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PolicyWire offers agents the latest industry news, best practices and tools they need to remain informed, serve their clients and stay ahead of the competition. If you are interested in receiving the latest news from PolicyWire, subscribe to our blog by completing the form on the right. 

September 19, 2017

Understanding Workers’ Compensation Underwriting Guidelines

If you are working with an underwriter to help make sure your agency clients have the right amount of workers’ compensation coverage, having a working understanding of the process and terminology can be a huge help. To get started, check out our Workers’ Compensation Sell Sheet.

Categories: Workers' Compensation

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September 12, 2017

Could the Affordable Care Act Lower Workers’ Compensation Medical Costs?

With recent talk of reforming the US healthcare system, those interested in workers’ compensation insurance have been asking a few questions about how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “Obamacare,” has been affected by the policy. In November 2016, the NCCI completed their study, “Impacts of the Accordable Care Act on Workers Compensation” and the results are very interesting.

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September 5, 2017

Workers’ Compensation Insurance Industry Outlook 2017 & Beyond

Increased regulation, legislative changes, and a changing workforce are all factors influencing the workers’ compensation insurance industry outlook for 2017 and beyond, according to 2017 State of the Line Guide from the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI).

The US, as a whole, saw a 2.4% rise in direct written premium volume from 2015 to 2016, which could be due to the 4.5% increase in payroll spend across the country, the 2.5% wage increase, and the 1.9% increase in employment.

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August 29, 2017

How to Set Up a LinkedIn Account for an Independent Agent

LinkedIn* is an online professional hub, virtual calling card, and branding tool for professionals. It presents a huge opportunity for independent insurance agents to connect with clients, prospects, and industry professionals. But before you can start using LinkedIn to grow your independent agency, you first need to make sure your account says all that it should about you and your business.

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August 22, 2017

Tips for Connecting Online With Your Small Business Prospects

Earlier this week we talked about 5 ways to win over a small business prospect, which includes bonding personally with your prospects and adding value to their business. While many of the methods of which we suggest our independent agents and agent partners use are new, the purpose behind all of them is the same: to help you write more business.

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August 15, 2017

5 Ways to Win Over a Small Business Prospect

The process of transforming a high quality prospect into a client can depend drastically on the prospect’s industry, business size, and personality. As an independent insurance agent, it’s your job to navigate through all of these factors to find a winning selling strategy. So here are five ways you can win over a small business prospect for small business insurance agents.

Categories: Agent Resources

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