In this December’s issue of Insurance Journal Magazine, find ANE CEO John K. Tiene featured in their Idea Exchange section touching upon the importance of the independent insurance agent and how these agencies can stay afloat in today’s demanding market.
“Agencies of every size are joining agency groups as part of their business management strategy,” says Tiene.
With the increasing numbers of “mega” agencies, small to mid-sized independent firms are looking for new options to stay competitive. Many have found the answer in networks, clusters and alliances.
Agency groups are nothing new to the industry and can be found all over the country – some in business for over 30 years. In the article, Tiene explains what the difference is between the various types of agency groups out there and what each makes available to an independent firm.
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