of Insurance Journal offers an in-depth perspective in Agent's Viewpoints (PDF), encompassing articles,  videos and podcasts. We offer a breakdown of the contents and our view of some key take-aways. On Carriers These articles feature findings from recent national surveys of independent agents conducted by Channel Harvest Research. ...

Calling all New England Insurance Agents: Meet us at the MAIA Big Event!

New England Insurance Agents: Visit us at Booth #70-71 at MAIA's #BigEvent15 at the Marriott Hotel, Copley Place. Renaissance staff will be out in full force and waiting to meet you. We're eager to talk to you about our many programs and benefits and everything that's new since last year's show. 6 chances to win a Kindle Fire! Visit us at Booth #70-71 and enter for a chance to win a Kindle Fire You have 6 chances to win! Renaissance Alliance has been helping member agencies ...

MA insurance agents: The Commissioner wants your input on homeowners insurance rates

Massachusetts insurance agents, Daniel Judson, Commissioner of Insurance would like your input in the MA Division of Insurance's first-ever public hearings related to homeowners’ insurance rates. Three hearings have already been held and three more are pending. Julia Ybarra of Agency Checklists says the hearings are a response to a public outcry after the Division's approval of homeowners insurance rate increases for 13 carriers. "In explaining why he would like agent input, the ...

Thanksgiving, recycling, adoption, kindness & more: November themes for your agency's social media

November is the month that New England cities and towns most typically see the first snow fall: The average first day of snow in Hartford is November 28 and Boston November 29. Luckily we did not break any records for the earliest snowfall dates - both cities have seen snow as early as October 10! November is a good month to fill your social media calendars with tips for winterizing cars and home, stocking up emergency car kits and getting get flu shots. It's also a good time of year to ...

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